A clinical trial using technology similar to that found in mobile phone cameras has enabled two previously blind patients to perceive light and shapes.
We all know how new 3D tech is revolutionising the cinema and gaming industries, but the latest use of 3D photography allows plastic surgeons to show their patients what a little nip and tuck might make them look like.
Canadian researchers have created a touchy-feely robot that detects tougher tumour tissue in half the time, and with 40 per cent more accuracy than a human.
Using the natural glue that marine mussels use to stick to rocks, and a variation on the inkjet printer, a team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has devised a new way of making medical adhesives that could replace traditional sutures and result in less scarring, faster recovery times and increased precision for exacting operations such as eye surgery.
The latest futuristic medical tech is a mechanical snake that enters the body through the mouth or other natural orifices in order to assist doctors with internal surgery.