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Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

Pokemon Go Works the Brain in Glorious Ways, Just Beware those Real World Issues

September 3, 2016

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Augmented reality is not just Pokemon Go, though you’d think it was, but by hooking gamers into the real world it may be much more than a brain workout. Cue the science. Apparently Pokemon Go refreshes the parts that other games don’t. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Margaret McCartney talks about the special […]

Inspire Project and Studybugs Smartphone App Aim to Improve Asthma Kids Prospects

August 13, 2016

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Keeping children with asthma healthy and in school is the aim of the Inspire mobile app project at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Inspire is the brainchild of researchers at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School whose aim is to tackle asthma at an early age using digital technology. Local schools and families have been […]

Bugs Under the Microscope: Discovering Antibiotics and New Microbe Synthia 3.0

June 10, 2016

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Antibiotics researcher Dr Matt Hutchings finds new drugs in the most unusual of places, plus Craig Venter’s Synthia 3.0 has its lightweight credentials under the microscope. Many of the drugs used in hospitals and prescribed by doctor’s clinics – antifungals, antibiotics and cancer-killing drugs – are made by bacteria found in the soil and from […]

Mount Everest Conquered by Virtual Reality, plus the Buzz on Google AI Projects and the World’s Smallest Drone

May 29, 2016

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Project 360 Everest marks a milestone in virtual mountaineering, Google bets big on machine learning and RC Insane launches the world’s smallest drone. Mountain specialists Mammut achieved a huge coup in virtual reality filming by taking a 360-degree camera to the peak of Mount Everest. Two Nepalese mountain guides – Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji […]

Medical Advances in Mobile Apps for Parkinson’s Disease and Nanoparticles for Better Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2016

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Two technologies that offer huge advantages for doctors in diagnosing or monitoring disease are mobile apps in population studies and nanoparticles for targeting cancers. Working in the medical and veterinary sector for years gave me a fascinating insight into the ways technology would lead to vastly improved diagnosis and treatment for diseases that are difficult […]

Wearable Technology 2016 Shows Off the Best Medical and Fitness Wearables Today

March 23, 2016

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Wearable Technology 2016 at London’s ExCeL unveiled a huge collection of innovative medical technology, from a wireless smart thermometer to a wearable ‘lab-on-skin’ chip. Researchers, makers and technology companies were there en masse to preview and launch wearables designed to monitor health and help people affected by illness. York University spinout company ClearSky Medical Diagnostics […]

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