August 2015

Luigi Battista inventa un orologio per diagnosticare il Parkinson

2016-10-19T10:06:45+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Italian, News|

It's called PD-watch and it is a clock that can diagnose Parkinson's disease, created by the 29 years old Luigi Battista with the help of a passioanted team. The project, already in a prototype phase, received 15 000 Euros thanks to Think4South. Here the personal interview realized by our friend Antonella Di Noia. Si chiama Pd-watch ed è un [...]

IBM adds medical images to Watson, buying Merge Healthcare for $1 billion

2016-10-19T10:06:49+00:00 August 9th, 2015|English, News|

IBM is adding medical images to the health data its Watson artificial-intelligence can mine to help doctors make diagnoses. The big technology company announced on Thursday morning that it was buying Merge Healthcare, a medical-imaging software company, for $1 billion. When IBM set up its Watson health business in April, it began with a couple [...]

UCLA researchers design low-cost smartphone blood tester

2016-10-19T10:06:50+00:00 August 7th, 2015|English, News|

The smartphone is probably the most exciting computing tool human beings have at their disposal.  You can do amazing and important things, like take billions of selfies, play Candy Crush, stare at it instead of looking at people, take videos and photos of people and upload them online without their permission, be spied on…by…the…NSA…wait a [...]

July 2015

Redditors join forces to build user a 3D printed prosthetic

2016-10-19T10:06:52+00:00 July 26th, 2015|English, News|

When Matt’s brother Ryan lost both of his hands in an oil rig accident, Matt sent out a post on Reddit asking for workout ideas to keep Ryan in shape and in good spirits. Ryan, who loves working out, was afraid that, with the loss of his hands, he might never be able to lift [...]

Australian cardiologists turn to 3D printing to fine-tune heart surgery procedure

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 25th, 2015|English, News|

It’s no secret that 3D printing has helped revolutionize the medical and healthcare industry thanks to the ability to create customized manufacturable solutions for a wide variety of ailments - yet it seems like each week we’re presented with entirely new ways of harnessing the technology - which leads us to believe that we’re only [...]

Binghamton University develops 3D printing process to cure diabetes

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 24th, 2015|English, News|

Medical applications of 3D printing applications are, in a single word, revolutionary. However, all existing applications are almost universally applied to very rare or even unique medical conditions, such as 3D printed titanium implants specifically fitting your skull. However, a team of researchers from the Binghamton University in New York State are being very ambitious [...]

Hackaday presents bone conduction headphones

2015-07-22T17:08:26+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|English, News|

Beats headphones are very popular, they’re everywhere, and they sound like trash. That’s a shame, because there’s a century of recorded music out there that sounds really good. [WΛLLTΞCH] forgot about [Dre] and started looking into a better way to listen to music. He came up with bone conduction transducers and started one of the most interesting [...]

Materialise and Consensus Orthopedics join forces for 3D ACO Hip Guide System

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|English, News|

The ACO Hip Guide System, a platform of 3D surgical planning software and patient-specific surgical guides for hip surgery from Materialise, will now be joined by Consensus Orthopedics following their adoption of a version for knee surgeries earlier this year. The system allows surgeons to plan hip surgeries based on a patient’s unique anatomical requirements and [...]

3D printed gloves for wheelchair racing introduce student to making

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 19th, 2015|English, News|

Arielle Rausin, a junior in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is enrolled in the Digital Making course with Dr. Vishal Sachdev. The assignment for the course was fairly broad: make something in the Illinois MakerLab, the world’s first business school 3D printing lab. As many students do when presented with such a task, [...]

BASF and Poietis enter R&D agreement for 3D bioprinting and skin care

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 19th, 2015|English, News|

Known as one of the largest producers and marketers of chemicals and related products in the world, it’s no surprise that BASF has been actively working on next generation products and processes that make use of additive manufacturing technologies. This week, the chemical company announced that they have signed an agreement with Poietis, the first [...]