Call for Applications: 2019 Pitching Den Competition

Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Call for Proposals: Environment, Energy & Health Challenge

DLR is looking for innovative ideas that use Earth observation data to drive the sustainable management of our limited natural resources and foster human well-being. In addition to using Copernicus data and other Earth observation satellite data, participants are encouraged to supplement their ideas with other sources of data, such as information generated by crowd-sourcing, social media or in-situ measurements. Ideas should support professionals working in these areas, inform the public, or empower public authorities to take action and solve issues on a local, national, or global scale.
Application Deadline in 3 months

HOLMeS: eHealth in the Big Data and Deep Learning Era

The aim of this paper is to introduce the HOLMeS (health online medical suggestions) system: A particular big data platform aiming at supporting several eHealth applications. As its main novelty/functionality, HOLMeS exploits a machine learning algorithm, deployed on a cluster-computing environment, in order to provide medical suggestions via both chat-bot and web-app modules, especially for prevention aims.

Call for Applications: The Morpheus Prize 2019

The largest European Universities & Graduate Schools' championship is a hands on opportunity for students to showcase their talents. Launched in 2015, this event is a response to the upcoming major talent shortage on the European employment market.
Application Deadline in 15 days

Call for Applications: Grants to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently accepting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Application Deadline in 3 months

EU's Call for Proposals: EIC Horizon Prize for 'Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid'

Solutions should be developed through a frugal innovation approach, and should be novel and based on advanced technologies and services, demonstrating the added value and potential of one or more advanced technologies (not only limited to Information and Communication Technology). Tested and proven in humanitarian aid delivery, these solutions should be safe, scalable, resource-sustainable, replicable and usable in other contexts.
Application Deadline in 10 months
a month ago

Novel seaweed products to combat iodine deficiency disorders

According to the World Health Organization, 40 % of the world's population is at risk from iodine deficiency. Seaweed is the best known and most reliable source of natural iodine, but production is dominated by larger Asian players, and seawater pollution affects product quality.

EU's Call for Proposals: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors

A range of factors is responsible for the (re-)emergence of infectious disease threats, including antimicrobial resistance, altering the epidemiology and spread of disease in a changing global environment. These include drivers such as climate change and associated environmental impacts, population growth, unplanned urbanisation and high mobility, as well as animal husbandry or intensive farming practices. At the same time, tools for infectious disease diagnostics and surveillance are evolving rapidly, allowing for ever more accurate diagnosis in ever shorter time. The use of next generation sequencing combined with surveillance data, health registries and societal data from informal/non-traditional sources (e.g. social media) holds promise for improving individual and population health.
Application Deadline in 24 days

Thailand offered incentives for foreign investment in Medical Robotics

The maximum corporate income tax (CIT) exemption is 8 years for both manufacture of automation machinery/equipment with engineering design, and the manufacture of high-risk or high-technology medical devices. However, the CIT exemption for the assembling of robots or automation equipment/parts is 5 years.

Toyota Mobility Foundation announces finalists in $4 million global Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The Challenge invited engineers, innovators, and designers from across the world to submit designs for game-changing technologies, incorporating intelligent systems, to improve the mobility and independence of people with lower-limb paralysis. Central to the Challenge is the importance of collaboration with end-users to develop devices which will integrate seamlessly into users’ lives and environments, while being comfortable and easy to use, enabling greater independence and increased participation in daily life.

JPND Launches €30 Million Call for Multinational Research on Personalised Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) initiative has announced a joint transnational call for multinational research on personalised medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: Making More Health Accelerator 2019 for Start-ups in Kenya, Ghana,Nigeria

Applicants are invited to apply for the Making More Health Accelerator 2019 that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation.
Applications are closed

Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care

Stratasys PolyJet technology and Materialise FDA-cleared software now most versatile 3D printing system for hospitals and physicians to build anatomical models at the point-of-care.

Producing vaccines without the use of chemicals

Producing vaccines is a tricky task – especially in the case of inactivated vaccines, in which pathogens must be killed without altering their structure. Until now, this task has generally involved the use of toxic chemicals. Now, however, an innovative new technology developed by Fraunhofer researchers – the first solution of its kind – will use electron beams to produce inactivated vaccines quickly, reproducibly and without the use of chemicals.

Design of bracelet for personal healthcare using IoT

The scope of this paper is to understand needs and requirements of healthcare IoT, IoT user experience, security and so on. Finally, I applied all collected theoretical knowledge and tried to design a smart bracelet acting as insulin pump which will be new, innovative product on today’s market.

EU's Call for Proposals: Large scale implementation of digital innovation for health and care in an ageing society

The actions supported will target large-scale deployment of digital health and care solutions across different regions in Europe. In line with the priority actions of the EIP on AHA Scaling-up Strategy, the scope of this PPI is to specify, purchase and deploy ICT based solutions (made up of services and ICT products to enable the provision of services) for active and healthy ageing through a common supply and demand side dialogue, which can deliver sustainable, new or improved health and care services promoting patient feedback in which public procurement approaches for innovative solutions lead to improved outcomes.
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Call for applications: Social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities in Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria

The MMH Accelerator is a structured, 11-month business accelerator program offered under the MMH Initiative that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation. Through the MMH Accelerator, participants are provided with tailored access to expertise and capacity building to unlock their next phase of growth.
Applications are closed

How Tiny Fingernail Sensors and AI Can Help Clinicians to Monitor Health and Disease Progression

This is where the potential of a fingernail sensor comes into play. We interact with objects throughout the day using our hands, such as the tactile sensing of pressure, temperature, surface textures and more. Our team realized it might be possible to derive interesting signals from how the fingernail bends throughout the course of a day, as we use our fingers to interact with our environment, and tap into the power of AI and machine learning to analyze and derive valuable insights from that data.

