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Implants & Prosthetics

Learn more about the materials and properties of today's advanced implants and prosthetics. Examples include cardiac pacemakers, defibrillators, and orthopedics.

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A novel 3D printed prosthetic arm is more comfortable, flexible, and cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
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.

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...

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.
Spinal cord stimulators could provide sensory feedback to a prosthetic arm.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Thin Film Electrodes Show Potential for Transforming Neurosurgery
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.
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.
Fast-acting, light-reactive genetic tools could reveal how deep brain stimulation works.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Drug-Loaded Microrobots Attach to Cancer Tissue
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...

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.

A breakthrough design could spare children from repeated operations to replace outgrown valves and could also benefit adults with valve defects. The new design could allow...

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...

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