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Miniature Camera Mounts to Eyeglasses of People Legally Blind Improves Reading
A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu or page in a book, a study by researchers with UC...
May 9, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
SI-BONE, Inc. Surpasses 20,000 Surgeries With Triangular iFuse Implant System
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System® (“iFuse”), a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain disorders of the sacroiliac (SI) joint,...
May 5, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
EKSO BIONICS ANNOUNCES 1-FOR-7 REVERSE STOCK SPLIT
RICHMOND, Calif., May 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO), a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced that it has effected a 1-for-7 reverse split of its common stock in preparation for its planned application for listing of...
May 5, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
How Does the Brain Control Movement?
What if you couldn’t move faster even when you wanted to? Researchers thought that the part of the brain that determines how fast we perform voluntary movements, such as walking across a room or playing a melody on the piano,...
May 4, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Real ANT’s? Researchers build the world’s tiniest engine
Researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine – just a few billionths of a metre in size – which uses light to power itself. The nanoscale engine, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could form the basis of...
May 4, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Brain Prevents Anxiety by Suppressing Perception of Heartbeat 
Not being aware of the pulse of our heart might prevent anxiety, EPFL scientists found. Our heart is constantly beating yet we normally do not feel it. It turns out that our brain is capable of filtering out the cardiac...
May 4, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Smartphone Apps Helping in the Emergency Room to Make Decisions
The concept of shared decision-making in healthcare is making its way from physician offices into emergency rooms as hospitals look to become more patient-friendly. Mobile apps are helping to accelerate the shift. A piece in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday examined this...
May 2, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Samsung App Helping Premature Babies Hear Parents Voice
For babies, the sound of their mother’s voice isn’t just comforting — it can be the key to healthy brain development. That’s not easy to manage for premature babies stuck in incubators, though, and Samsung thinks smartphones might help out. Its...
May 2, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Doppler ultrasound headset performs well at spotting sports-related concussion
VANCOUVER – A new transcranial Doppler platform that analyzes subtle changes in the cerebral blood flow waveform performed well in detecting sports-related concussion in a cohort study of 238 Los Angeles high school athletes. The investigational headset device was able...
May 2, 2016
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