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INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
First-Ever Noninvasive Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm
First-Ever Noninvasive Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), researchers have developed the first-ever successful mind-controlled robotic arm exhibiting the ability to continuously track and follow a...

First-Ever Noninvasive Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm
Briefs : Connectivity
Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings
Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings
Briefs : Medical
Imaging System Helps Surgeons Remove Tiny Ovarian Tumors
Imaging System Helps Surgeons Remove Tiny Ovarian Tumors

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of...

Imaging System Helps Surgeons Remove Tiny Ovarian Tumors
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Materials Matter for Connected Health
Materials Matter for Connected Health

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

Materials Matter for Connected Health
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Swallowable Self-Inflating Capsule Tackles Obesity
Swallowable Self-Inflating Capsule Tackles Obesity

Researchers have developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could be used to treat obese patients. The prototype capsule, called the EndoPil, contains a balloon that can be...

Swallowable Self-Inflating Capsule Tackles Obesity
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing
Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

Reimagining Innovation: Additive Manufacturing
INSIDER : Medical
Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia
Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia

Researchers have developed a non-invasive strategy that combines functional electrostimulation, a body weight support system, and a brain-machine interface for the rehabilitation of people...

Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia
INSIDER : Medical
Battelle to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface
Battelle to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface

Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects — just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move his...

Battelle to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface
R&D : Medical
Implant Tracks Rogue Brain Chemicals
Implant Tracks Rogue Brain Chemicals

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking this chemical, called glutamate. The sensor, an implantable device on the spinal cord, is...

Implant Tracks Rogue Brain Chemicals
Briefs : Medical
New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes
New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes

NIBIB-funded engineers are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize performance of these valves in an...

New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Soft Robotics: Perception Inspired by Humans
Soft Robotics: Perception Inspired by Humans

A perception system for soft robots was inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. The system includes a motion...

Soft Robotics: Perception Inspired by Humans
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes
Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks...

Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes
INSIDER : Medical
Assistive Robot Learns to Help Disabled Eat
Assistive Robot Learns to Help Disabled Eat

About a million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now NIBIB funded engineers have taught a robot the strategies needed to pick up food with a fork and...

Assistive Robot Learns to Help Disabled Eat
News : Medical
West Expands Presence in Korea with New Sales Office, Opens Digital Tech Center in India
West Expands Presence in Korea with New Sales Office, Opens Digital Tech Center in India

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has expanded its presence in the Asia...

West Expands Presence in Korea with New Sales Office, Opens Digital Tech Center in India
INSIDER : Medical
Tiny Sensor Tracks Chemical Linked to Migraines
Tiny Sensor Tracks Chemical Linked to Migraines

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking a chemical associated with nasty migraines. The sensor, an implantable device on the...

Tiny Sensor Tracks Chemical Linked to Migraines
INSIDER : Nanotechnology
Nanocomposite Heart Valve Helps High-Risk Patients
Nanocomposite Heart Valve Helps High-Risk Patients

Researchers have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial transcatheter heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants. By using a newly...

Nanocomposite Heart Valve Helps High-Risk Patients
INSIDER : Medical
4D Printed Materials Show Promise for Tiny Implantables
4D Printed Materials Show Promise for Tiny Implantables

Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. The stiffness can be adjusted...

4D Printed Materials Show Promise for Tiny Implantables
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices
From the Editor — Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices

Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices FDA is continuing to encourage innovation in novel areas — the latest being novel brain implants, often...

From the Editor — Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices
R&D : Medical
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants
New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants

Researchers have developed a technique with which bone implants that are precisely fitting, stable, and variable in dimensions can be 3D printed from a special plastic. In the printing process,...

New 3D Printing Process for Bone Implants
R&D : Electronics & Computers
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart

Researchers have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. It could be the first step toward a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial...

LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
Features : Medical
The Best of Both Worlds: Hybrid Implant Imitates Bone Structure
The Best of Both Worlds: Hybrid Implant Imitates Bone Structure

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology – MISIS have developed a unique hybrid bone implant, the core of which is made of porous ultra-high molecular...

The Best of Both Worlds: Hybrid Implant Imitates Bone Structure
Technology Leaders : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants
Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants

Acollaboration with innovative technology companies demonstrated the capability of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce lightweight spinal implants that mimic the...

Streamlining Additive Manufacturing for Spinal Implants
News : Medical
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
INSIDER : Medical
From Foam to Bone: The implant of the Future
From Foam to Bone: The implant of the Future

Researchers have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new...

From Foam to Bone: The implant of the Future
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
See who leads the pack in testing, additive manufacturing, electronics, and more.
Medical Design Briefs: Technology Leaders
Supplements : Medical
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Your guide to today's medical contract manufacturers.
Medical Design Briefs: 2018 Outsourcing Directory
Briefs : Medical
Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries
Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries

Smart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research done by Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, and the University of Western Ontario.

Smart Knee Implants Could Reduce Number of Knee Replacement Surgeries
Briefs : Medical
3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury
3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Institute of Engineering in Medicine have used rapid 3D printing technologies to create a...

3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury
Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
www.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For the first time, engineers have demonstrated an electronic device that can closely monitor beating heart...

Ultrasoft Sensor Monitors Heart Cells with Minimal Disruption
Briefs : Medical
3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics
3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3D printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair. The diode...

3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Door to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics

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