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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have laid the groundwork for a soft robotic tool and control system that could grant surgeons an unprecedented degree of maneuverability within the brain.
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R&D: Wearables
Researchers have developed a device to noninvasively measure cervical nerve activity in humans.
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R&D: Medical
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.
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R&D: Connectivity

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...

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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.
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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...

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Briefs: Medical
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
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Briefs: Wearables
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
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Global Innovations: Medical
Quantum sensors for the brain may soon identify brain diseases like dementia, ALS, and Parkinson’s.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
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Global Innovations: Medical
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
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R&D: Energy
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
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Global Innovations: Materials
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
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Briefs: Communications
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.
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Briefs: Medical
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
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R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
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Briefs: Nanotechnology
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
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Features: Medical
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
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Briefs: Medical
A tiny sensor is implanted in the nerve of the injured limb.
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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?
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Briefs: Medical
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
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R&D: Wearables
Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
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Global Innovations: Connectivity
Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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