Artificial Intelligence Is Propelling the Pharmaceutical Industry by Enabling Smart Drug Discovery Solutions

AI creates growth opportunities in novel therapeutics development by leveraging multi-sourced data, finds Frost & Sullivan

EU's Call for Proposals: Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications

Regenerative medicine offers hope for untreatable disease and the ageing population, improved quality of life and reduced medical costs. However, so far, regenerative medicine has not yet proved itself in the clinic beyond rare diseases or conditions of limited public health importance. With recent scientific discoveries opening up new approaches to regenerative medicine, the challenge is to use these to extend the regenerative approach to major diseases and conditions.
Application Deadline in 24 days

Intel Artificial Intelligence Opens Door to Mobility for Quadriplegic Community

With HOOBOX Robotics’ Wheelie 7 kit powered by Intel artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, people can control their motorized wheelchairs with simple facial expressions. There are more than 60 people in the United States testing the Wheelie 7 – most of whom are quadriplegics, people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or senior citizens.

EU Call for Proposals: Big data and Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Health Status and Quality of Life after the Cancer Treatment

Proposals should focus and deliver on how to better acquire, manage, share, model, process and exploit big data using, if appropriate, high performance computing to effectively monitor health status of individual patients, provide overall actionable insights at the point of care and improve quality of life after the cancer treatment.
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4 months ago

Alibaba Cloud and PolyU to Advance Smart Cities and Smart Healthcare

Extended cooperation will focus on artificial intelligence research and applications with implications for the Greater Bay Area.

Call for Proposals: Improve the production and distribution of food in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Proposals: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors

Current advanced IT technologies offer the opportunity to integrate such big data sets and could enable the rapid and personalised treatment of infected patients, and bolster the detection, tracking and control of infectious disease outbreaks.
Application Deadline in 24 days

Healthcare Robotics Digital Innovation Hub

Robotics has the potential to revolutionise the field of healthcare. In hospitals, surgical robots allow for minimally invasive surgery, with increased precision.

Call for Proposals on Joint Innovation Projects between France and Singapore

Applicants are expected to develop ready-to-market solutions for products, technology-based services or methods which have strong potential for the French, Singaporean and/or international market.

3D-Printed Implants Successful in Foot and Ankle Surgery

According to a new study published in Foot & Ankle International (FAI), advancements in three-dimensional (3D) printing have allowed foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to use custom-made implants for difficult foot and ankle cases.

Call for Proposals: Artificial Intelligence for Health

The Call for Proposals is soliciting AI use cases and associated datasets in the fields of clinical and public health. Proposals should highlight the motivations behind an ‘AI for Health’ use case, the value of performance benchmarking in such cases, and the datasets required to train relevant AI algorithms.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Applications: eHealth

The goal is to ensure adequate and efficient use of the ERN (European Reference Networks) Core Services (Clinical Patient Management System and ERN Collaborative Platform) by the members of the ERNs.
Applications are closed

ESA's Call for Proposals: Big Data in Health

Kick-start Activities elaborate the business opportunity and the technical feasibility of new applications and services exploiting one or more space assets (e.g. Satellite Communications, Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation, Human Space Flight Technology). This call for Kick-start Activities is dedicated to the theme "Big Data in Health", which means that the call is open to companies which intend to develop new applications to support "Big Data in Health" and associated activities.
Applications are closed

Purdue-based startup developing technology aimed at helping treat obesity, diabetes

Obesity is also a contributing factor to developing Type 2 diabetes. So, removing excess fat through nanoparticle injections would likely decrease the odds of developing that disease.

EU Call for Projects: Blockchain Enabled Healthcare

The project will initially establish an effective governance organisation and approach to enable continuous improvement and open competition among service providers, while ensuring that critical factors such as data integrity, privacy, regulatory compliance and efficiency are built into a ‘Healthcare Foundation’ which serves as an integration layer between underlying blockchain technologies and the business application layer.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: Business ventures in Sub-saharan Africa - Urban community housing solution, Agriculture, Healthcare, Renewable Energy, Water and Education

Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund that invests in opportunities which simultaneously enhance the quality of life of communities in rapidly developing nations, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also delivering attractive financial returns for investors.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Rice Water: A Traditional Ingredient with Anti-Aging Efficacy

The skin healing benefits of rice have been known for centuries. Rice (Oryza sativa) water is a food processing waste that can potentially be incorporated into cosmetic formulations.
10 months ago

University of Toronto researchers develop portable 3D skin printer to repair deep wounds

University of Toronto researchers have developed a handheld 3D skin printer that deposits even layers of skin tissue to cover and heal deep wounds.
a year ago

The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute to develop scalable manufacturing processes for engineered tissues and organs

ARMI brings together a consortium of nearly 100 partner organizations from industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector to develop next-generation manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs.
a year ago

Could Cryptocurrency Investments Revolutionize Healthcare Systems?

