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March 19, 2021
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In Made of Stronger Stuff, psychologist Kimberley Wilson and doctor Xand van Tulleken learn how Jason became the first person in the world with a neural enabled prosthetic hand, and as a result, regained the sensation of touch in his fingers. Source: BBC Radio Podcast.
August 3, 2020
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A new technique funded by NIBIB and developed by University of Minnesota researchers allows 3D printing of hydrogel-based sensors directly on the surface of organs, such as lungs—even as they expand and contract. The technology was developed to support robot-assisted medical treatments.
May 19, 2020
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A team at ClearCam, Inc., with funding from the NIBIB and ties to the University of Texas at Austin, designed a device for wiping a laparoscope lens clean, much the same way that a wiper blade clears a fogged up window.
April 14, 2020
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Bioengineers have created a blood-drawing robot that performed as well or better than technicians. The device could increase blood draw success from difficult- to-find veins and allow healthcare workers more time to treat patients.
September 3, 2019
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What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow, a piece of clay or a rubber ball? By exploring this question in detail, researchers discovered clever tricks to design materials that replicate different levels of perceived softness. The findings provide fundamental insights into designing tactile materials and haptic interfaces that can recreate realistic touch sensations.
December 3, 2020
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FDA approves first-in-human trial for neural-enabled prosthetic hand system developed at FIU.
September 11, 2019
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Researchers have invented a new way to fabricate nanoscale 3D objects of nearly any shape. They can also pattern the objects with a variety of useful materials, including metals, semiconducting quantum dots, and DNA.
October 3, 2019
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Florida International University announced that the FDA has approved further trials of the university’s prosthetic hand system. The prosthetic is “similar to a pacemaker” in that it “works by delivering electrical pulses to specific nerves in the arm, using a wireless device that can be surgically implanted within the nerves. Sensors embedded in the prosthetic send signals to the implanted device, which then elicits sensations by delivering pulses.” Grace Peng, program director at National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, which has collaborated on development of the prosthetic, said, “This unique system, integrating the long-term efforts of academia and industry, is an example of the bioengineering partnerships we promote.” Read the full article in the South Florida Business Journal. Read the full article in the South Florida Business Journal.
October 2, 2019
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Researchers have developed nanorobotic agents that can navigate through the bloodstream to administer a drug by targeting the active cancerous cells of tumors.
October 3, 2019
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Scientists have created the first robotically driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins.