Keyword: Prostheses and implants

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
From improved patient outcomes to point-of-care manufacturing, 3D printing offers a host of benefits that promise to transform the orthopedic implant industry once fully implemented.
R&D: Medical

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

Features: Medical
BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user’s breathing. The simple, lightweight device offers an alternative to Bowden cable-driven body-powered...

Features: Materials

Hoses and tubes are extensively used within the healthcare and medical industry in a variety of applications, from wound drains and catheters to drug...

R&D: Materials

Scientists used photoelectrochemical measurement and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to clarify the source of titanium’s biocompatibility when implanted into the body, as with hip...

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...

Features: Medical

Driving growth with portfolio innovation, globalization, and new capabilities in 2022 will position Boston Scientific to deliver on its promise to “transform lives through innovative medical solutions...

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
R&D: Energy
New nanotechnology has many potential applications, including harvesting clean energy to operate devices implanted in the body through the body’s natural movements.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Briefs: Design
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
Briefs: Medical
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
Global Innovations: Semiconductors & ICs
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cosm’s work shines a light on a common, growing, under-served, and global women’s health issue.
R&D: Energy
When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
Global Innovations: Materials

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

Briefs: Medical
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
Briefs: Medical
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.

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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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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.