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Posted on 25.11.2016

Blurring the lines between man and machine

Professor Kevin Warwick is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence and cyborg technologies How can artificial intelligence (AI ) improve healthcare? AI can be used to learn what is going on in different parts of the body and to predict problems. This gives us the power to prevent problems before they arise or to counteract […]

By Kevin Warwick Emeritus Professor of Cybernetics - University of Reading


Posted on 24.11.2016

4th industrial revolution: driving sustainable development

For the first time in history, a major industrial change is taking place in parallel with a global push towards a shared vision of the future. The 4th industrial revolution can be harnessed to address global development goals How can Europe make the most of the technology changes that are afoot? I would share some […]

By Robert Madelin Chief Strategist, Fipra International


Posted on 24.11.2016

Serious gaming can transform medical education

Gaming and simulations can engage surgeons in ways that traditional medical education does not, says Professor Marlies Schijven who has shown the power of play in improving surgical skills. As a surgeon, game developer and app inventor – among other things – she is also on the cutting edge of using wearable technologies in the operating […]

By Marlies Schijven Professor of Surgery & Chair on Simulation, Serious Gaming and Applied Mobile Healthcare, University of Amsterdam


Posted on 24.11.2016

Bringing the digital revolution to the lab

Why do we use more advanced monitoring tools in our daily lives than we do in biomedical research? Every scientist knows that discoveries from biomedical research are useless if they cannot be replicated. Yet, in a recent survey by Nature, 70% of researchers indicated that they have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, […]

By Joffry Maltha CEO - CytoSMART Technologies BV


Posted on 24.11.2016

Let’s share the future of health

Revolutionising and reinventing Medicine We are currently experiencing a great period of particularly stimulating technological breakthroughs. A great deal of progress is expected in practically all areas of our daily life: health, home, work, consumption, the environment… In the health sector alone, there are plenty of new inventions: you can manage your diabetes with a […]

By Bertin Nahum CEO & Founder - MedTech


Posted on 23.11.2016

Skin cancer screening for all

Artificial intelligence technology can help to meet rising demand for early detection of melanoma. Skin cancer and melanoma (the most severe type of skin cancer) are becoming a social health issue. The incidence has been rising. Currently, between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally each year.  Experts […]

By Philippe Held CEO & Founder of DermoSafe


Posted on 15.11.2016

Changing how we see diabetic retinopathy

Consider this: about 60 million people in Europe have diabetes. Out of those who have it for more than 20 years, 75% will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy (DR). It’s a startling statistic. Early detection of DR can prevent blindness, which is why people with diabetes should be tested every year. But because so […]

By Edouard Colas DreamUp Vision Chief Medical Officer


Posted on 31.08.2016

Evidence-based guidance is key to pushing medtech innovation

I’m greatly looking forward to the European MedTech Forum meeting in Brussels in December, where I’ll be talking at the plenary about payers and hospitals aligning expectations and sharing values. I’ll also be taking part in a panel session on personalised and precision technologies.    NICE is ideally placed to help the medical technology and […]

By Mirella Marlow Programme Director – Devices and Diagnostic Systems, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)


Posted on 10.02.2016

New rapid diagnostic technology will change the way we use antibiotics

With the convergence of electronics, biology and mobile technologies, nowhere is the transformative potential of rapid point of care testing better illustrated than in the challenge to overcome antibiotic resistance. It is widely acknowledged that growing resistance to antibiotics poses a global health threat. The World Health Organisation has said that our ability to treat […]

By Dr. Dale Athey Managing Director, OJ Bio