Putting Patients At The Center of Health Care: Control, Convenience, Comfort And Confidence

“Patient-centered health care” is a well-worn phrase that resonates so well with patients and clinicians alike that it graces hundreds of corporate mission statements. Unfortunately, and despite best intentions, the phrase represents an aspiration that is chronically unrealized in practice.  While “patient-centered health care” refers to a paradigm of care that focuses on the needs,

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Breakthrough Sees First Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm with Noninvasive Implant

The new findings, published in Science Robotics, could help people with paralysis use robotic arms with just their thoughts. A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Minnesota has collaborated to make a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device control. Using a noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI), the researchers have revealed

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Wearable tech supports home therapy for kids with autism

One of high tech’s most fabled consumer flops is showing significant promise in helping patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Google quickly found out a few years ago that the public wasn’t quite ready for Glass, its eyeglass frame-carrying combination of camera, computer and display. Stanford University Medical School researchers believed that if they added

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Cells only: UIC Sscaffold-free 3D Bioprinting produces intricate Tissues

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have developed a scaffold-free 3D bioprinting process. Commonly, biodegradable scaffolds are used to maintain the shape of 3D bioprinted tissue used in regenerative medicine research. However, according to the study published in Materials Horizons, degradation byproducts within the scaffolds can be toxic as well as interfere with the development of cell-to-cell connections of functional tissues.

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Bioprinting World Map

With 109 established bioprinting companies and many entrepreneurs around the world showing interest in the emerging field, it’s just a matter of time before it becomes one of the most sought after technologies. Mapping the companies that make up this industry is a good starting point to understand the bioprinting ecosystem, determine where most companies

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3D Printing at Work to Heal Spinal Cord Injury

For people whose spinal cords are injured in traffic accidents, sports mishaps, or other traumatic events, cell-based treatments have emerged as a potential avenue for encouraging healing. Now, taking advantage of advances in 3D printing technology, researchers have created customized implants that may boost the power of cell-based therapies for repairing injured spinal cords. Made of

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Researchers Recognize Transformative Power of 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

Authors Ghadge Snehal, Aloorkar Nagesh, and Sudake Suresh from the Satara College of Pharmacy explore 3D printing of medication, and the possibilities for the future in ‘A Decisive Overview on Three Dimensional Printing in Pharmaceuticals.’ The researchers realize the enormous impact 3D printing is having worldwide, offering truly infinite power for innovation—with a tremendous focus on the

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A 3-D printer powered by machine vision and artificial intelligence

MIT startup Inkbit is overcoming traditional constraints to 3-D printing by giving its machines “eyes and brains.” Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3-D printing transforms the production of most devices. Commercially available printers

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