Keyword: Head

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Briefs: Medical
The vibrating device uses bone-conducted sounds to achieve better results.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
R&D: Imaging

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...

Briefs: Communications

Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye for years at a time while wirelessly sending data about the eye’s...

Features: Test & Measurement

The latest advances in 3D technologies are revolutionizing the ability to measure the human body, and this is having a tremendous impact on the healthcare industry and in the development of...

Briefs: Medical

Treatment to control involuntary body movements characteristic of Parkinson's disease could someday be guided by brain signals recorded by electrodes inside a fashionable hat. That is a piece of a...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have developed an endoscope as thin as a human hair that can image the activity of neurons in the brains of living mice. Because it is so thin, the endoscope can reach...

Briefs: Medical

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to...

R&D: Medical

Engineers have turned tissue paper into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect a pulse, a blink of an eye, and other human movement. The sensor is light, flexible, and inexpensive,...

Briefs: Imaging

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that's simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Each year, billions of multi-well plates, pipettes, bottles, flasks, vials, Eppendorf tubes, culture plates, and other polymer items are manufactured for use in...

Features: Medical

Industrial manufacturing of medical products presents distinct challenges. This is particularly true for manufacturing of injectable drug products, which requires minimizing contamination to...

Briefs: Medical

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep brain...

R&D: Materials

A team of researchers repaired a hole in a mouse’s skull by regrowing “quality bone,” a breakthrough that could drastically improve the care of people who suffer severe trauma to the skull or face. The...

Briefs: Medical

The nanoscale is creating a massive paradigm shift. Referring to structures of between 1 and 100 nm, the nanoscale is marked as the point where the properties of a material...

Briefs: Medical

A team of surgeons and engineers from Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern, Switzerland, have developed a...

Briefs: Medical

A Northwestern University research team has developed a 3D printable ink that produces a synthetic bone implant that rapidly induces bone regeneration and growth. This hyperelastic...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) are bringing their idea for a “Window to the Brain” transparent skull implant closer to reality through the findings of two recently published...

R&D: Materials
Researchers Blend Materials to 3D-Print Bone Replacements

By blending pulverized natural bone with man-made plastic, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University 3D-printed replacement skeletal structures of the head and face, including the lower jaw of a female patient. The team's composite material combines the strength and printability of...

Global Innovations: Medical
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China www.polyu.edu.hk

A team of engineers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have collaborated on...

Briefs: Medical
Bioabsorbable sensors negate need for removal surgery.

A team of neurosurgeons and scientists at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSTL) in St. Louis and engineers at the University...

Briefs: Medical

In a first for the field of upper limb prosthetics, a pioneering surgical technique has allowed an amputee to attach a Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) developed by researchers at...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tiny Mechanical Wrist Supports Needlescopic Surgeries

A tiny mechanical wrist from a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University’s Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory will be used on needle-sized surgical robots. The wrist is less than 1/16th of an inch (2 mm) thick.

Features: Medical

Pro-Dex Inc., Irvine, CA, is a developer and manufacturer of powered rotary drive surgical and dental instruments. The company’s newest design is a cutting-edge, powered screwdriver that features...

Briefs: Medical
New method allows for fast, functional imaging.

Oncology researchers rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within body tissues. Using a new high-speed,...

R&D: Medical
Brain-Machine Interface Controls Prosthetic Hand

A new algorithm allows a person to use his or her thoughts to grasp a bottle or other object. The non-invasive brain monitoring technique, developed by University of Houston researchers, will help the team understand the neuroscience behind the action of grasping.

Applications: Research Lab

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...

R&D: Medical
Auditory Implant Bypasses Inner Ear

A team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck School of Medicine of USC successfully implanted an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) device in four children who previously could not hear.

Briefs: Medical

New research in robotics to help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are some of the projects now being funded by the National...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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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.