Keyword: Knee

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Features: AR/AI
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Applications: FDA/Regulatory
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
R&D: Medical

An energy harvester attached to the wearer’s knee can generate 1.6 μW of power while the wearer walks without any increase in effort. The energy is enough to power small electronics like health...

Briefs: Materials

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3D printing....

Briefs: Medical

Smart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research done by Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, and the University of Western Ontario.

Global Innovations: Medical
South Ural State University
Chelyabinsk, Russia
www.susu.ru/en

Anew device developed at South Ural State University is unlike analogous devices in that it involves all joints of a...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

R&D: Medical

Engineers have developed a thin, lightweight, rubber-like adhesive film that can stick to highly deformable regions of the body, such as the knee and elbow, and maintain its hold even after 100...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Engineers designing their own motor drives must accomplish many different tasks, from selecting a microcontroller to choosing the right connectors and power supply for mechanical...

Briefs: Medical

A cartilage-mimicking material created by researchers at Duke University may one day allow surgeons to 3D print replacement knee parts that are custom-shaped to each patient's anatomy.

R&D: Medical

A University of North Texas (Denton, TX) graduate student is taking a step toward making exoskeletons available to help more people. Typically, exoskeletons, which are wearable mobile...

R&D: Materials
Researchers Develop 'Gold' Standard for Artificial Joints

Rice University physicists have discovered that a combination of titanium and gold provides a new standard for artificial knee and hip joints.

Features: Medical

The recent emergence of specially designed five-axis grinding machines can now meet the highest expectations of accuracy and machine dynamics within the special demands of...

R&D: Medical
Knee Monitor 'Listens' for Cracks, Pops

A knee band from the Georgia Institute of Technology uses microphones and vibration sensors to listen to and measure the sounds inside the joint. The sounds will help doctors determine whether a convalescing joint is healthy or requires more therapy.

Briefs: Medical

While trips and stumbles leading to falls can be common for amputees using leg prosthetics, a new robotic leg prosthesis being developed at Carnegie Mellon University promises to help users recover their...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Data drives results. Today, medical devices give feedback and insight like never before. Advances in engineering medical devices has led to smarter devices, improved...

R&D: Medical
Low-Cost Prosthetic Knee Mimics Walking Motion

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a low-cost prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion. The MIT team's prototype generates a torque profile similar to that of able-bodied knees, using only simple mechanical elements like springs and dampers. The team is...

Applications: Medical

It’s not always easy to walk in someone else’s shoes. It’s even more difficult if those shoes belong to a person with an artificial leg. However, that’s exactly...

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...

Applications: Medical

For patients who have lost a leg, regaining mobility is a top priority. However, development of more true-to-nature prosthetic limbs and joints has come an amazingly...

Global Innovations: Medical
University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
www.uow.edu.au

A hand-held device they call a “BioPen” has been developed by researchers at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia,...

R&D: Medical

The ankle is a complex joint, supported by muscle, tendon, and bones, and maintaining stability and locomotion. Characterizing how it works, however, is not so straightforward says a group of researchers...

Briefs: Medical

Healthy joints and cartilage are exposed to mechanical loads during everyday motion and activity. While normal joint loading can help maintain joint tissues, high loading due to obesity, or abnormal...

Features: Medical
Grand Prize Winner ChemoPatch Alydaar Rangwala, Nikhil Mehandru,
Aaron Perez, and Brandon Sim
Theratech, Loudonville, NY

Existing methods for...

R&D: Medical
First Thought-Controlled Bionic Leg Revealed

A team of researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has revealed clinical applications for the world’s first thought-controlled bionic vleg—a...

Global Innovations: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The shape of a human ear is very individual, usually symmetrical, and, like a fingerprint, so characteristic that one can identify us by them. The outer portion of our ears has a complex structure...

Global Innovations: Imaging
Imperial College London, London, UK
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk

A new system to allow specialists to image difficult areas of the body, which could potentially improve the way procedures such...

Mission Accomplished: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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...

Features: Medical
Prosthetic Leg Connector
Dave King
Kelowna, BC, Canada

The Medical winner was simply named Prosthetic Leg Connector. Its simplistic name belies the amount of thought and care that went into the...

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