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Artificial Heart Using Space Tech Approved For Human Trials In France
2013-12-05 14:45:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online France has approved an artificial heart containing miniaturized space technology for human trials. French company Carmat produced their first completely artificial heart earlier this year with the help of aerospace giant Astrium. Carmat applied Astrium’s expertise in building spacecraft to guarantee the necessary precision and durability for an artificial human organ like a heart. The artificial heart is fashioned partly from...

2013-12-03 12:26:02

ALBANY, New York, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market (Mechanical Heart Valves, Tissue Heart Valves, Transcatheter Heart Valves, Implantable Pacemaker and External Pacemaker)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global cardiac prosthetic devices market was valued at USD 2,945.3million in 2012 and is estimated to reach a...

Prosthetic Hands More ‘Eerie’ Than Robotic Hands
2013-11-12 18:34:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A new study by The University of Manchester found people would prefer to look at robotic hands rather than prosthetic hands. Researchers writing in the journal Perception said they found people perceive prosthetic hands as eerie, but making them look more human-like does make them more acceptable. The team said they hope their study will help improve designs for prosthetic limbs. Previous studies have shown the closer a robot...

2013-11-12 12:31:08

DUBLIN, November 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dwx2k5/foot_and_ankle) has announced the addition of the "Foot & Ankle Devices Market (2012 - 2017) By product type (external fixation, internal fixation, joint replacement, prosthesis, bracing) - Global trends & competitive analysis" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dwx2k5/foot_and_ankle ] report to their offering. (Logo:...

2013-11-11 16:23:38

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Some people use alternate virtual world programs like Second Life® to escape reality, but one researcher is examining whether these same virtual worlds that are used to stimulate the imagination could help amputees develop the skills needed to navigate the real world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131111/FL14529) Sandra Winkler, who has a Ph.D. in occupational therapy and serves as a faculty researcher and...

Better Robotics Better Prosthetics
2013-11-08 15:48:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More naturally moving prosthetic legs currently in development will dramatically boost the mobility of lower-limb amputees and allow them to effectively navigate stairs, slopes and uneven ground, according to a recent perspective article in the journal Science Translational Medicine from Michael Goldfarb, a mechanical engineering professor at Vanderbilt University. Over the last decade, Goldfarb and his team have been conducting...

2013-10-28 23:21:18

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: European Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices. London (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 In 2012, the total European market for dental prosthetics and CAD/CAM systems was valued at nearly €10 billion. The European markets include Austria, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark), Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Effects...

2013-10-28 16:24:57

KEY FINANCIAL ITEMS FISCAL 2013 Compared to Fiscal 2012: -- Revenues increased by 63.6%, from $8,231,134 to $13,469,348; -- Net income amounted to $11,926,893. o Excluding gain from business acquisition, non-recurring expenses from business acquisition and stock-based compensation expense, net income amounted to $875,952 this year compared to $675,610 for the year ended June 30, 2012; -- Net cash generated from...

2013-10-25 12:24:12

DUBLIN, October 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vkblg5/cardiac) has announced the addition of the "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices - Emerging Markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa And South Korea), 2009-2015" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zh88v3/cardiac ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The BRICSS cardiac prosthetic devices market...

2013-10-19 23:01:34

Transparency Market Research published new "Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC - visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiac-prosthetic-devices.html. Albany, New York, USA (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Cardiac prosthetics or the artificial heart valves are the devices used for replacing damaged or diseased natural valves...