Prototyping en "Spinning" a Solution for Tracheal Surgery <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Innovative use of an old technology to solve a new challenge. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Macchiarini performed the world’s first transplant of a regenerated trachea in 2008. The patient is still alive today, more than five years later. Green explained that all of the other heart and lung regeneration work at that time was being done on animals. He saw this as a very strong incentive to expand into the regeneration of all types of hollow organs using bioreactive technology. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Implantables Prototyping Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:49:00 +0000 13631 at Kickstart a Better Night’s Sleep <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A Colorado Springs startup is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 in order to produce its Sleep Shepard sleep hat.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Electronics Prototyping Markets Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:46:00 +0000 13591 at Courtesy of Mind Rocket, LLC TIGR Offers New Alternative for Breast Reconstruction <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Novus Scientific creates a surgical mesh that can provide more stability in breast implants. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Surgery Implantables Prototyping Mon, 06 Oct 2014 13:36:00 +0000 13501 at Courtesy of TIGR Matrix New Wearable Device Can Improve ALS Quality of Life <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ALS patients could soon have more independence with wearable device and software connecting to the brain.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Electronics Prototyping mHealth Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:57:00 +0000 13131 at Flexible Health Patch Improves Comfort And Accuracy <div class="field-byline"> Richard Gawel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Holst Centre and imec have developed a small prototype flexible health patch that comfortably and accurately monitors physical activity. The researchers used system-in-package technology from Shinko Electric Industries Co. Ltd. to integrate its sensors’...</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Electronics Prototyping Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:35:00 +0000 12011 at <p>Holst Centre and imec have developed a small prototype flexible health patch that includes a one-lead real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), a tissue-contact impedance sensor, and a 3D accelerometer. It transmits data to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart.&nbsp;</p> Researchers Get A Grip On Realistic Finger Prosthetics <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Research into prototypes developed for a biomimetic finger—meant to imitate a natural finger—has focused on creating the feel of a natural human grip. Observation of patients’ use of prosthetic hands </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Prototyping Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:46:00 +0000 11691 at Courtesy of University of Hartford Live-Cell Printing Technology Could Replace Inkjet Method <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Inspired by ancient Chinese woodblock printing and children’s rubber stamp toy, researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute have created a new way to print live 2-D cells that have a greater survival rate than current inkjet printing options. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Prototyping Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:14:00 +0000 11631 at <p>(Left) Block cell printing; (Right) Ancient Chinese woodblock printing&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of Houston Methodist Smart Metrology – The Next Step in Speeding Up Development Cycles (Part 2) <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A developed measurement system’s data accuracy plays a considerable roll in allowing a team to make correct decisions for each information point. Based on the critical need and accuracy of the information, team members should choose data from a challenged and qualified robust system. Too many shortfalls can occur from using a non-qualified measurement system, the two biggest being cost and time. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prototyping ANOVA (analysis of variance) gauge repeatability and reproducibility measurement system analysis measurement system development metrology Contributors&#039; Corner Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:05:00 +0000 11551 at Ultrasound Device Lets Doctors See Inside Heart and Blood Vessels <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a device that takes 3-D ultrasound images within the heart and blood vessels. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Cardiovascular Prototyping Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:24:00 +0000 11451 at Courtesy of Georgia Tech Bringing Real-Time Image Guidance to Neurosurgery <div class="field-byline"> Kimble L. Jenkins, MRI Interventions Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The ClearPoint Neuro Intervention System is a unique platform that enables real-time, MRI-guided, minimally-invasive brain surgery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Physicians and patients alike have grown to eschew the invasive, open surgeries of the past in favor of minimally invasive alternatives that allow for precise surgical solutions with less disruption of healthy tissue and quicker recovery times.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prototyping Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:54:00 +0000 11351 at