Latest medical publications

Artificial intelligence to help detect early stage skin cancer

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning software are being used by researchers to help detect the earlier stages of skin cancer. Teams at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, and the Sunnybrook Research Institute are using AI to detect melanoma skin cancer through the analysis of thousands of images. The machine learning software was… Read More

AR system lends X-ray vision to surgeons

Augmented reality (AR) technology is lending ‘X-ray vision’ to surgeons in a series of innovative trials led by design and development firm Cambridge Consultants. The prototype successfully demonstrated how an augmented system could transform surgical operations, while lowering risk and improving success rates. Using Microsoft’s HoloLens headset, the researchers created an AR system which made… Read More

Brain-computer interface achieves fastest-ever typing results

A new development in brain-computer interface (BCI) communication could allow people with paralysis to type at the highest speeds and accuracy rates to date. A research consortium based at Stanford University, known as BrainGate, has built the new interface which could let paralysed people type at a faster rate than ever before possible using only… Read More

Google signs agreement to assist in NHS patient care

A National Health Service hospital trust has signed an agreement with Google’s DeepMind group to implement a new app that notifies doctors of updates to patient conditions in real time. This is intended to eliminate paperwork requirements and free up time for medical professionals to treat patients. Allowing DeepMind access to patient records, however, has… Read More

The future of voice synthesis after Google WaveNet debut

Dr Matthew Aylett is the Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder at CereProc, which develops voice synthesis systems primarily for the healthcare field.  In the light of last week’s announcements from Baidu/NVidia and from Google, he takes a look at the challenges and motivations involved in reproducing the human voice artificially… Our voice is very personal… Read More