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  • Flexible Skin Sensor to Help ALS Patients Communicate
    by Conn Hastings on October 23, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Researchers at MIT have developed a wearable sensor that can detect small deformations of the skin, potentially serving as a way to help amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients to communicate through facial movements. The low-cost sensors are much cheaper and may be more effective than current assistive communication technologies for ALS patients. Canan Dagdeviren, the

  • Stryker Unveils Wireless Hospital Bed with Smart Monitoring Features
    by Medgadget Editors on October 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Stryker has announced a new completely wireless hospital bed that sports a number of smart patient monitoring features. The ProCuity, which is actually a series of beds that have somewhat varying capabilities, was developed to minimize patient falls, help clinicians to efficiently monitor those that are bedridden, and to maintain connectivity when the bed is

  • High Resolution Ultrasound for Precise Tumor Ablation
    by Conn Hastings on October 21, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Researchers at the Max Planck Institute and the University of Stuttgart in Germany have developed a method to create high-resolution ultrasound fields, a capability which may improve the effectiveness of ultrasound therapies and tailor them for individual patients. The technique involves passing ultrasonic waves through water, where hydrogen bubbles help to transform the waves into

  • Smartphone Dongle for Cancer Biomarker Measurement
    by Conn Hastings on October 20, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Researchers at McMaster and Brock universities in Canada have developed a hand-held device that can provide rapid measurements of cancer biomarkers in blood samples. Termed an electrochemical bio‐barcode assay, the device could be used to measure a variety of health markers at home, and is similar to the devices used by patients with diabetes to

  • Octopus-Inspired Sucker for Tranplanting Cell Sheets
    by Conn Hastings on October 19, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘sucker’ to pick up and transfer thin cell or tissue sheets that are intended for therapeutic purposes, such as wound healing or tissue grafting. Inspired by octopus suckers, the device can gently manipulate the delicate sheets without causing damage, and uses heating and a temperature-responsive hydrogel

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