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New home-based brain stimulation treatment for depression
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 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
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
MIT researchers have found a way to give synthetic hydrogels a suite of human skeletal muscle characteristics
Breath biopsy for cancer diagnosis
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
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’
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FDA releases draft guidance for brain-computer interface devices
The FDA has just issued draft guidance to drive the development of brain-computer interface (BCI) devices, a new generation of implants that could provide users with direct control.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
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
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
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
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.