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UCL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Controllable Functional Implants and Devices

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Implantable Sensors Improve Control for Prosthetic Limbs

When a muscles contracts it generates electricity. This electrical activity remains in the muscles of an amputated limb. It has long been a goal to use these natural muscle signals to enhance the control of hand and arm prosthetics. Previously,… Read more →

Small enterprise is leader in medical-devices

When Kinetic Medical was set up in Shanghai in 2005, outfits like America’s Medtronic Medtronic dominated China’s market for medical devices. Jay Qin thought he saw an opening. “While multinationals have their own expert team overseas for product evaluation or… Read more →

Zilico receives funding to develop diagnostic device for oral cancer

Zilico Ltd has begun development work on a medical device which uses Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) in the detection and diagnosis of oral cancer following funding from the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency.

The two awards are from… Read more →

BIOTRONIK Inventra ProMRI cardiac devices CE marked, successfully implanted in first patients

BIOTRONIK has announced that its latest implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) that are approved for MRI use have received CE marking and have been already implanted in a first batch of patients. The Inventra series of… Read more →

Sensor-laden smart bandages to monitor vital signs

Bandages can do more than heal. A project called Bioscope is building a bandage-like system that monitors a hospital patient’s temperature, heart rate, movement and bodily noises, and transmits that data wirelessly to a computer that tracks their health.

The… Read more →

ViMove lower back tracking system from dorsaVi wins FDA OK

Evaluating the motion of the spine and activity of the muscles involved in its movement can be important in diagnosing back conditions and for following up on treatment. Yet, quantitative data can be hard to obtain, so an Australian company called… Read more →

Google partners with Novartis to produce glucose-monitoring contact lens

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was testing a glucose-monitoring contact lens. The lens is aimed at helping people with diabetes better manage the disease. A partnership has now been announced with Alcon, which is the eye care division… Read more →

Electro-mechanical polymers in medicine: Interview with Novasentis CEO Christophe Ramstein, PhD

Creators of the world’s thinnest electro-mechanical polymer (EMP) actuator and sensor technology, Novasentis want to use their innovative micro-material dynamics to redefine man-machine interactions. By creating a lighter, thinner, smaller, and more flexible components they are aiming to radically transform devices, bringing new… Read more →

3D Printed Smart Cardiac Catheters Being Developed by EU Researchers and Materialise

The European Union recently awarded funding to Belgium-based additive manufacturing company, Materialise. Materialise is receiving funding as part of the Cognitive Autonomous Catheter Operating in Dynamic Environments, or ‘Cascade Project’. The Cascade Project is a research team made up of… Read more →

Advance in ‘stretch’ electronics uses basic sewing machine

A regular sewing machine is key to a new advance toward creating “soft” robotics, wearable electronics, and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of extreme stretching.

New stretchable technologies could lead to innovations including robots that… Read more →

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