More options for personalized medicine
Apr 07, 2016
Fraunhofer researchers have developed a particulary flexible additive manufacturing method that allows them to produce bone implants, dentures, surgical tools, or microreactors in almost any conceivable design. At the Medtec ...
Surgical tools made smaller with origami to make surgery less invasive
Mar 07, 2016
Brigham Young University mechanical engineering professors Larry Howell and Spencer Magleby have made a name for themselves by applying the principles of origami to engineering. Now they're applying their origami skills to ...
Research clarifies the physics of water repelling surfaces
Jul 03, 2015
Researchers have gained valuable insights into the behaviour of water on strongly hydrophobic (water-repelling) surfaces. Understanding this behaviour should help scientists develop new types of surfaces with applications ...
Providing a clearer picture of nanotechnology's full potential
Jan 13, 2015
A new tool capable of carrying out simultaneous nano-sized measurements could soon lead to more innovative nanotech-based products and help boost the EU economy. Indeed the tool, developed by scientists cooperating through ...
Force sensor integrated into surgical forceps
May 14, 2014
Samsung's Device and System Research Center present a force sensor integrated into surgical forceps to provide surgeons with a sense of touch in robotically-assisted procedures.
Sterilizing with the sun: Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages
Feb 26, 2013
Using sunlight, researchers and students at MIT are trying to change how medical equipment is sterilized in remote clinics—and a pilot project in Nicaragua has begun to show promising results.
Instrument handle with integrated electronics facilitates surgical procedures
Feb 08, 2013
Surgeons must operate with absolute precision; the handling of surgical tools requires the utmost sensitivity. A new kind of instrument handle will soon be supporting physicians in the OR. Fraunhofer researchers will present ...
Sony-Olympus alliance aims for high-tech surgery
Oct 01, 2012
(AP)—Sony's new alliance with scandal-tarnished Olympus will focus on producing endoscopes and other surgical tools packed with the Japanese electronic maker's three-dimensional imaging and super-clear "4K" display technologies.
Cyborg surgeon: Hand and technology combine in new surgical tool that enables superhuman precision
Sep 27, 2012
Even the most skilled and steady surgeons experience minute, almost imperceptible hand tremors when performing delicate tasks. Normally, these tiny motions are inconsequential, but for doctors specializing in fine-scale surgery, ...
Electronics that flex and stretch like skin
Sep 18, 2012
Imec announced today that it has integrated an ultra-thin, flexible chip with bendable and stretchable interconnects into a package that adapts dynamically to curving and bending surfaces. The resulting circuitry can be embedded ...