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Electronics allow long term on-skin health monitoring

Electronics allow long term on-skin health monitoring
  At the University of Tokyo in Japan researchers have developed a new method of producing stretchable electronics that are breathable, don’t irritate the skin, and weigh next to nothing. The development may lead to ubiquitous use of on-skin electronic sensors to monitor the body continuously in a variety of places and ways.
18th July 2017

Low cost glove translates sign language

Low cost glove translates sign language
At the University of California San Diego engineers have developed a low-cost electronic glove capable of understanding sign language. A user simply puts it on and can sign away, with the glove wirelessly transmitting what it’s interpreting to another device to be read out or for the words to appear on a screen. The cost of all the parts comes out to less than $100, including the printed stretchable electronic sensors that are attached to the top of the fingers.
14th July 2017

Mechanical thumb offers extended hand abilities

Mechanical thumb offers extended hand abilities
  Dani Clode, a grad student at the Royal College of Art in London, has created what she calls the 'Third Thumb'—a system that adds a mechanical thumb to the opposite side of a natural thumb on a human hand. She showcased her invention at this year's RCA graduate exhibition.
7th July 2017


Cooling cap reduces hair loss during chemotherapy

Cooling cap reduces hair loss during chemotherapy
  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the expanded use of a cooling cap, DigniCap Cooling System, to reduce hair loss (alopecia) during chemotherapy. This is the first cooling cap cleared by the agency for use in cancer patients with solid tumours.
7th July 2017

Microneedle patches succeed in first human clinical trial

Microneedle patches succeed in first human clinical trial
  Despite the potentially severe consequences of illness and even death, only about 40% of adults in the United States receive flu shots each year; however, researchers believe a new self-administered, painless vaccine skin patch containing microscopic needles could significantly increase the number of people who get vaccinated.
28th June 2017

Exoskeletons incorporate direct feedback from the body

Exoskeletons incorporate direct feedback from the body
Researchers at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel design approach for exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs that incorporates direct feedback from the human body. The findings were published in Science. This technique, called human-in-the-loop optimisation, customises walking assistance for individuals and significantly improves energy economy during walking. The algorithm that enables this optimisation represents a landmark achievement in the field of biomechatronics.
23rd June 2017

Inspiring people to take 'digital' control of their health

Inspiring people to take 'digital' control of their health
The availability of a large line of connected consumer health products has been announced by Nokia. Completing the transition of products from the Withings brand, Nokia trackers, scales, vital health products and home products will now be available in-store and online through top retailers. Brad Rodrigues, Interim President at Nokia Technologies, said: “Nokia’s global expansion into digital health builds on Nokia’s unmatched track record of quality, reliability and trust, which are characteristics that are all critical to success in the health industry.
22nd June 2017

Stroke rehab device deduces intention directly from brain

Stroke rehab device deduces intention directly from brain
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralysed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. By mentally controlling the device with the help of a brain-computer interface, participants trained the uninjured parts of their brains to take over functions previously performed by injured areas of the brain, the researchers said.
7th June 2017

VR can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain

VR can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain
VR can relieve the sensation of phantom limb pain. A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University shows that VR technology can trick the amputee's brain into thinking that it is still in control of a missing limb. If a hand, an arm or a leg is amputated due to accident or disease, eight out of ten amputees experience a feeling of discomfort in the limb that is no longer there. The phenomenon is called phantom limb pain.
1st June 2017

Freaking out?! Wear your heart on your sleeve

Freaking out?! Wear your heart on your sleeve
Research published in Scientific Reports shows that a heartbeat-like vibration delivered onto the inside of the wrist can make the wearer feel significantly less stressed. Researchers from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London assessed the calming effects of a new wearable device called doppel - a wristband designed to actively reduce stress by using the intuitive responses that we all have to rhythm, and especially to heartbeats.
30th May 2017


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EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Productronica India 2017
14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Industry of Things World 2017
18th September 2017
Germany Berlin Congress Center