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See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have invented a smartphone-controlled soft brain implant that can be recharged wirelessly from outside the...

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Researchers are developing and testing a new microneedle array platform capable of delivering vaccines directly into the skin, with the particular goal of improving...

A single-shot vaccine that does not require a cold-chain for storage or transport contains nanoparticles studded with the same proteins that comprise the...

Researchers are developing a smart vaccine device that will both deliver the COVID-19 vaccine and measure its efficacy through monitoring the body’s associated response. The...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Low-Cost, Customized Prosthesis Using 3D Printing
A novel 3D printed prosthetic arm is more comfortable, flexible, and cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
An award-winning pacing system eliminates shocks, leads, and wires.
A paper-clip-sized device has been shown to help patients with upper limb paralysis to text, e-mail, and even shop online in the first human trial.
Bioelectronics are based on fully rubbery electronic materials that are compatible with heart tissue.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Microrobot Can Flip Through Live Colon
The rectangular robot is as tiny as a few human hairs.

An implantable smart wrap that fits safely and securely around the bladder may one day help people who have underactive bladders. The implant is an integrated device that can detect when the...

An innovative nanoparticle vaccine candidate for the pandemic coronavirus produces virus-neutralizing antibodies in mice at levels 10 times greater than is seen in people who have...

Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory, and are recyclable.
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
To produce an additively manufactured prosthesis, REJOINT starts by 3D modelling the patient’s CT scan.
Spinal cord stimulators could provide sensory feedback to a prosthetic arm.
Thin-film technology could soon offer a less invasive and more cost-effective solution to enhance neurosurgery for people with neurological brain conditions, including epilepsy.

A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham. A...

Tests show that ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
The patch uses fully miniaturized needles, enabling unobtrusive drug delivery.
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and delays in procedures, and the orthopedics industry must keep innovating.

Researchers are working to develop a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Before a vaccine is available to the...

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.

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