Keyword: Body regions

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R&D: Medical

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...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user’s breathing. The simple, lightweight device offers an alternative to Bowden cable-driven body-powered...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The vibrating device uses bone-conducted sounds to achieve better results.
R&D: Wearables
A new technology offers a needle-free, painless and easy-to-use method for collecting blood samples.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
R&D: Materials
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
Briefs: Medical
The device could help guide recovery after treatment for head and neck cancer.
Features: Software
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Briefs: AR/AI
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control.
R&D: Medical
A paper-clip-sized device has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, e-mail, and even shop online in the first human trial.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
R&D: Wearables
A wrist-mounted device continuously tracks the entire human hand in 3D.
Briefs: Wearables
The insoles could prevent amputations caused by diabetic foot ulcers.
R&D: Medical
New machine learning algorithms and computational models may provide insight into the mental demand placed on individuals using prosthetics.
R&D: Medical

Scientists have shown that amputees can actually be convinced that the prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. They do this by going beyond the “seeing is believing” idiom based on...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. This is the first time that technical obstacles have been overcome to fabricate a miniature device able to...

R&D: AR/AI

Researchers have developed a soft, flexible artificial skin made of silicone and electrodes. The skin’s system of soft sensors and actuators enable the artificial skin to conform to the exact...

Briefs: Medical

EPFL scientists are developing new approaches for improved control of robotic hands — in particular for amputees — that combines individual finger control and...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

Briefs: Medical

Keven Walgamott had a good “feeling” about picking up the egg without crushing it.

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

A new multitasking exoskeleton can be used for any of an entire arm’s eight movements that originate from the shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Detachable parts allow the therapist to focus on a...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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....

R&D: AR/AI

Researchers are addressing the tendency to stumble in lower-body prosthetics by understanding the way people with two legs catch themselves. They accomplished this by covering test...

R&D: Design

Engineers have developed a more stable prosthetic leg — and a better way of designing them — that could make challenging terrain more manageable for people who have lost a lower...

Briefs: Energy

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

Briefs: Medical

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

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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.

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