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Catheter Innovation Destroys Dangerous Biofilms

March 25, 2014 10:53 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

For the millions of people forced to rely on a plastic tube to eliminate their urine, developing an infection is nearly a 100 percent guarantee after just four weeks. But with the help of a little bubble-blowing, biomedical engineers hope to ...

Toilet Tech Fair Tackles Global Sanitation Woes

March 24, 2014 4:25 pm | by Katy Daigle, AP Environment Writer | News | Comments

Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? These are lofty ambitions beyond what most of the world's 2.5 billion people with no access to ...     

Study Uses Video-Game Device to Prevent Patient Falls

March 19, 2014 11:54 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Technology used in video games is making its way to hospital rooms, where researchers at the University of Missouri hope to learn new ways to prevent falls among hospital patients. Between 700,000 and 1 million people each year fall in...

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Bionic Suit Puts Paraplegics Back on Their Feet

March 17, 2014 11:40 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A powered exoskeletal suit is giving paraplegics a new lease on life, allowing them to walk on their own - even up stairs. The ReWalk is the latest example of a developing technology that might one day make wheelchairs a thing of the past...

Photos of the Day: Walking to Improved Stroke Recovery

March 14, 2014 10:29 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Sangeetha Madhavan and Tai Tri Nguyen demonstrate gait training, part of their study of improving rehab for people recovering from stroke. They will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients’ ability...

New Stroke Research Combines Brain Stimulation, Gait Training

March 14, 2014 10:28 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher will test whether brain stimulation combined with gait training can improve patients’ ability to walk after a stroke, under a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. “After a stroke, almost 60...

The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

March 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making heart models for fewer recalls, taking vital signs with an iPhone, tracking activities with Moov, and finding a new way to grow stem cells ...             

Infection Leading Cause of Failed Prosthetic Knee Joints

March 12, 2014 3:04 pm | by Kristina Goel, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries. Researchers used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to evaluate the cause of ...   

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DSM Partners with Sayan Orthopaedics Ltd. for the Use of Dyneema Purity Fiber in Device for Trauma Treatment

March 12, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | DSM | News | Comments

DSM, a global leader in biomedical materials science and regenerative medicine, today announced a partnership with Sayan Orthopaedics. Sayan will use DSM’s Dyneema Purity fiber in a trauma treatment device, having a combination of different...

Caring Robots Get the Green Light

March 7, 2014 2:23 pm | by Maria Lazarte, Communication Officer/Social Media Manager, ISO | Articles | Comments

From friendly Wall-E and helpful R2D2 to the dystopian worlds of the Matrix and Terminator, robots have captured our imagination and visions of the future for generations. But the time is fast approaching where interactions between humans...

ulrich medical USA Enters U.S. Tourniquet Market

March 6, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medical USA, Inc., announced today the creation of a new U.S. hospital devices business unit with the release of innovative, high-tech pneumatic tourniquet devices.  ulrich medical Inc., the German parent company of ulrich medicalUSA...

Whole-Arm Haptics Helping People

March 4, 2014 11:16 am | by Barrett Technology | News | Comments

Barrett's WAM technology was designed from the beginning as human-centric, to be a robot that would be safer to work alongside people. This forward thinking approach now has the WAM in high demand as researchers and innovative companies...

Parker Enters Clinical Trial Agreements with Rehab Centers to Support Launch of Indego

March 4, 2014 10:43 am | by Parker Hannifin Corporation | News | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has entered into clinical trial agreements with four of the top ranked rehabilitation institutions in the United States to support...

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Shaky Hand, Stable Spoon: Device Helps Essential Tremor Patients

February 28, 2014 1:40 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But a small new study conducted at the University of...

Finalists Selected for Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

February 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The finalists for Georgia Tech’s sixth annual InVenture Prize competition, which will be aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., have been announced. The InVenture Prize competition is designed to encourage and support...

Informed Elderly Consumers Make Demands of New Aid Technology

February 28, 2014 5:32 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Towards the end of last year studies were conducted in the Netherlands and Sweden as part of the international Iron Arm project, which is an element of the European Commission's SILVER project (Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly...

A Speedier Recovery: Advances in Repair Hardware and Techniques Minimize Post-Op Crutch Use

February 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Increased mobility and freedom during post-op surgery can do wonders for a patient's attitude. And a positive attitude is proven to have drastic effects on the body's ability to heal. Recent advances in foot and ankle surgery have made...

Photos of the Day: Brain Stimulating Glove

February 25, 2014 10:25 am | by RUBIN | News | Comments

Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a glove that uses weak electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve fibers that connect the hands with the brain. If applied regularly, that kind of passive stimulation results in an...

Stimulation Glove for Stroke Patients

February 25, 2014 10:21 am | by Ruhr-Universität Bochum | News | Comments

Improving the sense of touch and motor skills without active training – what sounds impossible, does actually work. Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a glove that uses weak electrical pulses to stimulate the nerve...

Interactive Motion Technologies InMotion Robots Used to Identify Novel Biomarkers of Motor Recovery

February 24, 2014 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Interactive Motion Technologies, global leader in Redefining Recovery using robotic tools for neurorehabilitation, has announced publication of results from a ground-breaking study identifying biomarkers of motor recovery in Stroke, Journal...

Powerful Muscles Made from Fishing Line and Sewing Thread

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles. The new muscles can lift a hundred times more weight and...

3D-Printed Hybrid Robotic Exoskeleton Enables Paralyzed Woman to Walk

February 21, 2014 10:13 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it recently debuted the first ever 3D printed hybrid Exoskeleton robotic suit in collaboration with EksoBionics at a Singularity University-hosted event in Budapest. Amanda Boxtel acted as the test pilot for...

Photos of the Day: Paralyzed Woman Walks Through Budapest

February 21, 2014 10:12 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

On Feb. 27, 1992, Amanda Boxtel took a fall while skiing in Aspen, CO that culminated in a freak somersault. The accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. At the hospital, Boxtel's doctor told her she would never walk again. Despite...

Can You Boost Your Brain Power Through Video?

February 19, 2014 11:42 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

Watching video of simple tasks before carrying them out may boost the brain's structure, or plasticity, and increase motor skills, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual...

RE2, Inc. Awarded Contract to Develop Exoskeleton Simulator

February 19, 2014 8:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RE2, Inc. announced today that the company has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program with the U.S. Army to develop the Biomechanical Exoskeleton Simulator System, a software tool to assess the impact of...

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