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The various forms of medical imaging & how AI can enhance them

The various forms of medical imaging & how AI can enhance them

Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 1, 2020
Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

A research team has developed an artificial visual system that uses a spherical biomimetic electrochemical eye with hemispherical retina made of a high-density perovskite nanowire array.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 29, 2020
Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

An important step forward has now been achieved: the microanatomy of the vagus nerve branches in the human ear, in relation to auricular blood vessels, has been studied with a precision on a micrometer scale.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2020
Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

The Philips Biosensor is designed to address a new approach to vital signs measurements, supporting surveillance of higher acuity patients moving from intensive care units into lower acuity general care areas of a hospital. The lightweight, disposable biosensor is a 5-day, single-use wearable patch which can be integrated with a scalable hub to monitor multiple patients across multiple rooms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2020
Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

A "smart" polymer cast that automatically seals itself around a broken arm, a membrane that can sense where it has been cut, and pneumatic actuators that can be cut and reconfigured into different shapes are some possible applications for a new self-healing material.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 26, 2020
Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene is hailed as the first two-dimensional material and was first isolated in 2004. Since then, initiatives like the EU-funded Graphene Flagship project have enabled the discovery of thousands of other two-dimensional and layered materials. Here, Kari Hjelt, the Graphene Flagship Head of Innovation, explains the potential of these materials in healthcare applications.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Jun 1, 2020
Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

Bionic Eye that Works Like the Real One

A research team has developed an artificial visual system that uses a spherical biomimetic electrochemical eye with hemispherical retina made of a high-density perovskite nanowire array.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 28, 2020
Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

Philips Launches Wearable for Early Patient Deterioration, COVID 19

The Philips Biosensor is designed to address a new approach to vital signs measurements, supporting surveillance of higher acuity patients moving from intensive care units into lower acuity general care areas of a hospital. The lightweight, disposable biosensor is a 5-day, single-use wearable patch which can be integrated with a scalable hub to monitor multiple patients across multiple rooms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 26, 2020
Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene for Future Healthcare Applications

Graphene is hailed as the first two-dimensional material and was first isolated in 2004. Since then, initiatives like the EU-funded Graphene Flagship project have enabled the discovery of thousands of other two-dimensional and layered materials. Here, Kari Hjelt, the Graphene Flagship Head of Innovation, explains the potential of these materials in healthcare applications.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 25, 2020
Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Tiny Drug Delivery Robots Travel Through the Blood Stream

Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. They covered the ball-shaped microroller with a magnetic nanofilm on one side and with anti-cancer drugs on the other. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the microroller through this dynamic and dense environment.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 29, 2020
Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

Novel Electric Impulses Relieve the Pain

An important step forward has now been achieved: the microanatomy of the vagus nerve branches in the human ear, in relation to auricular blood vessels, has been studied with a precision on a micrometer scale.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 27, 2020
Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

Self-Healing Devices Gain or Regain Function After Being Cut

A "smart" polymer cast that automatically seals itself around a broken arm, a membrane that can sense where it has been cut, and pneumatic actuators that can be cut and reconfigured into different shapes are some possible applications for a new self-healing material.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

The impact of COVID-19 on wearables

This article is a summary of the latest considerations for the wearable technology industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including background on the pandemic, case studies of it's impact, and a discussion around changes to quantitative forecasts across IDTechEx's wearable portfolio as a result.
Global Biotechnology Insights
May 22, 2020
Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn "on" and "off" several genes simultaneously. Their technique has the potential to further bridge the gap between the electronic and biological worlds, paving the way for new wearable and "smart" devices.
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