Ontenna smart hair clip that can help people with hearing challenge sense sound

Ontenna is a brand new device which is worn on the hair like a hairpin, and through vibrations and light, will transmit the unique features of sound to the user. The concept of this device is to "experience sound through strands of hair, much like the whiskers of a cat can sense movements in the air," and has been developed in co-operation with hearing challanged persons. new device developed by Fujitsu called the Ontenna, allows sound to be transmitted through vibrations and light via a ...
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Seoul National University has developed cloth RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth

Seoul National University has developed cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology and it will not require any electricity and can be worn as normal cloth Professor Hwang Cheol Seong of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and his research team recently invented a type of cloth that is woven with RRAM (Resistive Random-Access Memory) technology. The new memory cloth does not use any electricity and will be able to be worn like normal clothing. The...
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NILE Proximal Fixation Spinal System can help overcome complex deformity cases and has now received FDA approval

NILE Proximal Fixation Spinal System helps overcome complex deformity cases by supporting alternative Fixation Spinal System using non-pedicle based fixation technology. NILE Proximal Fixation Spinal System received FDA approval Bone fixation cerclage, acts as a bone anchor for temporary stabilization, or used in conjunction with other medical implants of similar metals when wiring is needed, during development of a spinal fusion. Wrapped around a portion of the sublaminar, posterior sp...
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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland has developed smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance and prevents falling

First smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance – and prevents falling – has been developed by researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center “Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi” in Florence. The first smart exoskeleton that  recognizes the loss of balance – and prevents falling – has been developed by researchers in at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center “Fondazione Don Car...
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Pohang University of Science and Technology Research Suggest ‘Decorin’ can be the new Glue-Like Substance that could Be The Key to Healing Wounds Without Scars

Skin scarring after deep dermal injuries is a major clinical problem due to the current therapies limited to established scars with poor understanding of healing mechanisms. From investigation of aberrations within the extracellular matrix involved in pathophysiologic scarring, it was revealed that one of the main factors responsible for impaired healing is abnormal collagen reorganization. Here, inspired by the fundamental roles of decorin, a collagen-targeting proteoglycan, in collagen remodel...
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University of Tokyo research findings will now allow development of more effective mucosal vaccines, immunizing agents, that can be administered orally or through the nose rather then current injectable type of vaccines.

A research group at the University of Tokyo has identified in a study with mice a protein directly linked to the M cells' function to capture antigens around intestinal and other mucous membrane surfaces. Manipulating the protein, allograft inflammatory factor 1 (Aif1), holds promise of contributing to the development of more effective mucosal vaccines—immunizing agents, administered orally or through the nose, that enter the body via the mucous membrane—as an alternative to the conventional inj...
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FDA has approved Siemens new CT Scanner SOMATOM that can be operated from a tablet and is able to perform faster higher quality image exam

Siemens announced winning FDA clearance for its SOMATOM go. Now and SOMATOM go.Up compute tomography scanners. The systems are designed to speed patients through the scanning process, utilizing preset workflows that are defined and controlled using a wireless tablet. Siemens’ latest high-end scanner is a Dual Source technology called SOMATOM® Definition Flash, a scanner that will change radiation dose. https://youtu.be/sFTUDGanglM Now available with the fully integrated Stellar Detec...
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Presspart and Cohero Health have developed eMDI (embedded and connected metered dose inhaler) enabling real-time monitoring of medication use and symptom flare-ups

H&T Presspart and Cohero Health have developed intuitive, fully-embedded and connected metered dose inhaler (eMDI) aimed at improving adherence and enabling continually optimized care of patients with asthma and COPD. It is the only eMDI integrated seamlessly with BreatheSmart from Cohero Health, a comprehensive respiratory disease management platform that uniquely enables tracking of both controller and rescue medications, along with clinically accurate lung function measurement, in real-ti...
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Lygos is a Berkeley Lab Technologies startup that engineers microbes to convert sugars into high-value, industrial chemicals, targeting compounds where biological production is cost-advantaged over petrochemical production.

Lygos is providing biotechnology solutions for today’s renewable chemical challenges. Lygos engineers microbes to convert sugars into high-value, industrial chemicals, targeting compounds where biological production is cost-advantaged over petrochemical production. Lygos' technology goes beyond engineering microbes and includes fermentation and purification development. Our goal is to manufacture and sell chemicals. This work has been supported, in part, by over $6.5MM in grants from the U.S....
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FDA is testing ‘Organs-on-Chips’ Technology that will simulate human organ systems in miniature on micro-engineered chips.

