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Video Game Technology Aids in Physical Therapy

Video Game Technology Aids in Physical Therapy

Motion-based technology has been shown to aid physical therapists, clinicians, and athletic trainers in analyzing movement, although it is often incredibly expensive. Some motion-based laboratories can cost upwards of $100,000. Researchers from the University of Missouri have recently set out to bypass that financial burden by substituting these labs with alternate methods, which include the… Continue Reading

Soundscapes and Vibrations Help Blind People “See” the World

Soundscapes and Vibrations Help Blind People “See” the World

The World Health Organization estimates there are 285 million visually-impaired people around the world, 39 million of whom are blind. Researchers aim to assist these people in seeing the world through advances in technology and medical science. Researchers recently developed a pair of glasses that utilizes cameras and a compact processing unit to create 3D… Continue Reading

Scientists Work to Grow, Create, Imitate Organs and Tissue

Scientists Work to Grow, Create, Imitate Organs and Tissue

Many advancements have made in the field of science as of late, including a number of innovative discoveries regarding organ and cell research. From cell manipulation to lab-grown organs, scientists are working to prove that nothing is impossible.   Creating 3D Shapes from Living Tissue Bioengineers from San Francisco recently published a report in the… Continue Reading

Ultrasound Technology for Amputees

Ultrasound Technology for Amputees

Ultrasound Technology Helps Amputees Gain Control of Prosthetics ​George Mason University researchers are developing cutting-edge ultrasound technology thanks to new research funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. The technology will be used to help amputees gain control of prosthetics. ​Mason Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering associate professor Siddhartha Sikdar stated, “Our… Continue Reading

Smart Bandage

Smart Bandage

A New Medical Development that Changes the Way We Heal ​A team effort by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School, and MIT culminated in a revolutionary new breakthrough that could result in faster healing of chronic wounds. ​The researchers developed a bandage which consists of electrically conductive fibers. Each bandage’s fibers are… Continue Reading

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