Health and emerging technologies

Health and emerging technologies


Health and emerging technologies

How are new technologies and academic collaboration helping the NHS to improve healthcare treatments and achieve a net-zero healthcare system?
Artificial Intelligence systems and bioelectronic medicine in brain health

A roundtable discussion in March introduced research being carried out by Professor Zoe Kourtzi – Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge – using AI and machine learning tools to detect dementia at a very early stage.

The work involves using data which includes brain scans, biological data, memory tests and information on demography.

And researchers from the Engineering Department at Cambridge gave a talk at a CSaP workshop on their work using implantable microscale bioelectrical devices with the potential to dramatically improve treatment of conditions such as spinal injury, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and brain cancer.

Achieving Net Zero in the NHS

Developing and implementing a successful net zero strategy in the NHS will rely on collaboration with academics and industry experts. The Cambridge Zero Policy Forum hosted a visit by Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer for NHS England, to discuss the successes so far and the future challenges involved in meeting sustainability targets in healthcare.

Regulation of stem cell-based embryo models

We worked with the Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences, Cambridge Reproduction Strategic Research Initiative and the Centre for Trophoblast Research to organise a workshop on the challenges of the current legal and regulatory landscape in the UK of stem cell-based embryo models, and potential ways forward to progress scientific research and benefit patients.

Read more about the work we've been doing on health and emerging technologies.