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Healthtech Progress
Dec 13, 2021
Novel Brain Stimulation Approach Treats Severe Depression

Novel Brain Stimulation Approach Treats Severe Depression

Patients are awake during surgery as electrical leads are implanted in their brain. This procedure uses a first-of-its-kind approach that incorporates intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) recordings and stimulation to personalize the understanding of network behavior in the brain during a depressive state and its response to the DBS device.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Digital Health in Diabetes Management

Digital Health in Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. During normal function, the body uses insulin and glucagon produced by beta cells in the pancreas to manage glucose levels in the body.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 9, 2021
Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only mice litters with 100% efficiency.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 8, 2021
Bionic Eye Study Paves the Way Towards Human Trials

Bionic Eye Study Paves the Way Towards Human Trials

A bionic eye being developed by a team of biomedical researchers has shown to be safe and stable for long-term implantation in a three-month study, paving the way towards human trials.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 7, 2021
3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

Not only is a 3D-printed prosthetic eye produced in a fraction of the time taken by the conventional process, but the resulting prosthesis also looks more realistic. This is made possible by the algorithms of Cuttlefish:Eye, a software solution from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 6, 2021
3D Printing of Blood Plasma May Speed up Wound Healing

3D Printing of Blood Plasma May Speed up Wound Healing

Platelet-rich plasma is a natural healing substance in our blood. This study explores ways of enhancing the wound healing process by extracting PRP from the blood of a patient with a complex skin wound and manipulating it through 3D printing to form an implant for tissue repair which can be used to treat difficult-to-heal skin wounds in a single surgical procedure.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 6, 2021
Electrical Current Instead of Radiation in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Electrical Current Instead of Radiation in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

A safe, painless diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer that uses a low electrical current instead of radiation. Mammograms are a safe, effective way to detect the presence of breast cancer in women. But doctors recommend most females should start getting mammograms after the age of 40 in part because the procedure involves small doses of ionizing radiation.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 3, 2021
Gut Microbiome Genetically Edited with CRISPR in Mice

Gut Microbiome Genetically Edited with CRISPR in Mice

In a first, researchers have successfully used the DNA-editing system, CRISPR to alter the genomes of bacteria living in the guts of mammals, a development which stands to advance our understanding of the microbiome and could eventually pave the way for treating gut-related disease.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 2, 2021
Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Wearable sensor can detect multiple chronic wound biomarkers to facilitate timely and personalised wound management.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 2, 2021
3D Printing to Grow Full-Thickness Skin in the Lab

3D Printing to Grow Full-Thickness Skin in the Lab

Skin is the body's first line of defence against toxins, radiation and harmful substances. It has at least six functions, regenerates itself approximately once each month, and consists of up to seven layers of tissue. It's no wonder, then, that researchers and clinicians are interested in producing this remarkable organ in the lab so that it can be used to repair injuries caused by burns, surgery or disease.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 2, 2021
First Living Robots That can Reproduce

First Living Robots That can Reproduce

Scientists have discovered an entirely new form of biological reproduction—and applied their discovery to create the first-ever, self-replicating living robots.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 1, 2021
Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 30, 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 30, 2021
Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

A silicone device that can change skin tissue into blood vessels and nerve cells has advanced from prototype to standardized fabrication, meaning it can now be made in a consistent, reproducible way.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 29, 2021
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Researchers have developed a robotic device that provides an innovative motor and cognitive rehabilitation service that can be used at health centres as well as at home. The team has developed a platform made up of four elements: a robot that interacts with the patient, an artificial intelligence system that uses a 3D sensor to control the robot, an application that can be used by health care staff to set up and track sessions, and a cloud-based storage system which contains information and analytics from all of the rehabilitation processes.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 29, 2021
Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

A team researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices are called osseosurface electronics.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 26, 2021
Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Life-threatening bacteria are becoming ever more resistant to antibiotics, making the search for alternatives to antibiotics an increasingly urgent challenge. For certain applications, one alternative may be a special type of laser.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 25, 2021
Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Researchers have developed a magnetically powered human nuclear transfer stem cells-based microrobot and a method of minimally invasive delivery of therapeutic agents into the brain via the intranasal pathway. And they also accomplished transplanting the developed stem cell-based microrobot into brain tissue through the intranasal pathway that bypasses the blood-brain barrier.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 24, 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 24, 2021
Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Every day, cytologists around the world use optical microscopes to analyze and classify samples of bone marrow cells thousands of times. This method to diagnose blood diseases was established more than 150 years ago, but it suffers from being very complex. Looking for rare but diagnostically important cells is both a laborious and time-consuming task. Artificial intelligence has the potential to boost this method - however it needs a large amount of high-quality data to train an AI algorithm.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 13, 2021
Novel Brain Stimulation Approach Treats Severe Depression

Novel Brain Stimulation Approach Treats Severe Depression

Patients are awake during surgery as electrical leads are implanted in their brain. This procedure uses a first-of-its-kind approach that incorporates intracranial electroencephalography (EEG) recordings and stimulation to personalize the understanding of network behavior in the brain during a depressive state and its response to the DBS device.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 9, 2021
Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Gene-Editing Used to Create Single Sex Mice Litters

Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only mice litters with 100% efficiency.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 7, 2021
3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

3D Printing of Prosthetic Eyes

Not only is a 3D-printed prosthetic eye produced in a fraction of the time taken by the conventional process, but the resulting prosthesis also looks more realistic. This is made possible by the algorithms of Cuttlefish:Eye, a software solution from the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 6, 2021
Electrical Current Instead of Radiation in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Electrical Current Instead of Radiation in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

A safe, painless diagnostic tool for detecting breast cancer that uses a low electrical current instead of radiation. Mammograms are a safe, effective way to detect the presence of breast cancer in women. But doctors recommend most females should start getting mammograms after the age of 40 in part because the procedure involves small doses of ionizing radiation.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 2, 2021
Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Smart Bandage Detects Multiple Biomarkers for Onsite Wound Monitoring

Wearable sensor can detect multiple chronic wound biomarkers to facilitate timely and personalised wound management.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 2, 2021
First Living Robots That can Reproduce

First Living Robots That can Reproduce

Scientists have discovered an entirely new form of biological reproduction—and applied their discovery to create the first-ever, self-replicating living robots.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 30, 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021

With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 29, 2021
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Health Rehabilitation

Researchers have developed a robotic device that provides an innovative motor and cognitive rehabilitation service that can be used at health centres as well as at home. The team has developed a platform made up of four elements: a robot that interacts with the patient, an artificial intelligence system that uses a 3D sensor to control the robot, an application that can be used by health care staff to set up and track sessions, and a cloud-based storage system which contains information and analytics from all of the rehabilitation processes.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 26, 2021
Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Kill Bacterial Superbugs, Spores

Life-threatening bacteria are becoming ever more resistant to antibiotics, making the search for alternatives to antibiotics an increasingly urgent challenge. For certain applications, one alternative may be a special type of laser.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 24, 2021
Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

Wearable Device can Detect and Reverse Opioid Overdose

A research team has developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can restore respiration.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Digital Health in Diabetes Management

Digital Health in Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. During normal function, the body uses insulin and glucagon produced by beta cells in the pancreas to manage glucose levels in the body.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 8, 2021
Bionic Eye Study Paves the Way Towards Human Trials

Bionic Eye Study Paves the Way Towards Human Trials

A bionic eye being developed by a team of biomedical researchers has shown to be safe and stable for long-term implantation in a three-month study, paving the way towards human trials.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 6, 2021
3D Printing of Blood Plasma May Speed up Wound Healing

3D Printing of Blood Plasma May Speed up Wound Healing

Platelet-rich plasma is a natural healing substance in our blood. This study explores ways of enhancing the wound healing process by extracting PRP from the blood of a patient with a complex skin wound and manipulating it through 3D printing to form an implant for tissue repair which can be used to treat difficult-to-heal skin wounds in a single surgical procedure.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 3, 2021
Gut Microbiome Genetically Edited with CRISPR in Mice

Gut Microbiome Genetically Edited with CRISPR in Mice

In a first, researchers have successfully used the DNA-editing system, CRISPR to alter the genomes of bacteria living in the guts of mammals, a development which stands to advance our understanding of the microbiome and could eventually pave the way for treating gut-related disease.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 2, 2021
3D Printing to Grow Full-Thickness Skin in the Lab

3D Printing to Grow Full-Thickness Skin in the Lab

Skin is the body's first line of defence against toxins, radiation and harmful substances. It has at least six functions, regenerates itself approximately once each month, and consists of up to seven layers of tissue. It's no wonder, then, that researchers and clinicians are interested in producing this remarkable organ in the lab so that it can be used to repair injuries caused by burns, surgery or disease.
Healthtech Progress
Dec 1, 2021
Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Researchers Shrink Camera to the Size of a Salt Grain

Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 30, 2021
Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

Silicone Nanochip can Reprogram Biological Tissue in Living Body

A silicone device that can change skin tissue into blood vessels and nerve cells has advanced from prototype to standardized fabrication, meaning it can now be made in a consistent, reproducible way.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 29, 2021
Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

Ultra-Thin 'Computer on the Bone' Monitors Bone Health

A team researchers has developed an ultra-thin wireless device that grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods. The devices are called osseosurface electronics.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 25, 2021
Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Microbots Treat Neurological Disease by Intra-Nasal Administration

Researchers have developed a magnetically powered human nuclear transfer stem cells-based microrobot and a method of minimally invasive delivery of therapeutic agents into the brain via the intranasal pathway. And they also accomplished transplanting the developed stem cell-based microrobot into brain tissue through the intranasal pathway that bypasses the blood-brain barrier.
Healthtech Progress
Nov 24, 2021
Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Fighting Blood Diseases with Artificial Intelligence

Every day, cytologists around the world use optical microscopes to analyze and classify samples of bone marrow cells thousands of times. This method to diagnose blood diseases was established more than 150 years ago, but it suffers from being very complex. Looking for rare but diagnostically important cells is both a laborious and time-consuming task. Artificial intelligence has the potential to boost this method - however it needs a large amount of high-quality data to train an AI algorithm.
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