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R&D: Medical

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: Medical
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
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: Semiconductors & ICs
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: Tubing & Extrusion
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: Medical
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: Photonics/Optics
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: Photonics/Optics
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Test & Measurement
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: Medical
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
R&D: Medical
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: Photonics/Optics
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
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.
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.

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