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Posted by Steve Benveniste on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Mar 4, 2015 10:29 GMT
The latest newsletter provides information about a number of high quality events that the Healthcare Technologies Network is either organising or supporting in the coming months.   Please see the HTN MyCommunity page for reports on recent events that have been organised or sponsored by the HTN, including Dr Michael Taylor’s invited talk at ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Feb 19, 2015 3:44 GMT
A telescopic contact lens capable of magnifying the image of the surrounding world could give sight back to those affected by age-related vision degeneration. Developed as part of a project funded by the US defence agency Darpa, the telescopic contact lens consists of two separate layers – one for seeing the world as it is, the other allowing the ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Feb 16, 2015 4:21 GMT
Jonny Williamson discusses the design and manufacture of next generation lower limb prosthetics with the recently announced Royal Academy of Engineering research fellow, Dr Alex Dickinson.   Events such as the Paralympics and the recent Invictus Games have offered a fantastic opportunity to raise society’s awareness of people living with ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Feb 10, 2015 10:01 GMT
Global £1m prize awarded to medical pioneer. Professor Robert Langer, winner of the 2014 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Professor Robert Langer, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has won the Royal Academy for Engineering’s Queen Elizabeth Prize (QEPrize). The ground-breaking chemical engineer has been awarded the ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Feb 5, 2015 5:05 GMT
Sponsored attendance at the UCAmI & IWAAL 2014, 2-5 December 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland.   In early 2014 I started the design of a proof of concept e-Trike that could be used for the rehabilitation of a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy (CP). This was to be a personal project where I could use my engineering knowledge and skills to improve the ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Feb 4, 2015 12:02 GMT
The call for entries for our student and early stage career Healthcare Technologies Awards 2015 are  now open . This year we are collaborating with the IMechE to jointly host our award presentations. This will take place on 25 February 2015 at One Birdcage Walk. For more information please visit our event calendar page . Key Dates Submission ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Dec 4, 2014 2:10 GMT
Details of our previous IET Healthcare Technologies award winners can be found below. William James Award 2013 winner Joachim Behar, Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) Joachim is a DPhil student in the Intelligent Patient Monitoring Group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), supervised by Dr Gari Clifford and Dr Julien ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Dec 3, 2014 5:04 GMT
A pioneer in medical technology has been awarded the IET’s Faraday Medal, as part of the institution’s Achievement Awards. Professor Christofer Toumazou invented and commercialised “lab-on-a-chip” technology that can decode a patient’s DNA in under 30 minutes, enabling testing for genetic disease and drug ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Nov 25, 2014 4:57 GMT
The Healthcare Technology Network's 2014-15 program commences this month but first I would like to take the opportunity to look back over the events that the network has supported this summer. One of our aims as a network has been to produce quality content from our supported events and I am pleased to say that we have achieved this with the events ... read more...
Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Oct 15, 2014 4:48 BST