Category Archives: Robotics

NI Health Minister views Ekso GT Exoskeleton Suit

The Ekso Wearable Walking Exoskeleton (EWWE) is a wearable, battery-operated bionic exoskeleton that enables patients with lower extremity weakness or paralysis to stand and walk on level surfaces. It has been recently viewed in NI by Health Minister, Edwin Poots. Northern … Continue reading

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Sligo Man Gets ‘Bionic Eye’

The first commercial telescopic eye implant outside the USA trials sector, has been implanted in an 80 year old Sligo man’s eye. The tiny telescopic implant uses sophisticated micro-optical technology to magnify central vision images. This provides improved ‘straight ahead’ vision. Read more: … Continue reading

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Cork tech event to focus on robotics, cloud and big data

Not-for-profit tech industry group it@cork is hosting a technology summit in Cork this Wednesday to home in on future trends in areas such as cloud computing, robotics, big data and digital media. Dubbed the European Technology Summit, the event will feature … Continue reading

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Robot doctor tends to Daisy Hill patients

UTV have included a short feature about the ‘Telepresence Robot’ being used by the Southern Health Trust. You can watch/read more here: Critically ill patients at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital could be treated by a robot doctor in a UK first

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Northern Ireland Technology Showcase

Invest NI is holding a cross sector technology event to provide innovative and practical technology solutions to help local companies address business challenges. The idea behind the event is to provide ‘a platform for technology to enable Northern businesses to … Continue reading

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Innovation in Health is a necessity not a luxury, says Poots

Embracing and encouraging research, innovation and new technology is central to reforming our Health and Social Care (HSC) service and bolstering our economy, Minister Edwin Poots said today. Briefing the Assembly on promoting innovation, the Health Minister said: “There are … Continue reading

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A helping hand for med tech

Silicon Republic features a piece on the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, who are working with clinicians and companies to develop medical devices and technology platforms. One of the technologies called the ‘haptic hand’ is a sensorised glove that’s designed to … Continue reading

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Poots Hails Northern Ireland’s ‘Connected Care’

Edwin Poots has spoken of the need to “maximise the use of technology” in providing health care to citizens. The Minister was invited to address the Health Informatics Society of Ireland annual conference on the progress Northern Ireland has made in … Continue reading

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Hospital recruits ‘telepresence’ robot

    A Northern Ireland Health Trust is the first in the UK to use a robot which allows intensive care specialists from one hospital to remotely assess patients in another. The ‘telepresence’ robot enables doctors to examine and interact with … Continue reading

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Will your future carer be a robot?

As part of ActivAge 2012, Roldople Gelin, leader of the Romeo Robot project from French company Aldebaran, will discuss the potential of robots in  future care.   ActivAge brings together engineers, designers, artists and older people in a public engagement process to present, challenge, inform, debate … Continue reading

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University robotics research shares in grant windfall

The Derry Journal reports on a University of Ulster research project into the use of robotics in healthcare as being one of a number of academic initiatives at the University of Ulster to have benefited from almost £14million of grants. … Continue reading

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University explores latest developments in Assistive Robotics

An international conference at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus has shed new light on pioneering scientific research that will give disabled people a better quality of life. The International UKIERI Workshop on the Fusion of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) and Assistive Robotics … Continue reading

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