Soft Exoskeleton

Soft Robotic Exosuit Can Help Stroke Patients

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. More than 6.5 million Americans are stroke survivors, and the vast majority of them never fully recover the ability to walk....
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This 3D-Printed Human Heart Can Do Everything a Real One Can

Scientists have been developing artificial hearts for quite some time now. However, many of the current designs are unfortunately clunky, which presents difficulties in successfully integrating them into human tissue. To approach this issue,...
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Smart Bandage to Monitor pH Level of Chronic Wounds

The idea of being able to see through a wound dressing gave rise to the project Flusitex (Fluorescence sensing integrated into medical textiles), which is being funded by the Swiss initiative...
Julia Römer

This Vaccine Refrigerator Runs on Evaporation Cycles

Julia Römer's refrigerators produce cold from heat. Many medicines - from asthma sprays to insulin to vaccines - must be cooled until moments before they're used. But in large parts of...
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This vibrating hair clip could help deaf people sense sounds

This tiny clip lets deaf people sense sounds using their hair by using a microphone to turn sound into haptic feedback. The wearable, developed by Fujitsu, was previously shown only as...
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Mind-controlled device helps paralyzed stroke patients move

There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year and it is the country’s fourth single leading cause of death, according to Stroke Association. What’s more, almost two-thirds of...
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Researchers Just Found a Way to Create Better Bionic Eyes

Beyond helping people with impaired vision, bionic eyes could eventually give “superpowers” to those who already have no trouble reading the eye chart. Those implants could allow us to see in...
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Powered Exoskeleton Prevents The Elderly From Falling

The 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...
Anti-Aging Remedy: “Young Blood” Transfusions

This Startup Takes Cash From Aging Adults in Exchange For Young People’s Blood

Just off a winding highway along the Pacific coast in Monterey, California, is a private clinic where people can pay $8,000 to have their veins pumped with blood plasma from teenagers...
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This Sight-saving R2D2 Robot Wants To Stick a Tiny Knife in Your Eye

Ophthalmologists come in all shapes and sizes. But this tiny Robotic Retinal Dissection Device (aptly named "R2D2"), is the smallest so far. What's more, it operates from inside a single hole...