Keyword: Surgical procedures

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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers have fabricated tiny energy storage devices that can effectively power flexible and wearable skin sensors.
Briefs: Medical
Technology Leaders: Medical
Start simple, collaborate early, and seek deep expertise are just three of the important ideas in a post-pandemic medical market.
Applications: Medical
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
R&D: Materials
A surgical glue can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster.
R&D: Medical
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
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.
R&D: Materials
A double-sided adhesive can be detached from the underlying tissue without causing any damage.
Briefs: Medical
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Briefs: Medical
Tests show that ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Features: Design
Makers of medical, exoskeletal and surgical products that use cables are still asking for stronger, more flexible materials.
Briefs: Medical
3D interface provides cellular-level, full-body blood flow modeling to study and treat cardiovascular disease.
Features: Medical
Instruments used in minimally invasive surgeries today often require elaborate features, and greater attention to detail in the product-design process.
Global Innovations: Medical
University of Sydney Sydney,
Australia

Researchers from the University of Sydney have collaborated with Columbia University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to...

Briefs: Medical
Advancements have enabled marker bands to be applied more safely and consistently.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
Global Innovations: Robotics, Automation & Control
Briefs: Medical
The sensor has remarkable sensitivity, allowing the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Global Innovations: Medical

Scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the buildup of fibrotic tissue around cardiac pacemaker implants, as reported in a...

Briefs: Materials

Inspired by a sticky substance that spiders use to catch their prey, MIT engineers have designed a double-sided tape that can rapidly seal tissues together.

Features: Materials

When a patient experiences 70 percent or greater stenosis in the carotid artery — a condition that can cause lack of cerebral blood flow, stroke, and in some cases, death —...

Articles: Medical
Learn more about ULISSES, an organ-preserving device that received top honors in the "Create the Future" Design Contest.
R&D: Materials

Researchers have a developed a double-duty hydrogel that both attacks the bacteria and encourages bone regrowth with a single application containing two active components.

Briefs: Medical

Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the...

Features: Software

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

Global Innovations: Nanotechnology

The insertion of a medical implant in a patient's body carries the risk of bacterial contamination during surgery and subsequent formation of an infectious biofilm...

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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.