The healthcare industry has naturally been one of the active areas of exploration as the world scrambles to find applications for cryptocurrency. The risk-averse nature of the medical industry combined with the enormous cost needed to initiate any change in healthcare has been a major barrier to change. As a result, the healthcare industry is renowned for being slow at adopting new technologies.
a year ago

EU Call for Applications: EIC Prize - Early Warning for Epidemics

The challenge is to develop a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective early-warning system prototype to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks, mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales, and providing support to existing elimination efforts.
Application Deadline in a year
a year ago

IAEA Conducts Successful Test of Drones in Fight Against Disease-Transmitting Mosquitos

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to supress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.
a year ago

El Camino Hospital Pioneers First U.S. Use of Robotic Platform for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

The Taft Center for Clinical Research at El Camino Hospital announced that its interventional pulmonology team has successfully performed an innovative robotic bronchoscopy procedure to view the inside of the lungs and obtain a tissue sample.
a year ago

Merck Foundation Announce the Call for Application for Merck Hypertension and Diabetes Awards 2018

All medical postgraduates and final year undergraduates are invited to apply for the awards.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for applications: The Innovate for Life Fund 2018 for African Health Entrepreneurs

The Innovate for Life Fund aims to invest in African health entrepreneurs to accelerate home-grown health solutions for the African market. We offer African health sector-specific support: knowledge, network and access to funding. This is combined with business coaching by an experienced fund management organization.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Progress in Quest to Develop a Human Memory Prosthesis

RAM researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California published in the Journal of Neural Engineering that they have demonstrated the first successful implementation in humans of a proof-of-concept system for restoring memory function by facilitating memory encoding using the patient’s own neural codes.
a year ago

Call For Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges

The Call for Application has been launched across Africa for Innovations Addressing Africa’s Challenges and we are seeking innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

DataCare: Big Data Analytics Solution for Intelligent Healthcare Management

This paper presents DataCare, a solution for intelligent healthcare management. This product is able not only to retrieve and aggregate data from different key performance indicators in healthcare centers, but also to estimate future values for these key performance indicators and, as a result, fire early alerts when undesirable values are about to occur or provide recommendations to improve the quality of service.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Smart Solutions for Ageing well

The aim of this international call for proposals is to support innovative, transnational and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects developing ICT-based solutions by targeting any application area(s) within the AAL domain; the call text provides with further information on the relevant AAL taxonomy and the specified target markets.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Cross4Health's Call for Proposals: Collaborative health innovation solutions generated by Aerospace and Energy SMEs together with Health-related SMEs

The selection will be based on the excellence of the proposed idea to address the identified healthcare challenge, the maturity and the management capacity of the team to drive project to the market, and the potential of the proposed solution to scale-up in the international market.
Applications are closed
a year ago

inDemand's Call for Projects: Start-ups and innovative SMEs in e-health

inDemand is looking for European companies to solve 3 challenges identified by healthcare professionals from Foch Hospital in Paris (France).
Applications are closed
a year ago

New wearable tech from Western University may hold big benefits for people with Parkinson’s

A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western University researchers believing real change is on the way for the more than 6 million people in the world afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.
a year ago

Call for Applications: VentureClash 2018 - Digital Health, Fintech, Insurtech and Internet of Things

VentureClash is Connecticut's $5 millionglobal venture challenge for early-stage digital health, financial technology, insurance technology and Internet of Things companies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Bioengineering, Biosciences and Biomedicine

The call aims at supporting business development of a commercially viable product /technology related to bioengineering, biosciences, and biomedicine, including: diagnostic and therapeutic tools, vaccines and software projects, which can be translated into health improvement.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Korea – France Call for Proposals: Joint R&D Projects

Companies proposing projects are encouraged to apply in any technological field, namely with a specific focus on the following fields: BioTechnology and Medical Technology, Energy and Environment Technology, Robot, Automobile and Machinery Systems Technology, Materials and Nano Technology and Information and Communication Technology.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Merck Research Grants 2018 - How can in-silico research benefit from deep learning or quantum computing?

Deep learning has led to spectacular advances in computing over the last years, conquering fields which previously seemed to be reserved for human intelligence and creativity, for example, mastering the game of Go, recognizing images, or imitating the painting style of an artist.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Merck Research Grants 2018 - Healthy Lives / Drug Discovery

What are new breakthrough enabling technologies for drug discovery, which molecular targets or pathophysiological pathways have tremendous untapped potential to deliver the next big therapeutic breakthrough? How can translation from and predictivity of preclinical models to the clinical situation be enhanced?
Applications are closed
a year ago

Ping An Technology Applies Artificial intelligence and Big Data to Healthcare

The possibilities offered by the combination of AI and healthcare seem endless. By integrating AI into the healthcare scenario, Ping An Technology is developing solutions that have applications across the entire treatment process, starting from the moment the patient walks through the door of the doctor's office or the entrance to the emergency room at a hospital seeking medical treatment, on through the medical examination and to the final diagnosis.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge

The challenge is looking for innovative teams from around the world to build the next generation of mobility devices for people with lower-limb paralysis. More importantly, it is looking for teams who put end-users at the heart of everything they do. That means engaging people with lower-limb paralysis from the outset to develop devices that best meet their needs.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Connected knee implant in response to increase in osteoarthritis

​The FollowKnee project, spearheaded by Brest Hospital, was set up to develop a smart communicating knee implant that can provide information on the implant's mechanical condition and trigger an alert in the event of an infection.
a year ago

Canada's Call for Applications: Industry Innovations in the field of Aging and Brain Health

CABHI maintains a strong commitment to the cognitive and mental well-being of older adults, and the health and social care needs of persons with dementia, and those who care for them, by supporting innovations that are aimed at finding solutions.
Applications are closed
a year ago

One Hour of Video Gaming Can Increase the Brain’s Ability to Focus

The research team found changes in brain activity and increased performance on tests of visual selective activity in subjects who had spent one hour playing the League of Legends video game. Their results are published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect privacy/data/infrastructures

