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AR visor dramatically improves surgery accuracy

AR visor dramatically improves surgery accuracy
European scientists have employed new photonics technology in order to develop a new augmented reality surgical visor in a bid to improve accuracy of interventions, showing anaesthetic and medical data while superimposing a patient’s x-ray in perfect unison with their body, meaning surgeons never having to look away during an operation and surgery times reduced by over 20 minutes for every three hours.
6th March 2017

Wearable healthcare devices reach mass production

Wearable healthcare devices reach mass production
Digital, personal and wearable medical devices are the future of health care. Now, EU scientists are in search of novel manufacturing processes that could bring them to the mass market. The EU-funded project FABIMED (Fabrication and functionalisation of biomedical devices) has developed mass manufacturing processes for the next generation of medical devices. With the latest moulding technology, devices can be customised in bulk batches, driving down costs.
6th March 2017

Turning sex into a tracking activity

Turning sex into a tracking activity
These days you can track just about anything with the aid of a wearable device — your steps, your calories burned, and even how soundly you sleep at night. So, it makes sense that you should also be able to measure what your penis gets up to during sex. That's precisely what the i.Con aims to achieve. The i.Con (manufactured by British Condoms) is a wearable condom ring which uses a nano-chip and sensors to measure and remember a number of different variables during sex.
6th March 2017


Graphene-coated contact lenses block radiation

Graphene-coated contact lenses block radiation
Researchers at Seoul National University, Graphene Square and Interojo have shown that graphene-coated contact lenses could protect eyes from electromagnetic radiation and dehydration and be used in various healthcare and wearable technologies. The researchers began by synthesising a graphene layer on a copper foil using CVD. They then transferred the carbon sheet onto the surface of a contact lens with the help of a polymer layer after etching the copper.
3rd March 2017

Prosthetic arm tech detects spinal nerve signals

Prosthetic arm tech detects spinal nerve signals
Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal cord. To control the prosthetic, the patient has to think like they are controlling a phantom arm and imagine some simple manoeuvres, such as pinching two fingers together. The sensor technology interprets the electrical signals sent from spinal motor neurons and uses them as commands.
7th February 2017

TomTom Touch Cardio: optical heart-rate monitoring

TomTom Touch Cardio: optical heart-rate monitoring
  TomTom Sports announces the TomTom Touch Cardio. With this launch, TomTom extends its Fitness Tracker range and reinforces its commitment to continue to launch Sports Wearables that inspire people to get going.
7th February 2017

Smart glasses automatically adjust focus

Smart glasses automatically adjust focus
The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end. A team led by University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Carlos Mastrangelo and doctoral student Nazmul Hasan has created "smart glasses" with liquid-based lenses that can automatically adjust the focus on what a person is seeing, whether it is far away or close up.
26th January 2017

Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting ill

Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting ill
  Wearable sensors that monitor heart rate, activity, skin temperature and other variables can reveal a lot about what is going on inside a person, including the onset of infection, inflammation and even insulin resistance, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
13th January 2017

Emerging tech aims to improve life for handicapped

Emerging tech aims to improve life for handicapped
Emerging technology is giving hope for the handicapped, and harnessing brainwaves for the physically disabled and helping the visually impaired with "artificial vision" are just the start. Many systems showcased at the CES in Las Vegas are aimed at improving quality of life for people with disabilities. BrainRobotics, a Massachusetts-based startup, showed its prosthesis that can be controlled by residual muscle strength of an amputee with better efficiency than similar devices, according to developers.
9th January 2017

Tattoos mark the spot for surgery and then disappear

Tattoos mark the spot for surgery and then disappear
Tattoos aren't just for body art. They can have medical applications, too. Doctors are using them on patients to mark an area for future treatment - particularly for non-melanoma skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma - but the inks can cause problems. Now scientists have developed a better solution. In the journal ACS Nano, they report an ink that glows only under certain light conditions and can disappear altogether after a period of time.
22nd December 2016


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