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Speech Recognition from Brain Activity

June 15, 2015 1:42 pm | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Speech is produced in the human cerebral cortex. Brain waves associated with speech processes can be directly recorded with electrodes located on the surface of the cortex. It has now been shown for the first time that is possible to reconstruct...

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A Ten-Year Prognosis of MedTech Trends: Part Two

June 15, 2015 1:35 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

In part one, I talked about two burgeoning technologies, mHealth and augmented reality. This time I want to talk about considerations that must be made, challenges that will be encountered, and trends to watch out for in the design of medical devices – ten years from now.

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Driving Simulator Helps Test Artificial Lens for Cataract Patients

June 15, 2015 12:10 pm | by University of Iowa | News | Comments

A miniature version of the University of Iowa’s advanced driving simulator will participate in a clinical trial later this year to assess a patient’s driving ability after cataract surgery. The trial will help determine if a newly developed...

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Smartphone-Sized Device Captures First Full Genome of Living Organism

June 15, 2015 12:07 pm | by Ontario Institute for Cancer Research | News | Comments

Researchers in Canada and the U.K. have for the first time sequenced and assembled de novo the full genome of a living organism, the bacteria Escherichia Coli, using Oxford Nanopore's MinIONTM device, a genome sequencer that can fit in the palm...

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The Powerful Magnets of an MRI Machine

June 15, 2015 11:06 am | by Wayne Hunter, Retired Product Regulatory Engineer | Articles | Comments

People often underestimate the power of an MRI magnet. I once worked for a healthcare manufacturing company that produced MRI machines and was periodically astonished at the consequences of ignoring its power. We had a picture in the manufacturing...

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Dental Implants Result in Better Quality of Life for Osteoporotic Women

June 15, 2015 10:46 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives? A new study by Case Western Reserve...

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'Tumor-in-a-Dish' Could Personalize Cancer Patients' Drug Therapy

June 15, 2015 10:39 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In a highly successful, first-of-its-kind endeavor, a multidisciplinary team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has created a "tumor in a dish:" an ex vivo microenvironment that can accurately anticipate a multiple myeloma patient's...

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App Interprets Ultrasound Images

June 15, 2015 9:48 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Ultrasound is coming into ever more widespread use, and an app that trains health personnel to interpret ultrasound images has just been developed. A new app will offer health-care personnel training and experience in interpreting ultrasound...

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Headband Helps Parkinson's Patients Self-Treat Symptoms at Home

June 15, 2015 9:40 am | by John Hopkins University | News | Comments

Parkinson’s disease patients whose symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness and slowed movement make it tough to hold an eating utensil steady have few options for relief outside of a hospital or clinic. Medication can help, but over time it...

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Tuning X-rays with Tiny Mirrors

June 15, 2015 9:31 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

The secret of X-ray science - like so much else - is in the timing. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a new way of manipulating high-intensity X-rays, which will allow researchers to...

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Robotic Glove Gives Hand-Impaired Patients a Better Grasp

June 12, 2015 4:02 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

Having achieved promising results in proof-of-concept prototyping and experimental testing, a soft robotic glove under development by soft wearable robotics expert Conor Walsh, and a team of engineers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of...

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Prototype for an 'Intelligent' Polo Helmet Developed

June 12, 2015 3:52 pm | by Loughborough University | News | Comments

A Loughborough student’s prototype for a safer polo helmet – complete with a built-in crash sensor – could save lives by alerting emergency responders to impacts and falls that may cause head injuries. Robin Spicer, 23, a final year Industrial...

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Podcast: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

June 12, 2015 3:34 pm | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Blogs | Comments

On this episode of MDT Live, our expert panel discusses how 3D printing is being utilized for medical applications today; the future for this technology and where it will make the biggest impact in healthcare; and the challenges that lie ahead...

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First Exoskeleton to Help Production Workers

June 12, 2015 1:19 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

EU Robo-Mate project presents first prototype of an exoskeleton to help production workers. Production workers often lift up to 10 metric tons of material a day. According to the Work Foundation Alliance (Lancaster, UK), 44 million workers in the...

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A Ten-Year Prognosis of MedTech Trends: Part One

June 12, 2015 12:47 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

During my attendance at MD&M East in NYC on Tuesday, I had the privilege to hear Bill Evans, the President of Bridge Design Inc. speak on the CenterStage about “10 Ways Innovation, Design, Demographics and Global Trends Will Impact the Future of Healthcare...

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