Pure Tech 19th October 2017

Dancing with medtech

When Mel Reis lost part of her leg, the Brazilian ballerina saw it as a perfect opportunity to get back ‘en pointe’. Ever since her left leg was crushed in a road accident as a teenager, Mel had continued to ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 31st August 2017

STONE AGE TECH STILL USEFUL FOR MEDTECH

Have you ever wondered if ancient technology is still relevant to MedTech today? Let us surprise you! While there is still enough conjecture about the mystery holes in the skull that apparently worked as aspirin to cure everything from epilepsy ...

by Gulwish Ahmed

Getting Checked 27th July 2017

Bringing a human face to hepatitis

These days, the best way to rally support for an important cause is via social media…and selfies. That’s why the World Hepatitis Alliance has launched #ShowYourFace to stamp out the silent killer that is hepatitis. The campaign marks ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 31st January 2017

Getting a new knee at 73

When Peter Schmelter’s kneecap was shattered into five pieces in an accident 55 years ago, the only option was to stick them back together.  In 1962, total knee replacements - or TKRs - were still several years away and so Peter, ...

by Karen Finn

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

Chronic Conditions 14th November 2016

Supporting patients in the digital era

Nothing beats face-to-face contact with people who can support you with your disease or illness. But online patient communities can come close, says Kyle Jacques Rose. As someone who has spent the past 20 years supporting other people with diabetes, Kyle ...

by Karen Finn