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Researchers have developed a technology that can monitor bladder volume in real time and can effectively empty a person’s bladder.
Researchers have developed a new method to accurately record brain activity at scale.
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
The biodegradable motion sensor paves the way for implanted nanotechnology.

ATUM and Phylex BioSciences have entered into a collaboration to leverage ATUM’s Leap-In Transposase® platform to develop the cell line essential to the...

Fast-acting, light-reactive genetic tools could reveal how deep brain stimulation works.
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field.
The patch can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.

The proliferation of wearable robotics and exoskeletons is earnestly underway around the world. In virtually any area of one’s personal...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Handheld 3D Printers Treat Musculoskeletal Injuries
Researchers have developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionize the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed.
The new method could be a breakthrough treatment of myocardial infarction.
The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
Engineers have created tiny needles that mimic parasites that attach to skin and could replace hypodermic needles.
The new device automatically manages glucose levels and delivers needed insulin quickly.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
A new handheld 3D printer can deposit sheets of skin to cover large burn wounds — and its “bio ink” can accelerate the healing process.
The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
Alternative treatment uses light-activated drug to coat an angioplasty balloon.

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

Engineers have created the first neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field. Their breakthrough may make possible embedded devices like...

New machine learning algorithms and computational models may provide insight into the mental demand placed on individuals using prosthetics.
The device made of heart tissue and a robotic pumping system beats like the real thing.

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of...

Researchers at Duke University have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural...

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health...

Scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the buildup of fibrotic tissue around cardiac pacemaker implants, as reported in a...

Scientists successfully implanted a prototype kidney bioreactor containing functional human kidney cells in large animals without significant safety concerns. The device, which...

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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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