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'Iron Man' Delivers Boy a Real Bionic Arm

March 13, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Just like Tony "Iron Man" Stark, Robert Downey Jr. is a part-time superhero — at least in the eyes of one seven-year-old boy. In a video posted online Thursday, the actor, dressed as Stark, who becomes Iron Man in the movies, presents a working...

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How Smart Devices and the Internet of Things Influence Patient Behavior

March 11, 2015 3:12 pm | by TEDMED | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, serial entrepreneur Josh Stein shares what he's learned about “smart” devices and the "Internet of Things", and how they relate to positively influencing patient behavior...                                                 

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3D Bioprinting Could Address the Shortage of Organ Donations

March 11, 2015 10:43 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Three-dimensional bioprinting has come a long way since its early days when a bioengineer replaced the ink in his desktop printer with living cells. Scientists have since successfully printed small patches of tissue. Could it someday allow...

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Growing Bones From Scratch

March 5, 2015 10:55 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

Tissue engineering is a fast-growing field, but right now the only way to get a human bone is to cut one from a human body. In short, this isn’t a perfect scenario. The methods currently used in the procedures that require bone grafting...

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The Pulse: Robot Bear Nurse and Smart Bandages

March 4, 2015 10:11 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sean Fenske, and Sam Brusco | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're being nursed back to health by a robotic bear, covering our boo-boos with electronically integrated smart bandages, jumping rope with an LED display that flashes the number of each jump right before our eyes...

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From the Top: The Past, Present, and Future of Wearable Technology

February 27, 2015 2:32 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

By 2025, the wearable technology market is forecasted to become a $70 billion industry. Last year, with major releases in the medical, fitness, and wellness markets, the industry only reached $14 billion. That’s a $56 billion dollar gap to...

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'Bionic' Eye Implant Offers Hope of Restoring Vision

February 24, 2015 11:45 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

It’s a medical story, a science and technology advancement and a romance wrapped into one moment: when a man who is blind sees his wife again for the first time in a decade. Allen Zderad began to have serious vision problems about 20 years...

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Engineering Live: The Connected Person

February 23, 2015 12:24 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Comments

The industry is rife with expanded interconnectivity, operability, and communication. Wearables and the e-health industry is personalizing healthcare beyond anything patients have ever experienced, as the Internet of Things has provided each...

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How One Lab Is Changing Students' Lives

February 23, 2015 10:46 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

ECN Editor Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta) took a very special field trip to visit our friends at Students 2 Science. This organization is designed to help students experience what conducting an experiment in a real lab is like with an eventual goal...

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Medical Tools and Technologies from Solutions Found in Nature

February 20, 2015 8:46 am | by TEDMED | Comments

Jeff Karp, bioengineer and Associate Professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, illuminates the art and science of developing medical tools, treatments, and technologies from solutions found in nature...    

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Wireless Minute: Implantable 'Cortical Modem' to Cure Sight Loss

February 19, 2015 1:56 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, Google Glass has become the popular death knell many in the industry are now sounding, loudly. Maybe it’s just bad design, or maybe it’s the same shot that sunk analog glass, you know, before the hipster resurrection...

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Assessing 23andMe’s Direct to Consumer Tests

February 18, 2015 4:05 pm | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry | Comments

Consumer interest in genetic testing is on the rise, and direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing presents both opportunities and challenges for the laboratory community. On Thursday, February 26th at 2PM, Linnea Baudhuin, PhD, DABMG, from...

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The Pulse: Building a Brain Powered Prosthetic Arm and Having a Checkup at Home

February 18, 2015 3:18 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're building a brain powered prosthetic arm, paying much less for a multi-function patch pump, making biocompatible microgels, and having a checkup at home...

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Wireless Minute: Keep Beat Sports Bra Bolsters Motivation

February 17, 2015 1:41 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

One British design student created an amazing sports bra… yes, you heard that correctly; the bra aims to make running easier and more fun by matching your music to your heart rate. Victoria Sowerby, a student at Northumbria University...

Teen’s Wearable Sensor Designed for Alzheimer's

February 13, 2015 8:54 am | by TEDMED | Comments

Sixty percent of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his...

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