Innovation in healthcare is not restricted to Big Data and paperless systems.

Our recent health tech conference featured demonstrations of 3D-printed silicon body parts, used by surgeons to prepare for operations, and a device which examines the inner ear and sends the images to a smartphone.

Editor Chris Maguire and deputy editor Jonathan Symcox took a closer look at 3D Life Prints and the endoscope-i.

They also spoke to key healthcare professionals to gauge how useful they found the 'Transforming healthcare through technology' event, supported by NorthEdge and Lancashire and South Cumbria Digital Health Board.