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Executive Health Management

Introducing Robotics into Hospital

2017 05 Sep

A next-generation logistics robot system is now part of a Finnish hospital's daily operations. The system is designed to reduce transportation costs, improve the availability of supplies and alleviate congestion on hospital hallways by running deliveries 24/7.VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland studied the implementation of the logistics robot... Read more

IT Management

30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

2017 22 Feb

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Cardiology Management

2017 24 Jan

Q&A with Dr. Ellen T. RocheA customisable “soft robot” has been developed by Harvard University and Boston’s Children Hospital that could open new treatment methods for failing hearts. Unlike currently available devices such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), the soft robot has no direct contact with blood. The sleeve wraps around the heart and... Read more

Health Management

Will the Hospital of the Future Be Our Home

2016 25 Aug

Already, healthcare is being outsourced to the home in a bid to encourage more patient involvement in wellbeing and to develop centres of health expertise in place of multi-bed hospitals. The Medical Futurist, Bertalan Meskó reflects on how the future of home healthcare could evolve.  The Home and Future HealthcareThe biggest part of healthcare is self-care... Read more

IT Management

Robot Programmed for “Soft Tissue” Surgery

2016 09 May

Not even the surest surgeon’s hand is quite as steady and consistent as a robotic arm built of metal and plastic, programmed to perform the same motions over and over. So could it handle the slippery stuff of soft tissues during a surgery? Simon Leonard, a Johns Hopkins University computer scientist is part of a team that just published research showing... Read more

IT Management

MEDICON: Cutting Edge Tech Talks

2016 28 Mar

The XIV MEDICON Mediterranean edition taking place at the end of this month has announced its programme with technology themes in biological computing and engineering a big part of the agenda. The three-day Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing congress is taking place in Paphos, Cyprus from March 31 to April 2. “Medicon 2016 provides... Read more

IMAGING Management

Robotic Biopsy Combines MRI and US

2016 26 Jan

MRI and Ultrasound is being combined in a robot, in research being conducted at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The project shows promise in improving diagnosis of both breast cancer, by reducing false negatives, and muscle diseases. Foad Sojoodi Farimani, one of the project leaders of the European research project MRI and Ultrasound Robotic... Read more

Executive Health Management

EAES 2016 Congress

2016 07 Jan

The European Association of Endoscopic Surgery has fostered the development and maturation of minimally invasive techniques during the past 25 years. Minimally invasive surgery, the largest revolution in surgery since endotracheal intubation in the early 1900's, has made a difference in the lives of millions of patients worldwide and continues to expand... Read more

IT Management

The Future is Coming: Drones and Healthcare

2015 13 Dec

A University of Illinois researcher has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create drones that could perform small household chores, like retrieving a bottle of medicine from another room. This kind of innovation becomes more important given rapid growth in the elderly population especially in the developed world.The... Read more

IMAGING Management

Telerobotic Ultrasound Between New York and Chicago

2015 26 Apr

Imagine this: A doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, telerobotic ultrasound exams over the internet on patients in Chicago. This telerobotic imaging approach is, in fact, currently being tested by cardiovascular imaging specialists of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.The... Read more