Model could lead to personalized artificial hips that last

Modeling how artificial hips stand up over time could help make future implants better. It could also lead to personalized replacement joints.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Implant uses light to tell your brain you’re not hungry

A new wireless medical implant stimulates the endings of the vagus nerve, which is responsible for the regulation of food intake.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Cutting power needs may boost brain-machine interfaces

"Reducing the amount of electrical power by an order of magnitude will eventually allow for at-home brain-machine interfaces."

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
July 29, 2020 ~7 min

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Tiny brain stim implant doesn’t need batteries or wires

A new device the size of a grain of rice could electrically stimulate the brain. It could potentially help treat depression, Parkinson's, and more.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
June 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Masks and distancing make it tough for the hard-of-hearing, but here's how to help

Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.

Nicole Marrone, Associate Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

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Tiny device records single neurons in the brain

A new tiny, wireless device can record the activity of a single neuron in the brain. It could help in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases.

U. Arizona • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~3 min

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Under-the-skin sensor reports health stats to wireless reader

An advanced wireless technology can monitor health indicators such as blood pressure using microsensors tiny enough to be injected under the skin.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~3 min

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Pacemaker membrane could simplify replacement surgeries

A new pacemaker membrane reduces fibrotic build-up around the implants in pigs. In people, this would simplify surgeries to replace the devices.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Nov. 21, 2019 ~4 min

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‘Decoy’ implants could replace dangerous cancer biopsies

An implant that traps cancer cells could help doctors monitor cancer's progress and check to see if treatments are working, all without invasive biopsy.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 1, 2019 ~4 min

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Man controls 2 prosthetic arms with his thoughts

"For everything we envision people needing or wanting to do to become independent... they really need two hands working together."

Chanapa Tantibanchachai-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Oct. 21, 2019 ~6 min

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