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Freshman Team of Engineers Help Special Olympian Perform

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

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Researching the Use of Google Glass to Help People with Parkinson's

April 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Newcastle University | Comments

A team from the University's Digital Interaction research group in Culture Lab have been working with Google Glass to see how the technology can be used to help people with Parkinson's disease. Find out how Glass is being used in the project...

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The Sore Problem of Prosthetic Limbs

April 10, 2014 3:31 pm | by TED | Comments

What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t...

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Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 8, 2014 11:19 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate...

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Radiation Belt a New Line of Defense in Nuclear Emergency

April 7, 2014 11:05 am | by Reuters | 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...

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

April 3, 2014 9:01 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | 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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The New Bionics That Let Us Run, Climb, and Dance

March 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by TED | Comments

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs. Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago; now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows...

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Catching Cancer Cells

March 20, 2014 11:54 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

Could cancer be diagnosed with a simple blood test? A new chip can trap the one cancer cell in a billion normal cells. Sunitha Nagrath and her lab developed the chip with other members of the Translational Oncology team, which seeks to...

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Active MRI Sheds Light on the Body in Motion

March 18, 2014 12:11 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Researchers in California have developed a new MRI technique which images wrist motion in real time. By capturing multiple scans per second, the team have been able to produce movies showing how one of the most complicated joints in the...

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Surgeons Using 3D Technology in OR

March 17, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments

CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot talks with two Chicago surgeons who are wearing 3D glasses in the operating room. In one procedure, they used the technology to remove a brain tumor via a patient’s nose.        

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Bionic Suit Puts Paraplegics Back on Their Feet

March 17, 2014 11:40 am | by Reuters | 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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3D Printer Used to Rebuild Man's Face

March 17, 2014 11:18 am | by CBS News | Comments

Stephen Power was severely injured in a motorcycle accident, leaving his face badly disfigured. He became one of the first patients in the world to benefit from new surgical technology where a 3D printer helped rebuild his face. Sky News...

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The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

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

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The Future Of 3D Technology In The OR: (Part 3)

March 11, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

In this third and final installment of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll try to predict how the healthcare industry’s view on 3D will evolve with time and how the products themselves will change in the coming years. We all know the...

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A 50-Cent Microscope that Folds Like Origami

March 7, 2014 11:39 am | by TED | Comments

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could...   

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