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LASER World of PHOTONICS: Preview on the World’s Leading Trade Show in Lasers and Photonics
More than 1,300 exhibitors from around 45 countries present their innovations from 24-27 June 2019 on the fairgrounds in Munich. Also awaiting visitors in parallel is a trend...
New ‘NHSX’ unit will lead health service digital transformation
A new government division called NHSX has just been unveiled, and will be led by its own chief executive tasked with accelerating digital transformation of the UK NHS.
FDA gives breakthrough designation to new traumatic brain injury device
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded breakthrough device designation to a BioDirection’s Tbit System which has been developed to predict positive computerised...
FDA clears Tandem Diabetes Care new pump
The US FDA has granted marketing clearance for the Tandem Diabetes Care’s pump, which can deliver insulin under the skin in both children and adults
Brain Tumour 'Pied Piper' Device Gains Breakthrough Status
A biomedical tool that tricks aggressive brain tumours into migrating to an external container rather than in the brain has been designated a “breakthrough device” by the FDA
Current Health gets FDA clearance for remote monitoring device
Current Health, a Scottish OEM, has just secured US FDA clearance for its AI enabled, wearable, remote patient monitoring device.
'US researchers develop new medical devices for children'
Researchers from Stanford University and the University of California-San Francisco in the US have partnered to drive development of new medical devices for children
'Call for better regulation of AI-based medical products'
Products based on artificial intelligence should be regulated like drugs, and those that are deemed unsafe should be removed from the market, according to a new report from the Academy...
New cybersecurity plan seeks alignment of industry regulators
The HSCC published a report earlier this week with recommendations for managing the security of medical devices in clinical practice
Brain-computer interface could translate thoughts into speech
Neuroengineers from the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University in the US have developed a brain-computer interface, which can directly...
Barriers to AI in healthcare systems
Given the effectiveness of AI enabled software in other domains, AI has been introduced into many areas of medicine
Increasing scepticism against robots
The use of robotics is becoming more common in a number of different industries, with many researchers suggesting that we are on the brink of a robotic era
NUS researchers develop new device to boost muscle recovery
Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new medical device which could facilitate faster muscle recovery in post-surgical patients, the elderly...
Soft-bodied robots as a novel method of drug delivery
Researchers at City University Hong Kong (City U) have just created a tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs which can be directed using magnets to deliver drugs around the body.
New app links pacemakers with smartphones
Clinicians have been able to remotely monitor pacemakers for years as a result of rapid developments in near-field and remote wireless technologies.
Call for greater regulation of consumer 'neurotechnologies'
The marketing of direct-to-consumer ‘neurotechnologies’ can be highly compelling, with promises to improve cognition or read a person’s emotional state
The consequences of a no-deal Brexit
Today MPs in the House of Commons vote on Theresa May’s deal, which could result in a no-deal scenario if it is not supported
Rise of direct-to-consumer medical devices
Advances in internet-connected consumer medical devices are improving patient outcomes and lowering costs, according to a recent article published in JAMA.
Fischer Connectors demonstrates its long-term vision for connectivity with breakthrough technological partnerships and cross-market customer applications at Electronica
Fischer Connectors, the global provider of ultra-reliable and high-performance connectivity solutions, continues to push the boundaries of innovation in rugged miniaturisation,...