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Graphene Synapses Advance Brain-Like Computers

Graphene Synapses Advance Brain-Like Computers

Healthtech Progress
Aug 11, 2022
High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

Patients with severe respiratory or lung diseases require intensive treatment and their lung function needs to be monitored on a continuous basis. Researchers have developed a technology whereby noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors. The signals are then converted and displayed visually using software. In this way, patients outside of intensive care units can still be monitored continuously. The technology increases the options for diagnosis and improves the patient's quality of life.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 9, 2022
Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

A researcher is creating a portable, wearable device for rapid gas analysis that could detect illness immediately. Advancements in micro-gas chromatography in the past 20 years have demonstrated great potential for the development of powerful portable gas analysis devices. But it remains a challenge to achieve efficient separation and rapid detection for effective gas analysis in a highly integrated and cost-effective platform, as well as in a mobile device.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 8, 2022
Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Researchers have been able to successfully teach microrobots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of microswimming capability. There has been tremendous interest in developing artificial microswimmers that can navigate the world similarly to naturally-occuring swimming microorganisms, like bacteria. Such microswimmers provide promise for a vast array of future biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery and microsurgery. Yet, most artificial microswimmers to date can only perform relatively simple maneuvers with fixed locomotory gaits.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 8, 2022
"Electric Pill" Has Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Severe Covid-19

"Electric Pill" Has Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Severe Covid-19

Vagus nerve stimulation of the auricle is used to treat chronic diseases that affect an entire organ system. Examples include pain therapy, but also the treatment of depression or circulatory disorders. In this minimally invasive therapy, only the sensory nerve endings in the auricle are stimulated, thereby also triggering anti-inflammatory processes.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 5, 2022
Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Mouse Embryos Created from Stem Cells

Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Mouse Embryos Created from Stem Cells

An egg meets a sperm - that's a necessary first step in life's beginnings, and it's also a common first step in embryonic development research. But in study researchers have grown synthetic embryo models of mice outside the womb by starting solely with stem cells cultured in a petri dish - that is, without the use of fertilized eggs. The method opens new horizons for studying how stem cells form various organs in the developing embryo, and may one day make it possible to grow tissues and organs for transplantation using synthetic embryo models.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 4, 2022
Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

In recent times, we have all experienced the value of diagnostics used in the comfort and ease of our own homes. Imagine if we could look for other infectious diseases just as easily, with less invasive, self-administered, highly accurate, and reliable tests. With the convergence of advances in telehealth and biotechnology, this is the direction that the diagnostics industry is heading towards.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 2, 2022
Stickers That Can See Inside the Body

Stickers That Can See Inside the Body

New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 1, 2022
A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

Constructing a tiny robot from DNA and using it to study cell processes invisible to the naked eye... You would be forgiven for thinking it is science fiction, but it is in fact the subject of serious research. This highly innovative "nano-robot" should enable closer study of the mechanical forces applied at microscopic levels, which are crucial for many biological and pathological processes.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 1, 2022
A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A team of researchers have developed a water-activated disposable paper battery. The researchers suggest that it could be used to power a wide range of low-power, single-use disposable electronics - such as smart labels for tracking objects, environmental sensors and medical diagnostic devices - and minimize their environmental impact.
External Company Press Release
Lilli Technology to Improve Home Care

Lilli Technology to Improve Home Care

Lilli, the SaaS company using machine learning to revolutionise home care, has today announced two new deployments of its technology in the UK. North Tyneside Council and Nottingham City Council are both rolling out Lilli's remote monitoring solution as part of new projects to improve remote care outcomes, accelerate hospital discharge, reduce hospital readmissions, and allow individuals to live independently in their homes for longer.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 29, 2022
Wearable to Detect COVID-19 Before Onset of Symptoms

Wearable to Detect COVID-19 Before Onset of Symptoms

Wrist-worn health devices can be combined with machine learning to detect COVID-19 infections as early as two days before symptoms appear,
External Company Press Release
HIV Cure Clinical Trial Enters Critical Phase

HIV Cure Clinical Trial Enters Critical Phase

American Gene Technologies, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has reached a turning point in its HIV cure clinical trial: it began withdrawing participants from their antiretroviral drugs earlier this month. This clinical protocol, technically known as analytic treatment interruption, may ultimately determine if this gene therapy treatment can cure HIV.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 27, 2022
Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

