Reinventing Pacemakers:
The Battery-less Pacemaker
Cardiac pacemakers have seen a huge success in extending many lives. However, like The Economist pointed out in their article, the design of these lifesaving devices barely evolved since their invention in the late 1950s. Although patients rely on pacemakers to live a healthy life, their battery does not last forever. To solve the problem surrounding the device’s power supply, researchers worldwide are trying to conceive a battery-less pacemaker. And it appears that Yi Zhiran along with his team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University may have succeeded.


Mixed reality
Mixed Reality is changing
the way we work, live
and play 

Mixed reality is changing the way we work, live and play

The graph below shows the Top 10 Probable Assignees by Applications & Grants for mixed reality, taken from PatBase Analytics V3. The integration of the real and virtual worlds to create new environments and visualisations in which physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time is known as mixed reality (MR). Microsoft has the highest number of grants and applications compared to its competitors. They have established themselves as leaders alongside Magic Leap Inc and are transforming the way we work, live, and play.  More…

Toothpaste to combat food allergies

A recent article in Science News discusses a new toothpaste that has been developed to treat peanut allergies. The treatment is known as Oral Mucosal Immunotherapy (OMIT) and is currently on trial to see if it could be effective in making immune therapy part of patient’s daily routine. More…

The Nemesis System creates a unique video gaming experience each time

Reviewing and analysing patent literature is crucial for any innovation-driven industry to avoid infringement, monitor competitors and importantly, drive innovation and R&D strategy. A recently granted patent owned by Warner Bros Entertainment, discloses their Nemesis system invention, an innovative method for generating unique storylines and opponents in video games based on user interaction and in-game choices. More…

paper bottles
Are paper bottles an eco-solution to
plastic waste?

In a recent article published by BBC, it was announced that The Coca-Cola Company is one of the latest companies to trial paper bottles instead of plastic. The company they are working with, Paboco -short for Paper Bottle Company, is a Danish sustainable packaging company created in 2019 as a joint venture between BillerudKorsnäs, a paper packaging materials developer and Alpla, the bottle manufacturing specialist. It was then developed from the low environmental footprint start-up, EcoXpac. More…