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Bionaut Labs' small, remote-controlled devices can overcome the obvious constraint that holds back surgical drills, probes and needles: once they’re in the body, they can’t turn. (Getty Images)

The robots are coming: After working under the radar for four years, Bionaut Labs is …

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Powerful mathematical model utilizes brain signal data collected from an electrical implant in patients

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting more than 65 million people worldwide. For those dealing with epilepsy, the approach of a seizure feels like a ticking time bomb. It could happen at any time or any place, potentially posing a fatal risk when a seizure strikes during activities such as driving or…

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Signs of burnout can be detected in sweat

EPFL engineers, working in association with startup Xsensio, have developed a wearable sensing chip that can measure the concentration of cortisol – the stress hormone – in human sweat. Enabling future quasi-continuous monitoring, their device can eventually help doctors better understand and treat stress-related conditions like burnout and obesity.

We’ve all felt stressed at some point, whether in our personal or…

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Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Healthcare organizations can harness machine learning to schedule vaccines, streamline patient communications and even prioritize access – but the technology is hardly infallible.

The question of who should get access to COVID-19 vaccines first has varied from state to state, with some governments prioritizing those with high-risk conditions and others lowering the age…

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In a test of 30 popular mobile health apps, a cybersecruity analyst found that all of them had API vulnerabilities.  Potential breaches would allow for unauthorized access of patient records.

While most patients expect their health information to be secure when they download an app the reality might often be the opposite.

Several widely-used mobile health apps have basic…

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The full clearance follows up on an emergency authorization granted by the FDA last summer, aimed at the COVID-19 pandemic. (Getty/sudok)

The FDA has cleared an artificial intelligence program designed to predict which patients in an intensive care unit will begin to deteriorate, giving clinicians up to eight hours of advanced warning and time to prepare.

Developed by CLEW, the system gathers data from…

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Engineers at EPFL’s Center for Artificial Muscles have developed a silicone aorta that can reduce how hard patients’ hearts have to pump. Their breakthrough could offer a promising alternative to heart transplants.

“Over 23 million people around the world suffer from heart failure. The disease is usually treated with a transplant, but because donated hearts are hard to come by, there is an ongoing need for alternative therapies. With new…

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Engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a microneedle patch that can be applied to the skin, capture a biomarker of interest and, thanks to its unprecedented sensitivity, allow clinicians to detect its presence.

Blood draws are no fun.

They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll — like they’re trying to avoid the needle, too.…

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LSI 2021 EMERGING MEDTECH SUMMIT

BIOMEDevice - Boston 2021

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    BIOMEDevice - Boston 2021
    https://biomedboston.com/

    Rescheduled to September 2021

    2,200+ industry professionals and 335+ suppliers convene in Boston — home to the nation's highest number of medical device companies — for a two-day event focused on moving medtech design projects to the next stage of development.

    BIOMEDevice lets you explore the trends driving advancements in healthcare as well as discover…

  • Created by: Kathy Jones
  • Tags: biomedevice, boston, north america, medtech

MED-TECH INNOVATION SUMMIT

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    MED-TECH INNOVATION SUMMIT
    https://med-techexpo.com/event/en/page/home

    New dates announced – September 28-29, 2021

    Med-Tech Innovation Expo is the UK & Ireland’s leading event for medical design and manufacturing technology.

    Experience live demonstrations of the latest machine, technology, products and services while networking with 4,000 + designers, engineers, innovators and…

  • Created by: Kathy Jones
  • Tags: med-tech, summit, june 2021, nec, birmingham, uk

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