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Mediating sensations via osseointegrated prostheses

A study has found that people with a prosthesis attached directly to their skeleton can hear by means of vibrations in their implant. This sound transmission through bones is an important part of osseoperception - sensory awareness of the patient's surroundings provided by their prosthesis. The discovery sheds new light on the tactile and auditory perception of humans and can be used to develop improved prostheses.
7th April 2017

PMIC reduces wearable solution size by 50%

PMIC reduces wearable solution size by 50%
It is now possible for designers of primary cell wearable medical and fitness applications to significantly reduce solution size by 50% and extend battery life with the MAX20310 ultra-low quiescent current (IQ) Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) from Maxim Integrated Products. The wearable PMIC supports a low input voltage of 0.7V for new high-energy density battery architectures such as Zinc Air and Silver Oxide, as well as the more common alkaline battery architecture.
31st March 2017

Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging tech to move again

Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging tech to move again
Bill Kochevar grabbed a mug of water, drew it to his lips and drank through the straw. His motions were slow and deliberate, but then Kochevar hadn’t moved his right arm or hand for eight years. And it took some practice to reach and grasp just by thinking about it. Kochevar, who was paralysed below his shoulders in a bicycling accident, is believed to be the first person with quadriplegia in the world to have arm and hand movements restored with the help of two temporarily implanted technologies.
31st March 2017


Devices help study how kids with cochlear implants learn

Devices help study how kids with cochlear implants learn
At the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center scientists are working on figuring out how young deaf kids adjust to their new cochlear implants and how they utilise the technology to study the world around them. While the devices liberate the hearing sense, children with cochlear implants are not as quick to learn new words as children with normal hearing. The research team has setup a special play room that has a bunch of cameras that capture what’s going on from many angles.
27th March 2017

Disposable sensor helps prevent dehydration

Disposable sensor helps prevent dehydration
  At the South by Southwest (SXSW) event in Austin, Texas, the National Kidney Foundation has partnered with materials researchers to show off a sweat-monitoring patch as a way to raise awareness of staying hydrated.
16th March 2017

Reducing the risk for advanced medical wearables

Reducing the risk for advanced medical wearables
Altium Designer is playing a key role for a developer of wearable electronics for the medical industry, by embracing flexible design and reducing manufacturing risk.
8th March 2017

AR visor dramatically improves surgery accuracy

AR visor dramatically improves surgery accuracy
European scientists have employed new photonics technology in order to develop a new augmented reality surgical visor in a bid to improve accuracy of interventions, showing anaesthetic and medical data while superimposing a patient’s x-ray in perfect unison with their body, meaning surgeons never having to look away during an operation and surgery times reduced by over 20 minutes for every three hours.
6th March 2017

Wearable healthcare devices reach mass production

Wearable healthcare devices reach mass production
Digital, personal and wearable medical devices are the future of health care. Now, EU scientists are in search of novel manufacturing processes that could bring them to the mass market. The EU-funded project FABIMED (Fabrication and functionalisation of biomedical devices) has developed mass manufacturing processes for the next generation of medical devices. With the latest moulding technology, devices can be customised in bulk batches, driving down costs.
6th March 2017

Turning sex into a tracking activity

Turning sex into a tracking activity
These days you can track just about anything with the aid of a wearable device — your steps, your calories burned, and even how soundly you sleep at night. So, it makes sense that you should also be able to measure what your penis gets up to during sex. That's precisely what the i.Con aims to achieve. The i.Con (manufactured by British Condoms) is a wearable condom ring which uses a nano-chip and sensors to measure and remember a number of different variables during sex.
6th March 2017

Graphene-coated contact lenses block radiation

Graphene-coated contact lenses block radiation
Researchers at Seoul National University, Graphene Square and Interojo have shown that graphene-coated contact lenses could protect eyes from electromagnetic radiation and dehydration and be used in various healthcare and wearable technologies. The researchers began by synthesising a graphene layer on a copper foil using CVD. They then transferred the carbon sheet onto the surface of a contact lens with the help of a polymer layer after etching the copper.
3rd March 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
Germany Messe Munchen