Computer vision enhanced sensors improve rehabilitation

POSTECH professor Sung-Min Park and researcher Sunguk Hong have developed optical sensor technology, integrated with computer vision, to track muscle movements in rehab patients with limited mobility. The sensors are flexible, lightweight, and able to gauge subtle body changes, while overcoming the conventional challenges of soft strain sensors – inadequate durability due to temperature and […]

AI decodes brain tumor DNA during surgery

Kun-Hsing Yu and HMS colleagues used AI to rapidly determine a brain tumor’s molecular identity during surgery, propeling the development of precision oncology. The tool is CHARM (Cryosection Histopathology Assessment and Review Machine.) Currently, genetic sequencing takes days to weeks.   Accurate molecular diagnosis during surgery can help a neurosurgeon decide how much brain tissue […]

AI detects diabetes from fatty tissue in chest x rays

Judy Wawira Gichoya and Emory colleagues have developed an AI model that detects warning signs for diabetes in x rays collected during routine exams. The signs were also detected in patients who do not meet elevated risk guidelines. Applying deep learning to images and electronic health record data, the model that successfully flagged elevated diabetes risk in a retrospective analysis, often years before patients were […]

Biosensor detects misfiled proteins in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

Hatice Altug, Hilal Lashue, and EPFL colleagues have developed ImmunoSEIRA, an AI-enhanced, biosensing tool for the detection of misfolded proteins linked to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers also claim that neural networks can quantify disease stage and progression. The technology holds promise for early detection, monitoring, and assessing treatment options. Protein misfolding has been […]