Each week, we highlight the news of the week in digital health. Find the titles that have made the buzz, the latest trends and innovations as well as the latest news in the field.
In the headlines: 3 scientific research projects are in the spotlight, advancing the detection, treatment and prevention of diseases.
At EPFL, scientists are developing a new brain test to assess the mental state of Parkinson’s patients, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world. The method involves awakening “ghosts” hidden in certain areas of the brain to predict the appearance of hallucinations.
Among the challenges facing people whose legs have been amputated above the knee is a lack of sensory feedback from most commercially available prostheses. Researchers at ETH Zurich recently found that artificial neural feedback from a sensorized bionic leg can help users as well as designers of robotic assistive technologies.
The Idiap research institute in Martigny has published a study using smartphones and artificial intelligence to find out in which context young people drink. A way to better position prevention campaigns.
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