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Wearable naloxone injector detects and reverses opioid overdose

December 23, 2021

A team of scientists at the University of Washington (UW) have developed prototype wearable device that monitors breathing patterns to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. Successful trials of the automated system show its capability in administering care in the event of an unwitnessed overdose. “The opioid epidemic has become worse during the pandemic and […]

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Thomson X, WhiteCoat to launch first-of-its-kind mobile app for women and children

December 20, 2021

A mobile app for the delivery of obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatric healthcare will soon be available to Singaporean patients – the fruit of a joint venture between Thomson X (TX), the digital arm of Thomson Medical Group and Singapore’s leading telehealth provider WhiteCoat. When launched, the app will allow women and children to access […]

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New, non-invasive scanner images the hand to detect cholesterol levels

November 30, 2021

Long-term blood lipid detection and management has not been easy as the traditional indicator, low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C), is prone to fluctuate with the influence of diet, exercise, and weight. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Science and Technology of China have devised a new system that is claimed to provide […]

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Ultra-thin wireless device grows to bone

November 23, 2021

Researchers have fashioned an ultra-thin computer that grows into and bonds to the surface of bones – it is expected to add to the investigative monitoring of musculoskeletal health and guide its recovery and therapy. Osseosurface electronics devices, according to research developers from the University of Arizona, US, contains sensors packed into a flexible package […]

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Singapore’s quick test for detection of Covid immunity

November 12, 2021

Researchers in Singapore have successfully developed a rapid point-of-care test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibodies (NAbs). This simple test, only requiring a drop of blood from a fingertip, can be performed within 10 minutes without the need for a laboratory or specially trained personnel. Currently, no similar NAb tests are commercially available within Singapore or […]

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NCIS creates WhatsApp chatbot for women at risk of breast cancer

November 7, 2021

The National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) has developed a WhatsApp chatbot service to help women who are suspected of having a genetic predisposition to or are at high risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC) to better understand and manage their condition. Angie, the NCIS Engage WhatsApp Education Bot (Angie), was created […]

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New ear sensor safely monitors COVID-19 patients at home

October 18, 2021

Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are harnessing the power of telemedicine for continuous and remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients. They have designed an in-ear sensor that measures vital indicators of patients at considerable risk of severe disease: these patients will be evaluated by a team of doctors at a telemedicine centre for […]

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Health organisations step up their game with intelligent automation technology

October 14, 2021

The global healthcare industry needs to constantly adapt to provide quality care to its patients – this in a climate of constant change and ever-evolving demands, and with increasingly constrained and disconnected resources, such that was experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the use of intelligent automation – leveraging digital workers to execute human roles […]

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“Revolutionary” bioelectrical sensor detects signals from within clothing

October 4, 2021

An international team of researchers from the University of Utah, US, and Gyeongsang National University, South Korea, part of APL Materials, have developed a fabric-embedded bioelectrical sensor that is convenient and low-cost. Bioelectrical sensors measure electromyography (EMG) signals that are generated in muscles upon contraction. EMG signals provide valuable information to clinicians for studying muscle […]

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3D-printed origami technology under development for improved pandemic treatment

September 28, 2021

Technology replicating the distinctive folding of Japanese origami craft is under development to help in the fight against COVID-19, as well as ease healthcare costs and delivery. Currently, researchers at Canada’s Simon Fraser University (SFU) Additive Manufacturing Lab are working on a novel mechanical ventilator system that is purported to assist a person’s breathing by […]

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