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This Rainbow Leads to New Medical Innovations

June 27, 2014 | by Bloomberg | Comments

Efi Cohen-Arazi, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Rainbow Medical, talks with Elliott Gotkine about innovations to help those who have lost their vision and their partnership with Medtronic on a nerve stimulation product. He speaks...

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Soundhawk: Not Your Grandma's Hearing Aid

July 9, 2014 10:30 am | by Bloomberg | Comments

Mike Kisch, president and CEO of Soundhawk Corp., discusses the company's app-enabled hearing aid with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."                      

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HotSpot: Wireless, Connected Chemistry Analyzer

July 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

CenLab is a handheld, wireless, connected chemistry analyzer. It allows for automated, and better yet cost effective, analysis of body fluids and water quality. It eliminates trips to the doctor by providing ubiquitous, instantaneous, urinalysis...

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Device Aims to Improve Posture and Prevent Back Pain

June 30, 2014 3:32 pm | by UpRight | Comments

UpRight is a wearable device that passively improves your posture, so you can both prevent future back pain and feel and look more successful.                 

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Will Robots Render Surgeons Obsolete?

June 23, 2014 9:22 am | by Bloomberg | Comments

New York University Langone Robotic Surgery Center’s Dr. Michael Stifelman discusses robotic surgery on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”                       

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Engineering Newswire: Kicking Cancer Sticks with a Wearable

June 19, 2014 5:11 pm | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re kicking cancer sticks with a new wearable, developing the wind tracer at Lockheed Martin, and playing videos games, with your pee.             

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Human Bones from the Lab

June 19, 2014 3:26 pm | by youris.com | Comments

Bone defects, like a damaged femoral head, are usually replaced by metal implants. This has many disadvantages, but now scientists in Germany have created bone material from human stem cells that could bring significant improvement to the...

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SynTouch Uses Tactile Sensors to Mimic the Human Fingertip

June 18, 2014 11:42 am | by SOLIDWORKS | Solidworks Corporation | Comments

We explore and interpret the world around us through our sense of touch. Dr. Gerald Loeb and his team at SynTouch are changing robotics and prosthetic design forever by incorporating innovative tactile sensing technology...    

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Cardiopad Brings Heart Health to Remote Cameroon Communities

June 17, 2014 10:37 am | by Reuters | Comments

A touch screen tablet invented by a 22-year-old Cameroonian engineer is helping doctors perform heart examinations on patients in remote, rural locations beyond the reach of specialists...          

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Why Innovative Science Demands a Leap into the Unknown

June 12, 2014 12:23 pm | by TED | Comments

While studying for his Ph.D in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from ...

Micro-Needle Patches a Painless Shot-in-the-Arm for Future Vaccinations

June 5, 2014 2:25 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a patch that could one day replace the feared needle and syringe for vaccinations. The patch is made up of microscopic needles that pierce the outer layer of skin, allowing...

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The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re checking out Apple’s Health and Healthkit, developing sperm-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications, wearing the Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage from stem cells derived from fat tissue.  

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Samsung Debuts SAMI, Simband Health Sensor Platforms

May 29, 2014 11:14 am | by CNET | Comments

At an event held in San Francisco, Samsung's Ram Fish showed off a prototype of the company's new modular wristband. Also, Dr. Luc Julia shows off how the SAMI platform could make use of the data collected. The Samsung Digital Health Initiative...

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Bed Sensor Keeps Unobtrusive Eye on Vital Signs

May 28, 2014 2:58 pm | by Reuters | Comments

A bed sensor developed by an Israeli team is proving to be an effective and more reliable alternative to conventional patient monitoring technology. The sensor is designed to unobtrusively monitor a patient's vital signs from beneath their...

Cell Transplant Recipient Celebrates Decade without Diabetes

May 28, 2014 2:53 pm | by Reuters | Comments

A Georgia man who was once a diabetic, is celebrating his tenth year of being diabetes-free, thanks to experimental surgery undertaken in 2004. Rob Allen underwent a transplant procedure that cured him of type-1 diabetes and hopes it will...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

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