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Stepping Out in Style

October 15, 2013 4:22 pm | by Michigan Tech | Comments

Dr. Mo Rastgaar and Evandro Ficanha talk about the testing of steerable ankle-foot prosthesis for amputees. An evaluation platform is being developed that consists of a circular treadmill and a gait emulator mechanism. The platform allows...

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Bringing the Incredible Bionic Man to Life

October 11, 2013 2:59 pm | by Smithsonian Channel | Comments

Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Co. and the lead roboticist on the project, and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man. The device parts hail from 17 manufacturers around the world. The Bionic Man...

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Robots that Make You Stronger

October 10, 2013 2:19 pm | by TEDxTalks | Comments

William Durfee is Professor and Director of Design Education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received the A.B. degree in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University and the M.S. and Ph.D...

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The Pulse: Peanut Butter & Urine Diagnose Diseases

October 10, 2013 9:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are diagnosing Alzheimers with a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler, using urine to test for eye disease, and taking a look at how the government shutdown is inflicting long-term damage on ...   

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The Nanobiosym: Grand Prize Winner of Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE

October 3, 2013 11:00 am | by XPRIZE | Comments

The presence of disease can be detected with gold standard accuracy by placing a single drop of blood or saliva on a nanochip that is inserted into Team Nanobiosym's mobile device. The developers of the unit were awarded the $525,000 Grand Prize in the first competition of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE.

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3D Printing Benefits Prior to Surgery

October 2, 2013 10:08 am | by University of Missouri | Comments

  In the two years since the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering opened a three-dimensional (3D) printing facility, students and faculty from fields as diverse as paleontology, medicine and engineering have used the printers to prepare for complicated surgeries, model extinct crocodiles and build skills for future employment.

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$24M Project Aims to Stop Bioterrorism

September 26, 2013 5:19 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has taken on a $24 million project to develop a unique body on a chip system that could be used to prevent…                     

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The Pulse: Self-Healing Polymer for Wound Care

September 26, 2013 10:51 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we're treating wounds with a self-healing polymer, implanting a cure for sleep apnea, printing objects in 3D for the blind, and monitoring vital signs with a shirt. This episode feature: Scientists have created the world's first self-healing polymer that can repair itself without any intervention, offering potential applications in wound care.

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Heart Activity Is Regulated via Communicating Heart Cells

September 25, 2013 11:35 am | by University of Western Ontario | Comments

New research from Western University is leading to a better understanding of what happens during heart failure; knowledge that could lead to better therapeutics or a more accurate predictor of risk. The research--led by Robarts Research Institute scientists Robert Gros, Ph.D., and Marco Prado, Ph.D...

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The Coherex WaveCrest LAA Occluder

September 19, 2013 11:49 am | by Coherex Medical | Comments

The WaveCrest LAA Occluder is an implantable device that seals off the LAA opening so clots cannot escape into the blood stream and cause a stroke. It is a one-time treatment option for patients who would otherwise be on a lifetime regimen of anticoagulation therapy.

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Spatial Reach for Infection and Cancer Detection

September 12, 2013 10:59 am | by Team Consulting | Comments

Team Consulting (a UK-based medical product development consultancy) has unveiled an innovative concept that has the potential to address two significant unmet clinical needs; early detection of cancer regrowth following surgery and detection of infection within chronic wounds.

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How Technology Allowed Me to Read

September 12, 2013 10:46 am | by TED | Comments

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read – and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers...

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The Pulse: Robots Remove Brain Tumors

September 12, 2013 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we’re removing brain tumors with robots, using MetaboShield to help obesity, regenerating heart tissue, and pairing glucometers with smartphones for ease of use.      

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Titan Medical's New Robotic System

September 11, 2013 11:01 am | by Titan Medical | Comments

The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system. These include two multi-articulating instruments, each capable of moving with seven degrees of freedom and an intra-abdominal 3D HD vision system.

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Post-Operative Cancer Treatment Technology Unveiled

September 11, 2013 10:10 am | by Team Consulting | Comments

Award-winning medical design and development company Team Consulting has today unveiled an innovative concept that has the potential to address two significant unmet clinical needs; early detection of cancer regrowth following surgery and detection of infection within chronic wounds.

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