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Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Motor Development in Children

by Conn Hastings
Jun 29, 2022
Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland created a smart jumpsuit that can track toddler movements. The idea is to closely monitor moto...
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Flexible Microprobe for Neural Interfacing

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a tiny neural probe that is approximately one fifth of the width of a human ha...
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Self-Regulating Footwear for Diabetic Foot Issues

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science created footwear that can self-regulate the pressure distribution when a person walks, helping to av...
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Thin Film Electrodes for Neuro Applications: Interview with Dave Rosa, CEO of NeuroOne

NeuroOne, a medtech company based in Minnesota, has developed the Evo Cortical Electrode and the sEEG electrode, both of which are thin film electr...
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Smartphone App to Diagnose Neurological Disorders

A team at the University of California San Diego has developed a smartphone app that can precisely measure changes in pupil size as a potential met...
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Leg Sleeve for Neurological Mobility Issues: Interview with Jeremiah Robison, Cionic CEO

Cionic, a medtech company based in San Francisco, created the Neural Sleeve, a wearable that is designed to enhance movement for those with mobilit...
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Wireless Data Transfer for Implanted Devices Using Ionic Communication

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method for implanted devices to communicate w...
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Telerobotic System Uses Magnets to Perform Endovascular Procedures

Researchers at MIT have developed a telerobotic surgical system that allows a surgeon to remotely treat patients who are suffering a stroke or aneu...
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New System Speeds Up Typing for the Motor Impaired

Researchers at MIT have created a new text selection interface for motor impaired individuals. People with severe physical disabilities can type to...
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Tiny Wireless Neurostimulator Delivered Through Blood Vessels

Researchers at Rice University developed a tiny neurostimulation device that can be delivered intravascularly and which does not require a battery ...
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Are Thrombolytics Safe for Acute Ischemic Strokes in Patients on DOACs?

Background Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs), including apixaban, rivaroxaban, edoxaban, and dabigatran, are widely used for various indica...
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Zoom POD for Sterile Field Clot Capture: Interview with Daniel Davis of Imperative Care

Imperative Care, a medtech company based in California, created the Zoom Stroke Solution, a complete system for the mechanical removal of clots in ...
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Device Makes Diffuse Ultrasound Waves for Intracranial Applications

Researchers at the University of California San Diego created an ultrasound transducer that is intended to provide safer ultrasound treatment when ...
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Flexible Brain-Computer Interface Array for Better Contact

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have created a brain-computer interface array featuring microneedles affixed to a flexible ba...
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Effect of Intra-Arrest Transport and eCPR on Neurologic Outcomes in Refractory OHCA

Background Information: Refractory out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is defined as prolonged cardiac arrest and cardiac arrest without return o...
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Spinal Cord Stimulators for Chronic Pain: Interview with Charlie Covert, VP and GM, Pain Therapies, Medtronic

Chronic pain is a difficult burden to bear, but advances in spinal stimulators are helping suitable patients to gain some control over their inflic...
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Artificial Neurons and Synapses from Printed Transistors

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have created artificial neurons and synapses using organic electrochemical transistors that can be pr...
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EM Quick Hits 36 – Surviving Sepsis, Angle Closure Glaucoma, Bougies, Frostbite, Hot/Altered Patient, Central Cord Syndrome

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Brit Long on Surving Sepsis Campaign -2021 Updates, Nour Khatib on rural medicine case - angle closure glauc...
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Funky Helmet Enhances MRI Brain Scans

A team of engineers and radiologists at Boston University created a helmet that can dramatically improve MRI scans of the brain. The device consist...
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Wearable Helmet for Non-Invasive Optical Brain Imaging

Kernel, a medtech company based in California, has developed the Kernel Flow, a wearable helmet that can perform time domain functional near-infrar...
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Thought-to-Text Brain-Computer Interface: Interview with Florian Solzbacher, Chairman of Blackrock Neurotech

Blackrock Neurotech, a medical technology company based in Salt Lake City, created a suite of brain-computer interface systems with the goal of emp...
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Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier Using Lasers and Gold Nanoparticles

Delivering drugs to the brain remains a challenge due to the blood-brain barrier, a specialized endothelial layer that is highly selective in what ...
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Washable Fabric Measures Electrical Activity of Muscles

Researchers at the University of Utah engineered a wearable fabric that can function as a biosensor, measuring electrical activity of muscles. The ...
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Ep 161 Red Flag Headaches: General Approach and Cervical Artery Dissections

In this Part 1 or our two part podcast series on Red Flag Headaches we discuss a general approach, tips and tricks to assessing patients who presen...
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EM Quick Hits 33 Polytrauma Tips & Tricks, Toxic Megacolon, ECG in PE, Patch Calls, CT Before LP, Nebulized Ketamine

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast, Anand Swaminathan on tips and tricks in polytrauma, Rohit Mohindra on diagnosis and management of toxic mega...
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Wristband to Detect Strokes: Interview with Sandra Saldana, CEO of Alva Health

Alva Health, a medtech startup based in Connecticut, is developing a wristband that can detect the signs of stroke and promptly alert the wearer an...
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Visual Content to Treat Amblyopia: Interview with Scott Xiao, CEO at Luminopia

Luminopia, a company based in Cambridge, MA, has developed Luminopia One, a visual content system that aims to treat amblyopia, also known as ‘lazy...
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EvoWalk Digital Therapy Platform: Interview with Pierluigi Mantovani, CEO at Evolution Devices

Evolution Devices, a company based in California, created a functional electrical stimulation device to assist people with foot drop to walk more f...
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Wireless Photoelectric Implant for Optogenetics Research

Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland created a wireless photoelectric implant that allows them to activate or supp...
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Swoop Portable MRI: Interview with David Scott, President and CEO of Hyperfine

Hyperfine, a company based in St Guilford, Connecticut, created Swoop, a portable MRI scanner. The device received FDA approval as the first bedsid...
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Laser-Assisted Bioprinting of Neurons

A team at Concordia University in Montreal have developed a technique called Laser-Induced Side Transfer (LIST) that allows for bioprinting of neur...
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EEG Test for Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK have developed an EEG test for Alzheimer’s disease. The technique involves measuring brain waves us...
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Steerable Catheter to Navigate Tortuous Blood Vessels in Brain

A team at University of California San Diego invented a way to make steerable catheters that can more precisely navigate the tortuous architecture ...
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Inflatable Prosthetic Hand with a Sense of Touch

Researchers at MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University created an inexpensive robotic hand intended for use by upper limb amputees. The device is mor...
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Tiny Neural Sensors for Brain Computer Interfaces

Researchers at Brown University have developed wireless micro-implants that can function as a network of neural sensors and stimulators in the brai...
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Neuromodulation for Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: Interview with Martha Morrell, M.D., CMO of NeuroPace

NeuroPace, a medtech company based in California, has developed the RNS system, an implantable neuromodulation device for focal drug-resistant epil...
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Wearable Sensor Monitors Myoclonic Jerks

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have developed a wearable surface electromyography and three-dimensional accelerometry system that...
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Sensing Glove to Aid in Stroke Recovery

Researchers at MIT created a sensing glove that can detect small pressuref changes along its surface when a wearer grasps something. The glove is t...
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Breath Test Predicts Treatment Regimen for Epilepsy Drugs

Anti-seizure medication must be tailored for individual patients, as the difference between a therapeutic dose and a toxic one is quite small. Now,...
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Wireless Light Implant for Optogenetics Without Skull Damage

Researchers at the University of Arizona have overcome a major limitation of optogenetics with their wireless and battery-free implant that can shi...
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Oscillating Magnetic Field Shrinks Glioblastoma Tumor

At the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, researchers have developed a device that generates a magnetic field and used it to successfully sh...
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TTM2: Hypothermia vs Normothermia for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background Information: Hypothermia was first introduced in 2002 by two studies, Bernard et al and The Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest (HACA) tria...
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Blood-Brain Barrier on a Chip for Neuro Drug Testing

Researchers at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, engineered a blood-brain barrier on a chip using human-derived stem cell...
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Inflatable Neurostimulator for Minimally Invasive Pain Control

Researchers at the University of Cambridge created a spinal stimulation device that can help to control severe pain. Unlike existing technologies, ...
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Drinking Straw Device for Hiccups Treatment

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have developed a device to treat hiccups. The drinking straw-like devic...
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Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation Using Ultrasound and Genetic Modification

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a technique they call sonothermogenetics, which combines ultrasound and genetic mo...
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Ep157 Neuromuscular Disease for Emergency Medicine

There is a long list of rare neuromuscular diseases. Nonetheless, there are a few that you are likely to see in the ED, that are relevant to Emerge...
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Ep156 ED Approach to Acute Motor Weakness

In this Part 1 of our 2-part podcast on Acute Motor Weakness we introduce a five step approach to acute motor weakness with Dr. Roy Baskind Dr. Geo...
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Bupropion Overdose: Factors Associated with Seizures

Background Bupropion ingestions are one of the scarier poisonings due to a relatively narrow therapeutic index and the numerous adverse effects tha...
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Safety and Efficacy of Clevidipine for Acute Blood Pressure Control

Background Rapid and precise control of blood pressure is vital for patients with a hypertensive emergency or an acute stroke. Commonly, nicardipin...
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