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3D Printing Human Vertebrae

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

Eric Butterman
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
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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
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
Designing Better Bone

Engineering software helps design and machine human bone for transplantation.

Meredith Stettner
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
Social Intelligence Makes Robot Assistants Possible

People interact with robotic AI differently than they do with smartphone apps. That’s why autonomous robots are game-changers when it comes to assisting human beings.

Mollie Bloudoff-I...
April 10, 2017
7 Human Organs on One Chip

Researchers have developed a human-on-a-chip, on which tissue from seven human organs is grown on a small polymer the size of a computer USB device. The chip is used for drug testing to cut the number of animal tests done.

Jean Thilmany
April 10, 2017
A 3D Approach to Nerve Damage

To patients who suffer from nerve damage, the effects can be devastating. But a new treatment for nerve damage may be around the corner, a combination of 3D printing and 3D imaging.

Eric Butterman
April 10, 2017
Top 6 Robotic Applications in Medicine

Top applications for robots in medicine include telepresence, surgical assistance, rehabilitation, medical transportation, sanitation and disinfection, and dispensing prescriptions.

Mark Crawford
April 10, 2017