Expert clinicians and engineers at the University of Kent are carrying out the first clinical trials of robotic legs for patients. These legs are the only design available that allow people to move about 'hands-free.' This means they can use their hands for the activities of daily life, like making a cup of tea while upright.
More than 20 percent of people who use the web can't always tell the difference between shades of colors -- but very few of them are colorblind, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
As part of a NEDO project, Osaka University and Shimadzu Corporation have developed two new types of RGB laser light source modules, including a world-class high-brightness model and an ultra-miniaturized model, and demonstrated their effectiveness mounted on actual devices with the aim of expanding the application of visible light laser diodes.
Scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have released the first web repository for Brassica (mustard plants) trait data to tackle reproducibility, user controlled data sharing and analysis worldwide. Scoring the versatile crop's beneficial traits will assist Brassica breeders in improving their crop yields, increased nutritional benefits and reduce our carbon footprint through biofuel production.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of the International Journal of Surgery Protocols (IJS Protocols), an open access journal covering all areas of surgery. The journal will be the first in the surgical field to accept research protocols and related articles and correspondence for publication. The journal is accepting submissions from May 2016 onwards and will begin publishing articles in June 2016.
Passwords or personal identification number are often not secure, because users do not choose or store them well. With so-called biometric identifiers such as fingerprints, voice or iris scans, users can be identified more easily and securely. Computer scientists from the University of Saarland and the University of Stuttgart are now introducing the skull as a new biometric identifier which can be used with the eyewear computer Google Glass.
BGI, one of the world's largest genomics organizations, and UW Medicine, the academic medical and health system at the University of Washington, have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on biomedical technology development. The shared aim is to advance precision medicine for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common and rare diseases. BGI is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.
Robotic lifeguards, virtual and augmented realities, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can autonomously swarm and overwhelm an enemy -- all will be on display to the public during the Sea-Air-Space Exposition, at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) booth No. 1004.
Established in the distant 1888, the Italian Botanical Society has gone a long way towards publishing its achievements and research. Originated as a bulletin within an Italian journal, they have been growing ever since to now form a new international journal in its own right. Covering both Italian and international research in botany and mycology, the online open-access journal Italian Botanist, published by Pensoft, is now officially launched via its first papers.
Award-winning app is designed to engage patients with schizophrenia with recovery process more fully, and enhance self-management of illness beyond clinical care.