Man Maneuvers Robotic Arm With His Thoughts

robotic arm

Surgeons used a new technique to attach a thought-controlled robot arm directly to an amputee’s stump, giving him a far greater range of motion with the advanced prosthetic limb. The system, involving an implant inserted into the bone at the end of the residual limb, allows test patient Johnny Matheny to use the arm without the…

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BSN medical Names Todd Healy President of North America

Todd Healy

CHARLOTTE, NC–(Marketwired – Jan 11, 2016) –BSN medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Todd Healy as the organization’s president of North America, effective Jan. 15, 2016. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare sales and operations, Healy joins BSN from Owens & Minor, Inc., a leading international…

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Mastering Career Clarity: Principal vs. Principle

Are you the “principal” decision-maker in your career or are you guided by the “principles” of your profession? If you’ve ever found yourself puzzled by whether it’s a Principal Engineer or a Principle Engineer, a Principal Architect or a Principle Architect, or perhaps a Distributor Principal or a Distributor Principle, you’re not alone! In the…

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Maquet Unveils Two New Advanced ICU Ventilators


Maquet Medical is releasing two new ICU ventilators, one general purpose for most patients and one designed for support in neonates and infants. The SERVO-U and SERVO-n mechanical ventilators were designed to feature an intuitive interface while offering advanced patient specific capabilities such as NAVA (Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist). The SERVO-U is a ventilator that works with patients…

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Artificial Pancreas Trials To Begin In The U.S. 

Artifical Pancreas

In the U.S. alone, 1.25 million Americans suffer from type 1 diabetes, a potentially debilitating and life-changing condition. Every year, more and more people are diagnosed, and the only common treatment is regular insulin injections. A research team hoping to revolutionize diabetes treatment has developed an artificial pancreas that automatically detects changing blood sugar levels and…

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SurgaColl Technologies firm seeks €15m for bone-repair technology

SurgaColl Technologies

A fledgling Irish medtech company is looking to raise €15 million to develop and commercialize revolutionary technology that will allow doctors to repair bone and cartilage in patients. SurgaColl Technologies has just received European approval to market its first product, a highly porous biodegradable sponge scaffold containing the main constituent elements of bone – collagen…

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Fitbit’s heart rate monitoring accuracy questioned in class action suit

Fitbit's heart rate

Fitbit is facing yet another class action suit, this time over its heart rate monitoring, which plaintiffs claim is inaccurate to a dangerous degree. “Plaintiffs and many consumers like them have experienced — and testing confirms — that the PurePulse trackers consistently mis-record heart rates by a very significant margin, particularly during exercise,” the suit…

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Robotic Legs Take Cues from Humans

Robotic Leg

For above-knee amputees, walking with a gait akin to biological limb functionality may require a number of physical therapy sessions. “Generally, the higher the amputation level, the more we can expect to see gait deviations, or what some would call limps,” according to the Amputee Coalition. “This is because with each segment of the anatomy…

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Dressing for Disease Prevention Success

Disease Prevention

In the last couple decades, blood-borne diseases, like HIV, Hepatitis B and C and others have become a serious talking points – so much so that sharps safety has become an unofficial never event, double gloving is trending and OSHA requires facilities to provide fluid-resistant apparel to its staff. While sharps safety and double gloving…

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UW center receives $16M to work on first implantable device to reanimate paralyzed limbs

reanimate paralyzed limbs

In the next decade, people who have suffered a spinal cord injury or stroke could have their mobility improved or even restored through a radically new technology: implantable devices that can send signals between regions of the brain or nervous system that have been disconnected due to injury. That’s the mission driving the Center for Sensorimotor…

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