Imec Organ-on-Chip Device

by Johanna Mischke

June 12, 2018

Imec Develops Novel Organ-on-Chip Device to Improve Drug Screening

Imec, the international research and development and innovation hub, active in the fields of nanoelectronics and digital technologies, has developed a novel organ-on-chip device for pharmacological research with unparalleled signal quality. The platform fuses imec’s high-density multi-electrode array (MEA)-chip with a microfluidic well plate, which Imec developed in partnership with Netherlands-based Micronit Microtechnologies; in this […]

Fitbits help chemotherapy patients

by Sam Draper

June 11, 2018

Fitbits could help save the lives of chemo patients by helping doctors predict patient reaction

Popular fitness tracker Fitbit has the potential to save the lives of thousands of chemotherapy patients by helping doctor predict which patients will do well on a course of therapy, according to a study by the University of Southern California (USC). Some cancer patients fake feeling well to please their doctor, the study said. “What […]

Smart speaker user

by Sam Draper

June 11, 2018

More People Will Use Smart Speakers Than Wearables This Year

eMarketer’s new data shows smart speakers are gaining huge popularity. They’re getting so popular that for the first time this year the number of adult smart speaker users will surpass that of wearable tech users. Not since the smartphone has any tech device been embraced as rapidly as the smart speaker, and eMarketer forecasts that […]

enterprise augmented reality

by Sam Draper

June 11, 2018

Augmented Reality Getting Even More Realistic With Big Businesses Jumping In

As more companies adopt augmented reality (AR) technology, acceptance of AR as a viable technology is gaining momentum. “We are pulling out of the trough of disillusionment and into the slope of enlightenment,” said Allan Cook, managing director for Deloitte Consulting, during a presentation at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California. “We believe […]