Keyword: Implants & Prosthetics

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Issue Archive: Imaging
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INSIDER: Design

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal healing.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Two robotic arms — a fork in one hand, a knife in the other — flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Mimicking the human body, specifically the actuators that control muscle movement, is of immense interest around the globe. In recent years, it has led to many innovations to improve...

INSIDER: Design

A new method of generating gaits for robotic assistive devices aims to guarantee stability and achieve more natural locomotion for different users. The method is being developed by a team at...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A life-saving device developed by Vascular Perfusion Solutions uses compressed oxygen to extend the life of organs for transplants.
Briefs: Medical

A technique to grow 3D tissue constructs, similar to human bone, in a laboratory environment has been developed by bioengineers at NASA Johnson Space Center. Problems arise when...

Briefs: Aerospace

Substances such as plastics, metals, and wax are used in 3D printers to make products and parts for larger items. Products created through the 3D printing of plastics include every-thing from...

Briefs: Medical
An algorithm that assesses the location of a metal implant and determines the best position of the scanner to avoid distortion.
INSIDER: Motion Control

The first fully autonomous biohybrid fish from human stem-cell-derived cardiac muscle cells has been developed by Harvard University researchers in collaboration with colleagues from Emory...

Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here’s an Idea™ explores a variety of new-and-improved hearing aids, from $5 “do-it-yourself” devices to advanced systems that monitor brain waves.
Briefs: Medical
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
5 Ws: Materials
Bacterial pathogens can live on surfaces for days. What if frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, could instantly kill them off?
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The material consists solely of components that have already been shown to work well in the body.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
Briefs: Materials
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
Briefs: Materials
The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These electrode implants will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again.
Q&A: Materials
David Kaplan is solidifying silk to make products like rods and plates for medical implants.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
News: Medical

Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or transform to relocate...

Briefs: Medical
The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.
Facility Focus: Materials
In recent decades, NSF-funded researchers have discovered quite a bit, including many of the fundamental particles of matter.
Articles: Medical
Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
Briefs: Test & Measurement

Researchers have developed a formula that enables them to recreate different levels of perceived softness. Based on the results from their experiments, they created equations that can calculate how...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

Features: Medical
Learn more about ULISSES, an organ-preserving device that received top honors in the "Create the Future" Design Contest.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn more about ULiSSES, a life-saving device for organ and limb transport.