Researchers in laboratories at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will be testing revolutionary new technology that creates human organ systems in miniature on micro-engineered chips. Beginning with a liver-chip, FDA scientists will be evaluating the effectiveness of this technology to better understand the effects of medicines, disease-causing bacteria in foods, chemicals, and other potentially harmful materials on the human body. There are many things you might envision putt...
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Researchers at the University of Tokyo identified protein’s detailed molecular structure involved in anaerobic respiration, the process by which bacteria and other organisms produce energy in environments without oxygen.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo identified the pathways for transferring electrons in the bacterial protein MtrF by ascertaining through computer simulation the protein's detailed molecular structure involved in anaerobic respiration, the process by which bacteria and other organisms produce energy in environments without oxygen. While many living organisms, including humans, produce energy (ATP) for life activities through respiration that requires reduction, the transfer of electrons...
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FDA approved gammaCore Personal Non-Invasive headache treatment device

ElectroCore, a neuroscience and technology company dedicated to improving patient outcomes through technological advancement, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the use of gammaCore® (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator) for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients. gammaCore transmits a mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin, resulting in a reduction of pain. This is the first FDA prod...
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Scientists at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley have now developed a wearable sensor that stays on the skin, stimulates it and measuring the chloride concentration while the person can move around freely.

Scientists at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley have now developed a wearable sensor that stays on the skin, stimulates it and measuring the chloride concentration while the person can move around freely. A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose. A wearable device that extracts sweat and analyzes its constituents to monitor health and d...
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New NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy System for Depression Cleared by FDA

NeuroStar TMS Therapy is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy. This novel treatment option provides benefits without the side effects often associated with antidepressant medication. What is NeuroStar TMS Therapy (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation): Is similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Uses precisely targeted magnetic pulses Stimulates key areas of the brain that are...
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‘DreamStation Go’ is a small ‘positive airway pressure’ (PAP) device designed to simplify travel for patients living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Royal Philips has launched 'DreamStation Go', its a small 'positive airway pressure' (PAP) device designed to simplify travel for patients living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). At half the size of Philips’ previous generation devices, DreamStation Go delivers the same clinically-proven performance and comfort, for reliable, convenient therapy on-the-go. Philips simplifies travel for sleep apnea patients with new compact and connected DreamStation Go sleep therapy device  Designed wi...
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New Balance’s ‘RunIQ’ is the Android Wear smartwatch that has a GPS tracker to track your course and pace, bring your music along, monitor your heart rate and even receive and reply to notifications from your phone.

Leave your phone behind when you run and experience the smartwatch that lets you run, track and listen untethered. With NB RunIQ, you can GPS track your course and pace, bring your music along, monitor your heart rate and even receive and reply to notifications from your phone. Plus, this activity tracker syncs with Strava, the social network for athletes, so you can share your workout with a community of runners worldwide. https://youtu.be/9Y5fhknWOO8     New Balance RunIQ...
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University of Utah Department of Bioengineering is developing device (Electrode Array) that will allow amputee’s arm to read signals from the brain and then tell the prosthetic hand how to move.

University of Utah Department of Bioengineering is developing device (Electrode Array) that will allow amputee’s arm to read signals from the brain and then tell the prosthetic hand how to move. Researchers, led by Clark, are further developing the Utah Slanted Electrode Array, a neural interface that uses 100 electrodes which connect with nerves in an amputee’s arm to read signals from the brain - telling the hand how to move. The Utah Slanted Electrode Array was first developed by Departmen...
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NIH (National Institute Of Health) funded study suggest peanut patch to treat peanut allergy has shown to provide benefit to children

A wearable patch that delivers small amounts of peanut protein through the skin shows promise for treating children and young adults with peanut allergy, with greater benefits for younger children, according to one-year results from an ongoing clinical trial. The treatment, called epicutaneous immunotherapy or EPIT, was safe and well-tolerated, and nearly all participants used the skin patch daily as directed. The ongoing trial is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...
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Levo System is a FDA approved personal nightly sound therapy designed to improve the quality of life for patient with Tinnitus

As many as 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, a debilitating health condition commonly known as "ringing in the ears." Musicians, factory workers, military veterans and many others endure its effects, which include problems with concentration, sleep, anxiety and depression. Many who experience chronic tinnitus turn to sound devices or machines that mask their ringing with white noise. But masking typically offers only short-term relief to those who struggle with the perception of buzz...
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Mayo Clinic is close to developing ‘Epidural Neurostimulator’ that can help Paralyzed person from Spinal Cord Injury to move legs on his own

It is well accepted that severe spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to functional disconnection of ascending and descending spinal pathways, impairing neural circuitry through and below the SCI. However, in clinically complete SCI, defined as American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) level A, a portion of neural tissue commonly remains intact across the injury site1 and may provide nonspecific supraspinal influence on sublesional spinal circuitry.2, 3, 4, 5 This injury profile is defi...
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University of Maryland have used modified wood as a unique architecture for the negative electrode of a lithium metal battery, seeking to prevent some of the key factors that lead to battery failur