Development and implementation of innovative methods, tools, guidelines or best practices addressing the need for cybersecurity in hospitals including remote care and homecare settings e.g. for assessing risks and vulnerabilities of hospitals w.r.t cyberattacks; innovative cybersecurity measures; identification/authentication systems within hospitals taking into account cross-border requirements and usability; addressing cybersecurity in the whole lifecycle of a medical device.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies Are Transforming Healthcare

People will live to the age of 140 within a few decades, hospitals will be transformed into mere casualty rooms as patient self-management of health becomes the norm, 5G-connected ambulances will save millions of lives by accessing digitized trauma data and performing procedures in transit.
a year ago

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of 50 million euros devoted to start-ups in Africa

With Orange Digital Ventures Africa, the Group is acquiring an investment vehicle dedicated to innovative early stage African projects in the fields of new connectivity, fintech, the Internet of Things, energy and e-health. The objective is to target start-ups offering answers to the fundamental challenges of Africa while leveraging the operator's strengths on the continent.
a year ago

Combining brain stimulation with a Robotic device could help restore Hand function in Stroke patients

The researchers demonstrate that stimulating the hand area of the motor cortex at the same time, but not after, the robotic device initiated hand movement increased the strength of the neural signal, most likely by harnessing the processing power of additional neurons in the corticospinal tract.
a year ago

Senioradom & Sigfox will Deploy an Innovative Telecare Solution in China

Senioradom and Sigfox have developed a telecare solution made up of different movement sensors and door opening detection, as well as an alert and geo-localisation necklace. The solution has been designed to automatically detect any potential behavioural anomalies due to a fall, a person feeling faint or a deteriorating mental condition such as Alzheimer’s.
a year ago

Wearable Data Analytics Bring Humans into the IoT

Data analytics provides companies, healthcare professionals, and consumers alike with further insight into the long stream of data that they receive from various sensors and devices, which increasingly includes wearable devices.
a year ago

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals and Cycle Pharmaceuticals Partner to Develop 3D-Printed Orphan Drugs

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals announced they have signed a partnership agreement to develop and commercialize orphan drugs using three-dimensionally printed (“3DP”) technology.
a year ago

How 5G Wireless (and Concomitant Technologies) Will Revolutionize Healthcare?

In this paper, we build the case that 5G wireless technology, along with concomitant emerging technologies (such as IoT, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning), will transform global healthcare systems in the near future.
a year ago

Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too late

The researchers developed a $40 portable allergen-detection system called integrated exogenous antigen testing, or iEAT. It consists of a handheld device to extract allergens from food and an electronic keychain reader for sensing allergens that wirelessly communicates the results to a smartphone.
a year ago

MediaTek Sensio: New Biosensor Solution Brings Health Monitoring to Smartphones

MediaTek Sensio is a powerful advanced health monitoring solution which makes it easy to track heart rate information, blood pressure trends, peripheral oxygen saturation levels and more.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Mobility Unlimited Challenge, Mobility solutions of the future to transform the world of people with lower-limb paralysis

The Mobility Unlimited Challenge aims to harness creative thinking from across the world to accelerate innovation and encourage collaboration with users to find winning devices to transform the world for people with lower-limb paralysis. The Challenge will reward the development of personal mobility devices incorporating intelligent systems.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Medicrea​ ​Receives​ ​FDA​ ​Clearance​ ​for​ ​3D-Printed​ ​Titanium​ ​Interbody​ ​Devices​

The Medicrea ® Group, pioneering the convergence of healthcare IT and next-generation, outcome-centered device design and manufacturing with UNiD™ Adaptive Spine Intelligence™ (ASI) technology, announced today the Company has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its IB3D™ range of 3D-printed Titanium interbody devices and the introduction of AdapTEK™, its surgeon-adaptive technology.
a year ago

Therapy Robots a Step Closer to Reality

The robots were manufactured by coating tiny algae with magnetic particles. They could be tracked in tissue close to the skin’s surface by imaging the algae’s natural fluorescence, and in hard-to-reach deeper tissue by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
a year ago

AI Health Challenge, The First Artificial Intelligence challenge focused on e-Health

Your mission: Recognize melanoma (cancerous moles) on medical pictures through the analysis of thousands of dermatoscopy images.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Senscio Systems Awarded U.S. Patent for Pioneering Artificial Intelligence for Home Healthcare

Senscio Systems applied this patented AI framework in its flagship digital health solution called Ibis™. The artificial intelligence that powers the Ibis platform literally learns about the patient's home environment and behaviors by continuously collecting and contextualizing behavioral and biometric data from the home setting, thereby creating a window into the patient's health.
a year ago

CARMAT Signs a Partnership Agreement with AddUp, Specialized in 3D Printing, to Accelerate the Industrial Phase of the CARMAT's Artificial Heart project

CARMAT, the designer and developer of the world’s most advanced artificial heart project, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, today announces that it has signed a partnership agreement with AddUp, the Joint Venture specialized in 3D printing set up by the Michelin and Fives groups.
a year ago

Leti Joins DARPA-Funded Project to Develop Implantable Device for Restoring Vision

The FVE team project, called CorticalSight, is part of the six projects selected by DARPA to participate in the groundbreaking NESD program. CorticalSight will apply techniques from the field of optogenetics to enable communication between neurons in the visual cortex and a camera-based, high-definition artificial retina worn over the eyes. Leti will lead the development of the active implantable medical device that will interface with the visual cortex.
a year ago

Orange Healthcare and Sanoïa endorse the use of Machine Learning to monitor Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatism

Orange Healthcare, Sanoïa and the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris demonstrate that flare-ups in inflammatory rheumatism (rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondyloarthritis) can be detected using an activity tracker combined with machine learning technology.
a year ago

Collaborative Clinical Study Aims to Advance Treatment of Kidney and Prostate Cancer with 3D Printing

Stratasys, a global leader in applied additive technology solutions, today announced a new clinical study is being conducted with the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, aimed at advancing diagnosis and treatment of complex kidney and prostate tumors through imaging and 3D printing.
a year ago

Blockchain Distributed Ledger Technologies for Biomedical and Health Care Applications

To introduce blockchain technologies, including their benefits, pitfalls, and the latest applications, to the biomedical and health care domains.
a year ago

BASF and Poietis sign new agreement to further improve the 3D Laser-assisted Bioprinted Skin Models

The 3D laser-assisted bioprinting technology, by which organic tissues can be reproduced, allows a precise positioning of skin cells in three-dimensional structures. Thus, it is now possible to produce fully printed skin equivalents in only two weeks to further study active ingredients effectiveness. “Bio-printed 3D models are the method of choice for the predictive evaluation of ingredients as these models reproduce the cell environment in vitro by having mechanical and metabolic functionalities close to the vivo”, explained Fabien Guillemot, Founder and President of Poietis.
a year ago

MintHealth, a Global Decentralized Health Platform based on Blockchain and Machine Learning Technologies

Seasoned healthcare executives and physician entrepreneurs announce the launch of MintHealth, a portable, secure, and self-sovereign personal health record (PHR) built using blockchain technology. This global decentralized health platform will align all healthcare stakeholders around the shared goal of empowering patients to minimize their risk for developing and suffering complications of chronic conditions.
a year ago

Organovo Presents New Preclinical Data on 3D Bioprinted Human Liver Tissues for the Treatment of Inborn Errors of Metabolism at The Liver Meeting® 2017

Organovo today presented new preclinical data showing extended survival and sustained functionality of its 3D bioprinted human liver tissue when implanted into diseased animal models.
a year ago

Flexible and Lightweight Access Control for Online Healthcare Social Networks in the Context of the Internet of Things

In this paper, we propose novel attribute-based encryption (ABE) features with user revocation and verifiable decryption outsourcing to control the access privilege of the users. The security of the proposed ABE scheme is given in the well-studied random oracle model. With the proposed ABE scheme, the malicious users can be excluded from the system and the user can offload most of the overhead in the decryption to an untrusted cloud server in a verifiable manner.
a year ago

The U.S. DHS S&T Launches $300K Challenge to Uncover Emerging Biothreats

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) launched the Hidden Signals Challenge, a $300,000 prize competition that seeks concepts for novel uses of existing data to uncover emerging biothreats. The Challenge calls upon data innovators from a wide variety of fields to develop concepts that will identify signals and achieve timelier alerts for biothreats in our cities and communities.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Breakthrough in Telemedicine: Next Gen Drone Integrates Holographic Technology to Connect Doctors, Lifesaving Drugs to Survivors

A telemedical drone system with holographic technology can quickly put emergency physicians and lifesaving medical supplies in the hands of disaster survivors. The Telemedical Drone Project, known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations), was presented Monday at OMED 17 in Philadelphia, the nation's largest conference for osteopathic physicians.
a year ago

U.S. Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) to use Flirtey drones to deliver Lifesaving Defibrillators to Victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Flirtey, the leading drone delivery service, and REMSA, a community-integrated emergency medical services provider, today announced a partnership to launch the first automated external defibrillator (AED) drone delivery service in the United States.
a year ago

GE Healthcare Opens its first European 3D printing and Design Center to Speed up Innovation and Simplify Complex Manufacturing Processes

GE Healthcare has opened its first 3D printing lab, called the Innovative Design and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for Europe, in Uppsala, Sweden. The center will use technologies including 3D printing and robotics to speed up the launch of new innovative products for the healthcare industry.
a year ago

Internet of Things (IoT): A Vision of Any-time Any-place for Any-one

Manufacturers are developing smart devices keeping in mind that, in near future, these devices will have connectivity to external world for communication. It appears that in coming years, we all will be surrounded by these smart devices.
a year ago

Wandercraft raises € 15 million to Let Walking Impaired Persons Walk Again

To let wheelchair users walk again, Wandercraft develops the first exo that provides a realistic gait. Its technology is at the forefront of dynamic robotics and bio-mechanics. Disruptive algorithms, developed with the most advanced dynamic robotics academic labs. Controlling a robot with the 12 degrees of freedom required to mimic the human body.
a year ago

BioSerenity, Start-up specialized in E-Health Solutions, raises 15 million Euros

BioSerenity has successfully deployed a collaborative business model with the pharmaceutical industry through partnerships that rely on the creation of a complete technological solution (hardware device, smartphone app, medical cloud, and an automatic analysis of data by Artificial Intelligence).
2 years ago

Blockchain Applications and Use Cases in Health Information Technology

We argue that a public program such as the U.S. Medicaid program with $553 Billion in total program costs and over $25 Billion spent on health information technology and administration last fiscal year could benefit from the use of blockchain based distributed ledger and smart contracts.
2 years ago

Architecture of a Web of Things eHealth Framework for the support of Users with Chronic Diseases

This paper presents an architecture, system components, applications and interfaces of a Web of Things framework for supporting home hospitalization of users with chronic diseases. Home hospitalization intends to provide health care at same level and quality at the home of the patient same as it is provided at a hospital. After an introductory section, the document presents a global overview of the design philosophy, together with the main actors involved.
2 years ago