You might think it was a typical therapy session at a long-term care facility. In a quiet room, a therapist sets down a pet carrier, brings out a cat, and sets it on a resident's lap. As the resident gently strokes the cat's fur, it purrs, and the therapist asks the resident questions about their childhood pets, accessing long-ago memories.
External Company Press Release
Bionic Clothing Innovator CIONIC Collaboration with Yves Behar

Bionic Clothing Innovator CIONIC Collaboration with Yves Behar

CIONIC announces a collaboration with designer Yves Behar and his multidisciplinary design firm, fuseproject. The collaboration between fuseproject and CIONIC marries thoughtfully inclusive design with revolutionary mobility technology to deliver the Cionic Neural Sleeve, an FDA-cleared bionic leg wearable that uses AI to understand and influence human mobility in real-time, enabling greater access and independence for individuals living with mobility differences such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, and more.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 22, 2022
Biologists Train AI to Generate Medicines and Vaccines

Biologists Train AI to Generate Medicines and Vaccines

Scientists have developed artificial intelligence software that can create proteins that may be useful as vaccines, cancer treatments, or even tools for pulling carbon pollution out of the air.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 22, 2022
Wearables May One Day Help Predict Dementia

Wearables May One Day Help Predict Dementia

Wearable movement-tracking devices may someday be useful in providing early warnings of cognitive decline among older adults, suggest new findings.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 21, 2022
3D Printing Could Advance Biofilm Science

3D Printing Could Advance Biofilm Science

Combatting life-threatening bacterial infections, reducing slime that clogs pipes, preventing plaque buildup on teeth — all could one day benefit from the development of a new technology being developed. When bacteria and other microbes stick to surfaces and create slimy mats — called biofilm — they form complex communities that are often resistant to traditional disinfectants. Now, scientists are developing a tool for replicating the microbial mosaics so that innovative treatments can be studied.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 20, 2022
Key Developments Reinvigorate the Insulin Pump Industry

Key Developments Reinvigorate the Insulin Pump Industry

Insulin pumps offer several prominent benefits over other insulin delivery methods, so why are insulin pumps so rarely used today, as compared to other insulin delivery methods?
Healthtech Progress
Aug 11, 2022
High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

High-Tech Vest Monitors Lung Function

Patients with severe respiratory or lung diseases require intensive treatment and their lung function needs to be monitored on a continuous basis. Researchers have developed a technology whereby noises in the lungs are recorded using a textile vest with integrated acoustic sensors. The signals are then converted and displayed visually using software. In this way, patients outside of intensive care units can still be monitored continuously. The technology increases the options for diagnosis and improves the patient's quality of life.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 8, 2022
Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Smart Microrobots Learn How to Swim and Navigate With AI

Researchers have been able to successfully teach microrobots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of microswimming capability. There has been tremendous interest in developing artificial microswimmers that can navigate the world similarly to naturally-occuring swimming microorganisms, like bacteria. Such microswimmers provide promise for a vast array of future biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery and microsurgery. Yet, most artificial microswimmers to date can only perform relatively simple maneuvers with fixed locomotory gaits.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 5, 2022
Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Mouse Embryos Created from Stem Cells

Without Egg, Sperm or Womb: Mouse Embryos Created from Stem Cells

An egg meets a sperm - that's a necessary first step in life's beginnings, and it's also a common first step in embryonic development research. But in study researchers have grown synthetic embryo models of mice outside the womb by starting solely with stem cells cultured in a petri dish - that is, without the use of fertilized eggs. The method opens new horizons for studying how stem cells form various organs in the developing embryo, and may one day make it possible to grow tissues and organs for transplantation using synthetic embryo models.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 1, 2022
A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

A "Nano-Robot" Built Entirely from DNA to Explore Cell Processes

Constructing a tiny robot from DNA and using it to study cell processes invisible to the naked eye... You would be forgiven for thinking it is science fiction, but it is in fact the subject of serious research. This highly innovative "nano-robot" should enable closer study of the mechanical forces applied at microscopic levels, which are crucial for many biological and pathological processes.
External Company Press Release
Lilli Technology to Improve Home Care

Lilli Technology to Improve Home Care

Lilli, the SaaS company using machine learning to revolutionise home care, has today announced two new deployments of its technology in the UK. North Tyneside Council and Nottingham City Council are both rolling out Lilli's remote monitoring solution as part of new projects to improve remote care outcomes, accelerate hospital discharge, reduce hospital readmissions, and allow individuals to live independently in their homes for longer.
External Company Press Release
HIV Cure Clinical Trial Enters Critical Phase

HIV Cure Clinical Trial Enters Critical Phase

American Gene Technologies, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has reached a turning point in its HIV cure clinical trial: it began withdrawing participants from their antiretroviral drugs earlier this month. This clinical protocol, technically known as analytic treatment interruption, may ultimately determine if this gene therapy treatment can cure HIV.
External Company Press Release
Bionic Clothing Innovator CIONIC Collaboration with Yves Behar

Bionic Clothing Innovator CIONIC Collaboration with Yves Behar

CIONIC announces a collaboration with designer Yves Behar and his multidisciplinary design firm, fuseproject. The collaboration between fuseproject and CIONIC marries thoughtfully inclusive design with revolutionary mobility technology to deliver the Cionic Neural Sleeve, an FDA-cleared bionic leg wearable that uses AI to understand and influence human mobility in real-time, enabling greater access and independence for individuals living with mobility differences such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, and more.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 22, 2022
Wearables May One Day Help Predict Dementia

Wearables May One Day Help Predict Dementia

Wearable movement-tracking devices may someday be useful in providing early warnings of cognitive decline among older adults, suggest new findings.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 20, 2022
Key Developments Reinvigorate the Insulin Pump Industry

Key Developments Reinvigorate the Insulin Pump Industry

Insulin pumps offer several prominent benefits over other insulin delivery methods, so why are insulin pumps so rarely used today, as compared to other insulin delivery methods?
Healthtech Progress
Aug 9, 2022
Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

Wearable to Detect Allergens, Fire Accelerants, Chemical Markers

A researcher is creating a portable, wearable device for rapid gas analysis that could detect illness immediately. Advancements in micro-gas chromatography in the past 20 years have demonstrated great potential for the development of powerful portable gas analysis devices. But it remains a challenge to achieve efficient separation and rapid detection for effective gas analysis in a highly integrated and cost-effective platform, as well as in a mobile device.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 8, 2022
"Electric Pill" Has Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Severe Covid-19

"Electric Pill" Has Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Severe Covid-19

Vagus nerve stimulation of the auricle is used to treat chronic diseases that affect an entire organ system. Examples include pain therapy, but also the treatment of depression or circulatory disorders. In this minimally invasive therapy, only the sensory nerve endings in the auricle are stimulated, thereby also triggering anti-inflammatory processes.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 4, 2022
Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

Three Technologies Taking DNA Diagnostics Into the Home

In recent times, we have all experienced the value of diagnostics used in the comfort and ease of our own homes. Imagine if we could look for other infectious diseases just as easily, with less invasive, self-administered, highly accurate, and reliable tests. With the convergence of advances in telehealth and biotechnology, this is the direction that the diagnostics industry is heading towards.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 2, 2022
Stickers That Can See Inside the Body

Stickers That Can See Inside the Body

New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
Healthtech Progress
Aug 1, 2022
A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A Water Activated Disposable Paper Battery

A team of researchers have developed a water-activated disposable paper battery. The researchers suggest that it could be used to power a wide range of low-power, single-use disposable electronics - such as smart labels for tracking objects, environmental sensors and medical diagnostic devices - and minimize their environmental impact.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 29, 2022
Wearable to Detect COVID-19 Before Onset of Symptoms

Wearable to Detect COVID-19 Before Onset of Symptoms

Wrist-worn health devices can be combined with machine learning to detect COVID-19 infections as early as two days before symptoms appear,
Healthtech Progress
Jul 27, 2022
Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

You might think it was a typical therapy session at a long-term care facility. In a quiet room, a therapist sets down a pet carrier, brings out a cat, and sets it on a resident's lap. As the resident gently strokes the cat's fur, it purrs, and the therapist asks the resident questions about their childhood pets, accessing long-ago memories.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 22, 2022
Biologists Train AI to Generate Medicines and Vaccines

Biologists Train AI to Generate Medicines and Vaccines

Scientists have developed artificial intelligence software that can create proteins that may be useful as vaccines, cancer treatments, or even tools for pulling carbon pollution out of the air.
Healthtech Progress
Jul 21, 2022
3D Printing Could Advance Biofilm Science

3D Printing Could Advance Biofilm Science

Combatting life-threatening bacterial infections, reducing slime that clogs pipes, preventing plaque buildup on teeth — all could one day benefit from the development of a new technology being developed. When bacteria and other microbes stick to surfaces and create slimy mats — called biofilm — they form complex communities that are often resistant to traditional disinfectants. Now, scientists are developing a tool for replicating the microbial mosaics so that innovative treatments can be studied.
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