Kristopher Sturgis

Researchers Take a Softer Approach to Wearable Robots

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on June 23, 2017
Clothing-like exosuits represent a new class of wearable robots for people with mobility challenges, including stroke survivors.Kristopher SturgisReWalk Robotics, a manufacturer of exoskeleton technologies, debuted the latest prototype for a soft suit exoskeleton device that aims to assist stro... Continue

How a Wearable Could Help the Visually Impaired

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on June 20, 2017
Researchers create a new device that pairs a 3-D camera with vibrating motors and a braille interface to help the visually impaired identify surrounding environments.Kristopher Sturgis For decades the visually impaired have been largely reliant on one of the most simple solutions for navigation... Continue

Will an Ultrasound Drill Solve Deep Vein Blood Clots?

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on June 16, 2017
Researchers are developing a tool that uses low-frequency intravascular ultrasound waves to break down blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis.Kristopher Sturgis p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Helvetica; color: #666666; -webkit-text-stroke: #666666} span.s1 {font-kerning... Continue

Bos Sci Wins CE Mark for MR-Conditional DBS System

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on June 6, 2017
The company said its Vercise Gevia deep brain stimulation (DBS) system is the industry’s first MR-conditional directional DBS system with stimulation visualization.Kristopher Sturgis  Boston Scientific’s Vercise deep brain stmulation (DBS) system is intended for the treatment of moveme... Continue

How A Wearable is Making Diabetes Management More Efficient

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on May 30, 2017
The wearable, known as the V-Go, aims to make insulin delivery for patients with Type 2 diabetes simpler and more efficient.Kristopher Sturgis New data suggests this insulin patch, known as the V-Go, has cost benefits as well as ease-of-use perks for diabetes patients People with Type 2 di... Continue

How Magnetic Pulses Are Lifting Moods

Posted by Kristopher Sturgis on May 15, 2017
FDA cleared a new transcranial magnetic stimulation device for adults with major depressive disorders.Kristopher SturgisFDA cleared the MagVita TMS system with MagPro R20, developed by MagVenture Inc., for adults with major depressive disorders who have not responded to traditional antidepressant dr... Continue

Meet the Bot That Could Slither Through Your Gut

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on May 12, 2017
Medrobotics receives FDA clearance to market its steerable robotic surgical platform for colorectal surgeries in the U.S. Kristopher SturgisFDA cleared Medrobotics' Flex Robotic System for colorectal procedures. Medrobotics Corp. is taking its Flex Robotic System to places no other steerable ro... Continue

Is This a Better Way to Find Ovarian Cancer?

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on May 1, 2017
A new cancer screening technology aims to use nanoparticles as a ‘synthetic biomarker’ to detect ovarian tumors in a simple urinalysis test.Kristopher SturgisThis high-magnification micrograph of an ovarian clear cell carcinoma shows, focally, the characteristic clear cells w... Continue

How a Womb-Like Device Could Save Premature Babies

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on April 27, 2017
Pediatric researchers design an innovative new fluid-filled device that can mimic the prenatal environment that newborns need for organ development. Kristopher Sturgis Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are developing a womb-like device that has already been tested on f... Continue

Could One Test Help Combat a Massive Problem?

Posted in by Kristopher Sturgis on April 21, 2017
MeMed Ltd has been awarded a $9.2M Department of Defense contract to support a rapid point-of-care test designed to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections, ultimately helping to mitigate the misuse of antibiotics.Kristopher SturgisMeMed's second-generation point-of-care test is designed ... Continue