Modeling how artificial hips stand up over time could help make future implants better. It could also lead to personalized replacement joints.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~7 min
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"Reducing the amount of electrical power by an order of magnitude will eventually allow for at-home brain-machine interfaces."
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
June 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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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.
April 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
Feb. 12, 2020 • ~3 min
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An advanced wireless technology can monitor health indicators such as blood pressure using microsensors tiny enough to be injected under the skin.
Jan. 7, 2020 • ~3 min
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A new pacemaker membrane reduces fibrotic build-up around the implants in pigs. In people, this would simplify surgeries to replace the devices.
Nov. 21, 2019 • ~4 min
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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.
Nov. 1, 2019 • ~4 min
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"For everything we envision people needing or wanting to do to become independent... they really need two hands working together."
Oct. 21, 2019 • ~6 min
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