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Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light


A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or monitor GI…
How a wear-anywhere vest for COPD evolved

December 13, 2019

The original idea was an old one. An iron lung is a classic form of mechanical respirator that…
Protection for pacemakers

November 21, 2019

ETH scientists have developed a special protective membrane made of cellulose that significantly reduces the build-up of fibrotic…
Artificial pancreas better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

October 18, 2019

A multicenter, randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system – which automatically monitors and regulates blood…
This ultra-thin hot water bottle could help ease menstrual pain

August 9, 2019

A team led by a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering…
Scientists created a 0.2 mm thick probe to examine damaged lung tissue

June 18, 2019

Lung diseases are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. One of the…
David Lynn, left, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and graduate student Harshit Agarwal discuss the super-slippery coatings they are developing to reduce bacterial growth on implanted medical devices, such as catheters. Photo credit: David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Double dipping: Dual-action ‘slippery’ catheter fights bacteria

May 14, 2019

A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin–Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and…
Student invention gives patients the breath of life

May 6, 2019

Natalie Dickman squeezed the bag again and again in an effort to revive a victim of cardiac arrest.…
A First in Medical Robotics: Autonomous Catheter Inside Hearts

April 30, 2019

Catheter navigates autonomously inside hearts in preclinical tests. Surgeons have used robots operated by joysticks for more than…
Rice students work up wearable to halt allergic reactions

April 19, 2019

Engineering team prototypes EpiWear to keep emergency medication at hand at all times. What if, in an emergency,…
Stanford, Georgia Tech researchers build a glove to treat symptoms of stroke

April 15, 2019

The most obvious sign someone has survived a stroke is usually some trouble speaking or walking. But another…
Space technology can help patients take a “giant leap” around their neighborhood

March 21, 2019

“Space pants” are part of a clinical trial researching heat therapy as a treatment option for peripheral artery…
Your body is your internet – and now it can’t be hacked

March 13, 2019

Researchers have protected your pacemaker, other medical tech from remote hacks before they happen. Someone could hack into…
Heat it and read it: Enabling mobile testing for pathogens

January 11, 2019

Sandia device update enables mobile testing for viruses, bacteria and active toxins You’re sweating and feverish and have…
Researchers Warn of Problems Using Mobile Technologies in Public Health Care

January 4, 2019

Many health care providers in remote locations around the world are actively using newer mobile technologies like text…
Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders

January 2, 2019

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the…
Researchers Develop New Highly Effective Wearable Device for Monitoring Epileptic Seizures

December 27, 2018

A research paper recently published by a group of Dutch scientists details a new wearable device, called NightWatch,…
FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

December 20, 2018

Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the…
Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly

December 18, 2018

Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled…
Technological Advancement in 3D Printing Medical Devices Is Expected To Drive the Global Medical Industry

October 31, 2018

3D printing or an additive manufacturing is a process that uses a layer by layer method approach to…
Researchers demonstrate first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine

October 9, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed the first example…
Wearable Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure Deep Inside Body

September 13, 2018

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help…
Grant aims students toward next-gen bioelectronics

September 5, 2018

A team of cross-discipline collaborators at Rice University has received a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) research…
CHPL Data Challenge

July 29, 2018

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) Data…
3 Best Practices Medical Manufacturers Use to Keep Devices Sterile

July 18, 2018

Industrial conglomerate Fortive Corporation will purchase Johnson & Johnson’s medical sterilization division for $2.7 billion, Fortive announced this…
Researchers develop device that increases heart function after heart attack

June 20, 2018

A collaborative team of researchers from NUI Galway, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity, RCSI and AMBER,…
Heart surgery can be safer, thank to UVA cardiologist’s new device

June 7, 2018

For many years, accessing the left side of the heart has been tricky business for cardiac surgeons. Until…
New medical devices help doctors with disabilities

April 20, 2018

Instead of using a traditional stethoscope or otoscope to examine a patient, one physician-in-training at the University of…
Tiny probe can see and take body temperatures

April 18, 2018

University of Adelaide researchers have invented a world-first tiny fibre-optic probe that can simultaneously measure temperature and see…
New device brings us closer to coin-sized medical labs

January 30, 2018

It sounds like a science fiction movie: Using a handheld device, a doctor draws blood from a patient…
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