Research and Development

110 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on September 16, 2014
In an age where technology continues to shrink, we constantly search for new ways to better fit devices into our purses and pockets, around our wrists and strapped to our heads. It wasn’t until recently we began exploring the possibilities of implantable technology, and with that came what might b... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on September 15, 2014
3 Ways Human Brains Are Melding with ComputersFrom better brain-computer interfaces to a bionic arm prosthesis that reads brain signals in order to move, human beings and computers are increasingly combining—and potentially taking the cyborg out of the realm of science fiction.The advances are the... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on September 12, 2014
Scientists have developed an innovative “electronic skin” that can detect and image small lumps in a woman’s breast that normal manual exams miss, allowing for earlier detection of breast cancer.The device has been tested on a breast model made of silicone, and allows doctors to see smaller lu... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker... on September 10, 2014
Sometimes, being audacious can be a good thing. After all, the word simply means “showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks” according to the Oxford dictionary.Think of President John F. Kennedy’s famous words from 1961: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to ac... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on September 8, 2014
A team of international researchers have built a human-to-human, brain-to-brain interface that will allow two humans to consciously communicate with each other without any additional social cues.The development—reported in ExtremeTech and recently published in PLoS ONE—is one of several recent e... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on September 3, 2014
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Pennsylvania State University and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a “gentler” way to identify cancer cells, using sound waves, according to a statement by MIT.Their dime-sized device could be used to detect the extremely r... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on August 6, 2014
5 Animal-Inspired Medtech BreakthroughsPeople used to define progress as human beings overcoming nature and creating something superior to what the natural world offers. But a funny thing has happened in recent decades: Innovators have figured out that nature can actually school people on a thing or... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on August 5, 2014
On the heels of Google’s founders downplaying the importance of healthcare to its business, the company has all of a sudden announced an ambitious project to analyze the genetic and molecular data of ultimately thousands of people.Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that the project was Go... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on August 4, 2014
Researchers in Taiwan have developed a wearable optical pupil-reading device prototype that may open the door to early detection of a common neurological condition found in those with diabetes, known as diabetic autonomic neuropathy.The condition can be a serious complication for those suffering fro... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on August 1, 2014
Robotics not only has the potential to restore lost limbs to people—but also enhance the limbs we already have.That is one of the intriguing takeaways from a recent innovation out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It’s a robot worn around the wrist that works as though it was two extra f... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on July 30, 2014
Top Medtech Breakthroughs of JulyFrom using Google Glass as a neural interface to utilizing heat-seeking missile technology for malaria detection to fly-inspired hearing aid technology, there were plenty of amazing medical technology breakthroughs to report on in July.Read on to find out more: ... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on July 9, 2014
By Miguel Angel Torres Tello and Carlos Alfonso Rodríguez SierraMexico is recognized as one of the top Latin American markets for medical devices. But globally, there are still plenty of challenges when it comes to meaningful research and development—and medical device design. To start, Mexi... Continue
From 3-D printed organs to a potential nanotech cancer cure developed by a teenager, MPMN has scoured the Internet to find 10 interesting medtech-related videos.1. All Your Devices Can Be Hacked—Including Your ICD and CarAvi Rubin, PhD, computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University e... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Stephen Levy on July 3, 2014
In research that may one day lead to a whole range of diagnostics and therapies, scientists at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have genetically and enzymatically modified red blood cells (RBCs) to carry a range of valuable payloads -- from drugs, to vaccines, to imaging agents – th... Continue