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Hansen Medical Receives FDA clearance for Magellan Robotic Catheter eKit

Hansen Medical Receives FDA clearance for Magellan Robotic Catheter eKit

Hansen Medical®, Inc., the global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Magellan™ Robotic Catheter eKit (MRC eKit). [More]
USC Researcher Awarded Grant to Create Brain-Computer Interface for Treatment of Stroke Survivors

USC Researcher Awarded Grant to Create Brain-Computer Interface for Treatment of Stroke Survivors

To accomplish this task, your brain will send a signal that will pass from neuron to neuron all the way down your arm to your hand to your fingers, which will grasp the latte, bring it to your lips and, ah, frothy, caffeinated goodness. [More]
MIT Researchers Present New Chip Specifically Designed to Implement Neural Networks

MIT Researchers Present New Chip Specifically Designed to Implement Neural Networks

In recent years, some of the most exciting advances in artificial intelligence have come courtesy of convolutional neural networks, large virtual networks of simple information-processing units, which are loosely modeled on the anatomy of the human brain. [More]
Hansen Medical Elaborates on Evaluation of Catheter Contact Force Measurements Using RNS in Recent Publication

Hansen Medical Elaborates on Evaluation of Catheter Contact Force Measurements Using RNS in Recent Publication

Hansen Medical, Inc., the global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced the latest publication in the Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology: Analysis of catheter contact force during atrial fibrillation ablation, using the robotic navigation system: results from a randomized study. [More]
Fraunhofer Researchers Control Cell Production Process Using Fully Automated Equipment

Fraunhofer Researchers Control Cell Production Process Using Fully Automated Equipment

Industry 4.0 requires comprehensive data collection in order to control highly automated process sequences in complex production environments. One example is the cultivation of living cells. But digitalizing and networking biotech production equipment is a huge challenge: relevant standards have yet to be established, and biology has a dynamic all its own. Using fully automated equipment for producing stem cells, Fraunhofer researchers have managed to adjust the process control to cell growth – delivering an adaptive system that is suitable for use in a number of sectors. [More]
Organic Robotics Lab Uses Soft Materials Found in Nature to Create Robots

Organic Robotics Lab Uses Soft Materials Found in Nature to Create Robots

If you think of a robot, you’re probably picturing C-3PO, Ultron or Wall-E. But what if robots don’t need to be big, humanoid and upright? What if they aren’t even made of metal? [More]
Upstate Medical University Physicians Report Use of Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Complex IVC Thrombus Case

Upstate Medical University Physicians Report Use of Robotic-Assisted Surgery in Complex IVC Thrombus Case

Physicians at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse describe in the December issue of Urology the first case ever in which doctors used minimally invasive robotic surgery to perform a radical nephrectomy (removal of entire kidney) with a level III inferior vena cava thrombectomy (removal of a tumor from the largest vein that carries blood to the heart). [More]
UCLA Researchers Use Robotic Testing System to Study ACL Injuries

UCLA Researchers Use Robotic Testing System to Study ACL Injuries

Bioengineering researcher Keith Markolf frequently gets this question when colleagues visiting from around the world first lay eyes on the 8-foot-tall, pumpkin-orange behemoth dominating the UCLA Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at UCLA’s Rehabilitation Center. [More]
New Robotic Arm Could Support Daily Activities of Patients Suffering Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

New Robotic Arm Could Support Daily Activities of Patients Suffering Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers from the MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily activities of people suffering the muscular disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They recently put the final touches to the first prototype for a discreet, body-connected support aid that can be worn under the clothing and that can support independent operation of the arm during important daily activities. [More]
UPM Researchers Develop Intelligent Robotic System for Shoulder Rehabilitation

UPM Researchers Develop Intelligent Robotic System for Shoulder Rehabilitation

Researchers from UPM have developed an intelligent robotic system that improves the recovery of patients with shoulder injuries, a diseases that cause a high rate of sick leave. [More]