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Briefs: Imaging

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day...

R&D: Medical

Deep learning — a form of artificial intelligence — was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of...

INSIDER: Connectivity

A new tool can monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. A new skill for a smart speaker — like Google Home and Amazon Alexa — or...

INSIDER: AR/AI

Once a science-fiction dream, artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming part of our day-to-day routines — think Alexa, self-parking cars, and learning thermostats. But...

INSIDER: Medical

Using artificial intelligence, a Princeton University-led team has decoded the functional impact of such mutations in people with autism. The researchers believe this...

Briefs: AR/AI

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

R&D: AR/AI

A novel pairing of two technologies may offer a solution for better screening for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if...

News: AR/AI

ObEN Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company creating personal AI (PAI) technology to revolutionize digital interactions, is working with MedStar Health Research...

News: Wearables

VivaLNK, Campbell, CA, has launched its IoT-enabled medical wearable Sensor Platform, complete with a range of sensors, edge computing...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control

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INSIDER: Imaging

An artificial intelligence (AI) system can interpret and prioritize abnormal chest x-rays with critical findings, potentially reducing the backlog of exams and bringing...

From the Editor: Connectivity

Making changes to a regulatory process is usually difficult, slow, and often painful — after all, it involves lots of bureaucracy and many “cooks in the kitchen.” But...

INSIDER: Medical

A robot could become the weapon of choice for detecting and treating the most common cancer in men, improving results and reducing side effects. Scientists and mathematicians are...

Features: Medical

The 16th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL, Inc., and Mouser...

Briefs: AR/AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) holds real potential for improving both the speed and accuracy of medical diagnostics. But before clinicians can harness the power of AI to identify...

INSIDER: Medical

The cost and time required to obtain a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan may be significantly reduced in the future, thanks to the application of artificial intelligence (AI)...

INSIDER: Software

Beating cancer is a race against time. Developing radiation therapy plans — individualized maps that help doctors determine where to blast tumors — can take days. Now, artificial...

Features: IoMT

Healthcare is poised for significant change over the coming years as a result of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual assistants, sensors,...

INSIDER: AR/AI

Researchers are developing new technology that would free people with diabetes from painful finger sticks typically used to monitor their blood sugar. A team has combined radar and artificial...

From the Editor: AR/AI

The medical device industry’s active M&A market and uncrowded investment space make it attractive for investors looking to...

Briefs: AR/AI

What if you could hold a physical model of your own brain in your hands, accurate down to its every unique fold? That's just a normal part of life for Steven Keating, PhD, who had a...

Features: AR/AI

Momentum is building around connected health applications and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and many believe that, as an emerging sector, it has great potential. It isn't hard to see why...

Briefs: AR/AI

Epileptic seizures strike with little warning, and nearly one third of people living with epilepsy are resistant to treatment that controls these attacks. More than 250,000 Australians...

News: Medical

A radiologist's ability to make accurate diagnoses from high-quality diagnostic imaging studies directly impacts patient outcome. However, acquiring sufficient data to...

Features: Medical

As technology becomes increasingly mobile and information becomes more readily available, consumer demand for immediate answers continues to rise. This demand is coupled with...

INSIDER: Medical

When it comes to soft, assistive devices — like the exosuit being designed by the Harvard Biodesign Lab — the wearer and the robot need to be in sync. But every human moves a bit differently and...

Features: Connectivity

Doctors often tell patients to “listen to your body and take note of what it is telling you.” Now, technology is being developed that will listen for us and process the signals to help...

Features: Medical

In an industry where people's health and wellness are on the line, manufacturers can't afford to let risk go unaddressed. As the International Organization for...

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