news

New toilet seat to monitor heart health

The Rochester Institute of Technology in the US have developed a toilet seat that is capable of monitor the patient’s heart health. Able to monitor blood pressure, oxygen levels and heart rate - as well as the different types of activity on the heart - the device is said to be able to help patients monitor signs for heart failures, strokes and weight.  As a result, patients are able to determine whether or not hospital admission is necessary, and detect symptoms and signs of a condition before the patient has begun noticing. Therefore, healthcare systems will be more likely to treat the condition as early as possible, and thus has have a better chance to treating it.  “Typically, within 30 days of hospital discharge, 25 per cent of patients with congestive heart failur

read more

news

Skin cells to be printed directly onto wounds with new mobile bio printer

Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have developed a device which can print skin cells that would be able to help treat wounds such as burns and diabetic ulcers.  The device is able to scan a location of the body (the wound) which can then send data to a software. As a result, the bio printer can then print cells - created using a combination of the patient’s skin cells and a hydrogel which when mixed creates a printable biomaterial - and administer them directly onto the wound, layer by layer.  “The unique aspect of this technology is the mobility of the system and the ability to provide on-site management of extensive wounds by scanning and measuring them in order to deposit the cells directly where they are needed to create skin,” said

read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close