Pure Tech 2nd November 2017

Making music with medtech

“It was mostly a beautiful and powerful experience growing up with a prosthetic hand,” says Keith Xander, the lead singer and guitarist of Xander and the Peace Pirates. “It was a feeling of being different, but others would seem to ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 26th October 2017

Hearing the colours again

“Hearing with only one ear is like living in a black and white world without knowing that somewhere else colours exist,” explains Johanna Pätzold. When the singer became deaf in her right ear as a result of meningitis at ...

by Karen Finn

Family 13th December 2016

Are you health literate?

Underestimating risks, misusing medicines and medical devices – and even struggling to find your way around a hospital – can be bad for your health Healthy literacy is our ‘ability to engage with health information and services’. People with low levels of ...

by Gary Finnegan

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 21st June 2016

Tiny tech, big promise

The ‘miniaturisation’ revolution could make cancer tests faster, simpler and accessible to all. Look around you. How many computers do you see? Are you reading this on a laptop or a tablet? Your kitchen may have a microwave and a ...

by Gary Finnegan