Tag: revolutionary technologies

New Tech Tackles Old Age

The aging population of the world is larger than ever before and growing. Yet, the ailments of old age may become a thing of the past due to the rise in groundbreaking technology. Alleviating Loneliness  Intuition Robotics redefines the relationship between humans and machines. The company’s cognitive AI platform enables devices to become context- aware, proactive, personalized and adaptive. Their first product, ElliQ, is an award-winning social robot for the elderly that encourages an active and engaged lifestyle.  Treating Alzheimer’s  INSIGHTEC develops tech that uses sound waves to ablate deep brain tissue (see page 23). Together with WVU’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, a new breakthrough clinical trial for Alzheimer’s is underway. Ultrasound waves are used to temporarily open up the blood brain barrier, to potentially facilitate the clearing of the plaques.  Detecting Falls  Celeno develops innovative Wi-Fi solutions that turn the home router into a Doppler imaging sensor (or simply put, a radar). It can accurately detect falls behind walls and closed doors, eliminating the need for privacy concerns of cameras.  Combating Strokes  BrainQ helps stroke patients get back on their...

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Fighting Goliath: 5 Innovative Cancer Technologies Establish New Ways to Beat the Deadly Disease

2016 is turning into a year of many changes in science and medicine, and nowhere is this more obvious than in the field of cancer research. In January, US President Obama announced a “moonshot” for cancer. “Let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all,” he said in his final State of the Union address, pledging to initiate a government-wide push to cure the disease as an analogy of the effort in the 1960s to send a man to the moon. The cancer moonshot is a $1B injection of cash focusing on new approaches. While the announcement of the president’s mission may have been somewhat unexpected, radical advances in science do provide new hope. Traditional approaches to the disease involve three main types of treatment for fighting cancer: surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. But today, cancer treatments are becoming more powerful, less toxic, and increasingly individualized — with researchers enlisting the help of the immune system in the body’s fight against cancer, and the emergence of new clinical trials and therapies. Here are some of today’s...

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