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2020
22 May 2020

Lightricity

Lightricity is a niche photovoltaic player with 9 people, spun off from Oxford University in the UK. They focus on indoors because their technology has an exceptional 30% efficiency there, particularly under LED (blueish?) lighting.
22 May 2020

Mixed Reality in a Time of COVID-19

Recently the versatility of mixed and augmented reality products has come to the forefront of the news, with an Imperial led project at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Doctors have been wearing the Microsoft Hololens headsets whilst working on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, to aid them in their care for their patients.
4 May 2020

Open Access Hardware, 3D Printing to Tackle Health Supplies Demand

Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to scientists.
1 Apr 2020

Y Soft Contributes Face Shields Towards Fighting COVID-19

To help address the lack of protective equipment for doctors and other workers who are exposed to the risk of viral infection on a daily basis Y Soft Corporation is using its 3D printers to produce protective face shields and binder strips for hospitals across the world.
23 Mar 2020

World's First Artificial Pancreas app Licensed for Type 1 Diabetes

The world's first licensed, downloadable artificial pancreas app for people with type 1 diabetes has launched, based on over a decade of research by Professor Roman Hovorka at the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The CamAPS FX app works with an insulin pump and a glucose monitor to automatically deliver insulin to people living with the condition via a complex algorithm..
10 Mar 2020

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Earns CE Mark for Depression Treatment

Now available in Europe, Symmetry is a small implantable device that stimulates the vagus nerve to improve symptoms of depression and quality of life. Symmetry sends mild electric pulses to the vagus nerve, which is connected to areas of the brain that control mood.
25 Feb 2020

AI Helps Predict Heart Attacks and Stroke

Artificial intelligence has been used for the first time to instantly and accurately measure blood flow. The results were found to be able to predict chances of death, heart attack and stroke, and can be used by doctors to help recommend treatments which could improve a patient's blood flow.
21 Feb 2020

Global Initiative to use Wearables for Dementia Detection

Led by Alzheimer's Research UK, the project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease - or "fingerprints" - that can be then detected using wearable technologies, such as smart watches.
20 Feb 2020

TensCare

IDTechEx spoke to TensCare, a company based in the UK that manufactures electrical stimulation devices for drug-free pain relief, incontinence and other applications.
19 Feb 2020

Bioness

Bioness, a medical technology company based in the USA, was exhibiting at Arab Health 2020. The company was exhibiting StimRouter - a bioelectronic implantable device.
17 Feb 2020

Over 10% of NHS Estate to Switch to 100% Renewable Electricity

NHS Property Services has announced two new energy contracts via Inspired Energy. British Gas will provide 100% renewable electricity and Corona will provide natural gas to all their properties across the England by April 2020.
3 Feb 2020

Electromedical Products International

IDTechEx technology analyst Nadia Tsao spoke with EPI President Tracey Kirsch at CES Unveiled. EPI were exhibiting the Alpha Stim, a bioelectronic device for anxiety, insomnia, depression and pain.
21 Jan 2020

AI Can Detect Low-Glucose via ECG Without Fingperprick Test

A new technology for detecting low glucose levels via ECG using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest Artificial Intelligence can detect hypoglycaemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers.
2019
27 Nov 2019

IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA 2019 Award Winners

At the 16th IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition held in Santa Clara on November 20-21, three organizations were honored for their great achievements in developing and commercializing printed electronics technologies.
27 Nov 2019

Wearable Tech Could Help People Manage Diabetes

People with diabetes would benefit from using wearable glucose monitors - according to new research.
21 Nov 2019

Ground Breaking Blood Clot Prevention Technology

A partnership between the Royal Stoke University Hospital, part of the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, and a UK industry-leading medical devices company have been rewarded for its use of an innovative bioelectronic technology to prevent life-threatening blood clots in acute stroke patients - winning in the category:
15 Oct 2019

Applied Nanodetectors Ltd

Applied Nanodetectors has developed a portable breath analysis device for the monitoring of COPD and asthma progression. It is designed for early detection of disease and event prevention to provide better treatment solutions to patients. Early detection of respiratory diseases is a challenge and now that breath analysis has become a recognised diagnostics method by the NHS, there is an opportunity for Applied Nanodetectors' technology to improve standards of care
10 Oct 2019

Microneedle biosensor accurately detects patient's antibiotic levels

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient's system, matching the accuracy of current clinical methods.
12 Sep 2019

New AI technology for advanced heart attack prediction

Technology developed using artificial intelligence could identify people at high risk of a fatal heart attack at least 5 years before it strikes, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation.
12 Aug 2019

NHS to use AI to improve the health and lives of patients.

A new National Artificial Intelligence Lab will use the power of artificial intelligence to improve the health and lives of patients.