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Key insights and resources taken from the IET Healthcare Technologies Technical and Professional Network and Royal Society of Medicine The Future of Medicine seminar in May 2015 It is predicted that medical practices will change dramatically during the next ten years. At an IET and Royal Society of Medicine event in May ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Jun 30, 2015 11:42 AM BST
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Posted by Gemma Hadley on IET Healthcare Technologies Network May 11, 2015 4:29 PM BST
Hello to all IET and Network members. This latest community update arrives at the busiest time of the year for the HTN: several major events have just taken place and more are on the immediate horizon. Before I go into any more detail, I would like to ask for suggestions by email for our programme of events for the twelve months from October 2015. The ... read more...
Posted by Peter Bannister on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Apr 26, 2015 1:26 PM BST
In a recent case study IET Fellow Dr Michael Taylor highlights the value of the IET Healthcare TPN and how members can benefit from the community’s personal and professional support.   Although he’s not an active volunteer, he’s built a strong relationship with the network and in turn has gained a lot of support and encouragement ... read more...
Posted by Aaron Thiele on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Apr 16, 2015 3:53 PM BST
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Posted by Steve Benveniste on IET Healthcare Technologies Network Mar 4, 2015 10:29 AM 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 PM 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 PM 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 AM 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 PM 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 PM GMT