Research and Development

133 Research and Development Articles
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on December 18, 2014
This robotic arm used at the University of Pittsburgh offers ten dimensional control of hand movements. Jan Scheuermann, a patient with longstanding quadriplegia, has managed to control a robotic arm with a range of complex human hand movements using a brain–machine interface, according to a story... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on December 8, 2014
Before coming to medtech, Steve Axelrod, PhD, started out as an elementary particle physicist. Now, his interest is in developing technology to help people with gastrointestinal disorders, a problem affecting as many as 1 in 4 people. “I have a strong personal connection here,” Axelrod explained... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on December 1, 2014
A new technology known as VetiGel could transform how medical professionals treat wounds and address situations involving serious bleeding. The product was developed by Joe Landolina, founder and CEO of Suneris, the company now preparing the technology for the open market.The VetiGel technology at w... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Qmed Staff on November 26, 2014
A number of universities and startups in Europe are stepping up to the challenge of combatting the Ebola outbreak in Africa, according to a recent report on Qmed's sister media site European Medical Device Technology.The goal is devices that provide faster and more effective diagnosis. Examples incl... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on November 25, 2014
Coolest Technologies of 2014There are technology breakthroughs, and then there are jaw-droppingly amazing technology breakthroughs.We at Qmed have seen plenty of incredible technologies come across our radar this year. Here are 10 that especially impressed us:Image derived from Radiohead stage-light... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on November 24, 2014
The fight against the Ebola virus will get $5.7 million to boost production and evaluation of convalescent plasma and similar products, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The effort will also evaluate drugs, according to a statement by the foundation. Related Slideshow: 10 Ebola... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on November 21, 2014
From wireless prosthetics that can grip and move, to advanced prosthetic limbs that can mimic the sensation of human touch, the research into high-tech prosthetics has really taken off in the past few years. Lately, much of the focus has been centered around powered prosthetics, and a recent study t... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Nancy Crotti on November 14, 2014
Eric Stone vividly remembers the pain and anxiety of receiving multiple needle sticks when he was hospitalized as a child with Crohn’s disease.Stone has gone on to co-found a company that has invented a needle-free blood draw device. The device would reduce pediatric patients’ needle sticks to t... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on November 13, 2014
A new Ebola treatment device known as the Aethlon Hemopurifier is scheduled to begin U.S. clinical trials by the end of this year, after receiving the green light for trials from the FDA. The device received significant backing following news of a German patient suffering from Ebola that was declare... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Brian Buntz on November 12, 2014
10 Crazy Medtech Ideas That Could Disrupt MedicineGoogle’s founders like to hype the company’s ethos around “moon shots” and “big bets.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently made a “call for crazy ideas” related to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Glob... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on November 6, 2014
Brain interface technology has long since been considered the ultimate user interface experience, giving us the power to control computers and mechanical systems with thought alone. While we still have a ways to go before we see a truly noninvasive, long-lasting brain interface device, we are seeing... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 29, 2014
Today the Cleveland Clinic announced its annual list of top medical innovations that are most likely to have a major impact on patient care in 2015. Among the various breakthrough technologies is a mobile stroke ambulance, a new quick and painless blood-testing method, and the world’s first dengue... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 25, 2014
Recently, a patient from North Carolina became just the seventh person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implant activated to help restore his vision.In a news release from Duke University, the world was introduced to Larry Hester, a patient  suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative e... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Chris Newmarker on October 17, 2014
The 5 Next Big Things in Medtech, According to YouQmed readers have some clear opinions when it comes to which devices and technologies will be the next big thing in medtech.  Read on to find out the top choices among 140 respondents to a recent survey. Refresh your medical devic... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 14, 2014
Prosthetic technology has made some rather large strides over the years, enabling amputees to adapt more and more to the world around them. Recently, all the buzz has been over developing prosthetics that can restore the ability to touch and feel. It was with this in mind, that Stanford engineers re... Continue
Posted in Research and Development by Kristopher Sturgis on October 10, 2014
One of the greatest challenges facing amputees is not only the missing limb, which can be remedied with any simple prosthetic, but the absence of touch and sensation within the prosthetic. Recently, researchers at a university in Ohio developed a new prosthetic system that enables amputees to experi... Continue