Content tagged with Medical
posted in July 2012
Slideshow: Rescue Robots Save the Day
7/23/2012  24 comments
Like many robots deployed in military applications, robots used for post-disaster search-and-rescue missions will go places humans can't.
Porous Metal Spine Implant Heals Bone
7/19/2012  14 comments
A lumbar spine implant made with Zimmer's tantalum-based Trabecular Metal Technology, a highly porous metallic substance with characteristics similar to the spongy type of bone, helps foster new bone growth to speed healing.
Robot-Guided Brain Surgery Performed at German Hospital
7/18/2012  21 comments
The first robot-guided brain surgery has been performed at HSK Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany using Mazor Robotics' Renaissance robotic spine surgery system.
Video: 3D Printer Cooks Up Blood Vessels
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/17/2012  9 comments
A bioengineering team from the University of Pennsylvania has put the RepRap open-source 3D printer to work, making templates of blood vessel networks out of sugar as part of its work in regenerative medicine.
Slideshow: Medical Apps Prescribed a Healthy Dose of 3D Printing
CAD/CAM Corner 
7/16/2012  12 comments
3D printing technology is transforming the medical and dental sector, facilitating a new level of customization for devices and prosthetics while fostering precision and bringing down costs.
3D Materials Expand Design Options
Engineering Materials 
7/12/2012  15 comments
New rigid and rubber-like digital materials for Objet's Connex 3D multi-material printing systems offer improved toughness, more shore scale values, and resistance to heat.
Video: Robots Develop Sense of Touch
7/6/2012  14 comments
A new combination of sensors, actuators, and software will give them a sense of touch for identifying textures that's even more finely tuned than a human's.
Petroski on Engineering: Checklists & Design
Guest Blogs 
7/2/2012  21 comments
A properly devised checklist for design could prevent mistakes from being made.
Video Over Fiber Gives Surgeons a Clearer Picture
Electronics News 
7/2/2012  13 comments
Surgeons who depend on video images in the operating room are about to get a big boost in picture resolution.

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