Flexible sensor maps blood-oxygen levels across the body

In the case of a medical shock, low blood perfusion, or organ injury, the authors highlight, the pulsatile arterial blood signal of becomes too weak to be used for pulse oximetry. The researchers proved their setup on a forearm by occluding blood supply to the arm using a pressure cuff (as those used for measuring arterial tension).

To an Artificial Intelligence, every eye tells a Story

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can already screen for diabetic retinopathy by analyzing a retinal scan; in the future, the technology could be used to predict the risk for heart disease—and even dementia.

In strictly neurological terms, though, your retinas are extensions of your central nervous system.

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ABB to build $150m robot factory in China with a digital twin

China is a key market for robotics. In 2017, one of every three robots sold in the world went to China, which purchased nearly 138,000 units. The deal with the Shanghai municipal government also includes a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement to support industry, energy, transport and infrastructure in the region.

ABB employs approximately 5,000 people in Shanghai, and the company’s robotics businesses in China employ more than 2,000 engineers, technology experts and operational leaders in 20 locations across the country. ABB has invested more than US$2.4 billion in China since 1992, with over 18,000 employees in total.

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