Tag: "prototype" at medical news

Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals

...ring, the Hopkins team showed that a matchbox-size prototype device, weighing less than 3 ounces, effectively mimics the workings of the inner ears three semicircular canals by sensing head rotation and transmitting that information to the brain. Adapting the design of cochlear implants, which restore hear...

SMS your ECG to ER

...cardiac patients renewed mobility. Thulasi Bai's prototype Bluetooth heart monitor records periodically an electrocardiogram (ECG) and transmits the information via radio frequency signals to the patient's cell phone. The modified phone has an added analyzer circuit that checks the ECG signal for signs of im...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...ll accelerator" (DWA). Currently being built as a prototype at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the DWA... Board (ginofall@cancerboard.ab.ca) are building a prototype that could for the first time enable powerful x-ray beams to become a viable treatment option for li...

Medical, high-energy physicists collaborate to improve PET scans

...e day prevented the concept from moving beyond the prototype stage. "I shelved my dissertation after I graduated, and for 15 years or so, no one talked about time-of-flight PET," he said. In recent years, the development of faster crystals has renewed biomedical interest in the technique, as Frisch learned w...

'Wrapping' Gleevec fights drug-resistant cancer

...d the wrapping Gleevec variant WBZ-7. The wrapping prototype is a kind of molecular bandage that's designed to keep water molecules from getting near the "active site" of KIT the part of the protein that imatinib targets. "Like virtually all proteins, KIT has packing defects that leave some hydrogen bonds p...

Panbio files first patent application for Homogenous Assay Technology

...well as the novel aspects relating tothe HSV 1 & 2 prototype assays that were announced on 14 February 2007.panDA is at the forefront of Panbios investment in developing new and improvedtechnologies for use in the diagnosis of disease. The successful commercialisation of panDAtechnology would bring a greater d...

Revolutionizing prosthetics 2009 team delivers first DARPA limb prototype

...hysics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., has developed a prototype of the first fully integrated prosthetic arm that ...o leads the program. The development of this first prototype within the first year of this program is a remarkable accomplishment by a highly talented and motiva...

A new, nanoporous ceramic filter offers hope to kidney-dialysis patients

...007, by which time EMV expects to have developed a prototype that demonstrates the filter's improved efficiency. At that point, says Van Geertruyden, EMV will apply for a second NIH grant to run clinical trials on the filter. Mimicking the function of an organ as wondrously complex as a kidney is no easy tas...

'Smart' sunglasses and goggles let users adjust shade and color

...eaper to manufacture and require less power. The prototype glasses are powered by a watch battery that attach...ches to this structure and tune in colors." The prototype glasses change from dark blue to light blue. Xu and her colleagues have developed other adjustable l...

MIT brace aids stroke recovery

...students Narendran and McBean, developed a working prototype of the active joint brace. The first prototype system enabled paralyzed victims with certain kinds of spinal cord injuries to move their arms. In 2...

Educational video increases knowledge but not behavior

...atients with AMD. After developing and testing a prototype with help from focus groups of patients, caregivers, and experts, the team decided to use a "cognitive restructuring" framework in the video. Cognitive restructuring is an approach that instills adaptive beliefs such as greater perceived control, gre...

World first in medical robotics

...ntrolling by means of software programs an initial prototype of an untethered device (a ferromagnetic 1.5- millimetre-diameter sphere) within the carotid artery of a living animal placed inside a clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Encouraged by these results, staff at the Polytechnique NanoRo...

Northwestern surgeon invents teaching technology for scary patient exams

...m, Pugh is turning out still more innovations. One prototype with sensor technology teaches residents and obstetricians how to properly deliver a baby whose shoulder is stuck in the birth canal, a rare and difficult procedure at which they dont get much training. Another simulator she developed helps studen...

MIT graduate student wins $30,000 Lemelson-MIT student prize for life-saving inventions

...olution to the problem, but had built and tested a prototype device. Nates achievement is simply breathtaking and will have potentially a huge impact on drug delivery and, hence, healthcare, said Balls advisor Professor Hunter. Now awaiting livestock trials, Ball and his colleagues anticipate the needle-fr...

Snake-like robot and steady-hand system could assist surgeons

...e controls to guide the movement of the robot. The prototype is made of nonmagnetic metals so that it can be us...require perhaps five more years of lab testing and prototype advancement. Still, Taylor believes both have a good chance of eventually joining more traditional t...

Binghamton University researchers ready nanotechnology innovations for market

...ply for a $750,000 Phase II SBIR grant to turn the prototype sensors into products, provided the spark for his company, NSC Technology. Zhong and post-doctoral senior research associate Jin Luo, who serves as the company's CEO, founded NSC Technology in late 2005. NSC Technology takes advantage of the fact t...

Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety

..., Manoa ( Milton@isla.hawaii.edu ) will describe a prototype system known as ASHE (Acoustical Surveillance for Hazardous Eruptions). In January, an international team of researchers deployed the system in Ecuador, an ideal testing ground since that nation has multiple active volcanoes within a relatively smal...

Three-dimensional, miniature endoscope opens new diagnostic possibilities

...an Center for Photomedicine at MGH describes their prototype device and a demonstration of its use in a mouse model. "This new ultraminiature endoscope is the first to allow three-dimensional imaging of areas inside the body," says Guillermo Tearney, MD, PhD, of the MGH Wellman Center, the report's senior au...

Prototype just-in-time medical device enables untrained bystanders to save lives

...searchers at the University of Utah have created a prototype device that could make it possible for anyone eve...only a few months after training. The JITS device prototype used in the study consisted of a dummy "victim," a pressure-sensing headrest, an anesthesia mask, de...

Robot wheelchair may give patients more independence

... or front fall. In addition, the proof-of-concept prototype HLPR Chair would allow stroke victims and others to keep their legs active without supporting their entire body weight. Retractable seat and foot rest, padded torso lifts for under arms (that, when raised, act like crutches) and an open frame at the ...

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