Engineering

Contactless and efficient monitoring of premature babies

Every year, nearly 15 million babies are born too soon and need to be cared for in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Modern NICUs have taken a major leap forward in terms of implemented technologies. Yet, much still ...

Machine learning & AI

How to make AI less biased

With machine learning systems now being used to determine everything from stock prices to medical diagnoses, it's never been more important to look at how they arrive at decisions.

Robotics

Robotic implants spur tissue regeneration inside the body

An implanted, programmable medical robot can gradually lengthen tubular organs by applying traction forces—stimulating tissue growth in stunted organs without interfering with organ function or causing apparent discomfort, ...

Intensive-care unit

An intensive care unit (ICU), critical care unit (CCU), intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit (ITU) is a specialized department used in many countries' hospitals that provides intensive care medicine. Many hospitals also have designated intensive care areas for certain specialities of medicine, as dictated by the needs and available resources of each hospital. The naming is not rigidly standardized.

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