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Deep Brain Stimulation Works for Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Deep Brain Stimulation Works for Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

This premium article looks into emerging biometrics, such as wearable alcohol sensors, lactate sensors, and hydration sensors, as well as emerging methods like urine sensors in smart diapers, 'Clinic on the Wrist' and 'Lab-on-Skin', and more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2022
Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Scientists have created a face mask that can detect common respiratory viruses, including influenza and the coronavirus, in the air in droplets or aerosols. The highly sensitive mask can alert the wearers via their mobile devices within 10 minutes if targeted pathogens are present in the surrounding air.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2022
Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

A collaborative effort has installed electronic "brains" on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size - smaller than an ant's head - so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 20, 2022
New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

Engineers a have created a small, autonomous device with a stretchable/flexible sensor that can be adhered to the skin to measure the changing size of tumors below. The non-invasive, battery-operated device is sensitive to one-hundredth of a millimeter (10 micrometers) and can beam results to a smartphone app wirelessly in real-time with the press of a button.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 19, 2022
Nanotubes Illuminate the Way to Living Photovoltaics

Nanotubes Illuminate the Way to Living Photovoltaics

Scientists have gotten bacteria to spontaneously take up fluorescent carbon nanotubes for the first time. The breakthrough unlocks new biotechnology applications for prokaryotes, such as near-infrared bacteria tracking and "living photovoltaics" - devices that generate energy using light-harvesting bacteria.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 19, 2022
New 3D Printing Process Offers Novel Energy Storage Design Options

New 3D Printing Process Offers Novel Energy Storage Design Options

Engineers have developed a process to print solid-state polymer electrolytes into any shape desired for use in energy storage. The research team say the 3D printing process of such material could be particularly useful in future medical devices where small, intricately designed energy storage offers a number of benefits.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 16, 2022
The Blood Stem Cell Research That Could Change Medicine of the Future

The Blood Stem Cell Research That Could Change Medicine of the Future

Making stem cells from a patient's adult cells - rather than human embryos - is one of the holy grails in modern medicine treatments. New research brings us two steps closer.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Electrodes for ECG (EKG)

Wearable Electrodes for ECG (EKG)

This premium article introduces wearable electrodes and their applications before focusing on wearable electrodes for ECG, looking into cardiac monitoring skin patches, ECG monitoring pain points, key market players, and more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 14, 2022
Researchers Construct Most Complex, Complete Synthetic Microbiome

Researchers Construct Most Complex, Complete Synthetic Microbiome

Key studies in the last decade have shown that the gut microbiome, the collection of hundreds of bacterial species that live in the human digestive system, influences neural development, response to cancer immunotherapies, and other aspects of health. But these communities are complex and without systematic ways to study the constituents, the exact cells and molecules linked with certain diseases remain a mystery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 13, 2022
Detecting Concussion Injuries Using Novel Neck Bandages

Detecting Concussion Injuries Using Novel Neck Bandages

Sensors used to detect head impacts in athletes who play high-impact sports like football traditionally have been placed inside their helmets, which can lead to false or incomplete readings. Researchers have created a thin sensor that instead can be worn on an athlete's neck to identify concussion injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 12, 2022
Unique Light Sensing 3D Printed Device Could Help People With Lupus

Unique Light Sensing 3D Printed Device Could Help People With Lupus

A team of engineers and doctors have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that is placed directly on the skin and gives real-time feedback to correlate light exposure with disease flare-ups. The device could help millions of people worldwide with lupus and other light-sensitive diseases by providing access to more personalized treatments and information to determine what causes their symptoms.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 12, 2022
Machine Learning Prevents Waterborne Diseases at Refugee Camps

Machine Learning Prevents Waterborne Diseases at Refugee Camps

Waterborne illness is one of the leading causes of infectious disease outbreaks in refugee and internally displaced persons settlements, but researchers have developed a new technique to keep drinking water safe using machine learning, and it could be a game changer.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Electrode Technologies: Dry Electrodes and Microneedles

Wearable Electrode Technologies: Dry Electrodes and Microneedles

This premium article introduces wearable electrodes, additionally comparing wet and dry electrodes. It will explore the various dry and microneedle electrodes, with a SWOT analysis.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 9, 2022
Bioresorbable, Implantable Device to Block Pain Signals

