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NVision Aids Surgical Manufactures by Producing Complex CAD Files

April 27, 2015 4:49 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

NVision Incorporated recently created 3D CAD model files for two large medical development companies, helping one to develop files for molds used for breast augmentation surgery and another for molds of a cutting tool used in facial surgeries ...

MIT Report Details Benefits of Investment in Basic Research

April 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Abby Abazorius, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Last year was a notable one for scientific achievements: In 2014, European researchers...

Sending Robotic Ultrasounds Between New York & Chicago

April 24, 2015 1:28 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City...

Orthotic Tech Helps Military Working Dog Walk Again

April 23, 2015 11:34 am | by Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Maj. Andrea Henderson, the veterinarian at the Department of Defense Holland Military...

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Stop, Collaborate & Listen

April 22, 2015 4:47 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Screening newborn infants for hearing loss is a relatively new practice that didn’t become common in the United States until the mid-to-late 1990s. Before its introduction, children often weren’t diagnosed with congenital hearing loss until ...

Preventative Human Maintenance Will Tell You Right & Wrong

April 22, 2015 3:44 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Blogs | Comments

I have yet to jump on the wearable bandwagon. I am without Fitbit and smart shoe, and I find the prospect of textiles as hardware unnerving. Some of this is due to a shopping aversion, but a large part of it is that, even as a self-confessed ...

April 2015: Designing a Firefighting Robot

April 22, 2015 2:46 pm | by PD&D Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In this edition of PD&D we are designing a firefighting robot and screening infants for hearing loss with a BPA-free hearing screener. Also, in this month’s Brainstorm we ask: What are some of the security risks involved with the ...


Stanford, Harvard Researchers to Share $500K Medical Prize

April 21, 2015 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month ...

Developing a Robotic Therapist for Children

April 20, 2015 2:13 pm | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

In collaboration with other national institutions, researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are designing a new therapeutic tool for motor rehabilitation for children. In this project, an interactive social therapist robot, which is totally ...

Tech Transfers Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 2:02 pm | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the ...

Fuel3D Partners with Artists to Create 3D Art in Support of ALS Research

April 16, 2015 4:44 pm | by Fuel3D | News | Comments

Fuel3D, a developer of 3D scanning solutions, has announced that it has raised $2,500 in support of ALS research on the heels of a creative partnership between the company, Artists Lend Support founder Brian Fender and renowned 3D ...

UV Light Robot to Stop Spread of Superbugs

April 16, 2015 2:18 pm | by Texas A&M University | News | Comments

Can a robot clean a hospital room just as well as a person? According to new research out of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, that is indeed the case. Chetan Jinadatha, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the ...


Engineering a Smarter Stride

April 15, 2015 2:04 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

If you asked Ivonna Dumanyan just five years ago where she’d be today, starting a running tech company at Duke University would never have crossed her mind. But thanks to a lot of hard work and the entrepreneurial resources provided ...

TechBits: Analyzing Medical Data, Breaking Smartphones

April 15, 2015 10:27 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Your smartphone could be a valuable tool for medical research — and for treating a variety of ailments. IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system — which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years ...

Wristband May Help Predict Response to Antidepressants

April 14, 2015 11:01 am | by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University | News | Comments

A wristband that records motion throughout a 24-hour cycle may be an inexpensive, safe way to determine which patients with major depressive disorder will respond best to commonly prescribed drugs such as Prozac. Selective serotonin ...

New Design Makes Treadmill More Like Running Outdoors

April 14, 2015 10:58 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Exercise researchers have developed a new treadmill that automatically changes speed to match the pace of the runner. The automated treadmill uses sonar to tell exactly where the runner is on the ...

Getting the Perfect Fit for Artificial Hips

April 13, 2015 2:28 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

When a patient receives a new hip, it is usually adjusted only approximately to leg length. Greater accuracy requires a more precise measuring process as well as adjustable implants. Now, a new type of measurement method coupled with ...


Back & Not Quite as Good as Before

April 13, 2015 9:36 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Blogs | Comments

The end of the fall season in central Wisconsin means several things to me, primarily the ending of any recreational activity (softball, flag football, dog walking, etc.), and the beginning of disproportional malaise and lethargy ...

What Can Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Tell Us?

April 9, 2015 12:52 pm | by Drexel University | News | Comments

The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed - with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton - by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury ...

How Robots Can Help Build Better Doctors

April 9, 2015 12:38 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A young doctor leans over a patient who has been in a serious car accident and invariably must be experiencing pain. The doctor's trauma team examines the patient's pelvis and rolls her onto her side to check her spine ...

Engineering Newswire 135: TRON Lightcycle Breaks Out of the System

April 9, 2015 10:46 am | by David Mantey, Melissa Fassbender, Meaghan Ziemba, Kaylie Duffy | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re savings lives with a tiny dot, driving a super-efficient SuperTruck, rewriting rock history, and going to auction to bet on TRONs light cycle ...

Could Robotic Exoskeletons Replace Wheelchairs?

April 8, 2015 4:46 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

Robotic rehabilitation is a growing market within the medical field, and mechanical exoskeletons are poised to become successful as well. Exoskeleton markets will be both separate and additive to the existing robotic rehabilitation market ...

Office Inkjet Printer Could Identify Infectious Diseases

April 7, 2015 11:37 am | by McMaster University | News | Comments

Consumers are one step closer to benefiting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon receive real-time diagnoses of infections ...

Better Sensors for Medical Imaging, Contraband Detection

April 7, 2015 10:27 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical and materials imaging ...

Infographic: Bionic World: Better Living Through Technology

April 7, 2015 10:04 am | by Solidworks | News | Comments

These days there is no shortage of amazing stories demonstrating how engineers are making huge strides in the medical device field. From “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. donating a 3D-printed prosthetic arm to destroying cancer cells with ...

Emailing Emotions on the 'Brain-Net'

April 7, 2015 9:36 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

With the digitalization of the brain, Michio Kaku proposes a concept called the “Connectome” – a place that contains all of the brain’s neural pathways, including your memories and sensations ...

Disaster Expo Shows Innovations in Thriving Japan Industry

April 6, 2015 10:15 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Mankind is powerless to prevent calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, but in Japan where the devastating 2011 tsunami still looms large, there's a flourishing industry in devising ways to ...

Medical Device Maker Settles Lawsuit for $4.4 Million

April 6, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic has agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government accusing the company of selling medical devices made in China and Malaysia to the U.S. military ...

Smartphone App Detects Bacteria, Diseases

April 2, 2015 11:58 am | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

In much the same way that glucometers and pregnancy tests have revolutionized in-home diagnostic testing, researchers from Florida Atlantic University and collaborators have identified a new biosensing platform that could be used to ...

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