New robotic and bionic prosthetics : a revolution in the medical field ?

Michael Goldfarb, professor at Vanderbilt University, has designed a prosthetic ankle that perfectly mimics the movement of a human ankle. Will new technologies, including 3D-printing, allow faster innovation in the prosthetics research ? The key difference between Goldfarb’s device and conventional prosthetics is that Goldfarb’s design is robotic, which allows it to adapt to the… Read More

The FDA allows an artificial intelligence to perform a medical diagnosis for the first time

The FDA (American Food and Drug Administration) allowed an artificial intelligence to perform a medical diagnosis for the first time and this, without having a doctor checking the results afterwards. It is the first time the FDA allows the operation and the marketing of a system provided with  artifical intelligence. This tool, called iDx-DR, can… Read More