BiomedicalMedical Technology in an Age of Robots
Transforming Biology in the Second Machine Age
Biomedical technology is transforming the way we heal and augment the human body. This is an exciting age of technological advances in the world of neuroscience and medical technology in general. This department tracks what is happening on the medical front.
People with type 2 diabetes could improve their health by using a new web-based self-management tool, according to new research. The results, published in BMJ Open, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), come from the first UK-based trial of its kind and show that patients using the HeLP-Diabetes programme have better diabetes control after 12 months.
Foam replaces regular padding in football helmets; produces immediate data on impacts. Most football fans have seen players get hit so hard they can barely walk back to the sideline. All too often in years past, those players were back on the field just a few plays later, despite suffering what appeared to be a head injury.
A data-driven computational approach that recognizes filamentary sections of neurons and blood vessels may enhance medical diagnosis. This tool is now available for faster and more reliable screening and diagnosis of serious vascular and neurological conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and Alzheimer’s disease, in their early stages.
BalanceTutor, a revolutionary physiotherapy product intended for a wide range of conditions, is being used to help players on Spain’s Real Sociedad soccer team improve their balance and their dexterity in unexpected situations. BalanceTutor is a rehabilitation system that uses a patented 4D treadmill, numerous power and movement sensors, and optional motivational video games.
A prototype device developed by an international team of engineers can sift exceedingly tiny particles called exosomes from blood samples without having to send samples off to a lab. The device, which combines acoustic cell-sorting and microfluidic technologies, could be a boon to both scientific research and medical applications.
Tabla, a project created by students Adam Rao (a medical student at UCSF and a student in the UC Berkeley/UCSF joint PhD program in bioengineering) and Chen Bao and Jorge Ruiz (both 2017 Berkeley M.Eng graduates), has been named the winner of the student category of Fast Company‘s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards.
A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology.
Discovery Has Applications for Eco-Friendly Disposal, Data Security and Healthcare. Researchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.
A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses – powered only by the user’s touch – and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to...
Researchers from Erlangen and Bayreuth investigate the potential of spider silk protein for engineering artificial cardiac tissue.
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