Keyword: Surgical procedures

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Briefs: Materials
A novel method was developed to produce an alkaline hydrogel that could improve wound healing.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device recharges the internal battery of implants without invasive surgery.
Briefs: Materials
This nanoparticle-based adhesive is visible in common imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT).
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Briefs: AR/AI
The system allows multiple users to interact with the same VR app on smartphones, providing opportunities for education, healthcare, and entertainment.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Briefs: Materials
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Q&A: Tubing & Extrusion
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
Briefs: Imaging
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by precisely locating the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.
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: IoMT
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This mini robot improves precision and control of teleoperated surgical procedures.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Briefs: Medical
The removable adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

Briefs: Medical
The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Camera Enables Surgeons to More Easily Identify Cancerous Tissue

Many surgeons rely on sight and touch to find cancerous tissue during surgery. Large hospitals or cancer treatment centers may also use experimental near-infrared fluorescent agents that bind to tumors so surgeons can see them on specialized displays. These machines are costly,...

Briefs: Medical

A transistor has been made from linen thread, enabling the creation of electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the skin, or...

Features: Medical
Learn more about ULISSES, an organ-preserving device that received top honors in the "Create the Future" Design Contest.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion

The Air Force has developed improved devices for hemostatic management of patients with life-threatening blood loss from an arterial wound or surgery. Current aortic occlusion devices...

Briefs: AR/AI

Following severe trauma, patients may have tissue damage or open wounds that require reconstructive surgery using fasciocutaneous flaps. These flaps of tissue, which are taken from...

Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion

Extremity vascular injury results in bleeding and lack of blood flow beyond the site of vessel disruption (ischemia). Priorities when this occurs include hemorrhage control, management of life-threatening injuries, and...

Briefs: Imaging

Researchers at Rensselaer Poytechnic Institute (RPI) have developed a new approach to optical imaging that makes it possible to quickly and economically monitor multiple molecular interactions in a...