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The Pulse: Powering Implants with the Heart & Playing Stroke Hero

February 6, 2014 11:22 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are powering implants with the heart, vacuuming out blood clots, controlling the TV remote with a wink, and playing stroke education video games. This episode features...        

Bionic Hand Gives Amputees A New Sense Of Touch

February 6, 2014 9:50 am | by NTDTV | Videos | Comments

A prototype prosthetic hand containing sensors, wired to nerves in amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen's arm, has given him the ability to feel objects for the first time in nine years. Now its creators plan to miniaturise the electronics required...

Photos of the Day: Feeling Prosthetics

February 6, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To feel what you touch – that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.      

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Artificial Hand that Feels What You Touch

February 6, 2014 3:15 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's not quite the bionics of science fiction, but European researchers have created a robotic hand that gave an amputee a sense of touch he hadn't felt in a decade. The experiment lasted only a week, but it let the patient feel if different...

Researchers Discover How Brain Regions Work Together, or Alone

February 3, 2014 9:18 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone, but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively? Stanford researchers may have solved a riddle about the inner workings...

Study Finds Differences in Concussion Risk Between Football Helmets

January 31, 2014 11:54 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation's leading concussion researchers published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study analyzed head impact data compiled...

UCSF Team Reveals How the Brain Recognizes Speech Sounds

January 31, 2014 11:15 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

UC San Francisco researchers are reporting a detailed account of how speech sounds are identified by the human brain, offering an unprecedented insight into the basis of human language. The finding, they said, may add to our understanding...

Photos of the Day: Studying Sleep at Home

January 31, 2014 10:48 am | by SleepRate | News | Comments

SleepRate has released the first affordable sleep improvement solution based on proprietary sleep analysis algorithms as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) protocols exclusively licensed from Stanford University School...

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Personal Device Tracks and Assists with Sleep Issues

January 31, 2014 10:47 am | by SleepRate | News | Comments

SleepRate, a company that helps people sleep better to improve their quality of life, has released the first affordable sleep improvement solution based on proprietary sleep analysis algorithms as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for...

Mind-Controlled Music Player for Disabled

January 30, 2014 2:55 pm | by University of Malta | News | Comments

Imagine controlling a music player just by looking at your laptop. Engineers from the Department of Systems and Control Engineering and the Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics at the University of Malta led by Prof. Kenneth Camilleri are...  

Crash-Testing Concussion Sensors

January 30, 2014 12:23 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

How head-impact sensors might one day help athletes, coaches and doctors identify more dangerous hits that could lead to concussions. Michigan Engineering researchers are helping to test a new high-profile device. In an effort to improve...

Testing Head-Impact Sensors to Understand Concussions

January 30, 2014 12:23 pm | by Nicole Casal Moore, Michigan Engineering | News | Comments

The head of a crash-test dummy wore a football helmet as it hung upside-down on a laboratory drop tower. James Eckner, M.D., stood on a ladder next to it holding its tether. He counted to five and let go. The bust smacked into another just...

Why Are Consumers Not Using Health Apps?

January 29, 2014 3:12 pm | by Asif Khan, CEO, Caremerge | Blogs | Comments

NPR recently released a great article on health apps and their usage to date. The article refers to a report by IMS Institute for Health Informatics that states that (as per iTunes Store June 2013) there are about 43,689 Apps categorized...

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New Stem Cell Technique May Aid Medical Treatments

January 29, 2014 1:35 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A simple lab treatment can turn ordinary cells from mice into stem cells, according to a surprising study that hints at a possible new way to grow tissue for treating illnesses like diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Researchers in Boston...

Neuroscientists Use Lightwaves to Improve Brain Tumor Surgery

January 29, 2014 1:27 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

First-of-its-kind research by the Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital shows promise for developing a method of clearly identifying cancerous tissue during surgery on one of the most common and deadliest types of brain tumor. When...

Measuring Brain Activity in Premature Infants

January 29, 2014 12:14 pm | by The Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

On January 29, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will publish a procedure to identify newborns and children at-risk for developmental problems, especially those born prematurely. The technique is an infant friendly way of measuring...

Healthcare and the ‘Internet of Things’

January 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Oleg Logvinov, IEEE, Director of Special Assignments, Industrial & Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics | Blogs | Comments

A revolution in healthcare is quietly brewing. The “Internet of Things”—a global system that could eventually comprise billions of devices and applications—including sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, mobile-communication devices, nano...

Retired NFL Players Fear Dementia Based on Unproven Tests

January 27, 2014 8:45 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

After thousands of hits to his head and confronted with troubling symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure is sure he has the devastating brain disease CTE—even though the strongest scientific evidence says it can only be diagnosed...

Expanding Our View of Vision

January 27, 2014 12:05 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Every time you open your eyes, visual information flows into your brain, which interprets what you’re seeing. Now, for the first time, MIT neuroscientists have noninvasively mapped this flow of information in the human brain with unique...

New Method Increases Supply of Embryonic Stem Cells

January 27, 2014 11:16 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

A new method allows for large-scale generation of human embryonic stem cells of high clinical quality. It also allows for production of such cells without destroying any human embryos. The discovery is a big step forward for stem cell research...

Researchers Find Epileptic Activity Spreads in New Way

January 24, 2014 3:09 pm | by Kevin Mayhood, Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers in the biomedical engineering department at Case Western Reserve University have found that epileptic activity can spread through a part of the brain in a new way, suggesting a possible novel target for seizure-blocking medicines. Evidence from a series of ...

A New Method to Control Nanoscale Diamond Sensors

January 24, 2014 9:55 am | by Helen Knight, MIT | News | Comments

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they could also one day help us understand how the brain processes information, thanks to a new sensing technique developed at MIT. A team in MIT’s Quantum Engineering Group has developed ...  

Multiphysics Models Create New Biomedical Information

January 23, 2014 2:58 pm | by Tim Studt, Editorial Director, R&D Magazine | Articles | Comments

Multiphysics software simulations are used by biomedical equipment developers to reliably design complex mechanisms for enhancing the human physical condition. These medical devices can include tools for treating cancers, enhancing hearing...

Helping to Shape the Future of Medical Device Design

January 23, 2014 2:39 pm | by Renjith Ponnappon, Product Manager, eInfochips | Blogs | Comments

I think mobile device technology is changing the world of medical device design, the components used, and the skills needed to succeed. If you want to help me shape the future of medical device design, or you want to know what other designers...

Long-Term Spinal Cord Stimulation Stalls Symptoms of Parkinson's-Like Disease

January 23, 2014 1:04 pm | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at Duke Medicine have shown that continuing spinal cord stimulation appears to produce improvements in symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and may protect critical neurons from injury or deterioration. The study, performed in rats...

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