VTT has developed a Device for Measuring Inflammation Value at Home, for use by consumers and professionals

The blood sample is diluted with a solution in a test tube supplied with the device, a drop of which is then applied on the test strip. The strip is placed in the portable measuring device, which measures the amount of CRP in the blood sample and sends the result wirelessly to the CRP application on the user's mobile phone. The test provides the inflammation value in numerical form.
2 years ago

QUT Research is behind the First 3D-printed Shin Bone Implant

QUT research and technology is behind the first ever 3D-printed shin bone implant in a young Gold Coast man to replace bone lost through an infection.
2 years ago

Air Liquide rolls out its first “Chronic Care Connect™” E-Health Solution

Depending on the medical monitoring protocol prescribed by the physician, patients use one or more connected systems (blood pressure monitor, scale, pulse oximetry, glucose meter or ventilator, for example). Each device is connected to a digital tablet that allows patients to access their monitoring.
2 years ago

The European Investment Bank supports the Amadéite Group, the World Leader in Marine Biotechnology

This new loan is designed to support the goals of the Amadéite Group’s 2017-2020 RDI programme “Without Antibiotics thanks to Algae”, for which the Group plans overall investment of more than EUR 70m. The loan will be backed an EU guarantee with the aim of facilitating access to finance for innovative firms and attracting other investors.
2 years ago

Drone Delivery Models for Healthcare

This paper reviews the current status of innovative drone delivery with a particular emphasis on healthcare. The leading companies in this field and their different strategies are studied.
2 years ago

An Open Platform for Seamless Sensor Support in Healthcare for the Internet of Things

This study presents the design, development, implementation and evaluation of a platform called Common Recognition and Identification Platform (CRIP), a part of the CareStore project, which aims at supporting caregivers and citizens to manage health routines in a seamless way. Specifically, the CRIP offers sensor-based support for seamless identification of users and health devices.
2 years ago

EIB backs German Cancer Therapy Developer MagForce with up to 35 million euros

EIB financing will support NanoTherm’s Europe-wide roll-out for brain cancer therapy. Furthermore, the facility will support European and global approval for prostate cancer, another oncological condition, which can be treated with NanoTherm therapy. In addition, MagForce is working on next generation nanoparticles, which will not only be able to generate heat but can also be used as drug transport mechanisms.
2 years ago

Registration Opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai is calling on the world’s most innovative companies to help find solutions to key strategic challenges as registration opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators, the world’s fastest growing business accelerators programme, which is run by Dubai Future Foundation.
2 years ago

ETH Researchers have developed a 3D Printed Silicone Heart that beats almost like a Human Heart

ETH researchers from the Functional Materials Laboratory have developed a silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart. In collaboration with colleagues from the Product Development Group Zurich, they have tested how well it works.
2 years ago

Customization and Cost Benefits over Traditional Manufacturing Attract Investments in 3D Printing Technology from Healthcare Facilities Globally

The growing demand for patient-specific products and the reduced cost barrier associated with traditional product manufacturing creates vast growth opportunities for technology innovators, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health team.
2 years ago

PolyU develops Sprayable Sensing Network Technology for real-time structural Health Monitoring with larger responsive bandwidth, lower cost and greater versatility

The nanocomposite sensors developed by the research team from PolyU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, led by Professor Su Zhongqing and Professor Zhou Limin, adopt an innovative technique of fabrication through spraying which makes installation process for sensors much faster and more efficient compared with conventional means. It also enhances the flexibility of the product to adapt to various types of surface.
2 years ago

Convergence of Blockchain with Emerging Technologies Set to Disrupt the Healthcare Industry by 2025

In the next five to 10 years, a blockchain ecosystem with healthcare-focused use cases involving health data exchanges, smart assets management, insurance and payment solutions, blockchain platform providers, and consortiums will emerge.
2 years ago

Supply chains key to Life Sciences transformation, says DHL

Advanced supply chains could be the vital catalyst for transforming Life Sciences to better meet increasing demand cost-effectively, says a new report by DHL, the world's leading logistics service provider.
2 years ago

UNIST Engineers Robotic Device Helping Stroke Survivors Recover

In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Professor Kang and his team developed a rehabilitation robotic system that quantitatively measures the 3 degree-of-freedom (DOF) impedance of human forearm and wrist in minutes.
2 years ago

IoT-Based Information System for Healthcare Application: Design Methodology Approach

This paper proposes the Internet of Things (IoT)-based information system for indoor and outdoor use. Since the conducted survey of related works indicated a lack of methodological approaches to the design process, therefore a Design Methodology (DM), which approaches the design target from the perspective of the stakeholders, contracting authorities and potential users, is introduced. The implemented solution applies the three-axial accelerometer and magnetometer, Pedestrian Dead Reckoning (PDR), thresholding and the decision trees algorithm.
2 years ago

Artificial Intelligence to assist in the Treatment of Heart Patients

The University of Tampere and TAYS (Tampere University Hospital) Heart Hospital use artificial intelligence (A.I.) technologies developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the home care of heart patients. The objective is to recognize serious difficult-to-predict complications as early as possible using the latest methods.
2 years ago

Creation of Nanorobots: Both State-of-the-Science and State-of-the-Art

Development of these highly-controlled and functional nanostructures for sensing, information processing, signaling, and actuation may provide remarkable breakthroughs in medicine such as the improved imaging or targeted therapeutic interventions. Besides the detection and destroying the toxic materials and ecosystem restoration, the stimuli-responsive nanorobots may be used for the diagnosis or treatment of cardiac disorders, traumatic injuries, diabetes, and bacterial or viral infections.
2 years ago

3D Systems announced first Hybrid platform for Spinal Surgery Training by utilizing a 3D printed Spine, Medical Instruments and Virtually Simulated Images

3D Systems announced the release of the Simbionix SPINE Mentor, a hands-on simulated training and practice tool for minimally invasive spine surgeries.
2 years ago

Analysis of Mental Workload in Online Shopping: Are Augmented and Virtual Reality Consistent?

