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Experimental smart hearing aid tracks user’s brain waves

April 4, 2021

Scientists at Belgium’s KU Leuven University have designed a cochlear implant that successfully reads a user’s brain waves to allow deaf people to hear again. Measuring these brain waves – instead of detecting noises via external microphones – is more reflective of a person’s hearing, and is important for the development of “smart” hearing devices. […]

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Medical Industry: Medtech market given the all clear for expansions

April 1, 2021

The recent global health crisis provided a silver lining to the medical devices market to expand and innovate, says Angelica Buan in this report. Medical devices on the uptrend Human life is priceless and the calibre of the health system has important implications for people’s quality of life. Around the world, quality as well as […]

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Novel assay by SMART more accurately profiles hyper-aggressive infection

March 30, 2021

A new label-free immune profiling assay has been developed by researchers from the Critical Analytics for Manufacturing  Personalized Medicine (CAMP), an interdisciplinary research group within the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), to better profile aggressive, rapidly changing host immune response in cases of infection, for example COVID-19. In cases of acute infection, the […]

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Inner ear implant restores balance and quality of life to vertigo sufferers

February 15, 2021

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Vestibular Neuroengineering Laboratory have modified an existing cochlear implant such that would help reduce vertigo and enable sufferers to return to independent daily living. Bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) is quite a debilitating condition, where the sufferer’s inner ear doesn’t maintain their sense of balance properly. As a result, the person […]

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Smart pneumatic knee brace uses air to relieve pressure

February 5, 2021

Exoskeleton manufacturer C-EXO has designed a “smart” pneumatically-activated knee brace to help runners minimise the chances of injury. Known as the E-Knee, the device’s standard features include a main body made of an elastic, breathable fabric, flexible support bars running vertically along the sides, and a gel-ring stabiliser around the kneecap. Its most unique addition […]

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New SMART Singapore tool helps investigate deadly and drug-resistant bacteria

February 2, 2021

Hospital-associated infections – predominantly those caused by Enterococcus faecalis, a bacteria found in the human gut – can lead to a variety of multidrug-resistant, life-threatening complications. Thankfully, researchers at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) have developed a new tool that can help understand and prevent physiological behaviours of bacteria such as E. […]

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Mask sensor to detect and track coronavirus in development

January 29, 2021

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has been awarded US$1.3 million by The National Institutes of Health to develop a mask sensor that detects the presence of the novel coronavirus. The lightweight sensor would be attached to face masks to monitor a person’s breath or saliva for virus-related molecules. The sensor will also detect […]

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Philips to acquire Capsule Technologies to expand patient care solutions offering

January 21, 2021

Dutch health technology company Royal Philips has signed an agreement to acquire Capsule Technologies, a Massachusetts-headquartered global provider of medical device integration and data technologies for hospitals and healthcare organizations for US$ 635 million (approximately EUR 530 million). According to Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader Connected Care at Royal Philips, the acquisition of Capsule should further […]

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Enhanced blood test monitoring with new lab-on-chip technology

January 12, 2021

Stanford researchers have developed a new device that can continuously sense levels of virtually any protein or molecule in the blood. The researchers say it could be transformative for disease detection, patient monitoring and biomedical research. The RT-ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay) prototype consists of three modules: in the first (bottom), blood from the subject is […]

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Smart jewellery concept design helps monitor blood glucose levels

December 14, 2020

Instead of frequent finger pricks to analyse blood glucose levels, a student from England has designed an earring that would track blood glucose levels via the earlobe. The Sense Glucose Earring (Sense) would pierce the earlobe and pulse high-frequency radio waves through the surrounding tissue as a way of measuring blood sugar levels. The earring […]

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