Keyword: Nervous system

Briefs: Wearables
A skin-like device can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Briefs: Imaging
This tool could help surgeons better treat tumors and brain diseases.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Automotive
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Ultra-Miniaturized Microendoscope
The lens-free scope produces higher-quality images at a fraction of the size.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Briefs: Wearables
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
Briefs: Wearables
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Briefs: Energy
This technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Neuromorphic computing uses memristors that could function and operate like real brain synapses.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This neurostimulator could deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The “E-dermis” will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Briefs: Imaging
A research team has built a super-high-speed microscope.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This device could enable rapid, inexpensive liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mobile, Wearable EEG Device with Nanowire Sensors
This low-cost electroencephalogram (EEG) device provides research-grade signal quality.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Briefs: Medical
These electrode implants will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again.
Briefs: IoMT
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
Briefs: Medical
Smart Electronic Skin for Robots and Prosthetics

Humans use the sense of touch to accomplish almost every daily task such as picking up a cup of coffee or shaking someone’s hand. Without it, humans can even lose their sense of balance when walking. Similarly, robots need to have a sense of touch in order to interact better with humans but...

Articles: Medical
Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of organs and tissues in the human body, helping doctors diagnose potential problems or diseases. Doctors use MRI to...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

In 2016, UC Berkeley engineers demonstrated the first implanted, ultrasonic, neural dust sensors. Now, taking the next step, the smallest-volume wireless nerve stimulator was developed, called StimDust...

Briefs: Internet of Things

Anew electromyography biofeedback device that is wearable and connects to novel smartphone games may offer people with incomplete paraplegia a more affordable, self-controllable therapy to enhance...

Articles: Test & Measurement

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs: Imaging

One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make a life-saving difference for many...