Research

Researchers at the North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a technology capable of decoding neuromuscular signals to improve the control of powered prosthetic wrists and hands.

The power of artificial intelligence (AI) is enabling clinical breakthroughs that identify biomarkers without invasive procedures, diagnose skin cancer with a photograph, predict adverse clinical events, and recommend treatments based on current literature. Getting these innovations to market requires access to large, complex data sets to train the AI models.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a flexible biodegradable hydrogel capable of printing human tissues. The team published its findings March 18 in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden have developed a retinal prosthesis that could restore vision in blind patients, according to research published May 2 in Advanced Materials.

Researchers have developed a tool capable of evaluating patients' electronic health records (EHR) note comprehension to provide insight into where improvements can be made. Findings were published April 24 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Researchers from the Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory have developed an injectable bandage made of a hydrogel agent, according to a study published in the February 2018 edition of Acta Biomaterialia.

A researcher at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management has linked over 2,100 patient deaths to hospital data breaches and lack of cybersecurity.

Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed a wearable sensor, placed on a tooth, to monitor what patients eat by collecting data on glucose, salt and alcohol intake. A study examining the development of the sensor is set to be published in Advanced Materials.

Researchers at Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool capable of screening patients with common but blinding retinal diseases for improved detection and treatment. Findings were published online Feb. 22 in Cell.

Samsung and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have announced a jointly developed smartphone app for research into blood pressure and stress monitoring.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Canada have developed a wearable sensor for improved monitoring and interrupting of human motion with the aim of improving wearable technology for muscle movement, heart rate and biological signals. Findings were published in Journal of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical.

Researchers have developed a list of recommended changes to international guidelines for the development of clinical trials to gain insights on the impact of treatment on participants and their quality of life. Finding were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.