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MedTech Memoirs: Neurostimulation

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The first recorded attempt at neurostimulation dates back to 46 A.D., beginning with Mesopotamian healer Scribonius Largus. He would enlist the help of the electrical torpedo fish (more commonly referred to as the “electric ray”) providing pain relief...

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Open Call for Insight Product Development Startup Competition

May 20, 2015 12:08 pm | by Steve McPhilliamy, Partner and Director of Design, Insight Product Development | Blogs | Comments

Insight Product Development and MATTER Chicago are inviting local medical device and digital health start-ups to apply by June 1st to compete in our newly expanded, 2-phase Startup Competition. Created to encourage entrepreneurship in the...

Fine Wire Termination Connector Assembly

May 20, 2015 11:13 am | by Onanon | Product Releases | Comments

Onanon announces the availability of its robotic automation Robo Hot Socket rapid fine wire termination connector assembly technology to all OEM application markets. Onanon invented its Robo Hot Socket automated wire termination technology to remove...

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L'Oreal Wants to 3D Print Human Skin

May 20, 2015 11:13 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | News | Comments

3D bioprinting certainly has its place in medicine. But now cosmetics giant L’Oreal wants to begin automating its already existing process of developing skin to test its products – with a little help from bioprinting startup Organovo. L'Oreal...

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Circular Wearable Display

May 20, 2015 10:43 am | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LCD supplier Tianma Microelectronics USA has introduced a 1.3-inch circular wearable A-Si TFT LCD with On-Cell projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel technology. It can be used in wearable display applications, such as smart watches, as well as in automobile...

Performance-Enhancing Sensor Measures Fluid Loss During Exercise

May 20, 2015 10:24 am | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite athletes. The innovative transdermal sensor is...

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Testing the 'Squishiness' of Tumors

May 20, 2015 10:17 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them. USC engineers have created a backpack-sized instrument that can gently smush a wide range of materials, accurately...

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Reprogramming Stem Cells for Neurological Disease Models

May 20, 2015 10:12 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

As scientists overcome the technical challenges in reprogramming stem cells to produce biologically precise models of human neurons, these emerging model systems will accelerate research on understanding neuronal activity, brain development...

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The Challenge of Shrinking Connected Medical Devices

May 20, 2015 9:38 am | by Joe Held, Director of International Sales, Omnetics Connector Corp. | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Blogs | Comments

Our greatest challenges come from the ever growing market for patient worn devices. These devices need to be small, lightweight and user friendly. They must also be robust enough to withstand the punishment that comes along with strapping a...

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Sensor-Integrated Clothing Monitors Anxiety in Autistic Children

May 20, 2015 9:30 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

A wearable device developed by students at the University of British Columbia shows promise in preventing meltdowns in children with autism. The device, called Reveal, measures three indicators of anxiety — sweat, heart rate, and skin temperature...

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Mechanical Ventilation Associated with Long-Term Disability

May 20, 2015 9:25 am | by American Thoracic Society (ATS) | News | Comments

Critically ill patients who have been mechanically ventilated for more than seven days are at greatly increased risk for functional impairment and mortality at one year following discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a new...

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Photos of the Day: Neural Engineering for Middle Schoolers

May 20, 2015 9:23 am | by Sydney Lester, MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs | News | Comments

Fifty-one middle school students from Boston, Cambridge, and Lawrence, Massachusetts, participated in two hands-on activities on Saturday, March 7, that taught them how engineers can improve quality of life for people affected by medical...

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New Exercise Device Design for People with Paraplegia

May 20, 2015 9:13 am | by Northeastern University | News | Comments

Five Northeastern University student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer. The modified ergometer, dubbed the "power row," was designed...

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Expect Growth in The $56 Billion-Dollar IVD Market

May 19, 2015 2:36 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Kalorama Information says a number of trends bode well for testing and will drive growth in the next five years, including new markets and private healthcare expansion globally. The market for all in vitro diagnostic testing kits, instruments...

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3D Printing Graphene Structures for Tissue Engineering

May 19, 2015 2:30 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A team of Northwestern University researchers has found a way to print three-dimensional structures with graphene nanoflakes. The fast and efficient method could open up new opportunities for using graphene printed scaffolds regenerative engineering...

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