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SurgiBot, a Robotic Version of Spider Surgical System (VIDEO)

TransEnterics (Durham, NC), maker of the highly articulating single-site Spider laparoscopic surgical system, just released a preview video of a robotized version of the device. Manipulation of the two pincers looks pretty intuitive, but the controls for the articulating light are less so. Show More Summary

Wireless-Powered Implantable Chip Treats Staph Infections, Dissolves Once Done

  Staph infections are often localized in the body, yet can be very difficult to treat both invasively and using antibiotics. Now researchers from Tufts University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed an implantable electronic device that is able to kill a staph infection and then dissolve into the body once its job is done. Read More »

Covidien’s Fortex Balloon Catheter Cleared in U.S.

Covidien received FDA clearance for its new Fortrex over-the-wire percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter that helps treat blocked arterovenous access sites in dialysis patients. The device, at.035? (.089 cm) in width, is narrow enough to be used in the peripheral vasculature and can help maintain access during hemodialysis. Show More Summary

Embrace Watch-Like Device to Help Track Epileptic Seizures (VIDEO)

Though epileptic seizures are difficult to predict, it can be beneficial to track their occurrence and to be able to let loved ones know when they occur. Parents who have kids that suffer from epilepsy are particularly concerned that...Show More Summary

Students Build Sonar Powered Watch to Help Blind People Get Around

Though bats are almost blind, they get around just fine thanks to their amazing ability to utilize echolocation. Naturally, it would seem that sonar can help blind people navigate their environment as well, so a team of students at Wake...Show More Summary

Kubtec KUB 250 Neonatal Low Dose Digital X-ray System FDA Approved

Kubtec (Milford, CT) received FDA approval to introduce its KUB 250 neonatal X-ray system to the U.S. market. The KUB 250 is a portable system intended to stay within the NICU. It’s a low dosage system that the company claims to produce the highest resolution images available of any competing product. Show More Summary

High Speed Nanopore DNA Sequencing

DNA sequencing has come down in price in a spectacular fashion over the past decade. Yet, it’s still too expensive for everyday clinical use and mostly remains in the hands of scientists working in research labs. A promising approach...Show More Summary

Online Tool from Johns Hopkins Visualizes Ebola’s Proteins to Help Find Cure

Researchers around the world are understandably working in haste to come up with a treatment for the Ebola infection. To help with that goal, a team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University just unveiled a free online tool that helps...Show More Summary

Robotic Walker for Improved Rehabilitation

Assistant Professor Yu Haoyong and his team from the National University of Singapore have created a robotic walker to assist physiotherapists. This newly designed device promises not only to improve the quality but also the productivity...Show More Summary

Grayhill 17 Megapixel Touch Panels for Medical Applications

Grayhll (La Grange, IL), a company that makes all sorts of human interface devices, is releasing new high resolution touch panels for medical applications. The screens are able to track up to ten fingers at 4,096 x 4,096 (17 megapixel) accuracy. Show More Summary

Clinical Trial of Bone Marrow-Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells for Cardiac Repair: Positive Initial Data

The global health and economic impact of cardiovascular disease, specifically heart attacks, is tremendous. Patient prognosis following a major heart attack, including progressive heart failure, repeat heart attacks, arrhythmias, and mortality, depends on the damage sustained to the heart. Show More Summary

FDA Clears BrainScope’s Ahead 100 EEG Brain Injury Assessment System

BrainScope, a company out of Bethesda, Maryland, received FDA de novo clearance for its Ahead 100 EEG-based system for identifying patients who should get a CT scan of the brain following an injury to the head. The device is not intended...Show More Summary

Nellcor PM100N Bedside SpO2 Monitor with Home Care and Sleep Study Features

Covidien received the CE Mark from the European authorities to begin distributing the PM100N Nellcor Bedside SpO2 Patient Monitoring System. The system provides continuous oximetry and pulse rate monitoring, offering both live readings for immediate attention and charted historical data that can reveal important trends and patterns. Show More Summary

New Nanomaterial Quickly Solidifies to Stop Severe Bleeding

Having just written about a young inventor’s rapid hemostasis gel that can apparently stop severe bleeding, we learn of another material developed by researchers at Texas A&M, MIT, and Harvard that also works to rapidly cease the free flow of blood from a wound. Show More Summary

iHeart Physiological Age for a Glimpse into your Cardiovascular Health

A team from Toronto has created a modified pulse oximeter that can purportedly predict your physiological age by reading how your heart beats pulse through your finger. It’s crowdfunding its first mass-production batch on Indiegogo now. Show More Summary

Researchers Trip Prosthetic Users to Improve Powered Walking Devices

Prosthetic devices can get quite advanced in terms of their capabilities, power, and responsiveness, but it’s often their interfaces with the human body that read the person’s wishes that often cause failures. Unwanted activation of a prosthesis can be quite dangerous, potentially leading to falls and further injury. Show More Summary

VETIGEL Stops Severe Bleeding in Seconds

Severe bleeding can be notoriously difficult to stop, even though it has to be done as quickly as possible to save a person’s life. While tourniquets work in certain cases, they’re not applicable for many parts of the body, and even where they work well their very use can lead to severe distal tissue damage. Show More Summary

Helped by Metamaterial, Ultrasound Makes it Through Bone with Little Distortion

Ultrasound is a great imaging modality that’s also used in a number of therapeutic applications. Its advantages include being able to penetrate tissue without using ionizing radiation, as well as the ability to see moving objects in real-time. Show More Summary

Wellograph Review – A Stylish Watch with Basic Fitness Capabilities

So here’s the Wellograph Sapphire Wellness Watch, first unveiled at CES 2014 earlier this year. When it came out, it was touted as sleek and stylish, and the first tracker with a sapphire screen (which shows in the high price tag). Finally, the people had a choice of a fitness tracker that didn’t look like a toy. Show More Summary

NEC MultiSync MD212G3 LCD Grayscale Diagnostic Monitor

NEC has just unveiled its new grayscale diagnostic monitor, the MultiSync MD212G3. The device features a 21.3? LED screen with a 2048 x 1536 (3 megapixels) resolution, as well as a 1,400:1 contrast ratio and a 1,700 cd/m² calibrated brightness. Show More Summary

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