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Video: STAR Advances Autonomous Robot Surgery

A surgical robot called STAR (Smart Tissue Anastomosis Robot) is changing surgery as we know it through the one element missing from previous surgical robots: intelligence.

May 22, 2017
Health Care for the Masses

Only 3 billion of the world’s 7 billion people have access to health care right now. A leading healthcare consultant believes health care technology can fix that.

Dan Ferber
May 22, 2017
3D Printing Human Vertebrae

A surgical team in Australia has implanted the world’s first 3D printed vertebrae.

Eric Butterman
May 15, 2017
Seeing Is More Than Believing with Biosensing Contact Lenses

New biosensing contact lenses are designed to detect glucose levels for diabetics and hold thousands of other possibilities.

Cassie Kelly
May 15, 2017
Video: Innovations in Ultrasound

From using ultrasound for breast cancer screening, to its future use as a key tool for the collection of “big data” that will enable personalized medicine and faster diagnosis, ultrasound technology is changing medicine. Jeff Geertsen, Transducer Engineering Manager, Ultrasound Division, GE Healthcare, explains.

May 08, 2017
A Real-Time Cancer Spotting Tool

A microscope the size of a pen could help surgeons with difficult-to-remove tumors and cancers.

Jeff O'Heir
May 08, 2017
AABME Insights into the Design of Medical Devices Conference 2017

Medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers and innovators converged at the Design of Medical Devices Conference to address emerging trends related to medical device design, policy, engineering, education, and commercialization.

May 04, 2017
Designing Better Bone

Engineering software helps design and machine human bone for transplantation.

Meredith Stettner
May 01, 2017
Mixed Reality Replaces Cadavers as Teaching Tool

For centuries, cadavers were the primary way medical students learned about anatomy. Technology like the Microsoft Hololens is changing that as mixed reality offers an interactive experience.

John Kosowatz
May 01, 2017
A Robotic Lift for Injured Soldiers

A robotic arm can assist combat medics in making their lifesaving runs safer and quicker.

Jean Thilmany
April 25, 2017
A Step Closer to Mind-Controlled Prosthetics

A brain-machine interface composed of a series of computer chips and electrodes enables the human brain to operate a robotic arm by thought alone.

Kayt Sukel
April 25, 2017
Implanting Fully Working Microbots in Humans

Researchers have developed a way to manufacture microrobots solely from biomaterials that have freely moving parts, can be safely implanted in the body, and can be activated wirelessly.

Nancy S. Giges
April 17, 2017
Living Machines Begin to Emerge

A multicenter, NSF-funded research team is building machines with new functionalities out of living cells.

Monique Brouillette
April 17, 2017
PET Scans of Walking Subjects Could Transform Diagnosis

A device developed by a collaborative team of researchers could turn PET imaging on its head.

Stephanie Stephens
April 10, 2017