Bioresorbable, Implantable Device to Block Pain Signals

It is well known that cold temperatures numb the sensation in our nerves. Evidence suggests that cooling peripheral nerves can in fact reduce the velocity and amplitude of neural signals that cause pain, leading to pain relief. What's great about this approach is that if made possible, it will be completely reversible and non-addictive.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electronic Skin Patches for General Patient Monitoring

Electronic Skin Patches for General Patient Monitoring

Electronic skin patches could well be described as the ultimate wearable electronic device. They deploy sensors, processing, energy storage, and communication directly onto the body, often attached via an adhesive. Patient monitoring, the continuous monitoring of patient vital signs for medical care, is a key application for electronic skin patches. In both inpatient (within the hospital) and outpatient (outside the hospital) monitoring, there are pain points with the current care model that can be solved with skin patches. In this premium article, IDTechEx discusses the application of skin patches in general patient monitoring, where patches bring value to this space, what challenges and opportunities face the market, and the overall outlook.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 7, 2022
IDTechEx Assesses the Potential of Third Generation DNA Sequencing

IDTechEx Assesses the Potential of Third Generation DNA Sequencing

Since its inception, DNA sequencing has brought about major advancements in our understanding of biology. The breadth of information this technology can offer has the potential to revolutionize healthcare, drug discovery, and many other fields.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 7, 2022
Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Every day in the United States, 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and every nine minutes, another person is added to the transplant waiting list, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. One potential solution to alleviate the shortage is to develop biomaterials that can be three-dimensionally printed as complex organ shapes, capable of hosting cells and forming tissues.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 6, 2022
Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

The next generation of robotic technology will produce soft machines and robots that are safe and comfortable for direct physical interaction with humans and for use in fragile environments. Unlike rigid electronics, soft and stretchable electronics can be used to create wearable technologies and implantable electronics where safe physical contact with biological tissue and other delicate materials is essential.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 2, 2022
Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

Wearable Sensors for Novel Biometrics

This premium article looks into emerging biometrics, such as wearable alcohol sensors, lactate sensors, and hydration sensors, as well as emerging methods like urine sensors in smart diapers, 'Clinic on the Wrist' and 'Lab-on-Skin', and more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2022
Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

Brains on board: Smart Microbots Walk Autonomously

A collaborative effort has installed electronic "brains" on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size - smaller than an ant's head - so that they can walk autonomously without being externally controlled.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 19, 2022
Nanotubes Illuminate the Way to Living Photovoltaics

Nanotubes Illuminate the Way to Living Photovoltaics

Scientists have gotten bacteria to spontaneously take up fluorescent carbon nanotubes for the first time. The breakthrough unlocks new biotechnology applications for prokaryotes, such as near-infrared bacteria tracking and "living photovoltaics" - devices that generate energy using light-harvesting bacteria.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 16, 2022
The Blood Stem Cell Research That Could Change Medicine of the Future

The Blood Stem Cell Research That Could Change Medicine of the Future

Making stem cells from a patient's adult cells - rather than human embryos - is one of the holy grails in modern medicine treatments. New research brings us two steps closer.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 14, 2022
Researchers Construct Most Complex, Complete Synthetic Microbiome

Researchers Construct Most Complex, Complete Synthetic Microbiome

Key studies in the last decade have shown that the gut microbiome, the collection of hundreds of bacterial species that live in the human digestive system, influences neural development, response to cancer immunotherapies, and other aspects of health. But these communities are complex and without systematic ways to study the constituents, the exact cells and molecules linked with certain diseases remain a mystery.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 12, 2022
Unique Light Sensing 3D Printed Device Could Help People With Lupus

Unique Light Sensing 3D Printed Device Could Help People With Lupus

A team of engineers and doctors have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that is placed directly on the skin and gives real-time feedback to correlate light exposure with disease flare-ups. The device could help millions of people worldwide with lupus and other light-sensitive diseases by providing access to more personalized treatments and information to determine what causes their symptoms.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Electrode Technologies: Dry Electrodes and Microneedles

Wearable Electrode Technologies: Dry Electrodes and Microneedles

This premium article introduces wearable electrodes, additionally comparing wet and dry electrodes. It will explore the various dry and microneedle electrodes, with a SWOT analysis.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Electronic Skin Patches for General Patient Monitoring

