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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Scanning for Post-Mastectomy Custom Breast Prosthesis

Breast cancer is a terrible affliction that affects approximately one in eight women in the US. In 2012, nearly a quarter- million cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women. Due to the progress of medicine and associated treatment, the death rate associated with breast...

Briefs: Medical
Developing Physiologic Models for Emergency Medical Procedures Under Microgravity

Several technological enhancements have been made to METI’s commercial Emergency Care Simulator (ECS) with regard to how microgravity affects human physiology. The ECS uses both a softwareonly lung simulation, and an integrated mannequin lung that uses a physical...

Briefs: Medical

While clear imaging is extremely important in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, there is also concern about exposing the patient to too much radiation from repeated...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Pulse oximetry has gained widespread clinical acceptance as a standard patient vital sign measurement because it can give clinicians an early warning of low arterial blood oxygen saturation...

Features: Medical

The 10th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest, attracted more than 950 innovative product ideas from engineers and students in 65 countries. The Medical category itself received 92 outstanding entries...

Features: Medical
SwipeSense
Yuri Malina and Mert Iseri
Evanston, Illinois

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to prevent the two million annual cases of hospital-acquired infections is by increasing...

Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Bionic Vision Australia
http://www.bionicvision.org.au

The main cause of inherited blindness is retinitis pigmentosa, which affects 1.5 million people worldwide and is characterized by the progressive loss of vision....

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Ear infections are so common that three out of four children have at least one by the time they reach age three, says the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, part of...

News: Medical
Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy Simulation App

A study presented by Raymond Glassenberg, MD, from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, during the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2012 annual meeting demonstrated that an iPhone application called iLarynx™ he created was extremely effective at simulating a fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

When...

Briefs: Medical

Tapping into the human brain to understand its functions in daily life — as well as its malfunctions in illness — has long been a challenge for researchers. Mapping brain activity...

Briefs: Materials

A quick, inexpensive and highly sensitive test that identifies disease markers or other molecules in low-concentration solutions could be the result of a Cornell-developed nanomechanical biosensor,...

Briefs: Medical

A readily portable miniature microscope weighing less than 2 grams and tiny enough to balance on your fingertip has been developed. The scope is designed to see fluorescent...

Global Innovations: Medical

Brain-computer interfaces are at the forefront of treating neurological and psychological disorders, in cluding Parkinson’s, epilepsy, and depression. Among the most...

Global Innovations: Medical

Researchers at Aalto Uni versity in Finland have de veloped the world’s first device designed to map the human brain that combines whole-head magnetoencephalo graphy (MEG) and...

Mission Accomplished: Software

With medical costs rising year after year worldwide, it becomes increasingly important to make the correct diagnosis, yet keep diagnostics costs contained. Conventional imaging...

Briefs: Medical

Current blood testing procedures are expensive and time consuming, and the equipment required is often bulky and difficult to transport. A new low-cost, portable...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in humans, with annual rates continuing to climb from their current estimate of just over three million new cases each year. Although all...

Features: Imaging

Most major diseases are somehow linked to metabolic alterations. But being able to see the changes as they occur and to see if a treatment is working in ‘real...

News: Photonics/Optics
In Laparoscopic Surgery, Two (or More) Views Are Better Than One

Laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive, but it is also visually constraining. In contrast to open surgery, surgeons who work on different tasks are all limited to the same view. In a small in vitro trial conducted at Brown University, surgeons with their own views performed...

News: Medical
New Technique Sees Deep Into Tissue

A technique developed by engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) enables researchers to focus light efficiently inside biological tissue. While the previous limit for how deep light could be focused was only about one millimeter, the Caltech team is now able to reach 2.5 millimeters. With...

News: Medical
Scientists Demonstrate New 'Biopsy in a Blood Test'

An advanced blood test uses a blood sample, digital microscope, and an image-processing algorithm to distinguish suspect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from healthy cells — a method that could yield information comparable to some types of surgical biopsies, according to findings from five new...

Videos: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Deformable Mirrors Correct Optical Distortions

In 1999, Boston Micromachines Corporation, a newly formed company in Cambridge, Massachusetts, received a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for space-based adaptive optical technology. The Phase I led to a Phase II SBIR with JPL and...

News: Medical
Bringing Diagnostic Imaging to Doctors’ Offices

Researchers at Cornell are exploring the possibilities of a well-established imaging technology called multiphoton microscopy, as they work toward developing a next-generation endoscope that would minimize the need for biopsies altogether, and also allow doctors to examine surgical margins at...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Many people are familiar with the popular science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation, a show featuring a blind character named Geordi La Forge, whose visor-like glasses...

Briefs: Materials

The materials presented allow the writing on a single sheet of these materials without ink, but only by heat, thereby revealing a black and white image. This process is called thermographic...

Briefs: Imaging

A project is underway to develop a novel, versatile, multi-functional convergence nanoparticle system that utilizes inorganic nanoparticles for advanced biomedical applications....

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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.