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Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.
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2020
12 Aug 2020

3D Electronics 2020-2030: Technologies, Forecasts, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Matthew Dyson, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Dr Richard Collins
27 Jul 2020

AI in Medical Diagnostics 2020-2030: Image Recognition, Players, Clinical Applications, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report: Dr Ivan De Backer, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Dr Nadia Tsao
27 May 2020

Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors

To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
24 Feb 2020

Machine Learning Robots Cook Perfect Hot Dogs

Engineers have made a jump in using machine learning to teach robots to perform complex tasks, a framework that could be applied to a host of tasks, like identifying cancerous spots on mammograms or better understanding spoken commands to play music. But first, as a proof of concept—they've learned how to prepare the perfect hot dog.
2019
23 Dec 2019

Hot Dog Making Robot

In a step forward, a team of researchers has developed a new approach to teaching a robot, or a team of robots, a high-risk, complex task—a framework that could be applied to a host of tasks. In a paper published in Science Robotics, the team demonstrated this framework with a proof-of-concept task by teaching two robots to cook, assemble and serve hot dogs together.
29 Oct 2019

Smart Materials Opportunities in Structural Electronics and Electrics 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop, Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh and Raghu Das
28 Oct 2019

RxFunction walk2Wellness Study Expansion with Hebrew SeniorLife

RxFunction, the medical device company that created Walkasins®, is announcing expansion of its walk2Wellness study to include researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife, with enrollment of its first participant completed earlier this month.
10 Sep 2019

A swifter way towards 3D-printed organs

Sacrificial ink-writing technique allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks.
12 Aug 2019

Catalia Health

IDTechEx spoke to Dr Cory Kidd, CEO of Catalia Health. The company developed Mabu, a 'Wellness coach' robot designed to improve chronic disease care management.
29 May 2019

Machine learning could make antibiotics more effective

Most antibiotics work by interfering with critical functions such as DNA replication or construction of the bacterial cell wall. However, these mechanisms represent only part of the full picture of how antibiotics act.
15 Apr 2019

Blue light could treat superbug infections

Rather than rolling the dice with a multi-drug combination or wasting precious time trying to determine which medicine to prescribe, doctors could soon use a new method for disarming the superbugs: light therapy.
12 Apr 2019

Electrostimulation restores memory

In a groundbreaking study researchers demonstrate that electrostimulation can improve the working memory of people in their 70s so that their performance on memory tasks is indistinguishable from that of 20-year-olds.
14 Feb 2019

Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2-D materials

Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that can convert energy from Wi-Fi signals into electricity that could power electronics.
2018
14 Aug 2018

Soft multifunctional robots get really small

Robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body.
4 Jul 2018

Machine learning algorithm can tell how smart you are

If you've ever lied about your IQ to seem more intelligent, it's time to fess up. Scientists can now tell how smart you are just by looking at a scan of your brain. Actually, to be more precise, the scientists themselves aren't looking at your brain scan; a machine-learning algorithm they've developed is.
19 Jun 2018

RxFunction Inc, creators of walkasins, hires new CFO

Mary E. Anderson is the new Chief Financial Officer of RxFunction, Inc., a start-up medical device company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis (WSP™) - to help improve balance and gait in patients who experience balance problems due to sensory peripheral neuropathy.
15 May 2018

Plans for Long-Term Clinical Trial for walkasins

RxFunction Inc has announced plans to conduct its first long-term clinical trial of walkasins®, the walk2Wellness study.
11 Apr 2018

Medical start-up RxFunction Inc raises $7.5 million in Series A

Medical start-up RxFunction, Inc., a wearable technology company that created walkasins® - the first Wearable Sensory Prosthesis - has completed its Series A funding round, raising $7.5 million and surpassing the initial funding goal of $5 million.
2017
20 Dec 2017

Invasive and Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces: Forecasts and Applications 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report:
25 Oct 2017

Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting

A group of researchers have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes.