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Exercise Helps Women Tolerate Breast Cancer Drugs

December 12, 2013 3:36 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence. The study is the first major test of ...

Gel Pillow Mask for Sleep Apnea Patients

December 12, 2013 10:03 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Philips Respironics, a unit of Royal Philips, continues efforts to improve therapy options for sleep apnea patients with the industry’s first and only gel pillows mask. Philips Respironics brings the comfort and sealing power of gel to nasal pillows. Light and airy, Nuance is ...

3D Printed Implants May Soon Fix Complex Injuries

December 12, 2013 9:53 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

In an age where 3D printers are becoming a more and more common tool to make custom designed objects, some researchers are using the technology to manufacture replacement parts for the most customized and unique object of all ...   

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Changing Medicine Through Technology

December 11, 2013 2:56 pm | by Michael Lewis, Writer, Money Crashers Personal Finance | Blogs | Comments

Medical devices serve a number of purposes from the most mundane to the esoteric. Some are constantly being redesigned and updated to be more effective while others have remained little-changed for decades. Even bed pans—stainless steel...

Online Tool Aids Clinicians' Efforts to Treat Injured Workers

December 11, 2013 1:52 pm | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

University of Alberta researchers have developed a new web-based tool to aid health professionals in determining the right treatment course for injured workers, helping them feel better and get back to work earlier. Researchers used a form...

Photos of the Day: Lend a [Robotic] Hand

December 10, 2013 11:51 am | by Jacqueline Larma, Associated Press | News | Comments

Titan Arm looks and sounds like part of a superhero's costume. But its creators say it's designed for ordinary people — those who need either physical rehabilitation or a little extra muscle for their job. In technical terms, the apparatus is...

PA Students' Robotic Arm Can Make You Stronger

December 10, 2013 11:45 am | by Kathy Matheson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds. Titan Arm looks and sounds like part of a superhero's costume. But its creators say...

The Pulse: Medical 'Ro-Butt' & Reinventing Healthcare

December 5, 2013 9:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving virtual prostate exams, teaching kids with autism, launching a new style of mobility device, and reinventing healthcare with L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. This episode features:   

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High-Tech Athletic Shoe for Pure Running Pleasure

December 4, 2013 10:57 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Jogging keeps you fit and is healthy. However, athletes that start training can overdo it and easily pull and tear ligaments. A new high-tech running shoe will evaluate running form in real time and thereby counter these injuries in future...

Photos of the Day: Tongue-Driven Wheelchair

December 2, 2013 10:41 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Jason DiSanto navigates an obstacle course in an electric-powered wheelchair by issuing commands with a magnetic tongue piercing. The 50-meter-long course, at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., included 13 turns and 24 obstacles, requiring...

Georgia Tech Tongue Drive System

December 2, 2013 10:34 am | by Georgia Tech | Videos | Comments

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts...

Tongue Pierce Lets the Paralyzed Drive Wheelchairs

December 2, 2013 10:30 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewelry and acts like a...

Novel Rehabilitation Device Improves Motor Skills After Stroke

December 2, 2013 12:01 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Using a novel stroke rehabilitation device that converts an individual's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor function and ability to perform activities of daily living...

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Meet the Robots for Humanity

November 22, 2013 9:24 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage – and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone ...

Benefits for Humanity: The Sound of Life

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Ultrasound and remote medicine methods that are in use aboard the International Space Station have been adapted for use on Earth to save lives around the world. This example, along with a few of the many benefits provided by research performed...

U.S. Research Begins on Honda Walking Assist Device

November 20, 2013 11:28 am | by Honda | News | Comments

At RIC, physical therapists and researchers will perform a scientific assessment of the ability of the Honda Walking Assist Device or Stride Management Assist (SMA) to improve the mobility of patients who have experienced a stroke. This will...

Market for Wearable Medical Devices Reaches New All-Time High

November 20, 2013 9:40 am | by Wearable Technologies | News | Comments

One Highlight at the MEDICA 2013, the largest medical marketplace, will once again be the WTshow. For the fourth time, Wearable Technologies invited exciting companies to be part of the WTshow. In our booth (hall 15, booth C03) visitors will...

Photos of the Day: Mind-Reading Robots

November 14, 2013 2:19 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Professor Ralescu of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems will discuss her team's research aims and current progress on brain-computer interface at the International Human-Centered Robotics Symposium. The University...

Research Brings a Future of Mind-Reading Robots Ever Closer

November 14, 2013 2:02 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

If you think with the release of every new i-device the world is getting closer to thought-controlled smart tech and robotic personal assistants, you might be right. And thanks in part to work led by the University of Cincinnati's Anca Ralescu...

Groundbreaking Online Speech Therapy and Device Assessment Tool to Transform Lives

November 14, 2013 9:50 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Unveiling a groundbreaking online speech therapy site, two new speech-generating devices and a new device assessment tool, Lingraphica, a Princeton, N.J. company that has been conducting research on aphasia and creating speech generating...

UCP Holds First International Design-Athon

November 12, 2013 12:57 pm | by Kaelan Richards, United Cerebral Palsy | News | Comments

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)’s Life Labs, a technology and grassroots-focused initiative dedicated to identifying, developing, and supporting ideas that will make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, hosted the two-day 2013 Enabled...

Building Block for Exoskeleton Could Lead to More Independence Among the Elderly

November 12, 2013 11:44 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Researchers are studying human movement as they work on creating an exoskeleton to benefit elderly patients, stroke patients and paraplegics. What if certain patients could get a bionic pick-up without undergoing the pain and lengthy recovery...

FDA takes another look at 'spinal spheres' and stair-climbing wheelchairs

November 11, 2013 12:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

FDA regulators plan to meet next month to review a handful of medical devices and possibly recommend reclassification for spinal fusion 'spheres' and both stair-climbing and mechanical wheelchairs. The agency noted in the Federal Register that...

Human Waste Powers Artificial Hearts in Robots

November 8, 2013 3:53 pm | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A new device capable of pumping human waste into the "engine room" of a self-sustaining robot has been created by a group of researchers from Bristol. Modelled on the human heart, the artificial device ...        

Engineering Live: 3D Printing Expert Roundtable

November 8, 2013 3:33 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Engineering Live is an exclusive live roundtable discussion that premieres on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm CST. PD&D has assembled some of the top minds in the additive manufacturing/rapid prototyping industry to discuss ...

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