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Briefs: Medical

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University is starting a project to design and implement a noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. This neural interface...

Briefs: Medical

In an effort to enhance soldier lethality, Army researchers are developing biorecognition receptors capable of consistent performance in multi-domain...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A new way of taking images in the mid-infrared part of the spectrum, developed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, could enable a wide variety of applications, including thermal imaging, biomedical...

Global Innovations: Medical
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A prototype implantable chip aims to give patients more intuitive control over their arm prosthetics. The...

R&D: Medical
FDA-Approved Algorithm Detects Hemorrhagic Shock

Researchers from the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research collaborated with scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado and Flashback Technologies, Inc., to develop an algorithm, the Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI), to detect when a patient experiences hemorrhagic shock, a leading...

Briefs: Materials

In regenerative medicine, the ideal repair material would offer properties that seem impossibly contradictory. It must be rigid and robust enough to be manipulated...

Features: Medical

Medical platform development requires a security-focused mindset, making system protection a priority in the earliest stages of system design. Just as features like...

Technology Leaders: Medical

For a long time, the ability of robots to interact with humans in our daily lives was more myth than reality— and the idea of robotics performing exceptionally complex tasks such as...

Technology Leaders: Medical

It seems the biggest ideas get the most attention, and nothing could be more true than when launching a new medical technology, and/or devices. The development time...

Technology Leaders: Connectivity

Collaboration among healthcare technology stakeholders—from device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations to healthcare security intelligence...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

An orthopaedic surgeon resident Andrew Pedtke, MD, and a prosthetist, Garrett Hurley, CPO (Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist), both working at the University of California San...

Briefs: Medical

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, VA, is developing a new Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) program exploring neuromodulation of organ functions to help the human body...

R&D: Materials

In a combat situation, a wounded soldier can bleed to death quickly without prompt attention. But depending on where the injury is, like a deep wound at the neck, shoulder, or groin,...

R&D: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA, were awarded up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and...

R&D: Medical

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched its Revolutionizing Prosthetics program to advance the field of modular upper-limb prosthetics and committed to making the...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Scientists at Georgia Tech say that they have developed a new self-charging power cell technology that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy. Then, the power is stored until it is...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, somewhere between 236,000 to 327,000 people in the US are living with serious spinal cord injuries. About 155,000 have...

Briefs: Medical

A quick, inexpensive and highly sensitive test that identifies disease markers or other molecules in low-concentration solutions could be the result of a Cornell-developed nanomechanical biosensor,...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have created an ultrasensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and “personalized medicine” tailored to the specific biochemistry...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Just the mention of kidney stones can cause a person to cringe. They are often painful and sometimes difficult to remove, and 10 percent of the population...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

With funding from a space medicine research institute, a breakthrough device could someday kill tumors and stop internal bleeding without knives, scalpels, or...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

Providing medical care from afar using robotic technology is a fascinating concept that could save more lives in the battlefield. The technology still has a way...

Briefs: Materials

A program comprising several collaborative research efforts has been dedicated to advancing the art of utilization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical purposes. The research has...

Features: Medical

The use of low-level lasers for the therapeutic treatment of disease is growing. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) covers a number of techniques, including biostimulation, cold...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

ong NASA’s research goals is increased understanding of factors affecting plant growth, including the effects of microgravity. Impeding such studies, traditional light sources used to grow plants...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.