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Robot Arm Prosthetic Controlled by the Brain

December 17, 2014 | by Anita Srikameswaran, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia shaped the almost human hand of a robot arm with just her thoughts to pick up big and small boxes, a ball, an oddly shaped rock, and fat and skinny tubes ...

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Lower Cost, Faster Speed to Market, Better Component Consistency

December 18, 2014 7:30 am | by New Product Development Team, Ci Medical | Blogs | Comments

Many new features and functionality are being introduced every month. The medical molding industry has incorporated laser bar coding and laser etching for component identification. We have molded RFID tags directly into the walls of a device...

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New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function and Brain Injury

December 17, 2014 10:39 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed new technology that can assess the location and impact of a brain injury merely by tracking the eye movements of patients as they watch music videos for less than four minutes, according to a study...

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Lens-Free Microscope Can Detect Cancer at the Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 9:58 pm | by UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes. The invention could lead to less expensive and more portable technology...

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Microwave Imaging of the Breast

December 17, 2014 9:23 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Although currently available diagnostic screening systems for breast cancer like X-ray computed tomography (CT) and mammography are effective at detecting early signs of tumors, they are far from perfect, subjecting patients to ionizing radiation and sometimes...

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November/December 2014 Digital Edition

December 17, 2014 2:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue, the cover feature is the annual Perspectives “What’s Ahead” piece. We’ve reached out to an array of industry professionals and gotten their opinions about what the medtech community can expect in 2015. We received responses from...

Touch Panel Recognizes Up to 10 Touch Points Simultaneously

December 17, 2014 11:29 am | by Grayhill | Grayhill, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Instinct touch panel is capable of recognizing up to 10 touch points simultaneously. These optically bonded devices resolve image readability problems - along with details regarding other issues resolved by this technology - and efficiencies it provides. The touch panels enable hospital personnel to see more clearly, act more quickly, instinctively and precisely with extraordinarily high...

Virtual Reality Can Enhance Healthcare

December 17, 2014 11:16 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

In his TEDMED 2014 talk, Howard Rose, President of Firsthand Technology, describes how virtual reality can unlock the innate human power to prevent and recover from illness...            

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How Stroke Survivors Could Benefit from Video Games

December 17, 2014 10:52 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. The popular computer remote could be customized to offer bespoke physiotherapy for stroke survivors in their own...

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How Video Game Design Can Effect Change in Health Behavior

December 17, 2014 10:47 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, Brian Primack, Clinician, Professor, and Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, sheds light on how principles learned from video game design can be used to create effective changes in health behavior...

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Imaging Catheter for Treatment of Heart Disease Could Reduce Cardiac Intervention Complications

December 17, 2014 10:28 am | by RTI International | News | Comments

An emerging 3D imaging catheter aims to provide cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during cardiac catheterizations. Developed by RTI International, the catheter contains an ultrasound microarray made using semiconductor circuit...

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New Technology Reprograms Skin Fibroblasts for a New Role

December 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

As the main component of connective tissue in the body, fibroblasts are the most common type of cell. Taking advantage of that ready availability, scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute...

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Infographic: Outsourcing in the Development of Medical Devices

December 17, 2014 10:11 am | by Eileen Whitmore, Art Director, and Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

MDT sent out a survey to readers focused on their experience with outsourcing in the development of medical devices. The following infographic reflects their responses to a number of questions related to the topic. For additional insight...

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What Do You Mean You Aren’t Outsourcing?

December 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

When I started covering this industry more than 15 years ago, using outsourcing service providers was something that was done sparingly and much less of a common practice when compared to today. Medical device manufacturers were not ready...

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How to Choose the Right Couplings for Plastic Tubing

December 17, 2014 9:34 am | by Tearssa Ramirez, Marketing Coordinator, LinkTech Couplings | LinkTech Couplings | Articles | Comments

Quick disconnect couplings are used by many different industries and applications that use plastic tubing. It can be very difficult to decide which type of connector would work best with your application. Quick and easy couplings are produced...

Custom Manufactured Keypad Graphics

December 17, 2014 9:29 am | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured keypad graphics that feature imagery which looks like embossing to provide the clear, visual indication of active keys are being introduced by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Keypad Graphic Overlays feature detailed dimensional imagery that looks like real embossing and provides a clear, visual indication of active key areas without emboss...

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