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Healthtech Progress
Nov 8, 2021
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Deep brain stimulation has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for many patients suffering with treatment-resistant depression, but exactly how it works is not known. Scientists worldwide are racing for objective biomarkers of treatment efficacy so that this experimental approach can be optimized, approved and disseminated to those in need.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 4, 2021
Researchers Boost Human Mental Function with Brain Stimulation

Researchers Boost Human Mental Function with Brain Stimulation

In a pilot human study, researchers show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility by merging artificial intelligence with targeted electrical brain stimulation.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 2, 2021
Smartwatch-Based Algorithm to Detect Early Signs of COVID-19

Smartwatch-Based Algorithm to Detect Early Signs of COVID-19

Researchers have announced the development of a viral detection algorithm for smartwatches. . The algorithm will be commercialized by physIQ, which develops solutions designed to improve health care outcomes by applying artificial intelligence to real-time physiological data from wearable sensors.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 2, 2021
Robotic Pet Boots Mood, Cognition in Adults with Dementia

Robotic Pet Boots Mood, Cognition in Adults with Dementia

Individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias often experience behavioral and psychological symptoms such as depression, aggression and anxiety. Frequently, these symptoms are treated with antipsychotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines, which often have side effects.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 29, 2021
Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Some people are born with hearing loss, while others acquire it with age, infections or long-term noise exposures. In many instances, the tiny hairs in the inner ear's cochlea that allow the brain to recognize electrical pulses as sound are damaged. As a step toward an advanced artificial cochlea, researchers report a conductive membrane, which translated sound waves into matching electrical signals when implanted inside a model ear, without requiring external power.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 29, 2021
All About Eve: AI Model to Interpret Human Gene Variants

All About Eve: AI Model to Interpret Human Gene Variants

Researchers have designed an AI tool called EVE (Evolutionary model of Variant Effect), which uses a sophisticated type of machine learning to detect patterns of genetic variation across hundreds of thousands of nonhuman species and then use them to make predictions about the meaning of variations in human genes.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 29, 2021
'Virus -Killing Air Filtration System Uses Carbon Nanotubes

'Virus -Killing Air Filtration System Uses Carbon Nanotubes

A new carbon-based air filtration nanomaterial capable of capturing and destroying various viruses, including animal coronavirus, a close relative of SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - has been developed by scientists and engineers.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 28, 2021
Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Can intelligence be taught to robots? Advances in physical reservoir computing, a technology that makes sense of brain signals, could contribute to creating artificial intelligence machines that think like us.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 27, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021 - A Summary of Key Market Data and Trends. This webinar will cover major trends in each sector of wearable technology, presenting data about the current state of the market as well as a general outlook for each sector
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
AI Drug Discovery: Brief Analysis of 25 Company Pipelines

AI Drug Discovery: Brief Analysis of 25 Company Pipelines

Within the drug development process (taking a compound from the bench to the patient's bedside) sits the initial stages, known as the drug discovery process. IDTechEx have written a report on the application of AI to a subset of the drug discovery process.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 26, 2021
Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Over the past decade, wearables have progressed from a niche curiosity on the fringes of the consumer electronics sector, to being a key strategic element for many of the largest technology companies in the world. The total market for wearable technology products has doubled in annual revenue since 2015, generating nearly $80bn in revenue in 2020. However, with momentum, product trends, and focuses shifting all the time, it is important to stay ahead of the competition and consider the trends which will drive the sector over the coming years and decades.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 25, 2021
Brain Implant Allows the Blind to See Shapes and Colours

Brain Implant Allows the Blind to See Shapes and Colours

A new brain implant based on intracortical microelectrodes can allow a blind person to see shapes and letters. New research shows that the implantation of this micro device in the human brain can be done safely, and that the direct stimulation of the cerebral cortex produces visual perceptions with a much higher resolution than had been achieved until now.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 22, 2021
Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Researchers have designed a thin polymeric sensor platform on a radiofrequency ablation needle to monitor temperature and pressure in real time. The sensors integrated onto 1.5 mm diameter needle tip have proven their efficacy during clinical tests and expect to provide a new opportunity for safer and more effective medical practices.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 22, 2021
A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

Researchers have developed a flexible, slimmed-down robotic laser probe for endoscopic larynx surgeries that could reduce recovery time for patients and cut health care spending by shifting procedures from hospitals to doctors' offices.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 19, 2021
New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
External Company Press Release
First Supply of Consistent, Scalable, Human Muscle Cells for Research

First Supply of Consistent, Scalable, Human Muscle Cells for Research

Cell coding company bit.bio has launched a new product, ioSkeletal Myocytes. It's the first product of its kind that provides physiologically relevant human skeletal muscle cells that are reliable, reproducible and consistent at scale. Access to ioSkeletal Myocytes will supercharge research and drug discovery for musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Fertility Tech Addressing Trends in Declining Fertility

Fertility Tech Addressing Trends in Declining Fertility

Trends in ovulation monitoring and assistive reproductive technologies
Healthtech Progress
Nov 8, 2021
Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Deep brain stimulation has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for many patients suffering with treatment-resistant depression, but exactly how it works is not known. Scientists worldwide are racing for objective biomarkers of treatment efficacy so that this experimental approach can be optimized, approved and disseminated to those in need.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 2, 2021
Smartwatch-Based Algorithm to Detect Early Signs of COVID-19

Smartwatch-Based Algorithm to Detect Early Signs of COVID-19

Researchers have announced the development of a viral detection algorithm for smartwatches. . The algorithm will be commercialized by physIQ, which develops solutions designed to improve health care outcomes by applying artificial intelligence to real-time physiological data from wearable sensors.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 29, 2021
Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Flexible Device Could Treat Hearing Loss Without Batteries

