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EIT Health Catapult rewards innovation in health technology

On 8 December, innovation network EIT Health announced the results of its flagship Catapult competition, which recognises pioneering innovation within the spheres of digital...
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Tackling nasogastric tube misplacement

A UK based company, NasoGastric Feeding Solutions, has secured funding from British Business Bank’s Future Fund to manufacture technology that prevents nasogastric tube misplacement.
Diagnosing dysphagia in COVID-19 with telemedicine

Diagnosing dysphagia in COVID-19 with telemedicine

Clinicians who are diagnosing and treating dysphagia in COVID-19 patients should use telemedicine in order to reduce risk to themselves, say experts. The COVID-19 pandemic...
COVID-19 pandemic risks global health infrastructure

COVID-19 pandemic risks global health infrastructure

A new report has found that the COVID-19 pandemic is putting health infrastructure around the world at risk. The report, released by the non-profit Global...
Using technology to manage chronic illness

Using technology to manage chronic illness with IÉSEG

IÉSEG School of Management discusses the use of technology to manage chronic illness, focussing on research carried out by assistant professor of management information...
European public services overspending on technology

European public services overspending on technology

New research has shown that European Public Service organisations are overspending on technology. New research from Insight has shown that 94% of European public service...
Confidence in AI for improving patient outcomes in endoscopy grows

Confidence in AI for improving patient outcomes in endoscopy grows

A new survey has shown that gastroenterology clinicians strongly support AI in endoscopy to deliver improved outcomes for patients. A survey of endoscopists, GI nurses,...

Clinical perceptions of AI in endoscopy

In this article, Mat Tallis, European Business Manager at Fujifilm Europe discusses the clinical perceptions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in endoscopy. We often hear about...
Smart phone camera adapted to detect presence of SARS-CoV-2

Smart phone camera adapted to detect presence of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have developed an innovative way of detecting the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in a nasal swab using a device attached to an ordinary smartphone. Senior...
Alleviating radiology backlogs with Artificial Intelligence

Alleviating radiology backlogs with Artificial Intelligence

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, a chronic shortage of imaging equipment and skilled radiologists meant that hospitals had been plagued with a growing patient backlog...
Over half a million Brits participating in COVID-19 research

Over half a million Brits participating in COVID-19 research

Over half a million British people have taken part in pioneering health research into COVID-19 over the last eight months. The UK has been conducting...
World first smart test revolutionises diagnosis of sleep disorders

World first smart test revolutionises diagnosis of sleep disorders

An innovative new smart sensor has been designed that can help diagnose sleep disorders from the comfort of the bedroom. The world’s first smart sleep...
Major breakthrough in genome sequencing can quicken cancer diagnosis

Major breakthrough in genome sequencing can quicken cancer diagnosis

A major breakthrough in genome sequencing could lead to the quicker diagnosis of cancer and rare diseases. Understanding human DNA sequences can inform scientists about...
The technology of COVID-19: unprecedented shifts in healthcare

The technology of COVID-19: unprecedented shifts in healthcare

Since its emergence at the end of 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had an unprecedented impact on people and economies the world over –...
A faster way to test bacteria for antibiotic resistance

A faster way to test bacteria for antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance is a huge threat to human health and now a team of scientists have developed a new device that can...
Combining machine learning and cell engineering for cancer therapies

Combining machine learning and cell engineering for cancer therapies

Scientists are tackling the ‘Holy Grail’ of oncology by combing machine learning and cell engineering to create ‘living medicines’ that precisely target cancer tumours. Scientists...
UK could transform cancer treatment with £20m boost for AI research

UK could transform cancer treatment with £20m boost for AI research

Top Artificial Intelligence innovators in the UK could help to transform the healthcare industry thanks to a £20m boost. The Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships is...
Why we need Artificial Intelligence in healthcare now

Why we need Artificial Intelligence in healthcare now

In this article, Amy Molten, Paediatrician and the Director of Medicine for Buoy Health, an Artificial Intelligence-powered healthcare navigation platform, discusses the vital role...
Advancing understanding of TB and respiratory infections with lung-on-chip

Advancing understanding of TB and respiratory infections with lung-on-chip

An innovative ‘lung-on-chip’ is providing new insights into the body’s response to early tuberculosis infection and could provide a model for future research into...
Extending the reach of MRI with new portable brain imaging scanner

Extending the reach of MRI with new portable brain imaging scanner

A new low-cost, compact, portable, and low-power brain imaging scanner has been developed. The new device, which has been developed by a team at Massachusetts...

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