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GE's Class I Recall Among 4 Design Fails This Week

February 27, 2015 12:02 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has issued a Class I recall for its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with magnet rundown unit. According to the FDA ...

Infographic: 7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @Kcpanetta & Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly...

MDT Live Preview: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

February 27, 2015 9:30 am | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Videos | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries...

Prosthetic Hand Controlled by Patient's Mind

February 26, 2015 11:13 am | by The Lancet | News | Comments

Three Austrian men have become the first in the world to undergo a new technique called "bionic...

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Devices May Help Soldiers Nose Out Bio Threats

February 26, 2015 10:59 am | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

Researchers are refining for Army use a commercial technology that will allow Soldiers to accurately and rapidly detect an array of chemical and biological hazards - from mustard agent to anthrax - and then transmit those results to ... 

Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?

February 25, 2015 4:07 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Articles | Comments

We are all connected people according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society ...  

Paper Strip Can Diagnose Ebola in 10 Minutes

February 25, 2015 9:51 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment ...

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New 'Smart Bandages' for Burn Victims

February 24, 2015 8:55 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Some bandages are embedded with medicine to treat wounds, but researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital have something much more sophisticated in mind for the future of chronic wound care. With support from ...  

World's Smallest Sensor Switch Unveiled

February 23, 2015 12:16 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The world’s smallest micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) magnetic sensor was displayed at MD&M West in Anaheim this week, after being unveiled by Coto Technology. The RedRock RR100 sensor is a single-pole, single-throw device ...

Doctors Say Fitness Trackers, Health Apps Can Boost Care

February 23, 2015 11:03 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient ...    

Defense System Helps U.S. Fight Biological Warfare

February 23, 2015 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unique chamber designed to improve the nation's readiness against biological warfare has debuted at a U.S. Army facility in Utah. The Dugway Proving Ground, which is about 85 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, now is home to ...  

Reusable Endoscope Among 3 Design Fails This Week

February 20, 2015 1:05 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | News | Comments

While no official recall has been issued yet, the FDA is warning the medical community that a recent “superbug” outbreak may be due to the use of reusable endoscopes ...           

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Challenges for Doctors Using Fitness Trackers & Apps

February 20, 2015 12:34 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out ...       

Startup Mentorship Program Seeks Medtech Inventors

February 20, 2015 11:25 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

An Australian business accelerator is seeking medical innovators to work with professional mentors in a nine-month incubation program. Innovyz, based in Adelaid, is going through some changes of its own: previous programs were ...  

Cortical Modem Implant Promises Cyborg Vision

February 20, 2015 11:20 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD | Blogs | Comments

DARPA is taking wearable technology to the next level with its recent cortical modem concept. This tiny implant plugs into users’ DNA and visual cortex to help cure vision loss by exhibiting a heads-up display in front of their eyes ...

Boston Scientific will Pay Johnson & Johnson $600M

February 19, 2015 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boston Scientific will pay $600 million to settle with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the medical device maker's $27 billion acquisition of Guidant Corp. in 2006. Boston Scientific said Tuesday that Johnson & Johnson had wanted ...

Wearable 'Tricorder for Babies' Aims to Ease Parents' Minds

February 18, 2015 5:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

This wireless, wearable baby monitor was inspired by a father’s own experience. Chris Bruce, who co-founded Sproutling along with Mathew Spolin, remembers worrying about his own second daughter, now aged 4. She was quieter than ...   

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Ear Pain Sensors Warn of Dangerously Loud Noise

February 18, 2015 4:27 pm | by Maria Paul, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine | News | Comments

Our hearing has a secret bodyguard: a newly discovered connection from the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise that causes tissue damage and hearing loss, according to new research by Northwestern Medicine ...  

Breathalyzer Developed for Lung Cancer Screening

February 18, 2015 12:48 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds - biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath of ...

High-Powered X-Ray Laser Unlocks Mechanics of Pain Relief

February 18, 2015 12:12 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Using a newly developed X-ray source, scientists have revealed how a new type of pain-relievers works – bonding to the same neuroreceptors that morphine does, but without the accompanying physical dependence ...      

Researchers Test Device to Help Deaf Children Detect Sounds

February 13, 2015 3:27 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device that ...

HotSpot: New Sensor Magnetizes Users' Senses

February 13, 2015 2:50 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Scientists from Germany and Japan have developed a new magnetic sensor, which is thin, robust and pliable enough to be smoothly adapted to human skin. This electronic skin features a magneto-sensory ...  

Anthrax Detector Receives Tech Transfer Award

February 13, 2015 1:34 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax. Bacillus anthracis, the anthrax ....  

3D Printing Grows Up

February 13, 2015 10:53 am | by Sagar Jethani, Head of Content, element14 | Blogs | Comments

I remember the first time I saw a 3D printer in action. It was 1997, and I was working at the design center of a plastic housewares company. I was about to head home when I heard an odd sound coming from the CAD room. Poking my head ... 

Simulation Tech Shows Navy How to Take a HIT

February 13, 2015 10:13 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships, officials announced on February 12. The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) ...  

Revolutionary Probe Zooms in on Cancer Cells

February 13, 2015 10:07 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

The hand-held Raman spectroscopy probe enables surgeons, for the first time, to accurately detect virtually all invasive brain cancer cells in real time during surgery. The probe is superior to existing technology and could set a new ...

Lab-in-a-Box Takes Aim at Doctors' Computer Activity

February 13, 2015 9:59 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

They call it "the Lab-in-a-Box." According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of California, San Diego, inside the box are assorted sensors and software ...  

Wedding Gown Designer Creates Innovative Ebola Suit

February 12, 2015 9:37 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Baltimore fashion designer Jill Andrews has spent her career making bespoke wedding dresses, bodices and skirts for hundreds of happy clients. This Friday, she will make her debut at New York’s Fashion Week. Not with a fancy gown ...

Virtual Reality & Neurorobotics Speed Up Rehabilitation

February 11, 2015 2:27 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

To speed up the recovery process of people who suffer motor disability. This is the ambitious aim of the HYPER research project which is using neurorobotics, neuroprosthetics and virtual reality to improve the life quality of patients whose ...

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