Emerging Technologies

A zero-contact health monitor about the size and shape of an external laptop speaker—one sure to fire the imagination of many a sci-fi fan—has won de novo clearance from the FDA.

The FDA has granted de novo classification to an AI software module that puts a second pair of eyes on colonoscopy videos in real time and is compatible with any endoscope.

The aggregated datasets are so complex, applying algorithmic analysis for medical uses may help expand AI as it unlocks biology.

Artificially intelligent personal digital assistants controlled by voice à la Amazon Echo and Google Home have a bright future in healthcare. However, they will only go so far as a transformative technology. 

The European Union has granted CE mark approval to a breast cancer screening system that combines a thermal imaging device with cloud-hosted AI analytics.

An established company in the spinal device market has added a 3D-printed vertebral spacer to its line of FDA-cleared products.

Armed with AI-derived observations of tweets and posts, influencers could tailor promotional campaigns and policy interventions to boost COVID vaccine buy-in, a new study suggests.

Johns Hopkins researchers have used deep neural networks to draw important insights—prescriptive as well as descriptive—into adaptive immunity from massive stores of T-cell receptor sequencing data.

A major collegiate athletic conference is teaming with a top-tier academic healthcare system and a popular fitness technology company to study the utility of wearables for preventing or monitoring infectious diseases in student-athletes.

Apart from software, the technique needs nothing more than a halogen lamp and a commercial-grade spectrometer. This pairing can be had together for well under $5,000.

Two healthcare heavyweights are combining forces to form a technology center they hope will, over the next 10 years, “fundamentally advance the pace” of discovery in medical science and healthcare innovation.

Last week a literature review showed none of 62 high-quality medical AI models ready for translation from academic research to clinical practice. Now comes a similar but separate study confirming the depth of the dashed hopes.