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The Pulse: Patient Records Tattoo and Monitoring Metabolism

May 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re getting invisible tattoos containing our health information, using glucometers to track our response to food and exercise, helping patients with sleep apnea get untroubled rest, and developing the next generation...

Interface System to Move Objects with the Mind

May 14, 2014 9:58 am | by Mexican Talent Network | News | Comments

Systems able to process thoughts and translate them into a command to move objects are very useful for people who cannot speak or move, but have the disadvantage of causing mental fatigue. However, a Mexican researcher designed an intelligent...

Lightweight 'Upsee' Harness Allows Severely Disabled Children to Walk

May 12, 2014 2:28 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A five-year-old boy previously unable to walk has taken his first steps, thanks to a simple new walking harness which its designers believe will transform the lives of disabled children world-wide. Jim Drury paid Jack McCrystal and his family a visit.

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Drop the Joystick

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by Paul C. Cain, General Manager, North America, Piher Sensors & Controls | Articles | Comments

Piher Sensors and Controls met the electronic sensor input requirements needed for the redesign of the revolutionary JoyBar, an intuitive control for electric wheelchairs developed by Active Controls. The original JoyBar model was a vast...

Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

Seniors from University's Inaugural Product Design Class Unveil Prototypes

May 6, 2014 10:11 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. Upon being diagnosed with the chronic disease, Cueto, now a senior product design major at Drexel University, was...

Robot Caregivers Help the Elderly

May 5, 2014 11:58 am | by GIRAFF+ | News | Comments

Our life expectancy lengthens and members of the ‘silver generation’ make up an ever-larger proportion of the population. Can technologies help us in caring for ourselves, our older relatives and friends? Could we learn to live together...

Students Step Up for Physically Challenged Children

May 2, 2014 11:50 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Five Rice University freshmen stepped up to a challenge — literally — when they designed a device for physical therapists who help children with balance issues. The StepUp Floor Ladder is a simple frame with movable rungs that tests children...

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The Pulse: Reinventing the Wheel & Capturing Infections with Decoys

April 30, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making a wheel-based suspension to traverse hard impacts, using a nanosponge to absorb toxins, inventing a $500 portable ventilator, and 3D printing kidneys for practicing surgery.      

Exploring a Mobile App to Promote Physical Activity for Childhood Cancer Survivors

April 28, 2014 11:15 am | by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey | News | Comments

While advances in cancer treatments have led to an increase in the number of childhood cancer survivors in the United States, this population faces significant health risks including early cardiovascular disease. To address this concern...

Empowering the Disabled with Technology

April 23, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jessica Fujimori, MIT News Office | News | Comments

From Boston to Bangalore, MIT senior Priyanka Saha uses technology to empower people with disabilities. For as long as she can remember, Priyanka has been fascinated by the complex workings of life. “When I was really little, maybe 4, I remember...

Freshman Team of Engineers Help Special Olympian Perform

April 17, 2014 2:53 pm | by Rice University | Videos | Comments

A 10-year-old Special Olympian is able to work her way along a balance beam without a helping human hand; an assistive device from a crew of Rice University freshmen gave her the independence she so desired.      

Beaming on a Balance Beam

April 17, 2014 2:52 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

A 10-year-old Special Olympian is able to work her way along a balance beam without a helping human hand; an assistive device from a crew of Rice University freshmen gave her the independence she so desired. Macy Bouchard has been working...

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Comprehensive Solution to EMS Industry with New Composites Application

April 16, 2014 10:30 am | by The Composites Group | News | Comments

The Composites Group (TCG) and its three business units, Quantum Composites, Premix and Hadlock Plastics, have collaborated with Ferno EMS in creating the new iN∫X (pronounced "in-ex") Integrated Patient Transport and Loading System—the next...

COSMED Device Technology in the White House Wellness Center

April 15, 2014 11:37 am | by COSMED | News | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center has been modeled following the successful deployment of the Army Wellness Centers in the US Army bases nationally and internationally. The Army Wellness Centers are part of the Health Promotion...

Photos of the Day: COSMED Infiltrates the White House

April 15, 2014 11:29 am | by COSMED | News | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center provides the same prevention and health enhancement programs created for the Army Wellness Centers to the First Family and White House executives and staffs. The Wellness Center programs will be...

AAMI Journal Probes the Challenges of Battery Management

April 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | News | Comments

Batteries are ubiquitous in the healthcare delivery system, powering everything from infusion pumps, to patient beds, to ultrasound machines. The new issue of AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology)...

CE Mark for Novel Esophageal Cooling Device

April 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by RegnierValdez | News | Comments

Emerging medical device manufacturing company, Advanced Cooling Therapy (ACT), has received CE marking for its first product, the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD) to control patient temperature.  The product is now available to medical professionals...

High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

April 8, 2014 3:59 pm | by Frank Eltman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago. The 40-year...

Radiation Belt a New Line of Defense in Nuclear Emergency

April 7, 2014 11:05 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Three Nobel prize winners are throwing their weight behind an anti-radiation belt developed by an Israeli company that protects first-responders from exposure to radiation after nuclear accidents. The "StemRad 360 Gamma" belt is designed to be...

The Pulse: Replacing a Skull with a 3D Printed Version

April 3, 2014 9:01 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re 3D printing a human skull for implantation, checking blood pressure with a patch, helping disabled children learn to walk, and monitoring pressure sores. This episode features:       

Google Glass May Help Government Reduce $30b In Annual Health Care Expenses, While Saving Lives

April 2, 2014 8:38 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the total annual cost of fall injuries for older Americans is estimated to be $30 billion. By 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9...

Ex-NBA Pro's Ortho Med Device Invention a Marketplace Slam Dunk

April 2, 2014 10:49 am | by Kern Communications | News | Comments

Rapid sales, market share and corporate growth reported for ‘JBIT MedPro’—a medical device company led by former pro-athlete turned successful CEO, Jonathan Bender; Ex-NBA player’s clinically-proven invention provides relief of chronic shoulder...

Numotion Acquires the Mobility Division of Accessibility Home Medical and Rehab

April 1, 2014 8:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Numotion announces its acquisition of the Mobility Division of Accessibility Home Medical and Rehab, a provider of mobility, respiratory and durable medical equipment in southeastern Wisconsin. "The sale of our Mobility business will allow...

The Internet of Things and Medical Device Product Development: Practical Strategy Suggestions

March 31, 2014 2:21 pm | by Joe Kreidler, Director of Electrical and Software Engineering, and Joe Wascow, Principal and CMO, Optimal Design | Articles | Comments

With an astonishing 25 billion devices predicted to be connected to the Internet by 2015, the Internet of Things (IoT) stands to become a multi-trillion dollar market by the end of the decade. Wireless sensors are being used on everything...

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