Seven from Seven: Olympic Tech and ‘DogPhones’

19th November 2021

Each week, we scour the worlds of innovation, tech for good and social impact to bring you seven of our top stories…

  1. A ‘glaucoma glove’ that allows people to perform at-home eye pressure tests has been named as one of the winners of the international James Dyson Award.
  2. Researchers have created a hi-tech ‘DogPhone’ in the shape of a softball that, when moved, sends a signal to launch a video call from the pet owner’s laptop.
  3. A trial conducted by the University of Edinburgh has found that mobile technology using pictures of a patient’s wound post-surgery is helping doctors spot serious infections early.
  4. An RAF flight has been awarded a Guinness World Record for completing the first successful flight using only synthetic fuel.
  5. Clinical trials for a new nasal vaccine that will help prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s is set to start in Boston, Massachusetts.
  6. A host of hi-tech and green innovations will be used at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic games including COVID-10 disinfecting bots, wearable thermometers, and eco-refrigerant at ice sport venues.
  7. A new artificial robot has been developed to help make vaccination procedures less intimidating by making the injections autonomous and without the jab of a needle.

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