23 Aug 2021
3D Printed, Biocompatible Graft Could Repair Damaged Ear Drum
The PhonoGraft device is a 3D-printed, biocompatible graft that could be implanted to repair a damaged eardrum. If its clinical development is successful, the PhonoGraft technology could mitigate the pain, drainage, and hearing loss associated with ear drum perforations that affect millions of individuals worldwide.
13 Aug 2021
Low Cost Device For Consumers to Home Test Themselves for SARS-CoV-2
With the Delta variant wreaking havoc on unvaccinated populations and COVID-19 cases spiking around the world, the pandemic is far from over. Despite the impressively fast development of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests over the last year and a half, the vast majority of patient samples must still be sent to a lab for processing, which slows down the pace of COVID-19 case tracking. If a sample is to be tested for a specific variant of the virus, it must be genetically sequenced, which takes even more time and resources.
29 Jun 2021
Face Masks That can Diagnose COVID-19
Most people associate the term "wearable" with a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or wireless earbuds. But what if you could wear cutting-edge biotechnology in your clothing, and it could warn you when you were exposed to something dangerous?
17 Nov 2020
Bringing COVID-Net Radiography Screening AI to Hospitals
DarwinAI and Red Hat announced a collaboration to accelerate the deployment of COVID-Net—a suite of deep neural networks for COVID-19 detection and risk stratification via chest radiography—to hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
27 Oct 2020
Remote Electrical Neuromodulation FDA Clearance for Migrane Sufferers
Theranica announced that its Nerivio medical device has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for an expanded indication encompassing acute treatment of chronic migraine in people 18 years and older.
6 Oct 2020
Myomo has developed MyoPro, a powered orthosis (brace) that may help restore function in arms and hands paralyzed by a stroke, brachial plexus injury (BPI), cerebral palsy or other neuromuscular disease or injury.
24 Aug 2020
Goldshield Technologies have developed and commercialized a water-based Si-QAC antimicrobial coating. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Goldshield Technologies management team including CEO Tom Higgins on 14 Aug 2020.
27 May 2020
Soft Robotic Exosuit for Stroke Survivors
To allow stroke patients to recover, many rehabilitation centers have looked to robotic exoskeletons. But although there are now a range of exciting devices that are enabling people to walk again who initially were utterly unable to do so, there remains significant active research trying to understand how to best apply wearable robotics for rehabilitation after stroke.
9 Apr 2020
Smart Bandages to Heal Chronic Wounds
Chronic and non-healing wounds—one of the most devastating complications of diabetes and the leading cause of limb amputation—affects millions each year. Due to the complex nature of these wounds, proper clinical treatment has been limited.
7 Feb 2020
Bionic Heart for Testing Prosthetic Valves, Cardiac Devices
Engineers have developed a bionic "heart" that offers a more realistic model for testing out artificial valves and other cardiac devices.
29 Jan 2020
Printing Objects That Can Incorporate Living Organisms
A method for printing 3D objects that can control living organisms in predictable ways has been developed. The technique may lead to 3D printing of biomedical tools, such as customized braces, that incorporate living cells to produce therapeutic compunds such as painkillers or topical treatments, the researchers say.
26 Dec 2019
3D Printing is Helping Doctors Further Personalize Care
3Today, 3D printing is being used for everything from jewelry creation to producing food.
18 Dec 2019
Chiton Mollusk Provides Model for New Armor Design
The motivations for using biology as inspiration to engineering vary based on the project, but the combination of flexibility and protection seen in the chiton mollusk was all the motivation necessary.
28 Oct 2019
RxFunction walk2Wellness Study Expansion with Hebrew SeniorLife
RxFunction, the medical device company that created Walkasins®, is announcing expansion of its walk2Wellness study to include researchers at Hebrew SeniorLife, with enrollment of its first participant completed earlier this month.
21 Aug 2019
Exosuit shows potential for wearable robots
Researchers have previously developed robotic devices for rehabilitation and other areas of life that can either assist walking or running, but no untethered portable device could efficiently do both.
14 Aug 2019
Noninvasive neuromodulation to treat obesity
Novel approaches that have been tested to treat obesity include noninvasive neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation. Studies performed to date have suggested that this method does in fact help reduce appetite, food intake and body weight, but only in some subjects.
26 Jun 2019
AI detects signs of schizophrenia
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people's language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis -- the frequent use of words associated with sound.
13 Jun 2019
Using AI to predict breast cancer and personalize care
Researchers have created a new deep-learning model that can predict from a mammogram if a patient is likely to develop breast cancer as much as five years in the future. Trained on mammograms and known outcomes from over 60,000 MGH patients, the model learned the subtle patterns in breast tissue that are precursors to malignant tumors.
8 May 2019
Drugs that block CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing
New tool identifies compounds that inhibit CRISPR-Cas enzymes, enabling more precise and efficient CRISPR technologies
4 Feb 2019
A safe, wearable soft sensor
Children born prematurely often develop neuromotor and cognitive developmental disabilities. The best way to reduce the impacts of those disabilities is to catch them early through a series of cognitive and motor tests. But accurately measuring and recording the motor functions of small children is tricky.