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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...

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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...

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...

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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:       

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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...

Demand for Home Medical Equipment to Approach $13 Billion in 2018

March 28, 2014 3:02 pm | by The Freedonia Group | News | Comments

U.S. demand for home medical equipment will increase 8.2 percent annually to $12.6 billion in 2018. According to analyst Bill Martineau, “Advances in the technological capabilities of products, coupled with ongoing health care cost containment...

Sports Medicine Market to Remain Strong Says GlobalData

March 26, 2014 11:11 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Driven by the growing prevalence of sports injury, coupled with an ageing population, the global arthroscopic implants market value will increase from $2.2 billion in 2013 to $3.4 billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.09%, says a new report from ...

Photo of the Day: A Surrogate Organ System

March 26, 2014 10:51 am | by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Some 40 percent of pharmaceuticals fail their clinical trials, and there are thousands of chemicals whose effects on humans are simply unknown. Providing a realistic, cost-effective and rapid screening system ...      

Desktop 'Body' Could Reduce Need for Animal Drug Tests

March 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents. ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing ...

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...

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...

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