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An ear-bot 'hears' through the ear of a locust

An ear-bot 'hears' through the ear of a locust

For the first time, the ear of a dead locust was connected to a robot that receives the ear’s electrical signals and responds accordingly.

Hemodialysis: Virtual reality lessens physical side effects

Hemodialysis: Virtual reality lessens physical side effects

Researchers have explored whether a virtual reality program on mindfulness/meditation could alleviate the physical side effects of hemodialysis patients.

AI, holographic microscopy beat scientists at analyzing immunotherapy​

AI, holographic microscopy beat scientists at analyzing immunotherapy​

AI is helping researchers decipher images from a new holographic microscopy technique needed to investigate a key process in cancer immunotherapy “live” as it takes place.

mhealth: the digital placebo effect of health apps

mhealth: the digital placebo effect of health apps

Sharing information about the expected effect of a health app before its use and providing positive feedback regarding its effectiveness after its use have the potential to strengthen the placebo effect.

Monitoring your ZZZs - how sleep trackers perform

Monitoring your ZZZs - how sleep trackers perform

Researchers tested the efficacy of eight commercial sleep trackers. The result: you snooze, you lose – at least with with some of them.

More accurate measurements of wearables

More accurate measurements of wearables

Researchers are aiming to improve wearables for medical applications and to enable the portable minicomputers to make more accurate measurements.

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