Medical Engineering

The development of medical equipment, products and technical procedures is characterized by high research and development costs in a variety of fields related to the study of human medicine.

innovations-report provides informative and stimulating reports and articles on topics ranging from imaging processes, cell and tissue techniques, optical techniques, implants, orthopedic aids, clinical and medical office equipment, dialysis systems and x-ray/radiation monitoring devices to endoscopy, ultrasound, surgical techniques, and dental materials.

New wireless photoelectric implant controls the activity of spinal neurons

This technology will give researchers insight into how the nervous system works and the chance to develop new ways of treating neurological disorders. Grégoire Courtine doesn’t hesitate to use the…

A 3D printed vaccine patch offers vaccination without a shot

Stanford University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill develop microneedle vaccine patch that outperforms needle jab to boost immunity. Scientists at Stanford University and the University of North…

Deep learning enhances cancer diagnostic tools

Researchers at the Beckman Institute Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory applied deep learning to polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography to better detect cancer. Yi “Edwin” Sun, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical and computer…

Inspired by bacteria and sperm, scientists make micro-robot swimmers

Scientists at Cornell University have created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves. Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers –  whose movements were inspired by…

First-in-world heart implant

Woman receives novel type of artificial heart at UofL Health — Jewish Hospital by University of Louisville physicians. A cardiothoracic surgical team with UofL Health – Jewish Hospital and the…

Pioneering EEG test could dramatically increase early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

A simple but revolutionary approach to early Alzheimer’s diagnosis is being pioneered by researchers through an initiative that could pave the way for improved outcomes for individuals who develop the…

Artificial intelligence helps diagnose leukemia

Researchers at the University of Bonn show how machine learning improves the evaluation of blood analysis data. The presence of cancer of the lymphatic system is often determined by analyzing…

New microscopy technique reveals activity of one million neurons across the mouse brain

Capturing the intricacies of the brain’s activity demands resolution, scale, and speed—the ability to visualize millions of neurons with crystal clear resolution as they actively call out from distant corners…

Technology takes the art of origami into the fight against COVID-19

3D-printed origami technology at the heart of low-cost, portable ventilators aimed at improving pandemic treatment and revolutionizing healthcare delivery. Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s Additive Manufacturing Lab are replicating a…

Electronic nose can sniff out when a lung transplant is failing

An electronic “nose” is capable of detecting with 86% accuracy when a lung transplant is beginning to fail, according to research presented at the ‘virtual’ European Respiratory Society International Congress…

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