23 Sep 2020
Manchester Hospital Uses Versius for First Robotic Keyhole Surgery
Versius is portable, modular, and designed to be easily moved between operating theatres. Once in an operating theatre, it takes an average of 15 minutes to set up the system. This allows it to be used frequently, with one Versius robot capable of performing hundreds of operations each year.
28 Aug 2020
The AR/MR/VR Optics & Displays Market Will Grow to Over $28bn by 2030
The new IDTechEx report, "Optics and Displays in AR, VR, and MR 2020-2030: Technologies, Players and Markets", covers the complete range of optics and display technologies which are used in spatial reality products.
20 Aug 2020
Augmenting Healthcare with Augmented Reality
Augmented reality and mixed reality are being used more and more in hospitals by doctors and healthcare professionals to provide them with a hands-free working environment, greater flexibility with overlaying information and processing information from its camera.
17 Aug 2020
AI Could Speed up and Improve Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Artificial intelligence could help to diagnose Alzheimer's faster and improve patient prognosis, a new study has revealed.
6 Aug 2020
Optellum was founded in 2016 in the UK. It has raised $1.3M of funding and has 25 employees as of Q2 2020.
31 Jul 2020
Smart Glasses: The New Smartphone?
This article discusses the future impact of the standalone AR market. Will SmartGlasses be a short-lived trend, or become as common place as the smartphone?
20 Jul 2020
Augmented and Virtual Reality: Technology of the Future, Today
By 2030, IDTechEx predicts the augmented, virtual and mixed reality market to be over $30Bn. With COVID limiting physical interaction, virtual communication and interaction will be the normal for many years to come.
2 Jul 2020
Landmark Hydrogen Move for London and UK
A significant step has been made in fuelling hydrogen buses on the streets of the UK with Ryse Hydrogen signing a three-year contract with Suttons Tankers to transport bulk hydrogen gas to different locations in the UK, starting with London.
9 Jun 2020
PST Sensors manufacture printed, flexible, thin film temperature sensors based on a silicon nanoparticle composite ink. They are based in both the UK and South Africa, and also develop integrated sensing systems that utilize their printed thermistor technology.
22 May 2020
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 May 2020
McLaren Automotive manufacture some of the best sportscars and supercars in the world. However, their approach to hybrid and fully electric cars has been slower than some competitors.
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
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, a medical technology company based in the USA, was exhibiting at Arab Health 2020. The company was exhibiting StimRouter - a bioelectronic implantable device.