Keyword: Prostheses and implants

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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...

Briefs: AR/AI
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
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: Materials
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
Briefs: Materials
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: Nanotechnology
When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing.
R&D: Materials
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
Global Innovations: Energy

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
Features: Wearables
Advances in hose and tubing manufacturing techniques are supporting new miniaturized devices and wearables.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using a new minuscule device, researchers can implant insulin-secreting cells into diabetic mice
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
Briefs: Medical
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?
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.

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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.