Healing eyes with contact lenses

A University of Waterloo team has innovated a drug-delivering contact lens material, promising enhanced healing for corneal wounds.

Red light can reduce blood glucose levels, says study

A recent study published in the Journal of Biophotonics reveals that exposure to 670 nm red light can stimulate mitochondrial energy production, leading to significant reductions in blood glucose levels, offering potential non-invasive benefits for diabetes management and raising concerns about the health impacts of blue light from LEDs.

Baby X-ray immobiliser tube

From Superinnovators 27/01/24 Since the 1960s, the Pigg-O-Stat pediatric immobilisation device has been aiding medical professionals globally in safely securing infants and young children up to three years during X-ray procedures. Invented by US X-ray technologist Jalmer Pigg, Sr. in 1962, it remains the most widely used pediatric immobilisation device today and videos of its […]

CES2024: Gamifying tooth brushing for kids

From Superinnovators 12/01/24 French healthtech company Baracoda, founded in 2000, showcased gamification of tooth brushing through AR and a smart connected toothbrush at CES 2024, Las Vegas, this week. The company have been collaborating with Colgate since 2016, helping to launch connected toothbrush named hum in 2020, which is powered by tech from Kolibree, and […]

Disposable finger covers to stop touch screen bacteria spread

From Superinnovators 11/01/24 Swedish startup Paprtect, founded 2021, has created compostable paper covers for your fingers to help stop the spread of germs when using public touch screens such as coffee machine interfaces. The covers are dispensed via automatic machines which dish out 2,100 covers before needed reloading. They have been installed locations such as […]