Fatigue failure is a possible failure mode for any product that experiences cyclic loading. Although it is a common concern in product design, fatigue failure is particularly insidious in implantable medical devices where a fatigue fracture may have lethal clinical consequences. Learn more in this webinar featuring Thomas Secord, University of St. Thomas, and previously of Medtronic. Dr. Secord's work has addressed many aspects of structural design, accelerated testing, and regulatory considerations for implantable devices.
A new, flexible oxygen mapping device could help to prevent rejection of organ transplants and skin grafts.
Gain access to free tools and resources from AABME, an initiative designed to stimulate biomedical innovation by bringing together and providing resources to the biomedical engineering community.
A brain-to-spine wireless implant uses electrical stimulation of the spinal cord combined with weight therapy to help patients with spinal cord injuries walk.
Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia created a ‘smart stent’ empowered with sensors that can monitor and provide real-time feedback on blood flow to help decrease restenosis or the narrowing of arteries.
Fashion and engineering combine in the work of Molly Fuller, Molly Fuller Design, to create comforting compression clothing to alleviate the symptoms of autism.
A medical device company has developed a portable visor system that uses volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) technology to detect severe strokes within seconds.
Harvard professor George Church discusses advances in portable genome monitoring as well as recent developments in the anti-aging therapies for which is he is so well known.
The orthopedic devices industry will continue to be a promising area in the global medical technology space, and is expected to rank third in sales after cardiology and in-vitro diagnostics by 2020. Read more about the market predictions from Frost & Sullivan.
A new cloud-based platform utilizes wearable sensors to enable a patient to do physical therapy at home while a physical therapist remotely monitors their progress.
According to Frost & Sullivan, the diabetes monitoring market is currently valued at $10.71 billion, and is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4% to reach $14.68 billion in 2022. Read about the latest advances and innovations.
A smart new wearable fashion accessory could make round-the-clock cancer monitoring as easy as checking the time of day.
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.
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.