9 Mar 2020
Self-Adhesive Sensor Predicts Heart Failure
Wearing a removable, adhesive patch sensor accurately predicted worsening heart failure and the need for hospitalization several days before heart failure hospitalization occurred among veterans with heart failure, according to research.
22 Jan 2020
Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards
Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
22 Jul 2019
Chip that converts wasted heat to usable energy
A researcher has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a "device," that converts more thermal radiation into electricity.
28 Mar 2019
Restoring hearing loss
A team of worldwide researchers have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure for the deaf that hopefully will cut through the noise and produce much more detailed sound than traditional hearing-loss treatments.
4 Jan 2019
Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs
Researchers have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user's smartphone.
16 Oct 2018
3D printing cells to produce human tissue
With today's technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process that will greatly improve a patient's recovery.
7 Sep 2018
Wearables powered by body movements
A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according to a team of researchers. The device, about the size of a wristwatch, produces enough power to run a personal health monitoring system.
15 Nov 2017
Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system senses touch
Why not make a prosthesis that can actually "feel" its environment?
4 Aug 2017
Vertical axis wind turbines can offer cheaper electricity
A vertical axis wind turbine is a wind turbine design where the generator is vertically oriented in the tower, rather than sitting horizontally on top.