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Exoskeleton: walk and run more easily
Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds. Typically, we choose the gait that allows us to consume the least amount of energy at a given speed. For example, at low speeds, the metabolic rate of walking is lower than that of running in a slow jog; at high speeds, the metabolic rate of running is lower than that of speed walking.
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Wearables: motion sensors could save unborn babies
The thump, thump of a baby's heartbeat is a milestone in any pregnancy. Now, researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby's heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heartrate monitor currently available in the market.
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Robotics: novel neck brace improves functions of ALS patients
A novel neck brace, which supports the neck during its natural motion, was designed by Columbia engineers. This is the first device shown to dramatically assist patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion.
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Brain stimulation: help for PTSD patients
For 8-million adults who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder in any given year, medication and cognitive therapy have been the treatment protocol.
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Diagnostics: mass spectrometric technique using laser and graphene
A technology that can obtain high-resolution, micrometer-sized images for mass spectrometric analysis without sample preparation has been developed. DGIST Research Fellow Jae Young Kim and Chair-professor Dae Won Moon's team succeeded in developing the precise analysis and micrometer-sized imaging of bio samples using a small and inexpensive laser.
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Vascular prostheses: the world's smallest stent
Approximately one in every thousand children develops a urethral stricture, sometimes even when they are still a foetus in the womb.
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Circuit implant: releasing painkillers inside the body
Researchers in EPFL's Microsystems Laboratory are now working on a biodegradable implant that would release a local anesthetic on-demand over several days. Not only would this implant reduce patients' post-op discomfort, but there would be no need for further surgery to remove it.
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Oral appliances: highly effective in treating sleep apnea
Certain traits may define a type of obstructive sleep apnea that can be effectively treated with an oral appliance, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
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Imaging: brain's glucose consumption as a marker
While the presence of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain may be a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, giving patients an amyloid PET scan is not an effective method for measuring their cognitive function, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University.
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mHealth: blood pressure monitoring like taking a video selfie
Blood pressure monitoring might one day become as easy as taking a video selfie, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. Transdermal optical imaging measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos.
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High mix – low volume
In the pharmaceutical industry, we notice a growing need for high mix–low volume production (HMLV). HMVL means that medication and medical devices are presented to the patient more and more...
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Raumedic improves the sliding properties of thermoplastic products
Helmbrechts – With a new biocompatible additive, Raumedic is working to further enhance the sliding properties of medical plastic components. The mechanical and chemical characteristics of the base...
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greenTEG receives the Seal of Excellence from the EU Horizon 2020 program
We are thrilled to announce that greenTEG has been awarded the Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence, issued by the Executive Commission for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, a body of the European...
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Viant Appoints Longtime Medical Device Leader to Chief Executive Officer
Alton Shader to Spearhead Global Services Provider’s Continued Expansion FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 12, 2019 – Viant, a leading global services provider to the medical device industry, announced...
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