Cardiology

Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function

Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident. The device has been successfully ...

Health

Tips on preventing falls at home

Each year, millions of people are treated in emergency departments across the country for fall injuries. In fact, falling accounts for the most trauma center visits in all ages. A fall can put you at risk of serious injury ...

Biomedical technology

Designing a soft robot to improve lung examinations

Seniors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder are designing a new soft robot to improve physicians' ability to examine the deepest part of a patient's lung.

Neuroscience

Enhancing deep sleep through auditory brain stimulation

Many people, especially the elderly, suffer from abnormal sleep. In particular, the deep sleep phases become shorter and shallower with age. Deep sleep is important for the regeneration of the brain and memory, and also has ...

Neuroscience

Migraines may affect outcomes in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Patients with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), which is typically due to a neurocardiogenic mechanism, with migraine have lower odds of mortality and acute complications compared with TCM patients without migraine, according ...

Neuroscience

Optoacoustics for high-precision neuromodulation

Neuromodulation plays an important role in deciphering neural circuits and exploring clinical treatment of neurological diseases. Optoacoustic neuromodulation is a new and versatile modality that offers the high penetration ...

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Medical device

A medical device is a product which is used for medical purposes in patients, in diagnosis, therapy or surgery. If applied to the body, the effect of the medical device is primarily physical, in contrast to pharmaceutical drugs, which exert a biochemical effect. Specific regional definitions of medical device vary slightly as detailed below. The medical devices are included in the category Medical technology.

Medical devices include a wide range of products varying in complexity and application. Examples include tongue depressors, medical thermometers, blood sugar meters, and X-ray machines.

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