US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we learn more about manipulating the human brain companies are starting to find new ways to hack it to treat common diseases.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past...

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3D printed heart “glove” paves the way for connected hybrid human organs

3D printed heart “glove” paves the way for connected hybrid human organs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we will be able to 3d print human hearts and organs with embedded electronics that can monitor them and fix them when things go wrong.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Four years ago we could “only” 3D print human heart tissue, now we have a working mini human heart, and by the end of this decade we could have a full sized version that could be transplanted into the first brave patients.   Love the...

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New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

New algorithm detects heart disease from selfies raising privacy concerns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology can do great things and save lives – but only if you give up your right to privacy …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We already live in a...

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US researchers just grew a beating mini human heart in a dish

US researchers just grew a beating mini human heart in a dish

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand being able to grow new human organs on demand will help alleviate transplant issues, on the other it will help accelerate the development and testing of new drugs and treatments.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today this tech is aimed at helping people with neurological conditions get their lives back, tomorrow it could help humans merge with AI and share hive minds …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Your smartphone can now use your voice to predict heart attacks

Your smartphone can now use your voice to predict heart attacks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Democratising access to high quality healthcare is of critical importance globally, and increasingly all you need is a smartphone.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Exponential technologies are helping us achieve amazing new things, from helping wean the world...

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Novel bio-ink lets doctors 3D print human organs directly into patients bodies

Novel bio-ink lets doctors 3D print human organs directly into patients bodies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print human organs for transplant is game changing, being able to 3D print them directly into patients is sci-fi realised.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far in the past few years I’ve talked...

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World’s first full body 3D scanner produces amazing live images of the human body

World’s first full body 3D scanner produces amazing live images of the human body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Medical scanners haven’t advanced much in decades, this new scanner is faster, higher resolution and produces insights into the human body not possible using today’s technology.   Recently I talked about a new innovation that lets doctors create movies of the behaviour of cells in...

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Scientists have created an ultrasound patch to monitor your vital health

Scientists have created an ultrasound patch to monitor your vital health

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Having access to ultrasound is like having a window into your body, and now it’s on a patch.   Earlier this year we heard how scientists from the University of California San Diego in the US had developed a flexible ultrasound patch that allows users to see...

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Revolutionary blood test lets doctors see chronic pain in colour

Revolutionary blood test lets doctors see chronic pain in colour

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all suffer from pain now and again, but for chronic pain sufferers the condition can leave them feeling depressed, disheartened, and isolated, this new test that lets people see pain could be a game changer.   Around 100 million Americans are in pain right now. Chronic...

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New smartphone app lets users detect fatal heart conditions at home

New smartphone app lets users detect fatal heart conditions at home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to detect fatal heart conditions before they kill you is a good thing… enough said.   The most common type of Arrhythmia, a form of atrial fibrillation, is an irregular beating of the heart that can lead to stroke, blood clots, or heart...

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AI helps emergency dispatchers diagnose heart attacks by listening in on phone calls

AI helps emergency dispatchers diagnose heart attacks by listening in on phone calls

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans can only detect a narrow range of sound, but the sounds that AI can detect and analyse are only limited by the sensors they use, now sound is being used to diagnose health conditions in new ways.   Emergency dispatchers have a tough job,...

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AI has learnt to predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

AI has learnt to predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every year millions of people die from heart disease and this new system could save thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of extra lives   Every year an estimated 20 million people die from heart disease, but now, hot on the heels of an artificial intelligence (AI)...

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AI’s new trick is predicting when you’re going to die

AI’s new trick is predicting when you’re going to die

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every year over 7,000 people in the UK die from pulmonary heart disease die, and this technology could help save their lives.   You could argue that artificial intelligence (AI) is already spooky enough. Whether we’re dreaming up new ways in which we think it...

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World first as scientists use synthetic stem cells to repair a damaged heart

World first as scientists use synthetic stem cells to repair a damaged heart

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Traditional stem cell therapies can often lead to cancer down the line, but NC State’s new “generic” synthetic stem cells eliminate that risk and will bring stem cell therapy to millions more people who need it.   Hearts are having a busy time in the...

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