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Prototype robot helps improve sports recovery

Trials of a prototype robot for sports therapy have just begun in Singapore, to create a high quality and repeatable treatment routine to improve sports recovery, reducing reliance on trained therapists. The robot named Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, has already treated 50 patients in trials including professional athletes for conditions ranging from tennis elbows, stiff neck and shoulders, to lower back pain.
22nd July 2016

A way to improve effectiveness of antibiotics

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have discovered that antibiotics can continue to be effective if bacteria's cell-to-cell communication and ability to latch on to each other are disrupted. This research breakthrough is a major step forward in tackling the growing concern of antibiotic resistance, opening up new treatment options for doctors to help patients fight against chronic and persistent bacterial infections.
31st March 2016

Next step with cyborg beetles: controlling their gait

Next step with cyborg beetles: controlling their gait
A small team of researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has taken the idea of controlling live insects using electronics a step further—by controlling its gait. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, the team describes how they created their 'cyborg' beetles, why they did so, and where they see the technology going in the future. Over the past several years, scientists have found that they can control the movement of various insects by implanting electrodes that stimulate leg muscles in a prescribed fashion.
30th March 2016


The wonders of Nadine

The wonders of Nadine
The new receptionist at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University is friendly, greets you back and even remembers your name and previous conversations when you meet her again. The only unusual thing about her? She's a robot. Nadine looks, and acts, just like a human receptionist would and unlike many conventional robots exhibits personality, moods and emotions.
4th January 2016


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