Keyword: Simulators

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Briefs: AR/AI
3D interface provides cellular-level, full-body blood flow modeling to study and treat cardiovascular disease.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Newark College of Engineering has opened a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university’s...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

The most complex crystal designed and built from nanoparticles has been reported by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Michigan. The work demonstrates that...

Briefs: Medical

Physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital report that four children with life-threatening cerebrovascular malformations posing surgical challenges have benefited from surgeons having 3D-printed...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Medical training is one of the most important aspects of preparing astronauts for space. Every crewmember must become proficient in basic emergency skills, such as CPR, ventilation, and...

Global Innovations: Medical
Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Duebendorf, Switzerland www.empa.ch

Natural joints can wear out due to daily stress and body movement, so you would expect that...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Rehabilitation of Visual and Perceptual Dysfunction after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The aim of this work is to conduct preliminary evaluations of new rehabilitation strategies and new functional assessment methods for homonymous hemianopia (HH) and spatial neglect (SN), two disabling visual and cognitive perception conditions that...

Applications: Medical

The value of highly accurate, automated, and measurable testing for medical devices cannot be overestimated. As devices become more complex, and patient care becomes increasingly...

Features: Photonics/Optics

A newborn is diagnosed with a heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome in which the left ventricle of the heart is severely underdeveloped, and requires immediate surgery. While...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

For a patient experiencing a brain aneurysm, every second in the operating room counts in quickly and successfully clipping the aneurysm to stop blood flow and prevent permanent damage....

Mission Accomplished: Photonics/Optics

As cardiovascular disease has increased globally in recent decades, clinical demand for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has risen along with it. In TEE, a clinician inserts an...

Briefs: Medical
Developing Physiologic Models for Emergency Medical Procedures Under Microgravity

Several technological enhancements have been made to METI’s commercial Emergency Care Simulator (ECS) with regard to how microgravity affects human physiology. The ECS uses both a softwareonly lung simulation, and an integrated mannequin lung that uses a physical...

Mission Accomplished: Software

While surgeon and surgical educator Howard Champion was conducting research and training for improving U.S. military combat care, he noticed the need for the...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

With American troops leaving Iraq and military efforts continuing in Afghanistan, educators at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have helped develop a...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

In January 2009, birds struck the engines of US Airways Flight 1549 and forced an emergency landing into the Hudson River. Everyone on board survived, and the crew was lauded for remaining...

Mission Accomplished: Electronics & Computers

What does it feel like to return to Earth after a long stay in space? Until now, it has been difficult during astronaut training to realistically simulate...

Mission Accomplished: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA-developed technologies have found new uses in a variety of medical-related applications. Here we highlight some of those spinoff innovations that had their roots in NASA.

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Mission Accomplished: Software

Sojourner was perhaps the crowning achievement of the NASA Space Telerobotics Program. The Space Telerobotics Program, a collaboration among Ames Research Center, Johnson Space Center,...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

Inside Story

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.