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Robotic Medicine

May 8, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ekso Bionics’ EksoGT™ Wearable Exoskeleton
Robotic surgery systems, robotic medical dispensing, and robotic exoskeletons for rehabilitation are three areas where bioengineering [MORE]

Camera that Sees through the Body

February 27, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Body Illuminated
“Experts have integrated thousands of single photon detectors onto a silicon chip, similar to that found in a [MORE]

Photon Imaging through Deep Tissue

October 24, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Photon Medical Camera
As an endoscopic camera is inserted into the body, scattered light diminishes the image it shows. Researchers at [MORE]

An Injectable Tissue Patch

October 10, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Injectable Tissue Scaffold
Rather than repair heart damage using open chest surgery, engineers at the University of Toronto have created an [MORE]

Harvard’s Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

September 5, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Soft Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Exam
Quoting directly: “We were able to design a device that can lie flat when the [MORE]

“Spray Painting” Biomaterials to Repair Hearts

May 30, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spray Painted Heart
While this piece suggests a major breakthrough in treating heart damage due to myocardial infarction, it is yet [MORE]

Stryker’s Surgical Robot for Knee Replacements

May 2, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stryker Mako Robot
About a million arthroplasties (joint replacements) are performed worldwide annually, and many of them are bloody affairs, with [MORE]

Micromolding in Making Medical Equipment

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Micro Molding Medical Device
Size matters in making minimally invasive surgical devices, and generally, the smaller the better. This piece describes [MORE]

New, Improved and Cheaper Too: Robotic Surgery

December 13, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Scott Huennekens, President and CEO
The piece has more titillation than information, but it describes a potential disruptive innovation in the [MORE]

Data from the World’s Smallest Pacemaker

October 18, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Micra
Medtronic has released data from the clinical trial of its Micra Transcather Pacing System—i.e. a pacemaker only one-tenth the size [MORE]

More Sensitive Surgical Tools

October 4, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Surgery Tool
Keyhole surgery—aka minimally invasive surgery—usually doesn’t create holes in the patient’s body that are large enough for a surgeon [MORE]

Device for Minimally Invasive Mitral Regurgitation Repair

September 20, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Harpoon Heart Device
Through a small hole in the chest, a new tool allows cardiac surgeons to replace the cords that [MORE]

A Vitamin-Size Pacemaker

July 5, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Medtronic Micra TPS
Since April of this year, at least two hospitals have implanted Medtronic’s Micra Transcather Pacing device in patients [MORE]

Surgical Robot with Internal Motor

April 26, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Internal Motor Surgical Robot
Noting that currently available surgical robots are designed for multiple incisions, biomedical engineers at Hong Kong Polytechnic [MORE]