images of the patient's anatomy and cancer site from standard CT scans.
The "crystal ball" image can be seen from any angle without the need for
special eyewear. This enables the oncology team to prepare a more
accurate and effective radiation treatment plan -- a critical step in
eradicating cancer. http://www.actuality-systems.com
Printing Skin and Bones (UK)
Uses inkjet printing technology to fabricate complex tissue scaffolds on
which cells can be grown. The later aim is to use inkjet printing to build
3-D structures that contain both the living cells and the scaffold
materials. The ability to print skin and bone and, ultimately, whole
artificial organs is a possibility.
Restoring Sight to the Blind (USA)
A visual prosthesis will help make blindness a treatable condition by
bypassing a diseased or damaged eye and sending signals directly to the
part of the brain that normally receives input from the healthy retina.
The World Health Organisation estimates there are 45 million people who
are blind, and 135 million with low vision. This idea will potentially
help these millions of people to see once again.
Speaking Books (South Africa)
Speaking Books have embedded soundtracks in local languages, dealing with
life-threatening health issues including AIDS, TB, Malaria and mental
health. By using an adaptation of children's book technology -- the
talking book -- South Africa's largest NGO is able to overcome adult
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