Some people are born with hearing loss, while others acquire it with age, infections or long-term noise exposures. In many instances, the tiny hairs in the inner ear's cochlea that allow the brain to recognize electrical pulses as sound are damaged. As a step toward an advanced artificial cochlea, researchers report a conductive membrane, which translated sound waves into matching electrical signals when implanted inside a model ear, without requiring external power.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 29, 2021
'Virus -Killing Air Filtration System Uses Carbon Nanotubes

'Virus -Killing Air Filtration System Uses Carbon Nanotubes

A new carbon-based air filtration nanomaterial capable of capturing and destroying various viruses, including animal coronavirus, a close relative of SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - has been developed by scientists and engineers.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 28, 2021
Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Upcoming Webinar on Sensors and Sensor-Centric 6G Communications

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Prospects for All Sensors and Preparation for Sensor-Centric 6G Communications in 2022. This webinar reveals progress in 2021 and prospects for 2022, and much more! Register your place on of the three sessions.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 27, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Join the Upcoming Webinar Discussing Wearable Technology in 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021 - A Summary of Key Market Data and Trends. This webinar will cover major trends in each sector of wearable technology, presenting data about the current state of the market as well as a general outlook for each sector
Healthtech Progress
Oct 26, 2021
Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Where is the Momentum in Wearables in 2021?

Over the past decade, wearables have progressed from a niche curiosity on the fringes of the consumer electronics sector, to being a key strategic element for many of the largest technology companies in the world. The total market for wearable technology products has doubled in annual revenue since 2015, generating nearly $80bn in revenue in 2020. However, with momentum, product trends, and focuses shifting all the time, it is important to stay ahead of the competition and consider the trends which will drive the sector over the coming years and decades.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 25, 2021
Brain Implant Allows the Blind to See Shapes and Colours

Brain Implant Allows the Blind to See Shapes and Colours

A new brain implant based on intracortical microelectrodes can allow a blind person to see shapes and letters. New research shows that the implantation of this micro device in the human brain can be done safely, and that the direct stimulation of the cerebral cortex produces visual perceptions with a much higher resolution than had been achieved until now.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 22, 2021
A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

A Unique Robot for Less invasive Larynx Surgery

Researchers have developed a flexible, slimmed-down robotic laser probe for endoscopic larynx surgeries that could reduce recovery time for patients and cut health care spending by shifting procedures from hospitals to doctors' offices.
External Company Press Release
First Supply of Consistent, Scalable, Human Muscle Cells for Research

First Supply of Consistent, Scalable, Human Muscle Cells for Research

Cell coding company bit.bio has launched a new product, ioSkeletal Myocytes. It's the first product of its kind that provides physiologically relevant human skeletal muscle cells that are reliable, reproducible and consistent at scale. Access to ioSkeletal Myocytes will supercharge research and drug discovery for musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 4, 2021
Researchers Boost Human Mental Function with Brain Stimulation

Researchers Boost Human Mental Function with Brain Stimulation

In a pilot human study, researchers show it is possible to improve specific human brain functions related to self-control and mental flexibility by merging artificial intelligence with targeted electrical brain stimulation.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 2, 2021
Robotic Pet Boots Mood, Cognition in Adults with Dementia

Robotic Pet Boots Mood, Cognition in Adults with Dementia

Individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias often experience behavioral and psychological symptoms such as depression, aggression and anxiety. Frequently, these symptoms are treated with antipsychotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines, which often have side effects.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 29, 2021
All About Eve: AI Model to Interpret Human Gene Variants

All About Eve: AI Model to Interpret Human Gene Variants

Researchers have designed an AI tool called EVE (Evolutionary model of Variant Effect), which uses a sophisticated type of machine learning to detect patterns of genetic variation across hundreds of thousands of nonhuman species and then use them to make predictions about the meaning of variations in human genes.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 28, 2021
Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to Space Station, Microgravity Research

NASA's SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon on Sunday, Oct. 31. Aboard Dragon with the crew will be more than 400 pounds of supplies and hardware, including over 150 pounds of which they will use to conduct experiments aboard the space station.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 28, 2021
Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Teaching Machines to Think Like Us

Can intelligence be taught to robots? Advances in physical reservoir computing, a technology that makes sense of brain signals, could contribute to creating artificial intelligence machines that think like us.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
AI Drug Discovery: Brief Analysis of 25 Company Pipelines

AI Drug Discovery: Brief Analysis of 25 Company Pipelines

Within the drug development process (taking a compound from the bench to the patient's bedside) sits the initial stages, known as the drug discovery process. IDTechEx have written a report on the application of AI to a subset of the drug discovery process.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 26, 2021
Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

Smart Bandage Solves a Major Problem When Treating Chronic Wounds

How can doctors make sure a dressed wound is healing without taking off the bandage? This is a conundrum, because removing a bandage can disrupt the healing process. Technology presented in a new study in open-access journal Frontiers in Physics could help.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 22, 2021
Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Flexible Sensor-Integrated RFA Needle for Smarter Medical Treatment

Researchers have designed a thin polymeric sensor platform on a radiofrequency ablation needle to monitor temperature and pressure in real time. The sensors integrated onto 1.5 mm diameter needle tip have proven their efficacy during clinical tests and expect to provide a new opportunity for safer and more effective medical practices.
Healthtech Progress
Oct 19, 2021
New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments

"Robotic" textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Fertility Tech Addressing Trends in Declining Fertility

Fertility Tech Addressing Trends in Declining Fertility

Trends in ovulation monitoring and assistive reproductive technologies
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