Biomedical and Bioengineering Innovation

The Many Textures of Robotics

The Many Textures of Robotics

Author(s)3: Leslie Mertz
The Many Textures of Robotics 618 372 IEEE Pulse

Innovative researchers are employing flexible, rather than rigid materials in combination with new design approaches as part of the emerging field of biomedical soft robotics. The idea is to generate…

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Self Driving and Self Diagnosing

Author(s)3: Kristina Grifantini
Self Driving and Self Diagnosing 617 374 IEEE Pulse

Advances in automobile technology have made headlines over the last few years, and not always for good reasons. In March 2018, an Uber self-driving car ran over a pedestrian in…

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Biomedical Materials Learn to Heal Themselves

Biomedical Materials Learn to Heal Themselves

Author(s)3: David L. Chandler
Biomedical Materials Learn to Heal Themselves 620 375 IEEE Pulse

Maintaining sterility in emergency and operating rooms can be challenging, especially in cases of highly infectious disease outbreaks or toxic spills. A simple nick in a surgical glove under such…

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The Robotics Revolution Will Be Soft

The Robotics Revolution Will Be Soft

Author(s)3: Sarah Campbell
The Robotics Revolution Will Be Soft 618 372 IEEE Pulse

When soft robotics first emerged, it was defined (as breakthroughs often are) by what it was that its traditional counterparts were not, i.e., soft. A decade in, the nomenclature remains apt.…

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The Human Touch

The Human Touch

Author(s)3: Jim Banks
The Human Touch 618 372 IEEE Pulse

We live in a time when science fiction can quickly become science fact. Within a generation, the Internet has matured from a technological marvel to a utility, and mobile telephones…

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Nuclear Imaging Enters a New Era

Author(s)3: Leslie Mertz
Nuclear Imaging Enters a New Era 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Nuclear medicine has come a long way in a short time. Over the past three decades alone, it has taken two major steps forward and is now on the precipice…

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On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution

Author(s)3: Leslie Mertz
On the Cusp of a Healthcare Revolution 620 373 IEEE Pulse

Of the key technologies listed as “ready to propel industries and transform our world” in the 2017 report Top 50 Emerging Technologies: Growth Opportunities of Strategic Imperative, most fall under…

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Technology You Can Swallow

Author(s)3: Jennifer Berglund
Technology You Can Swallow 620 374 IEEE Pulse

Around 6 p.m. each evening, the streets of Boston’s suburbs come alive with the physically fit and those aspiring to be. They are runners, bikers, walkers, and scooter riders of…

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Micro- and nanorobots prepare to advance medicine.

Tiny Conveyance

Author(s)3: Leslie Mertz
Tiny Conveyance 618 371 IEEE Pulse

In the science-fiction classic Fantastic Voyage [1], a shrink-ray zaps a submarine and the crew within it, and the resulting microscopic vehicle ventures inside a human body to destroy a…

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