in this issue

special issue // yearbook 2019

in this issue

special issue  // yearbook 2019

Over the past 12 months, the medical device industry has flourished with an influx of new products entering the market. But, for some companies this year has been a taxing one, with costly scandals and regulatory challenges overshadowing positive developments.

In this special yearbook issue of Medical Technology, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories, innovations, and issues that shaped the industry in 2019.

Rounding up key developments, we find out how innovation could bring sensory feedback to brain-powered prosthetics, review the high-tech hunt for new biomarkers, and take a look at safety in robotic surgery.

Also, we find out how VR can help to rehab patients manage pain, examine alternative methods to power medical devices, investigate the fallout from the Implant Files scandal, and explore the role of sustainability in manufacturing.

Plus, we take a look at new approaches in AI and blood testing, delve into the shady world of the dark web medical device market, find out about blood transportation in Nigeria, and debate the use of voice assistants in healthcare.

Eloise McLennan, editor