Medtech stories we missed this week: September 8, 2017

From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating

These 7 virtual reality companies want to innovate healthcare

Virtual reality is no longer just for pilots to simulate flying – or for more realistic gaming experiences. Virtual reality is helping to shape the healthcare industry by offering immersive programs to help train surgeons and students for a variety of surgical procedures. Surgeons can train for different procedures, and clinicians are also using virtual

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How simulation software is enabling human-like robots

MSC Adams simulation software helped researchers at Japan’s Kyusyu Sangyo University design robots that move like people, providing a new tool for testing medical technologies.  MSC Software One of the most prominent areas of focus in the robotics industry today is the design of more human-like robots. Giving human features to robots offers tremendous advantages

Innovative device simulates cataract replacement experience

Today, patients with cataracts can choose from several types of artificial lenses, which are surgically implanted in the eye to replace cloudy lenses that obstruct vision. A new vision simulator could help these patients see how the world would look with each type of implanted artificial lens, before they have surgery. In the Optical Society’s

How plastic injection molding problems are solved by mold fill simulation

Plastic injection mold fill simulation involves using software to virtually simulate the filling, packing and cooling processes of an injection molded plastic part. Simulation software is the key to striking a perfect balance among several variables that affect the molding process. These variables include: Plastic flow rates, Plastic pressure, Cooling rates and timing and Plastic melt temperatures.

Improved antennas let implantable devices message your phone

The Internet of Things for healthcare requires that antennas in implantable medical devices operate safely within the human body as well as over longer distances than before and at more than one frequency. These devices must also be reliable in the wide range of body types. To consider many factors, Cambridge Consultants uses ANSYS software

French researchers use Adams-Simulink to give a robot new capability

Complications arise when a vision system on a robot cannot acquire an image of the end effector. When this happens, the robot has no information on which to make small adjustments. A clever solution to the problem is to acquire an image of the robot arms and use that to control the end-effector position. The

IRCCyN relies on Adams-Simulink co-simulation for comprehensive understanding of robot behavior

MSC Software announced that the Research Institute in Communications and Cybernetic of Nantes (IRCCyN), a scientific institution linked to the French Na­tional Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), is using Adams multibody dynamics simulation software to validate theoretical works done on a visual servoing system to control a parallel robot based on observation of the legs.

Simulations give insight to bedsore problems

Kara Gray  / CEI Mark Carlson /  MSC Software Each year, an estimated one million people suffer from painful bedsores in U.S. hospitals. These sores, the result of long-term confinement to a bed or wheelchair, often become seriously infected or develop gangrene. Bedsores are painful and sometimes deadly. They are linked to a four-fold increase in

Smart skin made of recyclable materials may transform medicine and robotics

Smart skin that can respond to external stimuli could have important applications in medicine and robotics. Using only items found in a typical household, researchers have created multi -sensor artificial skin that’s capable of sensing pressure, temperature, humidity, proximity, pH and air flow. The flexible, paper-based skin is layered onto a post-it note, with paper,

CAE Healthcare launches neurosurgery simulator in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada

CAE Healthcare announced the launch of NeuroVR, a neurosurgery simulator that offers the world’s most realistic training environment for open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery procedures. Developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), in collaboration with clinicians from teaching hospitals in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia, the simulator is currently in use

Simulating the release mechanism in drug-eluting stents

Simulations of drug-eluting stents by engineers at Boston Scientific provide an understanding of the drug-release mechanism by tying experimental findings to a computational model. Lexi Carver, Comsol, Inc Contributing authors: Travis Schauer and Ismail Guler, Boston Scientific Corp Treating arteries in the heart that have been blocked by plaque is a common challenge for medical

HelpMeSee and Moog demonstrate Cataract Eye Surgery Simulator for Chinese Government, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenge Meetings

Moog Industrial Group, a division of Moog Inc., and its partner HelpMeSee, a global campaign to end cataract blindness, provided multiple demonstrations of a first-of-its-kind cataract surgery simulator in Beijing for representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

U.S. Army Research Office backs NYU engineering team’s investigation of hydrogels that could heal wounds or stick like Spiderman

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office (ARO) recently awarded a New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering researcher a grant to advance protein-engineered, environmentally responsive hydrogels that could replicate biochemical processes currently found only in nature. These protein hydrogels could become fundamental building blocks of important new biomimetic materials. Associate Professor Jin Kim

Kollmorgen exhibits leading hygienic design solutions at PACK EXPO 2015

Kollmorgen will exhibit its industry-leading motion solutions at PACK EXPO, September 28 to 30, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PACK EXPO attendees are invited to register online using Kollmorgen’s complimentary pass code: 79K95. In addition to product demos of the company’s innovative servo motors and stepper motors, Kollmorgen will highlight new enhancements to