Mind-controlled bionic limbs are under development but what will it take to bring them to the patients who need them? We speak to researchers from the Neurobionics Lab at the University of Michigan to explore the future of wearable robotic technologies and the remaining challenges that robotic-powered prostheses need to overcome in order to become fully functional mind-controlled limbs. To complement this analysis, the competitive dynamics of the orthopaedic robotics market is discussed in our Comment section.

We also we zoom into youth mental health and examine the potential that digital interventions such as virtual therapy sessions or mental health have to help with the growing effort required from mental health services to support this particularly vulnerable population.

Elsewhere in the issue, we investigate the implications of the landmark decision by the European Commission to block Illumina ’s quest for Grail and explore if AI can remedy the growing pains of digital biomarker development.

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