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Smart contact lens to combat eye deficiencies

Smart contact lens to combat eye deficiencies

Researchers have developed an artificial iris integrated inside a contact lens that can automatically set the proper pupil size to achieve optimal focus and depth of field.

Wearable could help surgeons assess blood loss

Wearable could help surgeons assess blood loss

Scientists have developed a wearable device that can accurately assess blood loss by measuring seismic vibrations in the chest cavity.

A bacteria-grabbing smart capsule

A bacteria-grabbing smart capsule

Researchers have developed a 3D printed ingestable capsule that can capture samples throughout the gut and safely transport these outside the body for testing.

Robotics for everyone or only for the average person?

Robotics for everyone or only for the average person?

Exoskeletons are one technology with great potential - but is often developed for average people. So what about people who are small and thin, or tall and overweight?

Smartwatch tracks medication levels to personalize treatments

Smartwatch tracks medication levels to personalize treatments

Engineers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat.

'Smart' breathalizer can reveal lung disease

'Smart' breathalizer can reveal lung disease

Using specialized nanoparticles, engineers have developed a way to monitor pneumonia or other lung diseases by analyzing the breath exhaled by the patient.

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