This study used a mixed design to discuss the influences of the method of online shopping, user gender, cognitive style, product value, and sensory channel on mental workload in virtual reality (VR) and AR situations.
2 years ago

Ensuring Healthcare System Integrity with Blockchain

Estonian Government has been one of the early adopters of the technology and there are integrations in production for several years already. One of the most recent integration is with Estonian E-health Foundation - for securing medical records against tampering and providing means to independently audit the system. In the presentation I will give an overview of how KSI Blockchain technology works and review how it is applied in Estonian public sector (focusing on the integrations in health-care system).
2 years ago

A Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Framework that Integrates Value-Sensitive Design

In order to maximize the value created from cybersecurity risk mitigations, we review literature on the state of cybersecurity in the medical device industry, on cybersecurity risk management frameworks in the context of medical devices, and on how cybersecurity can be used as a value proposition. We then synthesize the key contributions of the literature into a framework that integrates cybersecurity value considerations for all relevant stakeholders into the risk mitigation process.
2 years ago

DokChain, Healthcare Smart Contracts with Intel® Blockchain Technology and Hyperledger Sawtoot

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source blockchain project contributed by Intel. PokitDok’s announcement represents a step forward in the development of blockchain smart contracts that can manage and resolve patient identities, control access to personal health records, automatically adjudicate healthcare claims, and power a complex supply chain for medical environments.
2 years ago

3D Printing Drives New Advancements in Foot Orthotics

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is now collaborating with Peacocks Medical Group, a leading medical equipment supplier and creator of Podfo orthotics, to maximize 3D printing for large-scale production of custom orthotics.
2 years ago

Anatomic Modeling using 3D printing: Quality Assurance and Optimization

The purpose of this study is to provide a framework for the development of a quality assurance (QA) program for use in medical 3D printing applications. An interdisciplinary QA team was built with expertise from all aspects of 3D printing.
2 years ago

Wide Application of Big Data Analytics Transform entire Healthcare Value Chain

The transformative potential of Big Data analytics (BDA) will be the key to unlocking opportunities in a variety of applications, including precision medicine, remote patient monitoring, drug development, and advanced cancer therapy.
2 years ago

Healthcare and Pharma to benefit from Trusted Identities in Blockchain Apps

The proof of concept showed that SAFE-BioPharma compliant digital identities can be linked to the blockchain to assure trust in the identity of each person engaged in the transaction. Transactions can be anonymous until the completion of a clinical study or other project and subsequently "chained back" to the proven identity of the user if needed for regulatory or clinical purposes.
2 years ago

DGIST Develops 20 Times Faster Biosensor

The sensing capability of a biosensor is determined by the resolution of the sensor and the movement and reaction rate of molecules. Many research groups in Korea and other countries have been improving the resolution through the development of nanomaterials but there has been a limitation to improve the sensors’ sensitivity due to the low diffusion transport of biomolcules toward the sensing region.
2 years ago

DePuy Synthes Acquires Tissue Regeneration System's 3D Printing Technologies to Treat Bone Defects

The 3D printing methods developed by TRS will help enable DePuy Synthes to create patient-specific, bioresorbable implants with a unique mineral coating intended to support bone healing in patients with orthopaedic and craniomaxillofacial deformities and injuries.
2 years ago

3D Printable Hydrogel matches the Strength and Elasticity of Human Cartilage

The hydrogel-based material the researchers developed is the first to match human cartilage in strength and elasticity while also remaining 3-D-printable and stable inside the body. To demonstrate how it might work, the researchers used a $300 3-D printer to create custom menisci for a plastic model of a knee.
2 years ago

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

The Welwalk WW-1000 comes with a range of rehabilitation support functions based on motor learning theory, including the ability to adjust the difficulty level to suit the patient, and to provide feedback about the patient's gait characteristics. The robot's simple construction and functions, such as easy fitting and central touch panel operation, ensure the ease of use in clinical settings.
2 years ago

Big Data for Secure Healthcare System: a conceptual design

The present study first provides a broad overview on big data and the effectiveness of healthcare big data for non-expert readers. Then, this article builds a distributed framework of organized healthcare model for the purpose of protecting patient data.
2 years ago

New Investment Opportunity in Medical Technology and Innovation Development in Thailand

Like other countries, Thailand is facing increasing longevity and low fertility, so the government and private sectors have been working closely to commercialize and bring innovations from laboratories to the people
2 years ago

Delivering Medical Products to Quarantined Regions Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A Syma X5-c quadcopter was loaded with a sample drug. Using its accompanying transmitter, the drone was flown from a base location to a pre-determined delivery location. Upon successful delivery of the drug, the drone was navigated back to base by the operator.
2 years ago

An IoT System for Remote Monitoring of Patients at Home

In this paper, a remote monitoring system for patients at home in IoT environments is proposed, constructed, and evaluated through several experiments. To make it operable in IoT environments, a protocol conversion scheme between ISO/IEEE 11073 protocol and oneM2M protocol, and a Multiclass Q-learning scheduling algorithm based on the urgency of biomedical data delivery to medical staff are proposed.
2 years ago

Nanoengineers 3D printed functional blood vessel network that could pave the way toward Artificial Organs and Regenerative Therapies

