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Briefs: Materials
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
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Features: Wearables
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
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Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Medical technology continues to evolve toward diagnosis and treatment devices that are closer to the patient, or even in the patient's home. Compression therapy, wound therapy, dialysis,...

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R&D: Medical
Sensing Device Separates Simultaneous Sounds

A new technology developed at Duke University uses metamaterials and compressive sensing to determine the direction of a sound and extract it from the surrounding background noise. Once miniaturized, the device could have applications in hearing aids, cochlear implants, and ultrasound medical...

Briefs: Aerospace
Prediction of Visual Acuity from Wavefront Aberrations

Visual acuity (clearness of vision) usually is measured by an eye doctor using an eye chart. It measures the smallest letters that can be reliably identified by the patient at a specified distance. The traditional test requires the patient to look and report which letters they see.

Briefs: Medical
Improving Balance Function Using Low Levels of Electrical Stimulation of the Balance Organs

Crewmembers returning from long-duration space flight face significant challenges due to the microgravity-induced inappropriate adaptations in balance/sensorimotor function. The Neuroscience Laboratory at JSC is developing a method based on stochastic...

Briefs: Medical

Whenever images are acquired with a large dynamic range, a problem arises in reproducing these images on a medium (i.e. CRT, paper). There are the restrictions of the recording apparatus (number of...

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Briefs: Medical

This project aims to improve the estimation of functional properties of breast tissue in near infrared (NIR) imaging. This imaging technique (also known...

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Briefs: Medical

Rhino-sinusitis, or sinus infection, is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, which can be caused by different conditions (bacterial, fungal, viral, allergic, or...

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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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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.

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Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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