News tagged with medical applications

FDA gives green light to RP-VITA hospital robot

(Phys.org)—The FDA has approved RP-VITA from iRobot and InTouch Health. This is an autonomous medical robot which will be able to make its rounds of hospital corridors in the U.S. within the next few months. ...

Jan 25, 2013 report
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Measuring flow using a wobbling tube

One milligram per hour: fluid flow can be measured with great precision using a tiny 'wobbling' tube with a diameter of only 40 micrometres. Thanks to a new technique, the sensor, which makes use of the 'Coriolis ...

Dec 18, 2012
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Sea sponges offer hope for new medicines

(Phys.org)—Flinders University researcher Dr Jan Bekker is on a mission to chemically fingerprint South Australia's marine sponges, with the wider aim of identifying new compounds that could ultimately ...

Oct 11, 2012
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A roadmap for graphene

Wonder material graphene could not only dominate the electronic market in the near future, it could also lead to a huge range of new markets and novel applications, a landmark University of Manchester paper ...

Oct 10, 2012
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Hexapod Robot wins engineers' high praise

It has a fantastical, science fiction look, but its real-life applications for biomedical research have seen the Six Degree of Freedom Hexapod Robot win the SA Engineers Australia 2012 Excellence Award.

Sep 27, 2012
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A millimeter-scale, wirelessly powered cardiac device

A team of engineers at Stanford has demonstrated the feasibility of a super-small, implantable cardiac device that gets its power not from batteries, but from radio waves transmitted from outside the body. The implanted device ...

Aug 31, 2012
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New way to generate terahertz radiation

(Phys.org) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method of generating terahertz signals on an inexpensive silicon chip, offering possible applications in medical imaging, security scanning and wireless ...

Jul 11, 2012
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