Keyword: Nervous system

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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a device to noninvasively measure cervical nerve activity in humans.
R&D: Imaging
Using an office-based human-sized version of this non-invasive device, it may prove possible to cure Alzheimer’s by delivering drugs and genes to specified tracts in the brain under real-time imaging guidance.
R&D: Medical

A research team has created wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies in under one second. The team used magnetic signals to activate targeted neurons...

Briefs: AR/AI
The results from tests on animal brain tissues suggest it could help clinicians to better monitor both disease progression and patients’ response to treatment than is currently possible.
Briefs: Materials

It may look like a bizarre bike helmet, or a piece of equipment found in Doc Brown’s lab in Back to the Future, yet this gadget made of plastic and copper wire is a...

Briefs: Imaging

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

Briefs: Medical

A wireless, biodegradable sensor could offer doctors a way to monitor changes in brain chemistry without requiring a second operation to remove the implant, according to an...

Briefs: AR/AI
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum sensors for the brain may soon identify brain diseases like dementia, ALS, and Parkinson’s.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
R&D: Energy
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Global Innovations: Materials
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A tiny sensor is implanted in the nerve of the injured limb.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Medical
Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body.
Briefs: Medical
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Features: Electronics & Computers
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.

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