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Wrist device detects COVID days before noticeable symptoms

July 28, 2022

A commercially-available wearable was able to pick up minute changes in heart rate and skin temperature at least two days before the onset of COVID symptoms. The team of Canadian and European researchers behind the innovation believe monitoring of real-time heath data via wearable devices could facilitate the detection of COVID and – with a […]

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Smart necklace prototype successfully monitors glucose levels

July 25, 2022

Researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) are working on a daily-wear device that detect and monitors s a person’s blood sugar from sweat. The researchers have tested out a prototype biochemical sensor that mimics a necklace, which has so far successfully tracked glucose levels in participants of a study conducted by OSU. “Sweat actually contains […]

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Tackling couples’ fertility issues with in-vitro fertilisation

July 19, 2022

Assisted reproductive technology is a modern medical marvel effective in helping couples to conceive. Fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) can ensure a safe, healthy pregnancy and delivery – one of the many treatment options offered at Sunway Medical Centre Velocity’s (SMCV) newly-launched Sunway Fertility Centre. SMCV’s 7,222.5 sq. ft fertility centre is led […]

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Virtual reality-in-app used to treat common phobias and anxiety

July 18, 2022

Recently, a number of New Zealanders refused COVID-19 vaccination due to needle phobia – more and more people worldwide have been found to have a phobia of some sort, which includes anything from a fear of flying, needles, heights, insects, and even animals. Researchers from the University of Otago, Christchurch, have now introduced a novel […]

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Tiny shapeshifting robots clean teeth and gets rid of bacteria

July 18, 2022

You might soon be able to use hands-free, shapeshifting microbots to clean your teeth instead of mechanical or motorised toothbrushes. The innovative dental microrobots can not only change shape to form bristles or floss according to the different shapes or spacing of teeth, but also kills bad bacteria. The new system of microbots, engineered at […]

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Kidney disease testing through 3D-printed portable device

July 13, 2022

A low-cost, portable device designed for remote monitoring of kidney disease was found to be as accurate as costly and advanced technology available only at well-equipped laboratories. Creators from Flinders University in Australia said the device could ideally be used to test for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients in rural areas and nomadic communities. […]

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First Keeogo Robotics Centre launched in Malaysia for stroke therapy

July 8, 2022

B-Temia Asia (BTA) has officially launched ASEAN’s first Keep-on-going “Keeogo” Robotic Training Center (RTC) in Malaysia. Under a joint venture agreement, B-Temia Asia, Wistron Medical Technology Corporation (WMT), and medical and healthcare supplier Rehabotics Medtech, aim to make rehabilitation technology more accessible to stroke and neurologically injured patients in the region. The first Keeogo RTC […]

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Holographic patients help doctors and nurses in-training

July 4, 2022

A new, superior medical training application called “HoloScenarios” is helping soon-to-be doctors and nurses hone their skills using mixed reality learning. Developed by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), in partnership with the University of Cambridge and Los Angeles-based tech company GigXR, HoloScenarios will introduce a medically-accurate holographic patient that can be interacted with, creating a unique […]

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Experimental skin tattoo accurately monitors blood pressure

June 27, 2022

A small temporary tattoo could be a promising and practical alternative to continuous monitoring of blood pressure, developed by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M. The wearable health device is made from graphene, a material similar to the graphite rods inside pencils, and a durable, electrically conductive ink. Once printed […]

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Cutting-edge smart medical applications from Taiwan

June 20, 2022

Taiwan possesses the comprehensive ICT industry and has sufficient hospital facilities. This strong power has fostered a digital health ecosystem in Taiwan to prevent disease and save lives. On 16 June, Taiwan Excellence, representing the symbol of Taiwan’s innovative technology, has arranged some of the top Taiwanese brands to come together to show off the […]

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