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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

Wearable health monitoring devices used aboard the ISS

  BodyCap announces that two of its wearable health monitoring devices are currently being used by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as part of ESA’s EveryWear program, an ambulatory data collection system.
19th December 2016


ON Semiconductor gains CES recognition for both IoT & wireless medical tech

ON Semiconductor gains CES recognition for both IoT & wireless medical tech
ON Semiconductor has been chosen by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards honoree in two different categories. The announcement was made at the CTA’s annual CES Unveiled New York event - with the company’s Ezairo 7150 SL audio processing hybrid module being cited in the Tech for a Better World category, plus its Smart Passive Sensor (SPS) solution doing the same in the Embedded Technology category.
16th December 2016

Energy-efficient patch provides better mobile health solutions

Energy-efficient patch provides better mobile health solutions
At electronica, imec Holst Centre, and TNO have introduced their next-generation health patch. The small form-factor comfortable to wear health patch has been optimised for low power consumption and is the first of its kind to track physical and cardiac activity, while monitoring bioelectrical impedance. A key building block in the pursuit of improved and more accurate mobile health solutions, the patch is available for licensing by partner companies ready to initiate their own medical applications.
13th December 2016

Wearable device measures relaxation via alpha waves

Wearable device measures relaxation via alpha waves
Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate at CES 2017 a wearable device that takes measurement of brain-activity – alpha waves – out of the clinic and puts it into the hands of consumers. Using electroencephalography (EEG) to record the brain’s alpha-wave activity, the lightweight headgear called RELAX measures the level of alert relaxation with an embedded electrode system that does not require the sensors to be attached to the scalp.
13th December 2016

Skin patch with microneedles could replace injections

Skin patch with microneedles could replace injections
It’s only a matter of time before drugs are administered via patches with painless microneedles instead of unpleasant injections. But designers need to balance the need for flexible, comfortable-to-wear material with effective microneedle penetration of the skin. Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm say they may have cracked the problem.
13th December 2016

Reference design speeds development of medical wearables

Reference design speeds development of medical wearables
Developers of heart rate and blood oxygen (SpO2) monitors can now accelerate their efforts using the ultra-small MAXREFDES117# reference design from Maxim Integrated Products. This optical heart-rate module reference design incorporates red and infrared LEDs, a sensor, power subsystem, and logic level translation. Measuring 13mm x 13mm, this tiny, low-power board can be placed on a finger or earlobe to accurately detect heart rate and SpO2 via personal wearable devices.
5th December 2016

Analogue front end suited to wearable applications

Analogue front end suited to wearable applications
The AD8233 analogue front end (AFE) for heart monitor devices from Analog Devices is now being shipped by Mouser Electronics. The AD8233 AFE is a fully integrated, single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) front end designed in a compact, easy-to-use component. The low-power biopotential AFE enables smaller, lighter, and less obtrusive cardiac monitoring devices with longer battery life.
30th November 2016

Prototype smart cane transforms lives of the blind

Prototype smart cane transforms lives of the blind
An enterprising researcher from The University of Manchester has developed a prototype tool that could help transform the lives of the blind and visually impaired. Vasileios Tsormpatzoudis has upgraded the white cane - which has been used as a mobility tool for centuries – by adding a low-cost embedded computer that functions in a similar way to a car parking sensor.
23rd November 2016


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SPS IPC Drives 2017
28th November 2017
Germany Nuremberg
Cyber Security - Oil, Gas, Power 2017
29th November 2017
United Kingdom London
AI Tech World
29th November 2017
United Kingdom Olymipa, London
Maker Faire 2017
1st December 2017
Italy Rome
Virtual & Augmented Reality Creative Summit 2017
5th December 2017
United Kingdom Picturehouse Central, London