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Social robots can help hospitalised children
27 June, 2019
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New home-based brain stimulation treatment for depression
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by An at-home, medical-grade brain stimulation headset has just launched in the UK, claiming to offer an alternative to pharmacological treatment for depression.

Stretchable electronics
Thursday, May 23, 2019 by Stretchable electronics is a promising new technology for next-generation wearable devices, according to a review published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy using smartphone AI
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by Researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Centre have shown that a smartphone which combines high-quality retinal imaging with artificial intelligence (AI) is able to...

Working out makes hydrogels perform like muscle tissue
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by MIT researchers have found a way to give synthetic hydrogels a suite of human skeletal muscle characteristics

Breath biopsy for cancer diagnosis
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by A new device has been developed that can diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage, increasing the likelihood of treatment being effective

Slug glue has potential to improve medical adhesives
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Dusky Arion slug produces a defensive glue that fouls the mouthparts of any potential predator. Two new studies reveal more about how this glue achieves its strong sticking power...

New route map to help MedTech innovators escape the ‘innovation maze’
Friday, April 05, 2019 by The Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in partnership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) has just launched a report of the MedTech landscape aimed...

FDA releases draft guidance for brain-computer interface devices
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The FDA has just issued draft guidance to drive the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) devices, a new generation of implants that could provide users with direct control.

LASER World of PHOTONICS: Preview on the World’s Leading Trade Show in Lasers and Photonics
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by 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...

FDA gives breakthrough designation to new traumatic brain injury device
Friday, February 15, 2019 by 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...

New cybersecurity plan seeks alignment of industry regulators
Friday, February 01, 2019 by 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
Thursday, January 31, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Given the effectiveness of AI enabled software in other domains, AI has been introduced into many areas of medicine

Increasing scepticism against robots
Monday, January 28, 2019 by 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
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by 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
Saturday, January 19, 2019 by 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'
Friday, January 18, 2019 by The marketing of direct-to-consumer ‘neurotechnologies’ can be highly compelling, with promises to improve cognition or read a person’s emotional state

Rise of direct-to-consumer medical devices
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Advances in internet-connected consumer medical devices are improving patient outcomes and lowering costs, according to a recent article published in JAMA.

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