Implants & Prosthetics

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

INSIDER: Medical

An implant allows neuroscientists to activate or inhibit specific spinal-cord neurons by applying light at a specific wavelength. It will give researchers insight into...

INSIDER: Medical

A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms...

News: Medical

Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington (GW) universities have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker – a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology, newly developed exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own....

INSIDER: Medical

A membrane made from threads of a polymer commonly used in vascular sutures can be loaded with therapeutic drugs and implanted in the body, where mechanical forces...

Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
To highlight tumors in the body for cancer diagnosis, doctors can use tiny optical probes (nanoprobes) that light up when they attach to tumors.
Global Innovations: Materials
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
Briefs: Medical
A novel 3D printed prosthetic arm is more comfortable, flexible, and cheaper than a conventional prosthesis.
Features: Medical
An award-winning pacing system eliminates shocks, leads, and wires.
R&D: Medical
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.
Briefs: Medical
Bioelectronics are based on fully rubbery electronic materials that are compatible with heart tissue.
INSIDER: Medical

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...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a new family of polymers that can self-heal, have shape memory, and are recyclable.
R&D: Materials
Combining silk fabric with epoxy creates laminates that can be formed into shapes for medical uses.
Briefs: Medical
Spinal cord stimulators could provide sensory feedback to a prosthetic arm.
Technology Leaders: Medical
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.
Blog: Materials

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...

Briefs: Medical
Tests show that ‘magnetoelectric’ power is viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a technology that can monitor bladder volume in real time and can effectively empty a person’s bladder.
Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have developed a new method to accurately record brain activity at scale.
Briefs: Medical
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Briefs: Medical
The biodegradable motion sensor paves the way for implanted nanotechnology.
Briefs: Medical
Fast-acting, light-reactive genetic tools could reveal how deep brain stimulation works.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field.
Briefs: Medical
The patch can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.
News: Medical

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

Briefs: Medical
The new method could be a breakthrough treatment of myocardial infarction.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The stretchable fabric is embroidered with conductive threads that provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio.

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