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Ultrasound headset to accurately recognise concussions

Mapping blood flow in the brain of athletes using an advanced form of ultrasound may make it easier to more accurately recognise concussions, according to a study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, 15th to 21st April, 2016. "There is growing evidence that concussions can change the blood flow in the brain," said study author Robert Hamilton, PhD, co-founder of Neural Analytics in Los Angeles, Calif., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
14th April 2016

Capacitors suitable for use in implantable & life support devices

Capacitors suitable for use in implantable & life support devices
AVX Corporation has released a  series of next-gen, medical-grade solid tantalum capacitors. Delivering lower DC leakage (DCL) values than any competitive offering — down to 0.0025CV, or 25% of typical industry limits — and requiring significantly less voltage de-rating than the standard 50% recommendation for solid tantalum capacitors — as low as 20% for filtering applications, and as low as 0% for pacing, hold-up, and charging application — the series is ideal for use in a variety of medical implantable and life support devices.
23rd March 2016

Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip

Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip
An amputee was able to feel smoothness and roughness in real-time with an artificial fingertip that was surgically connected to nerves in his upper arm. Moreover, the nerves of non-amputees can also be stimulated to feel roughness, without the need of surgery, meaning that prosthetic touch for amputees can now be developed and safely tested on intact individuals.
8th March 2016


Time-based ECG readout chip designed for wearables

Time-based ECG readout chip designed for wearables
imec and Holst Centre, an open-innovation initiative set-up by imec and TNO, have presented a 0.6V ECG readout chip in 40nm technology based on time-domain circuit techniques. The chip maintains consistent beat detection capabilities, even under movement (~40mVpp), paving the way to a low cost, low power multi-sensor SoC solution for wearable medical applications.
8th March 2016

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm moves individual ‘fingers’

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm moves individual ‘fingers’
Physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial 'arm' to control the movement. The proof-of-concept feat, described online this week in the Journal of Neural Engineering, represents a potential advance in technologies to restore refined hand function to those who have lost arms to injury or disease, the researchers say.
18th February 2016

A rush of caffeine through the skin

A rush of caffeine through the skin
A new bracelet called Joule contains FDA-approved patches that deliver caffeine through the skin, taking away the discomfort after the caffeine rush, while also placing the patch in an area without much fat resistance, allowing the substance to flow faster into the body. The body absorbs each patch (the equivalent of a cup of coffee) over the course of four hours — giving wearers long-lasting alertness without the jitteriness.
4th February 2016

Smart socks help with diabetic neuropathy

Smart socks help with diabetic neuropathy
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage associated with the development of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Resulting from anatomical deformation, excessive pressure and poor blood supply, it affects over 130m individuals worldwide. It is also the leading cause of amputation, costing the United States economy alone more than $10bn annually.
28th January 2016

Sweat sensing wristband syncs results to your smartphone

Sweat sensing wristband syncs results to your smartphone
When UC Berkeley engineers say they are going to make you sweat, it is all in the name of science. Specifically, it is for a flexible sensor system that can measure metabolites and electrolytes in sweat, calibrate the data based upon skin temperature and sync the results in real time to a smartphone.
28th January 2016

Smart rubber gloves could help diagnose cancer

Smart rubber gloves could help diagnose cancer
Described in Nature Nanotechnology, Japanese and U.S. researchers headed by Professor Takao Someya from the University of Tokyo have come up with a new pressure-sensing material that is not only thin and resistant to deformation, but also maintains accuracy even when bent in a variety of ways. If this novel sensor could be incorporated into examination gloves, then it could possibly aid cancer diagnosis by helping doctors feel tumors.
27th January 2016

Simplifying wearable device designs

Simplifying wearable device designs
Aimed for use in wearable devices, healthcare devices, smart phone accessories, sensors, remote controllers, beacons and toys, Toshiba Electronics Europe’s new Bluetooth ICs feature built-in Flash ROM, with one also adding the option of integrated NFC Tag functionality.
17th November 2015


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