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Image: A SARA robot interacting with a patient (Photo courtesy of Bright Cape).

Robotic Entities Could Improve Institutional Quality of Care

Introducing social and autonomous robotic health assistants (SARAs) to aid nurses interacting with patients could help overcome overwhelming schedules and personnel reduction. More...
05 Nov 2019
Image: Sensors sowed into phyjama lining (Photo courtesy of Trisha Andrews/ University of Massachusetts).

Smart Sleepwear Monitors Heart Rate and Respiratory Rhythm

Physiological-sensing devices that can be woven into sleep garments could provide an unobtrusive way to monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, according to a new study. More...
26 Sep 2019
Image: Cancer screening is still undertaken in many senior patients, despite recommendations (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Research Recommends Elderly Patients Stop Cancer Screening

Despite current clinical guidelines recommend against screening older adults with less than 10 years' life expectancy, many doctors continue to do so, claims a new study. More...
06 Sep 2019
Image: A dynamic neck brace helps ALS patients support their head (Photo courtesy of Columbia University).

Dynamic Brace Helps Restore Neck Motion to ALS Patients

An innovative robotic brace supports amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients, helping them to hold their heads upright and increase their range of motion. More...
21 Aug 2019
Image: The Sentry M3 mobile UV disinfection unit (Photo courtesy of Puro Lighting).

UV Disinfecting Light Effective Against Resistant Superbugs

Specialized ultraviolet (UV) disinfectant lighting products been shown to kill up to 99.9% of the deadly, multidrug resistant Candida auris fungus. More...
09 Aug 2019
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Image: The VaPro touch-free intermittent catheter (Photo courtesy of Hollister).

Touch-Free Catheter Facilitates Aseptic Bladder Drainage

A touch-free intermittent catheter provides a balance between ease of use and protection from urinary tract infections (UTIs). More...
08 Aug 2019
Image: A new device suppresses hyperexcitable spinal neurons (Photo courtesy of PathMaker Neurosystems).

Bioelectronic Device Treats Patients with Spasticity and Paralysis

A non-invasive therapy that pairs trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) and peripheral nerve direct current stimulation (pDCS) provides a novel approach to treat post-stroke spasticity. More...
08 Aug 2019

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