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Global Innovations: Medical
To highlight tumors in the body for cancer diagnosis, doctors can use tiny optical probes (nanoprobes) that light up when they attach to tumors.
Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.
Global Innovations: Connectivity
Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body.
Global Innovations: Medical
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
Global Innovations: Medical
New biodegradable stents treat radiation esophagitis.
Global Innovations: Materials
Smart dressings made of silk and nanodiamonds effectively sensed wound temperature.
Global Innovations: Medical
University of Queensland researchers have developed biosensors that use nanoengineered porous gold that more effectively detect early signs of disease, improving patient outcomes.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers in Brazil have printed a wearable sensor from microbial nanocellulose, a natural polymer.
Global Innovations: Medical
The camera-like device can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high-quality 3D images.
Global Innovations: Wearables
A single-strained electronic skin sensor, powered by deep learning, can capture human motion from a distance.
Global Innovations: Medical
Researchers have developed a new method to accurately record brain activity at scale.
Global Innovations: Materials
University of Sydney Sydney,
Australia

Researchers from the University of Sydney have collaborated with Columbia University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to...

Global Innovations: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.
Global Innovations: Medical
Global Innovations: Medical
EPFL researchers have developed a highly sensitive and portable optical biosensor that stands to accelerate the diagnosis of fatal conditions like sepsis.
Global Innovations: Medical
Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields, including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Wearable soft pressure sensors have great potential for real-time health monitoring and for the early diagnosis of diseases.
Global Innovations: Materials

Scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the buildup of fibrotic tissue around cardiac pacemaker implants, as reported in a...

Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient’s system, matching the accuracy of current clinical...

Global Innovations: Medical
European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano,
Switzerland

An electronic nose that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients can...

Global Innovations: Materials

Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures — there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an...

Global Innovations: Materials

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Global Innovations: Medical

The insertion of a medical implant in a patient's body carries the risk of bacterial contamination during surgery and subsequent formation of an infectious biofilm...

Global Innovations: Materials

The future of medicine is biological — and scientists hope we will soon be using 3D printed biologically functional tissue to replace irreparably damaged tissue in the body. A team of...

Global Innovations: Medical

Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultrasensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent, and printable. The results have potential for a...

Global Innovations: Materials

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology – MISIS have developed a unique hybrid bone implant, the core of which is made of porous ultra-high molecular...

Global Innovations: Medical
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart cells...

Global Innovations: Medical
South Ural State University
Chelyabinsk, Russia
www.susu.ru/en

Anew device developed at South Ural State University is unlike analogous devices in that it involves all joints of a...

Global Innovations: Materials
University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Spain
www.ehu.eus/en

Hydrogels with electrical and antibacterial properties suitable for neural interfaces have been...

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