FDA cautions patients, providers about using robotically-assisted surgical devices for mastectomy and other cancer-related surgeries

March 1 2019 P.M. Fornasari “Certain patients with cancer may require surgical procedures to treat or prevent the spread of cancer in their body. These procedures are often associated with improved survival outcomes for these patients. However, today we are warning patients and providers that the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices for any cancer-related surgery

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Unique augmented reality concept for image-guided minimally invasive therapies

February 27 2019 P.M.Fornasari At the MWC Barcelona, one of the largest mobile events in the world, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology today unveiled a unique mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) for the operating room of the future. Based on the state-of-the-art technologies

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Digital biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease: the mobile/wearable devices opportunity

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) represents a major and rapidly growing burden to the healthcare ecosystem. In the USA alone, some 5 million people suffer from the disease that costs the managed healthcare system in excess of $250 billion. Currently the sixth leading cause of death, AD prevalence has increased by 89% since 2000, underscoring the need

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New Smart Garments Powered by Body Heat

Researchers have developed new smart fabric coated with polymer that can provide electricity for small, wearable devices. February 25, 2019 by P.M.Fornasari Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been “creatively miniaturized,” says materials chemist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they require a

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Microsoft, Takeda, Eurordis take on rare diseases in children with report, pilots

The three companies announced a slew of pilots employing machine learning, collaborative digital tools and blockchain technology. A year after Microsoft, Takeda and Eurordis announced that they were teaming up on an innovation initiative to solve the issue of diagnosing children with rare diseases, the partners have unveiled an actionable recommendation report and three new

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Procter & Gamble Partners with Aether to Advance AI-Driven 3D Bioprinting

The 3D printing and AI startup Aether has reached a two-year joint agreement with Procter & Gamble to further develop its AI-driven 3D bioprinting system into an “intelligent robotic craftsman”. Procter & Gamble, the multinational consumer goods giant, has agreed to a two-year developmental agreement with the San Francisco-based 3D printing and AI startup Aether.

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AI applications in healthcare grow, opening channel prospects

The hype around AI applications in healthcare spans decades, but the latest wave of AI tech suggests real-world traction. Artificial intelligence is already promising big things at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where researchers have been building machine learning models over the past couple of years. Those models now help

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