Keyword: Prostheses and implants

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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.
Briefs: Wearables
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A tiny sensor is implanted in the nerve of the injured limb.
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: Photonics/Optics
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Briefs: Medical
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
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: Materials
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
Briefs: Medical
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Briefs: Medical
The stent delivers regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved tissue.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
Global Innovations: Wearables
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Briefs: Medical
Medical device OEMs often face a tough decision: Use HCR or LSR for medical device component manufacturing?
Features: Medical
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Global Innovations: Energy
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.
Global Innovations: Medical
Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the body.
R&D: Wearables
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
R&D: Test & Measurement
NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design and build a fleet of tiny ultra-sensitive thermometers.
Global Innovations: Medical
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
Briefs: Medical
A novel 3D printed prosthetic arm is more comfortable, flexible, and cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
Features: RF & Microwave Electronics
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.
Features: Medical
An award-winning pacing system eliminates shocks, leads, and wires.

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