Keyword: Implants & Prosthetics

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Briefs: Communications
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Briefs: Energy
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Briefs: Motion Control
This artificial muscle technology enables more human-like motion.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Applications include aerospace and automotive components, prosthetics, sporting goods, and other uses where strength-to-weight ratio is important.
Facility Focus: Materials
WPI supports research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cybersecurity, and fire safety.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.
Briefs: Motion Control
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: Test & Measurement
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device, powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and provide early warning of potential transplant failure.
Briefs: Materials
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: AR/AI
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Briefs: Connectivity
The device recharges the internal battery of implants without invasive surgery.
Articles: Materials
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - April 2021

How 3D printing is transforming the medical industry...adapting to the manufacturing challenges of COVID-19...improving quality and reliability in PCB production. These are just a few of the...

Briefs: Wearables
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Materials
A new method manufactures complex shapeshifters for soft robots and biomedical implants.
Articles: Energy
A malaria-test "bandage"; underwater navigation via sound; and a biodegrading, implantable sensor.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Articles: Wearables
A battery-less pacing system enables painless defibrillation.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The conceptual Ring prosthetic leg ensures that individuals do not need an entirely new device every time they have a growth spurt.
Briefs: AR/AI
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

Briefs: Defense
This versatile new material family could build realistic prosthetics and futuristic Army platforms.
Briefs: Imaging
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.