Keyword: Prostheses and implants

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Briefs: Medical
Zinc-Doped Tricalcium Phosphate Ceramic for Surgical Implants

A ceramic body consisting of the phases of tricalcium phosphate and/or hydroxyapatite provides biocompatibility with hard tissues. When such a ceramic body is implanted in a bone, direct connection is formed between the bone and the ceramic body without intervention of any fibrous...

Briefs: Medical

Advances in body armor and life-saving technology have increased survival rates of severely injured military personnel. Unfortunately, the survivors of improvised explosive...

Briefs: Medical

It has been demonstrated that after a stroke-like lesion in the cerebral cortex of non-human primates, the remaining intact tissue undergoes extensive neuro-physiological...

Briefs: Materials

Because of its high mechanical properties, chemical stability, and biocompatibility, titanium is a commonly used material in dental and orthopedic applications. Its excellent...

Mission Accomplished: Robotics, Automation & Control

Anyone who has ever worked on a car’s engine or tried to fix a sink knows the frustration of trying to perform precision work in a hard-to-reach place. Now imagine conducting repairs on the...

Briefs: Medical

Many technologies have been proposed for treating epileptic seizures, with the ultimate goal being implantation of stimulators or drug infusion devices in the brain to abort seizures before clinical...

Briefs: Software

In conductive hearing loss cases, 59% involve defects of the incus. For efficient restoration of hearing, the defective incus is normally removed and the mechanical link between...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensory Feedback System for Prosthetic Hand Using Interferential Current

A new type of sensory feedback system for a myoelectrically controlled biomimetic prosthetic hand was developed. One of the characteristic features of the human neuromuscular control system is the increase in the compliance around a joint with decreasing activity of a...

Briefs: Medical

The ability to monitor the activities of ensembles of single neurons is critically important in understanding the principles of information processing in the brain that...

Briefs: Materials

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of atomic oxygen (AO) exposure on the hydrophilicity of nine different polymers for...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

As human beings become more comfortable sharing their space with robots, we can expect that robotic technologies will infiltrate even more aspects of our lives. For the past decade or so,...

Features: Medical

Soldiers returning from the conflict in Iraq, accident victims, cancer patients, or those with muscle-wasting diseases often end up with grossly misshapen bodies for...

Applications: Wearables

Millions of people with diseases that starve eye tissue and nerves of oxygen may avoid blindness with a procedure developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

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.