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R&D: Medical
The sensors have already been used to monitor the curvature of structures and robotic arms. But measuring both the magnitude and direction of the spine’s curvature presents an additional challenge.
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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

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Briefs: Medical

If you’ve ever swallowed the same round tablet in hopes of curing everything from stomach cramps to headaches, you already know that medicines aren’t always...

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Briefs: Imaging

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

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R&D: Medical

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
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Briefs: Materials
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
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Briefs: Medical
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
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R&D: Materials
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
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Briefs: Wearables
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
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Applications: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
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Briefs: Medical
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
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Features: IoMT
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
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Applications: Robotics, Automation & Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
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R&D: Medical
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
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Features: Medical
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
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Briefs: Materials
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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