Health

Innovation project becomes start-up: Robot Sara reduces the workload of healthcare employees

There are many employees with a colleague named Sara. But if SARA stands for Social & Autonomous Robotic Health Assistant, that's probably not a colleague you are used to. SARA is the 'robot care colleague' that the Eindhoven-based company Bright Cape has...

Hiccups are key to a baby’s development

We all get the hiccups from time to time. Nevertheless, it is mainly babies who get the hiccups after they have drunk something. Parents try everything they can to stop the hiccups. If you enter the search term "hiccup babies" into Google, you'll get almost 700,000...

One step closer to finding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have come one step closer to answering the question of what causes Alzheimer's disease. Apparently, this involves changes in protein structures in the brain. Researchers at the University of Ulm have succeeded for the first time ever in isolating and...

[UPDATE] How we can lower the risk of antimicrobial resistance

An ever-increasing proportion of bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Overuse or misuse of antibiotics causes bacteria to become immune to them. This is the reason why antibiotics no longer work effectively against infections in human beings. A faster...

Start-up of the day: on-the-spot accurate and fast disease diagnosis

Polish start-up Genomtec is trying to introduce a compact and practical device to general practitioners (GPs). This will enable them to analyze samples on-the-spot. As well as help treat symptoms straightaway and stop a disease from spreading further. The diagnosis...

Hiccups are key to a baby’s development

We all get the hiccups from time to time. Nevertheless, it is mainly babies who get the hiccups after they have drunk something. Parents try everything they can to stop the hiccups. If you enter the...

Start-up of the Week: Let’s drink to that!

”Your sneak preview of the future” is the slogan of Innovation Origins, and that’s just what we will highlight with our Start-up of the Week column. Over the past few days, five start-ups of the day...

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How technology can reduce stress

On a busy day, just do a brief breathing exercise to reduce or avoid stress. Industrial Design student at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Brigitte van der Lugt, has integrated technology...

New bio-ink for 3D bioprinting advances cell research

Bio-printing has brought new perspectives to cell research. So far, however, other 3D printing methods have fallen short of expectations. A special bio-ink has now been developed at TU Wien (Vienna)...

Tomorrow is good: Innovation often skips the line

We’ve all been through this, cars waiting in line for a parking spot at a parking garage which is nearest to the location you want to be. Of course that one is (almost) full. Cars are waiting...

Animal-free medical research needs clear legislation

Medical research has a long tradition when it comes to testing on animals. Apart from the ethical problem, animal experiments also lack reliability. Mice do not always react to diseases and drugs in...

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