August 2021

In the next issue of Medical Technology, we take a trip down the drain to find out how an innovative ‘smart toilet’ system currently being developed at Duke University could transform an everyday bathroom feature into a stool analysis device. Plus, we examine a new rule published by the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that would see the organisation provide reimbursement for breakthrough-designated devices products almost immediately after approval.

Also, we speak to Cognoa chief artificial intelligence (AI) officer Halim Abbas about the role of social responsibility in building AI systems and explore potential ways that lab-developed tests could be regulated to reduce disruption in the industry.

Elsewhere, we examine the new materials being used to make sensors more sensitive and, with extreme weather putting heightened stress on power grids, we investigate the impact that power cuts have on patients that rely on electricity to power medical devices in the home.


Editor | Eloise McLennan
Writers | Chloe Kent, Abi Millar, Natalie Healey, Darcy Jimenez, Kezia Parkins
Magazine Designer | Tyrrell Lowe

Graphic Designers | Anett Arc, Ashley McPherson, Marzia Del Gaone, Noemi Balint, Maria Gimenez, Filipe Costa, Martina Labaiova, Will Ingham, Dimeji Akinkuolie

Lead Designer | John Hammond
Publisher |Susanne Hauner

Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


Sales Manager | Nimai Amin

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