Keyword: Prostheses and implants

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A low-cost, dynamically controlled surface for 3D printers reduces waste and saves time.
Briefs: Motion Control
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The design could contribute to various applications in the robotics field such as smart prosthetics and human-robot interaction.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Color changes of gold nanoparticles under the skin reveal concentration changes of substances in the body.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Briefs: Communications
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flea-sized, hollow blocks can be filled with materials that improve healing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The structures’ small size and porosity make them well-suited for building components such as replacement joints.
Briefs: Connectivity
The device recharges the internal battery of implants without invasive surgery.
Briefs: Medical
The stent monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Your 2020 winners include a bacteria-repelling wrap, an advanced prosthetic leg, flash graphene, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The conceptual Ring prosthetic leg ensures that individuals do not need an entirely new device every time they have a growth spurt.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Briefs: Aerospace
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
Briefs: Materials
This technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The “E-dermis” will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
Briefs: Motion 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: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Briefs: Materials
The technique could easily be translated into existing medical device manufacturing processes for use in orthopedic implants.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.