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Rehabilitation Robots Play Angry Birds with Kids

July 11, 2014 | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology project is designed to serve...

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Photos of the Day: Angry Birds, Robots, and Rehab

July 11, 2014 10:29 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A robot plays Angry Birds using a tablet. Researchers see their system as a future rehabilitation tool for children with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities. Kids teach the robot how to play Angry Birds, dragging their finger on the tablet...

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New Diagnostic Test to Distinguish Psoriasis from Eczema

July 11, 2014 9:45 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

In some patients, the chronic inflammatory skin diseases psoriasis and eczema are similar in appearance. Up to now, dermatologists have therefore had to base their decision on which treatment should be selected on their own experience and...

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Biomet Sports Medicine Launches the JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor

July 11, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC, a subsidiary of Biomet, Inc., announced today the launch of the JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor device. The JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor is the latest product offering in the JuggerKnot Soft Anchor family of all-suture...

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Rep. Patrick Kennedy Visits Moberg's Facility to Discuss Improvement in Brain Injury Care

July 11, 2014 9:12 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Recently, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy visited Moberg Research's (Moberg) medical device manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy and Dick Moberg discussed how Moberg's advanced neurological monitors facilitate cutting-edge research in...

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ReWalk Robotics Ltd. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

July 11, 2014 9:10 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. has announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of shares of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered...

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Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019

July 11, 2014 9:09 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Endoscopy Devices Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, and Visualization Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast...

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Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

July 11, 2014 9:07 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, has launched the FreeRunner knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles...

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Cook Medical Reintroduces its Evolution RL Lead Extraction Products to the United States Market

July 10, 2014 3:38 pm | by Cook Medical | Comments

Effective immediately, Cook Medical customers in the United States will again have access to its Evolution RL and Evolution Shortie RL Controlled-Rotation Dilator Sheath Sets. Distribution of these products within the U.S. market was suspended...

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Parker Collaborates with Cleveland Clinic to Develop Advanced Medical Technologies

July 10, 2014 3:31 pm | by Parker Hannifin Corporation | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, announced it is developing more than 100 potential medical advancements with Cleveland Clinic, the noted nonprofit academic medical center that integrates...

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Making a Wire-Free Future

July 10, 2014 9:56 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

More than a century ago, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla proposed a global system of wireless transmission of electricity — or wireless power. But one key obstacle to realizing this ambitious vision has always been the inefficiency of...

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Covidien Launches Self-Expanding Peripheral Stent in Australia and New Zealand

July 10, 2014 9:24 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Covidien plc today announced the launch of its EverFlex Self-expanding Peripheral Stent with Entrust Delivery System in Australia and New Zealand. The latest version of the EverFlex stent features the new Entrust Delivery System, which enables...

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Minimally Invasive Heart Stents Prove Safer

July 10, 2014 9:02 am | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms – weaknesses in the body's...

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RTI Surgical Unveils PACK Precision Allograft Cartilage Instrument Kit

July 10, 2014 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, is unveiling the new Precision Allograft Cartilage Kit (PACK) at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) annual meeting in Seattle this week. PACK, the company’s...

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Smith & Nephew to Bring Robotic Navigation to JOURNEY UNI Knee Procedure

July 10, 2014 8:56 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, today announced a new commercial agreement with Blue Belt Technologies (BBT), makers of the Navio Orthopaedic Surgical System, the next generation of orthopaedic robotic surgical...

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New Type of Stent Could Help Some Brain Aneurysm Patients

July 10, 2014 8:34 am | by Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Comments

After Susan Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she figured an invasive brain surgery and lengthy recovery lay ahead of her. "I was devastated," said Wakulich, who is 56 years old and lives in Chicago's western suburbs. "I knew this was...

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