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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Specialized computational algorithms provide for highly efficient DNA sequence analysis.
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Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mobility tech also provides help to those with physical or cognitive challenges.
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Briefs: Medical

“Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents globally involve brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain being the primary cause of death,” According to NHTSA....

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Briefs: Medical

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they’ll first need to solve the problem...

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Features: Medical

Active thermal management is vital in a number of medical device applications including patient core temperature management, skin cooling, medical device cooling, and laboratory...

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Briefs: Medical

Combining a new hydrogel material with a protein that boosts blood vessel growth could improve the success rate for transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into persons with...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For the millions of people every year who have or need medical devices implanted, a new advancement in 3D printing technology developed at the University of Florida promises...

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Global Innovations: Medical
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
http://news.tsinghua.edu.cn/

Researchers at Tsinghua University have developed an intelligent artificial throat based on laser-induced...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Efficient production control is a key industrial technology. The notion of building up two parallel factories instead of one may sound like nothing but doubling of effort. But what if one of the...

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Briefs: Imaging

A new device developed by researchers at MIT and a physician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center could greatly improve doctors’ ability to accurately diagnose ear infections. That...

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Briefs: Medical

Checking the state of arterial health could become as simple as monitoring a patient’s blood pressure. New technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

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Briefs: Medical

Eye-tracking technology, which determines where in a visual scene people are directing their gaze, has been widely used in certain areas of medical and scientific research, but cost issues have kept it...

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Briefs: Medical

Mechanical Engineering professors Larry Howell and Spencer Magleby at Brigham Young University have spent the past five years applying the principles of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, to...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

While manufacturers bemoan a lack of skilled potential employees, and returning veterans experience frustration at being able to find employment, one organization— Workshop for...

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Briefs: Medical
Pacemakers may be getting a power makeover.

The implantable pacemaker, which has helped extend millions of lives since its invention nearly 60 years ago, may be getting a new makeover. First came...

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Briefs: Medical
This technology may eliminate need for open heart surgery.

A multi-disciplinary team of Bostonarea researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically...

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R&D: Medical
MouthLab Sensor Measures Patients' Vital Signs

Engineers and physicians at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have designed a hand-held, battery-powered, 3D-printed device that quickly picks up vital signs from a patient’s lips and fingertip. The human "check-engine light," called MouthLab, could replace the bulky monitors now...

Briefs: Medical

Physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital report that four children with life-threatening cerebrovascular malformations posing surgical challenges have benefited from surgeons having 3D-printed...

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Briefs: Medical

The deleterious effects of microgravity are undeniable: reduced bone mineral density, muscle atrophy, vascular remodeling, etc. These health...

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Briefs: Medical
Medical Oxygen Concentrator for Microgravity Operation
Only ambient air and DC energy are required to operate the system.

Supplemental oxygen delivery systems are vital to provide a critical life support respiratory function. Whether they are used for patients suffering from lung diseases or other illnesses, to astronauts donning an oxygen...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, in collaboration with General Motors and Oceaneering, designed a state-of-the-art, highly dexterous, humanoid robot, Robonaut 2 (R2), and...

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R&D: Medical
Researchers Create Silicone Microspheres from Mist

Using misting technology found in household humidifiers, University of Illinois chemists developed a new method to create silicone microspheres. The tiny spheres could have applications in targeted medicine and imaging.

Briefs: Medical
This technology presents a means to cleanly contain bodily fluids in environments ranging from microgravity to Earth gravity with no release of infectious agents.

NASA has long recognized the...

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Features: Medical

An experienced, recommended, custom furniture professional came over to my house to bid on building a low-profile cabinet...

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Briefs: Medical
http://news.nd.edu/news/56829

An applied mathematician and an environmental biotechnologist at the University of Notre Dame have teamed up to develop a new computational model that simulates the...

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Mission Accomplished: Medical

A stay on the International Space Station is no vacation. During a visit to the orbiting National Laboratory, astronauts divide their time among a variety of tasks. For one, they look after...

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Applications: Research Lab

It’s not always easy to walk in someone else’s shoes. It’s even more difficult if those shoes belong to a person with an artificial leg. However, that’s exactly...

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Briefs: Materials

A team of engineers at Texas A&M University, led by Duncan Maitland, a professor of biomedical engineering, along with the Mayo Clinic Medical School, aims to use special polyurethane-based...

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Ask the Expert

John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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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.

Inside Story

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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