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Briefs: AR/AI
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
Supplements: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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Features: Nanotechnology
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Supplements: Tubing & Extrusion
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The stent delivers regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved tissue.
INSIDER: Wearables

A noninvasive, wearable, magnetic brain stimulation device could improve motor function in stroke patients. In an initial clinical trial of 30 chronic ischemic...

INSIDER: Medical

A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Since patients are often disappointed in their progress...

INSIDER: Medical
Robotic Cane Improves Walking Stability

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have created a robotic device that provides "light-touch" assistance to the elderly or people with impaired mobility.

Briefs: Wearables

ExoRehab is an IoT rehabilitation solution that combines robotics, gaming, and data analysis. Digitalizing physical therapy for muscle rehabilitation enables patients to acquire therapeutic...

Briefs: AR/AI

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

Briefs: Regulations/Standards

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of...

News: Test & Measurement

The medical gas equipment size is poised to exceed $7.2 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. According to the report, favorable...

Global Innovations: Medical
South Ural State University
Chelyabinsk, Russia
www.susu.ru/en

Anew device developed at South Ural State University is unlike analogous devices in that it involves all joints of a...

INSIDER: Medical

New research finds that robotic arm rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients with aphasia, the loss of ability to understand or express speech, may promote speech and language...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A groundbreaking new wearable device designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.

Features: Design

Beyond an ability to merely act, today's medical robotics are increasingly able to sense and “think,” providing for an ever-growing list of...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have begun to discover preferences in human-robot interactions and the need to personalize those encounters to fit both the human’s preferences and the designated task. The researchers...

INSIDER: Medical

A researcher is developing methods using functional MRI and wrist-controlled robots to assess brain activity in response to a changing set of rehabilitation exercises in stroke patients.

News: Medical
Custom Knees Outperform Standard Implants, Study Shows

Data published in Arthroplasty Today demonstrate that patients treated with customized knee implants had significantly lower adverse event rates and transfusion rates, were significantly less likely to be discharged to a rehabilitation or other high-cost post-acute care facilities, had a...

R&D: Medical

A device from Yale University researchers aims to simplify the process of placing a central venous catheter, or central line, in patients. The Ballistra Guidewire Advancer allows the physician to...

Global Innovations: Medical
National University of Singapore, Singapore http://news.nus.edu.sg/

Patients who have lost their function in their hand due to injury or a nerve-related condition, such as stroke or muscular...

R&D: Medical
Flexible Rehealing Glove Treats Traumatic Hand Injuries

Engineers at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (Fort Worth, TX) and The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) have developed a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand. The device, known as the Bioengineered Smart-Glove for Regenerative Healing...

News: Medical
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Improves Motor Symptoms of PD Patients

A team of Johns Hopkins University scientists discovered that noninvasive brain stimulation temporarily improves motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The Johns Hopkins study also revealed that people with Parkinson's disease are still capable of making...

Briefs: Wearables
Exoskeleton provides precise therapy while tracking data.

A team of engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton...

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...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have developed a robotic glove prototype for stroke sufferers. The device can be used in homes to support rehabilitation and personal independence.

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

New research in robotics to help with stroke rehabilitation, guide wheelchairs, and assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are some of the projects now being funded by the National...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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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.

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