Keyword: Knee

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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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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
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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...

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Briefs: Medical

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....

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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.

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Global Innovations: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

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Technology Leaders: Motion 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....

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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R&D: Medical
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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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.

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...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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

Existing methods for...

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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...

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Global Innovations: Design

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...

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Global Innovations: Medical
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...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Residual Levels for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe EO Residual levels for medical devices, Medical Design Briefs recently spoke with Leonard Harris, Manager, Chemistry and Container Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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