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World’s first ‘smart mask that works with smartphones’

The white plastic ‘c-mask’ fits over standard face masks and connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone and tablet application that can transcribe speech into text messages, make calls, or amplify the mask wearer’s voice The covid-19 pandemic has brought numerous shifts in our daily lives as we know it. Many of us are either self-quarantining at our homes or avoiding going outside in fear of catching the virus. School teachings have gone online and in ways we never imagined. Gone…

Epson – fostering Middle East’s smart robotics future

The global medical robotic systems market size was valued at $2257.8 million in 2018 and is projected to reach $10710.6 million by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 21.5% during the forecast period, according to fortune business insights The idea of robots in improving healthcare is not new. It started as early as 1985 when there was a plan to transform industrial robots into precision machines for surgery and beyond. But no matter how impressive, robotics in healthcare, it is still…

FIRST TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION FOR ADVANCED HEALTH MONITORING OF STROKE SURVIVORS

Group of biomedical engineers from biotech company Gruppo Fos Lithuania together with researchers at Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences have patented technology for advanced health monitoring of stroke survivors. It is the first solution in the world which monitors and analyses simultaneously a patient’s health parameters from the affected part of the brain and those of the cardiovascular system. Stroke is a sudden impairment of the cerebral circulation, resulting in the death of the brain…

Energy efficient robotic prosthetic legs for a natural walk

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed robotic prosthetic legs which use motors that were originally designed for use on the robotic arm of the International Space Station. The motors allow the prostheses to move more naturally, producing less stress on the hips of users, and they are also quieter and more energy efficient than pre-existing robotic legs. Conventional prosthetic legs require the wearer to move their hips abnormally to raise the foot and swing the leg forward. This…

World’s First Phase III covid-19 clinical trial inactivated Vaccine begins in the UAE

The trials are being operated by health practitioners from SEHA who are providing facilities at five of their sites in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in addition to a mobile clinic to ensure the trials are readily accessible to volunteers participating in the program The first WHO enlisted global clinical Phase III trial of Sinopharm CNBG’s inactivated vaccine to combat COVID-19 has started in Abu Dhabi and has been inspired by the UAE Leadership’s vision and commitment to overcome the…