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Partnership aims to save NHS money with retail tech

Partnership aims to save NHS money with retail tech | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it

"NHS SBS, a Department of Health joint venture with Sopra Steria, has already saved the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds since it was set up in 2005. It now aims to help the health service work towards achieving the £500 million to £1 billion of procurement savings called for in Lord Carter’s 2016 productivity review..."

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'Brain wi-fi' reverses leg paralysis in primate first

'Brain wi-fi' reverses leg paralysis in primate first | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
An implant that beams instructions out of the brain has been used to restore movement in paralysed primates for the first time, say scientists.
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Robot surgeon can slice eyes finely enough to remove cataracts

Robot surgeon can slice eyes finely enough to remove cataracts | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Axsis, a system developed by Cambridge Consultants, is a small, teleoperated robot with two arms tipped with tiny pincers. It’s designed to operate on the eye with greater accuracy than a human.
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Robot Surgeon as Good as a Human, but Still an Aide

Robot Surgeon as Good as a Human, but Still an Aide | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot, or STAR, is intended to help surgeons at Children’s National Medical Center perfect and optimize operations.
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Cutting-Edge Artificial Joints Are Better Than Bionic

Cutting-Edge Artificial Joints Are Better Than Bionic | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
New knee and hip joints developed from stem cells and 3-D printing mean implants are becoming a durable option for younger patients.
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As healthcare costs rise and patients demand better care, hospitals turn to new technologies

As healthcare costs rise and patients demand better care, hospitals turn to new technologies | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it

"It’s estimated that the global healthcare sector will pour about $410 billion into IoT devices, services, and software in 2022, according to a report from the research firm Grand View Research."

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NHS England sets out funding for GP infrastructure, indemnity and mental health | GPonline

NHS England sets out funding for GP infrastructure, indemnity and mental health | GPonline | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Nearly 300 GP practices will receive premises or technology investment this year as part of a plan to invest £900m in general practice infrastructure by 2020/21, NHS England has announced.
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NHS England highlights digital in mental healthcare

NHS England highlights digital in mental healthcare | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
NHS England has put out a call for projects using digital technology to support mental healthcare, with the promise of shares from a £400,000 development pot to speed up adoption.
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Cameras monitor hospital patients’ vital signs from afar

Cameras monitor hospital patients’ vital signs from afar | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Trials at John Radcliffe and Broadmoor hospitals show how special software can monitor patients' breathing and heart rate from camera images
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Son designs prosthetic arm for amputee dad

In his basement, son designs prosthetic arm for father in Belarus. Jim Drury reports.
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Humanoid Robot Sweats to Keep Cool

Humanoid Robot Sweats to Keep Cool | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
A Japanese robot named Kengoro has "sweat glands" that send water through its uniquely porous frame, preventing it from overheating.
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Welsh budget: Labour promises extra £240m for NHS

An extra £240m for the NHS is announced as Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford unveils Labour's spending plans.
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How virtual reality is changing the game in healthcare

How virtual reality is changing the game in healthcare | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
UK hospitals are turning to simulation and the virtual world to train healthcare professionals in medical procedures
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Face electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality

Face electrodes let you taste and chew in virtual reality | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Experiments with “virtual food” use electronics to emulate the taste and feel of the real thing, even when there’s nothing in your mouth. This tech could add new sensory inputs to virtual reality or augment real-world dining experiences, especially for people with restricted diets or health issues that affect their ability to eat.
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Bionic Eye Creates a Bright Spot for the Blind

Bionic Eye Creates a Bright Spot for the Blind | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
A wireless brain implant bypasses the optical nerve and goes straight into the brain to light up the area responsible for vision.
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Printable Organs Will Put an End to Transplant Lists

Printable Organs Will Put an End to Transplant Lists | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Advances in 3D bioprinting, the process of fabricating functional human tissue outside the body in a layer-by-layer fashion, have pushed the envelope on what is considered possible in the field.
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Severed Battery Heals Like Skin

Severed Battery Heals Like Skin | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
"The wearable devices of the future will be very much like a second skin," said Amay Bandodkar, co-author of a new paper on self-healing circuitry. "They'll be so thin and so well-integrated with your body that you won't even know that they're there."
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Second World War veteran uses virtual reality to return to scene of battle

Second World War veteran uses virtual reality to return to scene of battle | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
A Second World War veteran has revisited the French town he helped liberate by using virtual reality.
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Researchers are exploring 3D-printed solutions for disabled veterans

Researchers are exploring 3D-printed solutions for disabled veterans | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Researchers in Pittsburgh are exploring 3D-printed solutions to improve the mobility and function of veterans with disabilities.
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GP practices to receive funding to improve technology

GP practices to receive funding to improve technology | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it

"Nearly 300 GP practices will be supported by the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund if they pass a number of outstanding checks... Along with additional capital, it was estimated by NHS England that the overall total investment in general practice will add up to £900m by 2020/2021."

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Smart specs could help recovery of people with facial paralysis

Smart specs could help recovery of people with facial paralysis | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
SMART specs that know when you are smiling are being developed by researchers to help rehabilitate people with facial paralysis and they could also help with depression.
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Roaming fashion robots keep busy doing odd jobs on your clothes

Roaming fashion robots keep busy doing odd jobs on your clothes | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Pocket-sized "Rovables" could zip to your wrist to monitor your pulse before climbing to your chest to act as a digital name badge
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Immerse Yourself in a Virtual Scuba Dive

Immerse Yourself in a Virtual Scuba Dive | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it

The Amphibian is a full-body system that mimics the sights, sounds, temperatures and even the weightless feeling of scuba diving. It can be used by people who are physically unable to dive, scared to go, live too far from large bodies of water or can't afford the cost.

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Robot arm helps fly aircraft

Robot arm helps fly aircraft | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
A robotic arm that can help fly an aircraft has been designed by engineers in Virginia.
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Assistive tech helps paralysed man cycle competitively

Assistive tech helps paralysed man cycle competitively | Healthcare Engineering | Scoop.it
Athletes with disabilities have been competing in Cybathlon - a competition highlighting how tech can help people with disabilities.
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