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By Alina Călin, Chief Research Officer at MIRA Rehab, and Dr. Emma Stanmore, Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Manchester.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

Gamification is the next big innovation in the field of rehabilitation, and makes use of remote sensors and aspects of video game design to engage patients in their rehab and make it more accessible, which in turn encourages participation and so keeps…

By Scott Edmunds, Executive Editor at GigaScience.

The most common cause of heart attacks is coronary heart disease. Diagnosis is key in both the treatment and prevention of such events. One useful tool in the fight against this killer is magnetic resonance imaging, which allows the direct examination of blood flow to the myocardium of the heart.

However, for this perfusion analysis technique to work, it needs to compensate for the respiratory motion of the patient, which can only be done through complex image processing methods. Thus, there is a need to improve these…

By Katayoun Farrahi, Lecturer at the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, and Rémi Emonet, Associate Professor and Software Engineer at Jean Monnet University

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

In our globalised world, people can travel across several continents in a single day - carrying diseases with them. The importance of containing disease outbreaks to prevent global epidemics cannot be overstated: as evidenced by the recent…

By Dr Stuart Golodetz, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, and head of object detection and tracking for the Smart Glasses Project.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

People who are visually-impaired face numerous daily challenges, from how to find where to go and the best way to avoid obstacles on the way, to how best to locate, recognise and interact with other…

By Shafi Ahmed, Colorectal Cancer Lead at Barts Health NHS Trust and Associate Dean at Queen Mary University of London.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we ask researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

Over the last few centuries, surgery has traditionally been taught as an apprenticeship with students clamouring around the operating table to glimpse a view of both surgical technique and clinical anatomy.

Not much as changed over this time, even now, medical students will…

By Paula Smith, Academic eFacilitator at the University Of Edinburgh’s School of Clinical Surgery.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we will be asking researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

Trainee surgeons can sometimes be held back by limited access to time and tuition. Distance learning meets this strong need as it aids more conventional methods and improves both the training of surgeons and their professional development. One standout example is the award-winning…

By Andrew Bastawrous, Research Fellow in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

This article is part of our series: a day in the software life, in which we will be asking researchers from all disciplines to discuss the tools that make their research possible.

Although 80% of blindness is avoidable, diagnosing it can be very expensive. Peek is an app that helps community health workers to perform a comprehensive eye examination with only an Android phone and…

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