Electronic Skin Patches for General Patient Monitoring

Electronic skin patches could well be described as the ultimate wearable electronic device. They deploy sensors, processing, energy storage, and communication directly onto the body, often attached via an adhesive. Patient monitoring, the continuous monitoring of patient vital signs for medical care, is a key application for electronic skin patches. In both inpatient (within the hospital) and outpatient (outside the hospital) monitoring, there are pain points with the current care model that can be solved with skin patches. In this premium article, IDTechEx discusses the application of skin patches in general patient monitoring, where patches bring value to this space, what challenges and opportunities face the market, and the overall outlook.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 7, 2022
Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Granular Hydrogel Bioink for Tissue Bioprinting

Every day in the United States, 17 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and every nine minutes, another person is added to the transplant waiting list, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. One potential solution to alleviate the shortage is to develop biomaterials that can be three-dimensionally printed as complex organ shapes, capable of hosting cells and forming tissues.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 2, 2022
Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Binge Eating Disorder

A small device that detects food craving-related brain activity in a key brain region, and responds by electrically stimulating that region, has shown promise in a pilot clinical trial.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 22, 2022
Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Facemask Detects Viral Exposure in 10 Minutes With Infected Person

Scientists have created a face mask that can detect common respiratory viruses, including influenza and the coronavirus, in the air in droplets or aerosols. The highly sensitive mask can alert the wearers via their mobile devices within 10 minutes if targeted pathogens are present in the surrounding air.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 20, 2022
New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

New Wearable Device Measures Changing Size of Tumors Below the Skin

Engineers a have created a small, autonomous device with a stretchable/flexible sensor that can be adhered to the skin to measure the changing size of tumors below. The non-invasive, battery-operated device is sensitive to one-hundredth of a millimeter (10 micrometers) and can beam results to a smartphone app wirelessly in real-time with the press of a button.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 19, 2022
New 3D Printing Process Offers Novel Energy Storage Design Options

New 3D Printing Process Offers Novel Energy Storage Design Options

Engineers have developed a process to print solid-state polymer electrolytes into any shape desired for use in energy storage. The research team say the 3D printing process of such material could be particularly useful in future medical devices where small, intricately designed energy storage offers a number of benefits.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Wearable Electrodes for ECG (EKG)

Wearable Electrodes for ECG (EKG)

This premium article introduces wearable electrodes and their applications before focusing on wearable electrodes for ECG, looking into cardiac monitoring skin patches, ECG monitoring pain points, key market players, and more.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 13, 2022
Detecting Concussion Injuries Using Novel Neck Bandages

Detecting Concussion Injuries Using Novel Neck Bandages

Sensors used to detect head impacts in athletes who play high-impact sports like football traditionally have been placed inside their helmets, which can lead to false or incomplete readings. Researchers have created a thin sensor that instead can be worn on an athlete's neck to identify concussion injuries.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 12, 2022
Machine Learning Prevents Waterborne Diseases at Refugee Camps

Machine Learning Prevents Waterborne Diseases at Refugee Camps

Waterborne illness is one of the leading causes of infectious disease outbreaks in refugee and internally displaced persons settlements, but researchers have developed a new technique to keep drinking water safe using machine learning, and it could be a game changer.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 9, 2022
Bioresorbable, Implantable Device to Block Pain Signals

Bioresorbable, Implantable Device to Block Pain Signals

It is well known that cold temperatures numb the sensation in our nerves. Evidence suggests that cooling peripheral nerves can in fact reduce the velocity and amplitude of neural signals that cause pain, leading to pain relief. What's great about this approach is that if made possible, it will be completely reversible and non-addictive.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 7, 2022
IDTechEx Assesses the Potential of Third Generation DNA Sequencing

IDTechEx Assesses the Potential of Third Generation DNA Sequencing

Since its inception, DNA sequencing has brought about major advancements in our understanding of biology. The breadth of information this technology can offer has the potential to revolutionize healthcare, drug discovery, and many other fields.
Global Biotechnology Insights
Sep 6, 2022
Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

Accelerating Commercialisation of Soft and Stretchable Electronics

The next generation of robotic technology will produce soft machines and robots that are safe and comfortable for direct physical interaction with humans and for use in fragile environments. Unlike rigid electronics, soft and stretchable electronics can be used to create wearable technologies and implantable electronics where safe physical contact with biological tissue and other delicate materials is essential.
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