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EPFL smart textile

Smart Textile Fibers Powered By Soft Transmission Lines Measure Wearer’s Health

At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), researchers have developed electronic fibers that, when embedded in textiles, can collect a wealth of information about our bodies by measuring subtle and complex fabrics deformations. Their technology relies on transmission line theory and offers a host of applications, such as in health care and robotics, […]
Map showing areas of the world affected by the novel coronavirus

The Role Technology is Playing to Stem the Tide of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has already taken the lives of more than 261,000 people worldwide. Healthcare stakeholders are increasingly turning to technology to curb the spread of the dreaded disease known as COVID-19. Read more Apple, Google Team Up on COVID-19 Contact Tracing System Here are some health organizations, governments and digital health vendors, who are […]
Samsung Ballie and Gems exoskeleton

Samsung’s Rolling Robot and Fitness Exoskeleton Point to Its Future in Healthcare

Samsung’s unveiling of fitness exoskeleton and rolling robot at the CES 2020 suggests the company is trying to gain a foothold in the healthcare field. Ballie The Korean tech giant introduced ‘Ballie’, a tiny rolling robot. The small ball, which bears resemblance to the much-loved BB-8 robot from the Star Wars franchise, is designed to […]
ReWalk-German Statutory Health Partnership

ReWalk Partners with German Statutory Health Insurer to Provide Spinal Cord Injury Patients with...

ReWalk Robotics, a leading manufacturer of robotic medical devices for people with lower limb disabilities has announced the finalization of an agreement with a group of German statutory health insurer (SHI) to allow any eligible beneficiary with a spinal cord injury (SCI) in the country to seek procurement of a ReWalk 6.0 exoskeleton system. Read […]
CommonSpirit Partners with Notable

CommonSpirit Partners with Notable to Improve Healthcare Interoperability

CommonSpirit Health, a Chicago-based nonprofit health giant, announced a partnership with Notable Health that will improve the patient and the provider experience by automating health information collection and making clinical record systems interoperable. The partnership will start with deployment at selected ambulatory primary care centers in California. And the end goal is to expand across […]
Sarcos Robotics Guardian XO Alpha

Sarcos Robotics Unveils Alpha Version of its Guardian XO Full-Body Industrial Exoskeleton

Sarcos Robotics, an American developer of robotics and microelectromechanical systems, has unveiled the Alpha version of its Guardian XO full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton. The Guardian XO is the world’s first battery-powered wearable robot which can safely lift up to 200 pounds for extended work sessions. Read more How Exoskeletons are Changing Construction and Manufacturing Industries […]