Keyword: Nervous system

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R&D: Communications
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Imaging
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Briefs: Medical
A tiny sensor is implanted in the nerve of the injured limb.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
UC San Diego engineers wants to know: How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation?
Briefs: Imaging
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Global Innovations: Connectivity
Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The achievement could increase the understanding of the brain's connectivity and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia, and schizophrenia.
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.
Briefs: Medical
Briefs: Medical
Spinal cord stimulators could provide sensory feedback to a prosthetic arm.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Thin-film technology could soon offer a less invasive and more cost-effective solution to enhance neurosurgery for people with neurological brain conditions, including epilepsy.
Briefs: Medical
Tests show that ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants.
R&D: Wearables
A new type of wearable brain scanner is revealing new possibilities for understanding and diagnosing mental illness.
Global Innovations: Medical
Researchers have developed a new method to accurately record brain activity at scale.
Briefs: Medical
Fast-acting, light-reactive genetic tools could reveal how deep brain stimulation works.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers are working to use unique properties of materials to develop novel electronic devices that allow efficient interaction with biological substrates — specifically neural networks and the brain.
R&D: Medical
Scientists used an AI algorithm to analyze the blood and post-mortem brain samples of 1,969 patients with Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.
Briefs: Design

“Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents globally involve brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain being the primary cause of death,” According to NHTSA....

R&D: Medical

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists — a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of...

R&D: Medical
AI Blood Test Spot Signs of Brain Tumors

Researchers have developed a test that works by detecting chemical clues shed by brain tumors into the blood. They say it could help improve brain tumor survival by making diagnosis quicker and more efficient.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health...

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...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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