Pure Tech 8th December 2016

Safe surgery is a right, not a privilege

That’s what many of us have grown up to believe. But for billions of patients in low-resource countries, safe surgery is an unaffordable luxury. International charity Lifebox is working to change this. It helps hospitals in poorer countries with ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 29th November 2016

The future of healthtech: are we there yet?

Treatment enhanced by artificial intelligence, robot-assisted surgery, ingestible diagnosis kits: a new healthcare revolution is knocking at the door. But are we ready for it? A couple of weeks ago the global tech scene, startups and geeks from all walks ...

by Gael Bassetto

Pure Tech 10th October 2016

The rise and rise of women in medtech

Female-led teams are bringing game-changing inventions to patients. More of this please… Edel Browne was just 15 when she founded Free Feet – an innovative technology start-up that aims to improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. It began as ...

by Gary Finnegan

Pure Tech 27th September 2016

Spotted: young healthcare innovators!

Most of us have settled back into our school routines by now, but for today’s young medtech innovators, ‘school’ takes on a whole new meaning. Take medical device innovation student Tudor Besleaga, for example. As part of his PhD ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 1st August 2016

The future of fitness? It’s already here

Wearable technologies are packed with sensors that monitor your well-being, correct your posture and offer health tips in real time It’s summer time. The evenings are long, the weather is (mostly) good and you are counting down to vacation. ...

by Gary Finnegan