Inspired by the structure of wood, engineers at the University of Maryland have used modified wood as a unique architecture for the negative electrode of a lithium metal battery, seeking to prevent some of the key factors that lead to battery failure. Lithium ion shuttling in rechargeable batteries provides energy to power phones, laptops, and even light bulbs. When the battery is charged, the lithium metal expands; and when it is discharged, the lithium metal deflates. This rapid c...
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Imperial College London research suggest microcracks may reduce mechanical strength of the bone, rather than protecting against fractures bisphosphonates may actually may make bones more fragile

The early-stage research, by scientists at Imperial College London, suggests these microcracks may reduce mechanical strength of the bone. In the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers studied bone samples from 16 people who had been diagnosed with the weak bone condition osteoporosis. This research suggests that, in a small number of patients, rather than protecting against fractures bisphosphonates may actually may make bones more fragile. All of...
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University of Strathclyde, UK, has developed technique to be able to perform nanoscale transfer printing that can be leveraged for visible light communications, flexible optoelectronics, and photonic integrated circuits

  Semiconductor nanowires, with lasing emission at room temperature, can be transferred in a controlled way to specific locations on diverse substrates and organized into bespoke spatial patterns. Semiconductor nanowire (NW) lasers provide coherent light sources with highly localized emission and extremely small footprints. Such lasers may thus have the potential to revolutionize the field of photonics. Indeed, NW lasers are expected to play a key role in future optoelectronic sys...
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PureCarbon’s Smart Delta Gloves is a revolutionary wearable technology product that helps monitor exercise and fitness routines and is a virtual coach

The first strength training wearable with patented weight sensing technology. The Delta Gloves automatically track your workout and help you reach your goals.   https://youtu.be/6A57iNuDads   RECORD WORKOUT Automatically records exercise, sets, reps & weight lifted in real time so you can focus on getting the most out of every set. MEASURE PROGRESS Review history of specific exercises or compare different workouts by comparing your power output (Watts). ...
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Harvard Medical School researchers have identified critical step in DNA repair for cellular aging

DNA is a precious molecule. It encodes vital information about cellular content and function. There are only two copies of each chromosome in the cell, and once the sequence is lost no replacement is possible. The irreplaceable nature of the DNA sets it apart from other cellular molecules, and makes it a critical target for age-related deterioration. To prevent DNA damage cells have evolved elaborate DNA repair machinery. Paradoxically, DNA repair can itself be subject to age-related changes ...
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‘NanoCar’ is a molecule design with the idea that it can transport themselves through the bloodstream in order to deliver drugs to previously unreachable locations in the human body with a high degree of accuracy

The nanocar is a molecule designed in 2005 at Rice University by a group headed by Professor James Tour. The molecule consists of an H-shaped 'chassis' with fullerene groups attached at the four corners to act as wheels. According to Professor Tour - Rice University, this development is a watershed in so far as constructing successfully a nanocar represents the first step toward molecular manufacturing. Professor Tour avers: “It’s the beginning of learning how to manipulate things at the nano...
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Researchers from Empa in St. Gallen, Switzerland have developed optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles

Researchers from Empa in St. Gallen have succeeded in producing optic fibers for sensors that are ideal for textiles. This would enable hospitals to monitor whether a patient is developing pressure sores, for instance. The special optic fiber can be manufactured directly into textiles as thread to make the emitters and detectors for a heart-rate sensor. Thanks to a melting technique, the team headed by Luciano Boesel from the materials research institution Empa produced what are know...
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FDA has approved Medtronic’s Insertable Cardiac Monitor to allow improved accuracy to better identify abnormal heartbeats

Medtronic announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Reveal LINQ(TM) Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) with TruRhythm(TM) Detection, an advanced cardiac monitor offering improved accuracy to better identify abnormal heartbeats. An insertable cardiac monitor is a small device that continuously monitors heart rhythms and records them automatically and manually by using a hand-held patient assistant. The device is inserted just beneath the skin in the chest area du...
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AposTherapy individualized therapy that can treat joint pain caused by various musculoskeletal disorders and physical injuries in a non-surgical and drug-free method

Apos therapy is an innovative non-surgical and drug-free method for treating joint pain caused by various musculoskeletal disorders and physical injuries. Apos therapy is based on the utilization of specially designed shoes and foot wear which is individually adjusted for each patient. The shoes help offload all muscles and joints starting from the ankle and up to the lower back area forcing them to function correctly. This not only relieves pain and treats disorders, but also has a positive eff...
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Unviersity of Tokyo has developed a hydrogel that may be an excellent replacement for vitreous. (clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina)

Vitreous body is the clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina of the eyeball of humans and other vertebrates. It is often referred to as the vitreous humour or simply "the vitreous". Unviersity of Tokyo, have developed a hydrogel that may be an excellent replacement for vitreous. A hydrogel made of crosslinked clusters of highly branched polymers that forms in 10 minutes can function as an artificial vitreous body. Fast-forming hydrogel with ultralow polymeric content a...
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