FibriCheck App for Cardiac Arrhythmias

1.What is it? FibriCheck, a Belgian firm, recently became the first-FDA approved mobileapp for heart rhythm disorders by using only an optical signal originatingfrom a non-medical device, such as a regular smartphone. The main purpose of FibriCheck is to detect irregular heart rhythms suchas atrial fibrillation to prevent incidences of stroke. By utilising thisinnovative technology,…

Limbitless Bionic Prosthetics

“Children with disabilities will always belong” – Limbitless Bionic Kids NPO 1.What is it? Limbitless is a Non- Profit Organisation (NPO) providing children with free bionic prosthetics and running various projects to uplift disabled children in society.  The bionic prosthetics are 3D printed by a team of engineers who are advancing the field of personalised prosthetics…

The Supersuit

This device, a super suit, provides the ability to reduce back pain and stress to ensure an easier lifestyle for those suffering. Most current solutions are either unproven, unworkable or not ineffective enough to people.  This wearable tech enables the ability to be incorporated within a lifestyle. 1.What is it? An artificial muscle attachment to…

Pulmonx’s endobronchial valve system

A bronchoscopic technique to improve lung volume reduction of patients with severe heterogeneous emphysema as an intermediate between drugs and surgery.  1.What is it? A minimally invasive procedure fitting EndoBronchial Valves (EBV) into bronchioles to prevent air entering diseased portions of the lung. The EBV is a one way valve which also allows trapped air and fluid…

Project Innereye Radiomics

AI is currently the new big thing and it’s really here, this is based on an FDA approved platform- TeraRecon.  1.What is it? An AI tool which accurately identifies cancerous cells from healthy cells using an image- recognition algorithm with extreme precision boundaries. The system uses a Natural User Interface (NUI) which is compatible with…

WiSE – Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy

A wireless pacemaker that can be fitted inside the left ventricle and mimic physiological cardiac tissue stimulation for cardiac resynchronisation therapy, CRT. 1.What is it? The main component is a receiver electrode the size of a grain of rice which is the first endocardial pacemaker.¹ This ensures the electrical stimulation is closer to our natural…

CRISPR/Cas9- Genome editing

CRISPR technology is reshaping genetics as we know it, moving us onto a new level of personalised medicine.  1.What is it? CRISPR – Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats CRISPR/ Cas9 is a DNA phage- enzyme complex which can remove and insert genetic material with high specificity and sensitivity, as a complex exclusive to the…

aerSleep- breathe easy, dream easy

A device the size of a £2 coin could help millions of people all over the world suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea dream better! Find out how this tiny contraption can help improve airflow while you sleep… The lungs are the primary organs where our red blood cells are oxygenated 1.What is it? A small…