After interviewing various stakeholders from public and private healthcare systems (in Lithuania and the US), researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania designed a structure revealing added value of remote healthcare services, i.e. telehealth. Adopting the concept of value co-creation common in business research to healthcare, the scientists claim that this is the first comprehensive analysis of this kind in the healthcare field involving two different healthcare systems.
Despite increasing concern over the intrusion of algorithms in daily life, people may be more willing to trust a computer program than their fellow humans, especially if a task becomes too challenging, according to new research from data scientists at the University of Georgia.
A recent case study demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting. The researchers are currently working with a larger group of study participants to see how broadly applicable the findings may be.
A team of scientists from Germany has managed to successfully perform atom interferometry in space for the first time - on board a sounding rocket.
Microphones and cameras are everywhere today: in smartphones, laptops, even in refrigerators and televisions. Many people are now used to their presence and no longer see them for what they actually are - ubiquitous eyes and ears. A team of computer scientists from Saarland University uses an innovative design approach to critically question this sensory technology that has become part of everyday life.
Wearable electronic devices and biosensors are great tools for health monitoring, but it has been difficult to find convenient power sources for them. Now, a group of scientists from Japan has successfully developed and tested a wearable biofuel cell array that generates electric power from the lactate in the wearer's sweat, opening doors to electronic health monitoring powered by nothing but bodily fluids.
Gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductors are considered to be a future alternative to silicon, not least due to their superior performance in fast switching applications. However, unwanted impurities in GaN crystals can degrade their switching performance. In a new study, scientists from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan explore the mechanism behind the impact of carbon impurities on the charge carriers of GaN, paving the way for impurity control strategies in GaN crystal growth.
Largest range of resins developed by SUTD are tougher and will allow for more robust integration of mechatronic components in 3D printed multi-material structures.
The emergence of 2D puddles of superconductivity within a 3D superconductor may be an example of how 3D superconductors reorganize themselves just before undergoing an abrupt shift into an insulating state. It also suggests a novel and potentially easier way to make 2D materials.
Researchers from Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a new multifaceted method that can directly observe compositional fluctuations in indium gallium nitride, a semiconductor material used in LEDs. The method can be adapted and applied in other materials science studies to investigate compositional fluctuations.