Wireless Network Brings Dust-Sized Brain Implants a Step Closer

Engineers have designed a scheme to let thousands of brain implants talk at up to 10 megabits per secondBrain-computer interfaces have managed some amazing feats: allowing paralyzed people to type words and move a robot using only their minds, to name two examples. Brown University neuroengineering professor Arto Nurmikko has had a hand in some of … Continue reading Wireless Network Brings Dust-Sized Brain Implants a Step Closer

KidneyX Prize Winners Rethink Dialysis

Artificial kidneys and a wearable that prevents blood clots were among the winning designsIn the 1960s, a pacemaker was the size of a microwave and a dialysis machine was the size of a refrigerator. Today, a pacemaker is the size of a vitamin and a dialysis machine is, well, the size of a refrigerator. They do … Continue reading KidneyX Prize Winners Rethink Dialysis

Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

Predictive computer models could prompt physicians to talk with families who are skeptical of vaccinesGrowing skepticism toward vaccines has sparked a flareup of measles outbreaks affecting New York City neighborhoods, cruise ships, international airports and even Google’s Mountain View headquarters. To help family physicians reach out to vaccine-hesitant parents, data scientists have shown how computer models can predict the likelihood … Continue reading Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

Korea’s New 5G Futuristic Hospital

Hologram visitors, indoor navigation, facial recognition security, and voice-controlled rooms are coming to a hospital in South Korea When Yonsei University Health System opens its newest hospital next year, in Yongin, about 25 miles outside of Seoul, it will be decked out with some of tech’s hottest gadgets. Very sick patients in isolation rooms can visit … Continue reading Korea’s New 5G Futuristic Hospital

Saving Lives…With Robots

University of Maryland engineer wants to equip ambulances with medical robots enhanced by machine learning to help trauma patients Assistant Professor Axel Krieger and master's student Anirudh Topiwala test a new robotic system for remote trauma assessment. At the moment of traumatic injury, no physician is present. Emergency medical technicians respond first—they stabilize the patient … Continue reading Saving Lives…With Robots