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2013-10-22 23:25:36

Allegheny General Hospital is enrolling patients in a landmark clinical trial to explore the use of a promising investigational technology designed to treat congestive heart failure. The Barostim HOPE4HF clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Barostim neo, a second generation implantable device that electrically activates the baroreceptors, the body’s natural blood pressure sensors that regulate heart function. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Allegheny...

2013-10-18 23:05:08

Medical Bionic Implants/Artificial Organ Market report categorizes the global market on the basis of products, technologies, and type of fixation. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/medical-bionic-implant-market-908.html (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 The report “Medical Bionic Implant Market - (Vision Bionics/Bionic Eye, Brain Bionics, Heart Bionics/Artificial Heart, Orthopedic Bionics and Ear Bionics) – Trends and Global Forecasts to 2017” analyzes and studies the major...

Miniature Wireless Pacemaker Approved In Europe
2013-10-16 14:48:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online American start-up Nanostim announced earlier this week its miniaturized pacemaker has been granted approval for use by European Union officials. Cardiac pacemakers treat slow heart rates by monitoring the heart’s rhythm and providing an electrical stimulus when the beat becomes too slow. Traditional models are installed by cutting a patient open and creating a cavity in the body to hold the pacemaker and its associated wires. These wires...

Artificial Leg With Natural Gait Being Developed
2013-10-15 10:39:26

Michigan Technological University Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before they equal the intricacy of a natural gait. As a result, over half of all amputees take a fall every year, compared to about one-third of people over 65. In cooperation with a Mayo Clinic scientist, researchers at Michigan Technological University are taking a...

Making Prosthetic Limbs More Touch Sensitive
2013-10-15 04:35:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Chicago are laying the foundation for prosthetic limbs that could one day convey real-time touch-related data to amputees through a direct interface with the brain. The blueprint for these touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs, which has been published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, represents a vital advancement towards new technology that could increase the...

Mollii Garment Could Provide Treatment For Brain Damage Or Neurological Disorders
2013-10-14 08:22:35

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Improved range of motion and reduced pain for people with brain injuries and neurological disorders may now be available with a specially-designed elastic body suit fitted with electrodes, which was designed at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology in collaboration with health care and business partners. The Mollii garment provides an alternative to painful treatments and surgery, by treating the body with electrical stimulation to ease...

New Strategy Allows Cochlear Implant Users To Hear Music
2013-10-09 15:44:25

University of Washington For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants – technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech – hearing music remains extremely challenging. University of Washington scientists hope to change this. They have developed a new way of processing the signals in cochlear implants to help users hear music better. The technique lets users perceive differences...

2013-10-07 08:25:11

The Hear the World Foundation spreads the word about the wide-ranging impact of hearing on development in young children WARRENVILLE, Ill., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In early childhood, our sense of hearing plays a crucial role, providing the basis for speech and communication skills. If a hearing impairment is not diagnosed and treated at an early stage, this can have a negative impact on a child's personal development as well as educational, social and professional opportunities...

2013-10-04 16:21:30

Funding will help amputees acquire prosthetic care not covered by insurance NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus Stand With Boston Program will provide assistance for people who lost limbs in April's Boston Marathon bombings, the K of C will announce on Saturday. It is the latest in a series of Knights' initiatives to help provide mobility for individuals in the United States and abroad. Those who lost limbs in the Boston bombing and...

Bionic Leg Controlled By Brain
2013-10-01 15:38:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a motorcycle accident in 2009 that resulted in the amputation of his knee and lower leg, it seemed unlikely that Zac Vawter would ever be walking up stairs and down a ramp again, not to mention being able to kick a football. However, at age 32, Vawter has become the first person to control a robotic leg with his mind. The science of bionics has already helped more than one million Americans with amputations take a giant step...