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Bionic Hand Powered by Thoughts Alone

March 31, 2015 2:24 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts. The technique, demonstrated with a 56-year-old man whose...

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Tilted Wave Interferometer

March 31, 2015 12:16 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A new "Tilted Wave Interferometer" technology from Mahr for the optical measurement and analysis of aspheric lenses and freeform surfaces has been nominated for a 2015 PRISM Award of the SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics) and Photonics Media. This highly...

3D Printing Tech Providing 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

March 31, 2015 10:54 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a 3D printer, that was a different story...

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Reflections on Frost & Sullivan 2015 Medical Technologies Executive MindXchange

March 31, 2015 10:45 am | by Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions, Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I recently attended the 20th Anniversary Medical Technologies 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange from March 8 – 10 in San Diego. The Executive MindXchange brings together individuals from a variety of companies, all with a common...

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3D Printing a Smile on Your Face

March 31, 2015 10:20 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy | Stratasys, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Although additive manufacturing equipment and materials have been around since the early 1980s, 3D printing didn't become common knowledge to much of the public until two decades later. Today, the applications for this technology seem almost...

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Prize-Winning Pulmonary Diagnostic System for Rural India

March 31, 2015 9:47 am | by Jennifer Evans, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

SpiroSense, a seven-member team from Johns Hopkins University, took top honors in the 2015 National Undergraduate Global Health Technology Design Competition held at Rice University March 27. The team captured first place in the annual...

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New App Helps Doctors Screen for Alcoholism

March 31, 2015 9:31 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A mobile phone app that will enable doctors to screen people for harmful drinking and refer them to support services has received State Government funding. The innovation, which received funding as part of the inaugural VicHealth Innovation...

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Designing Integrated Circuits for Better Hearing Aids

March 31, 2015 9:23 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. Sungyong Jung...

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Brain-Controlled Devices Mimic Natural Motor Control

March 31, 2015 9:17 am | by Cognitive Neuroscience Society | News | Comments

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices - from wheelchairs to robots...

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A 3D Human Skin Map

March 31, 2015 9:11 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences used information collected from hundreds of skin swabs to produce three-dimensional maps of molecular and microbial variations across...

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'Wikipedia' for Neurons Indexes Physiological Information

March 31, 2015 9:01 am | by Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

The decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the brain is astounding. To help scientists make sense of this “brain big data,” researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used data mining to create...

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3 Tips for Managing Your Medical Device Design History File

March 31, 2015 8:30 am | by Jon Speer, Co-Founder & VP of QA/RA, greenlight.guru | Blogs | Comments

Developing a cutting edge medical device can be really fun and exciting. There’s always something to test and do and learn from. You have that great feeling you’re changing the world. Documenting the development of a medical device isn't fun...

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Continuity of Platforms: The Next Era of Engagement in Wearable Technology

March 30, 2015 4:33 pm | by Roeen Roashan, Analyst for Medical Technology, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Within six months of purchase, one-third of consumers put their wearable activity monitors in the sock drawer to never pick them up again. While this has been the general consensus of several user surveys, IHS does not believe this tells...

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Muscovite Mica

March 30, 2015 2:37 pm | by Goodfellow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Muscovite mica (potassium aluminosilicate), available from Goodfellow in sheet form, is a naturally occurring mineral that can be split into thin uniform layers. Pictured is Mica in its natural form. The perfect basal cleavage of a mica crystal allows very...

3 Ways 3D Printing Is Saving Our Four-Legged Friends

March 30, 2015 2:10 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

It’s rather sad when a beloved pet meets with an unfortunate accident that drastically hinders its quality of life. Even more heart-wrenching, there are scarce few options that would allow for a pet’s full recovery – and those options are typically too expensive...

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