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The future of surgical robotics: will you be part of it?

20th September 2018

Surgical robotics will have a prosperous short-term future, with most key players expected to introduce laparoscopic surgical robotic systems by 2020. By 2030, the convergence of several technology opportunities, including...

  • Robotics
Opinion

My first home ECG measurement - thanks, Apple!

12th December 2018

Apple just released the software to enable taking a home ECG on the Watch 4. I tried it out! Will this impact our health?

  • Digital health
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
Opinion

Revolutionising clinical trials: creating a reliable and non-invasive stress monitoring system

28th November 2018

The rising cost of clinical trials (CTs), coupled with the commercial risks of failure, mean it’s increasingly important to harness the power of real-world data to inform effective trial designs, better understand outcomes and maximise the likelihood of clinical success...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Overview of robotics in neurosurgery

23rd October 2018

Advances in 3D imaging, in combination with maturing robotics technology, has resulted in several FDA approved neurosurgical robotic systems on the market today. These systems allow surgeons to make...

  • Robotics
Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

17th October 2018

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Opinion

Alarms in critical care

15th October 2018

Anyone who has spent time in a critical care environment will be familiar with the sound – amongst the backdrop of clinical conversation, busy movement of people and the hum of machinery is a chorus of ‘pings’ and  ‘bleeps’ demanding...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
Report

Next-gen surgical navigation: democratizing surgery by 2030?

6th September 2018

Our reliance on machines has grown exponentially since the industrial revolution. With the advent of navigation systems, autopilot became a standard on most commercial flights. Space exploration is an even more extreme...

  • Robotics
Opinion

Current progress with the Digital Health Software Pre-Cert Program

19th July 2018

The FDA is changing what is regulated and what not, and how.  New openings are arising out of the shift in this line.  In additional, medical devices are no longer just ‘devices’; Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) is a whole...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Product realisation
Peer reviewed research

Efficiency and power limits of electrical and tendon-sheath transmissions for surgical robotics

29th June 2018

Our vision about the future of surgical robotics includes the extension of the minimally invasive benefits of surgical robotics - increasing dexterity with reduced trauma and reduced healing time - to more surgical procedures...

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
Opinion

Finding bugs fast: microbial testing for cell and gene therapy

13th April 2018

I’ve just got back to the office from a very interesting workshop looking to address the challenge of delivering rapid microbial testing in cell and gene products...

  • Sensing
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Informed consent and data protection

2nd March 2018

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will become law in May requires users to give consent for the collection of their sensitive personal data through a formal agreement rather than an assumption of...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

The new FDA?

4th February 2018

I just participated in a 2-day FDA pilot workshop, working to define how medical devices will be regulated to encourage innovation and reduce time-to-market

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Machine learning & AI