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The Pulse: Medical 'Ro-Butt' & Reinventing Healthcare

December 5, 2013 9:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving virtual prostate exams, teaching kids with autism, launching a new style of mobility device, and reinventing healthcare with L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. This episode features:   

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Studying Hearing in a New Way

December 4, 2013 11:06 am | by Stanford University | Comments

Stanford researchers have received Bio-X funding to develop a tiny force probe to study the mechanical properties of sensory cells in the ear. Their research could lead to new treatments for hearing loss, and the force probe may enable other...

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Amazing Robotic Hand Made with 3D Printer

December 3, 2013 11:19 am | by SWNS TV | Comments

An inventor has unveiled his plans to revolutionize the health industry by creating prosthetic limbs using a 3D printer. The NHS currently has to pay around £70,000 for a prosthetic hand for an amputee. But robotics expert Joel Gibbard, 23...

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Georgia Tech Tongue Drive System

December 2, 2013 10:34 am | by Georgia Tech | Comments

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts...

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Engineering Newswire 67: Digital Lollipops Could Taste Turkey Text Messages

November 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using X-ray vision, augmenting humans at Lockheed Martin, working in wastewater, and licking digital lollipops to taste turkey text messages ...          

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Meet the Robots for Humanity

November 22, 2013 9:24 am | by TED | Comments

Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage – and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone ...

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Robotic System Enables Minimally Invasive Virtual Autopsies

November 20, 2013 11:45 am | by Virtopsy Project | Comments

The Virtopsy project, a multi-disciplinary project that involves forensic science, diagnostic imaging, computer science, automation technology, telematics and biomechanics, aims to develop new techniques to improve the outcome of forensic...

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Explained: Optogenetics

November 19, 2013 10:56 am | by MITNewsOffice | Comments

Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Ed Boyden explains optogenetics and how it is used in neurological research. Shining a light on neurons could replace current techniques of deep brain stimulation to...

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Designing With the Blind in Mind

November 18, 2013 11:40 am | by TED | Comments

What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that...    

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This Robot Is Changing How We Cure Diseases

November 18, 2013 10:00 am | by WSJDigitalNetwork | Comments

Every week at an NIH drug-testing lab, a robotics system performs millions of experiments faster and with greater precision than any human could. The simple goal: to find new treatments and cures. Find out what's behind this innovation!  

The PrestoPatch Delivers Safer Shocks to the Heart

November 15, 2013 11:54 am | by PrestoPatch | Comments

In the United States alone, cardiac arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, afflict over 14 million people each year causing over 450,000 deaths. The standard of care for arrhythmias is to deliver electrical shocks to the heart via patch electrodes...

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The Pulse: Connecting Your Nervous System to Robotic Legs

November 14, 2013 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are designing prosthetics for charity, measuring helmet impacts with foam, delivering drugs on demand, and linking robotic legs to your nervous system. This episode features ...        

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Engineering Live: 3D Printing Expert Roundtable

November 8, 2013 3:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Engineering Live is an exclusive live roundtable discussion that premieres on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm CST. PD&D has assembled some of the top minds in the additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping industry to discuss ...

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The Paralyzed Rat That Walked

November 6, 2013 4:02 pm | by TED | Comments

A spinal cord injury can sever the communication between your brain and your body, leading to paralysis. Fresh from his lab, Grégoire Courtine shows a new method -- combining drugs, electrical stimulation and a robot -- that could ...  

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Brain-Machine Interface Lets Monkeys Control Arms

November 6, 2013 4:00 pm | by Duke Center for Neuroengineering | Comments

A virtual monkey avatar is shown from a 3rd person perspective as the movements of the two arms are decoded in real-time from the brain of a rhesus monkey. In the experiment the virtual arms and 3D target objects appear on ...   

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