Human-on-a-Chip: using tissue engineering to replicate the human body
An application of tissue engineering that is rapidly growing is the building of organ-on-a-chip devices.
Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty
Companies have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds is computationally complex, especially for small drones that are limited in how much they can carry onboard for real-time processing.
Engineering electronic medicine
Targeting a certain nerve very precisely with sound, light or electricity can modulate bleeding or inflammation. Ultrasound, for example, can go deep into tissue. Nerves can be stimulated with electricity via wires, but wires create a lot of problems: tugging and pulling and instability.
Self-driving rides in Las Vegas
Aptiv and Lyft announce a partnership to demonstrate a first-of-its-kind fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience in Las Vegas. Torc Robotics also offers autonomous rides.
IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Hesperos President/CEO Dr Mike Shuler on August 24, 2017. Hesperos provides toxicology testing services using their proprietary organ-on-a-chip technology.
Vagus nerve stimulation shows progress against PTSD
Researchers are exploring how mild stimulation of the vagus nerve could help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.