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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

New optical nanoparticle sensor can detect very low glucose concentrations

September 13, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The Optical Research Group of the Universitat Jaume I (GROC-UJI) has developed an optical nanoparticle sensor capable of detecting very low glucose concentrations, such as those present in a person’s tear, by means of fluorescent carbon quantum dots, applying synthesis […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial Intelligence Detects Heart Failure From One Heartbeat With 100% Accuracy

September 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Doctors can detect heart failure from a single heartbeat with 100% accuracy using a new artificial intelligence-driven neural network. That’s according to a recent study published in Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Journal, which explores how emerging technology can improve […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Research project gathers data, images to improve breast cancer diagnosis

September 9, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A research initiative is using a cloud-based approach in an effort to improve breast cancer care, aiming to develop personalized screening approaches. The Athena Breast Health Network, a long-established breast health collaborative, is conducting the initiative, aiming to use a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Loughborough project to examine how AI-voice-based technologies help people with disabilities

September 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A group of Loughborough University academics have been awarded funding to examine how AI-voice-based technologies, such as the Amazon Echo, help people with disabilities live independently and explore how they may shape the future of social care. Project lead Dr […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Researchers develop soft robot to help implants adapt to the body

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), […]


Innovation, Med Tech

UniSA studies new technology to monitor premature babies

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have studied non-contact technology for the monitoring of premature babies in neonatal units. The new computer vision technology is designed to safely track an infant’s heart and respiratory rates. It involves the use of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New AR glasses found to improve mobility in low vision patients

August 27, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Existing wearable VR technologies for low vision are limited and difficult to use, claimed the researchers. The new AR glasses leverage assistive technology to improve but not replace the natural senses. The system is designed to project bright colours corresponding […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning predicts patients in need of advanced depression care

August 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Using data from a statewide health information exchange, researchers have created machine learning algorithms that are able to identify patients who need advanced treatment for depression. According to Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University researchers, identifying cases of depression that require […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New computational modeling technology to noninvasively assess likelihood of heart attack

August 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The National Science Foundation has awarded $550,000 to fund a collaborative new research project to develop a noninvasive, computational modeling technology for assessing the likelihood of a heart attack in patients with high levels of plaque buildup in their arteries […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers to create diagnostic technologies for tuberculosis

August 20, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The researchers aim to make the new tests low-cost and easy-to-use even in remote settings. The diagnostic tests are also expected to be associated with lower implementation and running costs, while requiring less training and expertise. According to the university, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New AI system to help diagnose breast cancer

August 12, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Designed to interpret medical images, the new system can help pathologists classify biopsies that are usually difficult for the human eye to recognise, according to researchers. The team added that the new technology demonstrated accuracy nearly similar to that of […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Encapsulating two drugs in same nanovector can greatly improve drug delivery

August 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Encapsulating two drugs with different properties into nanovesicles surrounded by antibodies can greatly improve their delivery and efficacy, according to a study led by Xavier Fernández Busquets, director of the joint Nanomalaria unit at the Institute for Bionengineering of Catalonia […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Mayo Clinic tests AI to detect atrial fibrillation

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Mayo Clinic in the US has conducted a study to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in detecting the signs of atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heart rhythms in an EKG. According to the findings, the technology […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Bluetooth, AI and health tracking: hearing aids are smarter than ever

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

One in six people in the UK lives with hearing loss, 6.7 million of whom could benefit from a hearing aid. However, only around two million people in the UK use them. Assistive hearing technologies have progressed significantly in recent […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists use AI to improve diagnosis and monitoring of rare eye condition

July 23, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Fight for Sight is funding research by scientists from universities and hospitals in Birmingham and London using artificial intelligence to extract ‘hidden’ information from retinal images of patients with a rare eye condition called birdshot uveitis. Their goal is to […]