Slimmer Leven 2020 is partner of Health Tech Event

Slimmer Leven 2020

Slimmer Leven 2020 is partner of Health Tech Event, which will take place on December 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

During the conference, you can attend one plenary session and two parallel sessions powered by Slimmer Leven 2020:

  • ‘Veranderingen in de waardeketen / A blueprint for changing value chains’ (Dutch spoken)
  • ‘Health Food and Wellbeing’ (Dutch spoken)

We invite you to check the program of the conference for more information about the speakers and their presentations. Continue reading “Slimmer Leven 2020 is partner of Health Tech Event”

Robotic ray is part animal, part machine (Video)

Robotic ray

Robotic ray is part animal, part machine. Scientists have designed a robotic stingray that could help our understanding of the human heart. The miniature robot, one-tenth the scale of the actual fish, moves using heart cells taken from a rat. Researchers hope the robotic ray will give new insight into the heart’s ability to pump blood and its potential implications in heart disease. Continue reading “Robotic ray is part animal, part machine (Video)”

Researchers develop tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule (Video)

Researchers develop tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule. In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound. Continue reading “Researchers develop tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule (Video)”

Wearable electronics will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose and treat patients (Video)

Wearable electronics will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose and treat patients, according to researchers at MIT, who are developing stretchable hydrogels that share many of the same properties of human tissue.

“Hydrogel is a polymer network infiltrated with water. Even though it is only 5 to 10 percent polymer, this network is extremely important,” said Xuanhe Zhao, an associate professor of mechanical engineering  at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Continue reading “Wearable electronics will revolutionize the way doctors diagnose and treat patients (Video)”

From Horror Flicks to Pediatric Surgery – Medical Training Taken to New Level of Realism (Video)

When critical care physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital practice cannulating an infant going on cardiopulmonary support, they’ll no longer have to cut through hard plastic mannequins with tubes for blood vessels. Instead, they’ll puncture a soft layer of realistic baby skin, dissect through subcutaneous fat and spread muscles that look and feel like the real thing. Continue reading “From Horror Flicks to Pediatric Surgery – Medical Training Taken to New Level of Realism (Video)”

EpiWatch App Tracks Epilepsy Symptoms and Shares Data, Helping Monitoring, Improvement of Condition (Video)

Johns Hopkins EpiWatch™ is an app for Apple Watch™ and research study. EpiWatch helps you manage your epilepsy by tracking your seizures and possible triggers, medications and side effects. You can view this information at any time, and a dashboard lets you share a summary of the data with your doctor or caregiver if you want. With EpiWatch, you can also send a message to family members or caregivers to let them know when you are tracking a seizure. Continue reading “EpiWatch App Tracks Epilepsy Symptoms and Shares Data, Helping Monitoring, Improvement of Condition (Video)”

New Wearable Device Instantly Delivers Info such as Vitals to Doctors as They Operate (Video)

For all of its promising ideas and potential, Google Glass can, at best, be summed up as a noble failure. In trying to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, the resulting device offered little in the way of real world utility. But there were lessons to be learned, and those paying attention are iterating. Continue reading “New Wearable Device Instantly Delivers Info such as Vitals to Doctors as They Operate (Video)”

Stanford Engineers Create Plastic Skin-like Material that Can Send Pressure Sensation to Brain Cell (Video)

Stanford engineers have created a plastic “skin” that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell.

Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford, has spent a decade trying to develop a material that mimics skin’s ability to flex and heal, while also serving as the sensor net that sends touch, temperature and pain signals to the brain. Ultimately she wants to create a flexible electronic fabric embedded with sensors that could cover a prosthetic limb and replicate some of skin’s sensory functions. Continue reading “Stanford Engineers Create Plastic Skin-like Material that Can Send Pressure Sensation to Brain Cell (Video)”

Ogo Technology Introduces New Take on Personal Transportation (Video)

Our mission is to revolutionize the area around personal transportation and mobility.

Our team has blended cutting edge electronics and battery technology with an innovative intuitive hands free control system, to introduce a new era in personal transportation and freedom of movement for maximum independence. Continue reading “Ogo Technology Introduces New Take on Personal Transportation (Video)”