Chen’s lab has 3D printed a vasculature network that can safely integrate with the body’s own network to circulate blood. These blood vessels branch out into many series of smaller vessels, similar to the blood vessel structures found in the body.
2 years ago

Aloe Vera for Tissue Engineering Applications

Aloe vera has been reported to have many biologically active components. The bioactive components of aloe vera have effective antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-modulatory effects that promote both tissue regeneration and growth.
2 years ago

Ambionics Achieves Breakthrough Development of Unique Child Prosthetic With Stratasys 3D Printing

Design and production of 3D printed hydraulic prosthetic enables cost savings of up to 76%, as well as time savings in design and production of 90% compared to traditional methods.
2 years ago

BSNCare+: A Robust IoT-Oriented Healthcare System with Non-Repudiation Transactions

In this paper, we propose a robust IoT-based healthcare system, called BSNCare+, in which body sensor networks (BSNs) are adopted as the underlying communication architecture.
2 years ago

Spanish scientists create a 3D Bioprinter to print Human Skin

In this article, the team of researchers has demonstrated, for the first time, that, using the new 3D printing technology, it is possible to produce proper human skin.
2 years ago

IBM Watson Health Announces Collaboration to Study the Use of Blockchain Technology for Secure Exchange of Healthcare Data

By keeping an audit trail of all transactions on an unalterable distributed ledger, blockchain technology establishes accountability and transparency in the data exchange process. In the past, large scale sharing of health data has been limited by concerns of data security and breaches of patient privacy during the data exchange process.
2 years ago

Singapore NTU scientists build new Ultrasound device using 3D Printing Technology

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new ultrasound device that produces sharper images through 3D printed lenses.
2 years ago

Interpretation and Thinking of the "Precision Medicine Initiative" of the United States

This paper deeply analyzes the background and motivation of the "precision medical plan" of the United States. On the basis of systematic exposition of the connotation, development history and development conditions of Precision Medicine, the advantages and disadvantages of the development of precision medicine in China are analyzed, and the thinking of the development of precision medicine in China is put forward.
2 years ago

Impact of Big Data Analytics on Healthcare and Society

The unprecedented growth in processing power and software technologies such as Hadoop, are allowing organizations “to make decisions that simply could not be made before” having profound impact.
2 years ago

HKU Chemists develop world’s first light-seeking synthetic Nanorobot for Potential Biomedical Applications

With size comparable to a blood cell, those tiny robots have the potential to be injected into patients’ bodies, helping surgeons to remove tumors and enabling more precise engineering of targeted medications.
2 years ago

Real Time Monitoring of Human Body Vital Signs using Bluetooth and WLAN

The sensor nodes can wirelessly communicate with any smart phone through an Android application to continuously monitor and have complete access to the medical data of the patient.
2 years ago

Smartphone app for early autism detection being developed by University at Buffalo undergrad

The app tracks eye movements of a child looking at pictures of social scenes for example, those with multiple people. The eye movements of someone with ASD are often different from those of a person without autism. In the study, the app had an accuracy rating of 93.96 percent.
2 years ago

3D Printing: Customized Insoles for Diabetes Patients

In the past, insoles for patients with diabetes were hand-made by orthopedic shoemakers. In the future, these specialist shoemakers will be able to produce insoles more cost-effectively thanks to new software and the use of 3D printers. This approach means the mechanical properties of each insole can be assessed scientifically and more effectively.
2 years ago

3D Bioprinting Technologies for Hard Tissue and Organ Engineering

In this review, we summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the historical available innovative 3D bioprinting technologies for used as special tools for hard tissue and organ engineering.
2 years ago

Smart Homes and Sensors for Surveillance and Preventive Education at Home: Example of Obesity

The aim of this paper is to show that e-health tools like smart homes allow the personalization of the surveillance and preventive education of chronic patients, such as obese persons, in order to maintain a comfortable and preventive lifestyle at home.
2 years ago

In vitro antimetastatic activity of Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) essential oils against pancreatic cancer cells

The study aimed to investigate the efficacy of Agarwood essential oils in the inhibition of metastasis and induction of apoptosis in the pancreatic cell line.
2 years ago

Real-Time Environmental Sensors to Improve Health in the Sensing City (in New Zealand)

The study demonstrates how health devices, smartphones and IoT sensors are becoming a part of a new health data ecosystem and how their usage could provide information about high-risk health hotspots, which, in the longer term, could lead to improvement in the quality of life for patients with COPD.
2 years ago

Heart Rate Monitoring and Heart Attack Detection System using Wearable Device

To overcome and help our society from heart diseases and attack, we are developing such a system which will help to decrease the death rate and early detection a heart attack.
3 years ago

Medical 3d Printing, Case Study

The production of a copy of an existing object of complex shape is one of the typical applications of the integration between two modern computer based technologies, Reverse engineering (RE) and Additive manufacturing (Fused Deposition Modeling) which is the mostly known technology of Rapid Prototyping.
3 years ago

A Modern Health Care System Using IoT and Android

In this paper,anintelligent home-based medicine box with wireless connectivity along with an android application (Health-iot) that helps patients and doctors to be in a more close communication. The proposed platform has an intelligent medicine box that gives alerts for patients to take their medication at the right time.
3 years ago

Maize - A potential source of Human Nutrition and Health: A review

Decoction of maize silk, roots, leaves, and cob are used for bladder problems, nausea, vomiting, and stomach complaints. Zein an alcohol-soluble prolamine found in maize endosperm has unique novel applications in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical areas.
3 years ago