Biometrics

Walking frame could keep older adults active

A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, … READ MORE

A “GPS” for inside your body

Investigating inside the human body often requires cutting open a patient or swallowing long tubes with built-in cameras. But what if physicians could get a better glimpse in a less expensive, invasive, and time-consuming manner? MIT … READ MORE

Tomorrow’s doctors must be engineers too

The medical profession is changing, and so must medical education. When King Li went to medical school 40 years ago, he sometimes felt like he was trying to memorize the human body. “I’d see these curves in the textbook, and have … READ MORE

What do we do with all this data?

How joining smart sensors and smart data analysis can make data more useful. The City of Calgary created a bold community proposal to Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenge. Christina Reynolds, University of Calgary August 1, … READ MORE

Smart watch saves man’s life

Plenty of people would argue they can’t live without their smart watch, but for Adam Love it actually saved his life. Adam Love credits his smart watch for saving his life. 9NEWS By Sophie Walsh, 9NEWS.com.au Jul 31, 2018 The … READ MORE

New telemedicine exercise therapy

Rehabilitation in your own living room: Hip- and knee-joint patients could soon benefit from new telemedical exercise therapy. Its effectiveness has been proven. The product should be available on the market in 2019. Fraunhofer FOKUS … READ MORE

Plug-and-play diagnostic devices

Modular blocks could enable labs around the world to cheaply and easily build their own diagnostics. Jose Gomez-Marquez, co-director of MIT’s Little Devices Lab, holds a sheet of paper diagnostic blocks, which can be easily printed … READ MORE
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