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Standing wheelchair fully controlled by the user

Standing wheelchair fully controlled by the user
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, recently renamed to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, has developed a new wheelchair that allows its users to switch between a sitting and standing positions while retaining the ability to move and steer the chair in any direction. The fully mechanical device uses bicycle chains to transfer power from a tank tread-like push bars to either the wheels or the system that lifts its user.
25th May 2017

Custom technology strategy tailored to rough environments

Custom technology strategy tailored to rough environments
The product and technology strategy of ELTEC Elektronik has been realigned. The latest product portfolio focuses, in particular, on the stringent requirements of the transportation segment (railway, overland trucking, air freight and ocean vessels), industrial applications (Industry 4.0, IoT), mobile automation (agricultural implements and construction machinery) as well as medical applications (computer systems, image processing).
24th May 2017

imPulse ECG monitor wins ‘Healthcare Technology of the Year’

imPulse ECG monitor wins ‘Healthcare Technology of the Year’
Plessey has won the prestigious National Technology Award for ‘Healthcare Technology of the Year’ for its imPulse ECG monitoring product. The winners were announced at the inaugural National Technology Awards ceremony and gala dinner at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair. Over 300 guests attended the ceremony which celebrated technological achievements and excellence.
23rd May 2017


Dry blood samples are alternative for cheaper healthcare

Dry blood samples are alternative for cheaper healthcare
Dried blood on filter paper stored for future diagnostic purposes – considerably easier than the present-day, resource-consuming method using frozen blood samples in plastic tubes. In a new study, Uppsala researchers have successfully measured 92 different proteins in millimetre-sized circles punched out of dried samples. They have shown that this method has great potential to save resources, to the benefit of early diagnostics and treatment.
22nd May 2017

Smartphone app aimed at preventing substance abuse relapse

Smartphone app aimed at preventing substance abuse relapse
A UW–Madison research team was selected as one of seven finalists in Harvard’s Innovation in American Government competition, for its work in creating a smartphone application that helps people recover from addiction to alcohol and other substances. The app, called Addiction CHESS (A-CHESS), was created by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies.
19th May 2017

Helping the visually impaired to better understand their surroundings

Helping the visually impaired to better understand their surroundings
At École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, engineers have developed a novel touchpad that can represent various objects, idea, and locations to help visually impaired people to learn, navigate, and interact with the world. As part of the BlindPAD project, the device has a bunch of knobs that can pop up or down. The entire array of these popups can create representations of street intersections, objects, and the ups and downs of the terrain, for example.
18th May 2017

BOFA Partners with British Lung Foundation

BOFA Partners with British Lung Foundation
A Poole-based company that leads the world in removing airborne hazards from the workplace is partnering with the British Lung Foundation (BLF) to raise funds to help combat respiratory disease. BOFA International technology protects the health of many thousands of people across the globe by extracting harmful fumes and dust created during industrial processes.
17th May 2017

Genetic patterns could aid scientists and police

Genetic patterns could aid scientists and police
How much could one really figure out about a person from 13 tiny snippets of DNA? At first glance, not much – in the world of genetics, 13 is tiny. But a new study suggests it may be enough to infer hundreds of thousands more markers, potentially revealing a wealth of genetic information, Stanford biologists report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
16th May 2017

Overcome network troubleshooting challenges in hospitals

Overcome network troubleshooting challenges in hospitals
As mobile device use increases, hospitals rely ever more on IT networks, making it mission critical that network downtime is minimised and issues are rectified quickly. Tim Widdershoven, Global Marketing Manager for IDEAL Networks, explains some of the common network troubleshooting challenges encountered in hospitals and how IT technicians can efficiently overcome them.
16th May 2017

Exploring the clash between access to health information and proprietary databases

Exploring the clash between access to health information and proprietary databases
Sharing medical information, including genomic data, has the potential to benefit public health. However, companies that generate that information have a legal right to protect it as a trade secret. Legal and ethical conflict exists between individuals' right to access their personal health information and the protection of these trade secrets, as examined in Science by a group of ethicists from Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy.
15th May 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen