Category Archives: tehnologii

Alexa is currently the voice assistant most often used by hospitals

admin/ mai 10, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Los Angeles medical center Cedars-Sinai is currently piloting a program that places Amazon Echos in more than 100 patient rooms. The smart speakers use Aiva, a voice assistant platform for healthcare, and is intended to help patients communicate with their caregivers. Letting patients use Alexa to perform basic tasks like changing TV channels also frees up nurses to perform medical care. Backed by Amazon’s  Alexa Fund and

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Does 3D Printing Add Value in Orthopedics?

admin/ aprilie 4, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

The technology has matured beyond prototyping and is ready to offer unique benefits to orthopedic device manufacturers. At the beginning of the spring 2019 semester, we asked our students where they believe 3D printing was being used most effectively. The top answers were prototyping and hobby activities. These answers illustrated a common misconception about 3D printing—that it only has limited

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With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

admin/ martie 20, 2019/ tehnologii/ 1 comments

Opsins make ‘blind’ cells light-sensitive; potential human treatment within three years. Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) engineered to target specific cells in the retina can be injected directly into the vitreous of the eye to deliver genes more precisely than can be done with wild type AAVs, which have to be injected directly under the retina. UC Berkeley neuroscientists have taken AAVs

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REJOINT Announces First in Human Surgery Utilizing Personalized 3D Printed Total Knee Replacement

admin/ martie 11, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Press Release MILAN, March 11, 2019–The case was performed on a 58-year-old female suffering from severe knee pain as a result of history of prior knee injuries and surgeries. Professor Maurilio Marcacci MD, PhD, Director of the Center for the Functional and Biological Reconstruction of the Knee at Humanitas Research Hospital, commented, “The REJOINT solution provided my Team with 3D

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Lima installs the first 3D-printing facility inside a major US hospital campus

admin/ martie 4, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will now have the capacity to do in-house additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom complex implants. Italy (and now HSS)-based LimaCorporate will be the manufacturer of all devices designed and produced at this facility, which will be located near HSS on the Upper East Side. These devices are intended for the

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Medtronic Releases Mazor X Stealth Edition Robot for Spinal Surgeries

admin/ ianuarie 30, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Medtronic, having recently acquired Mazor Robotics, an Israeli spinal surgery firm, just announced the launch of the Mazor X Stealth Edition in the United States. The system provides planning, workflow, procedural execution, and confirmation capabilities to accurately place instruments and tools during spinal surgeries. “It is rare that huge sectors of technology such as robotics and navigation merge into a sole platform as

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These Goggles Act Like Surgical X-Ray Specs

admin/ ianuarie 29, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

 Augmedics’ Xvision headset superimposes CT scans and other medical imaging over a patient’s body during an operation. Augmedics’ surgical “X-ray specs” are really an augmented-reality headset that superimposes CT scans and other images over a patient’s body, helping surgeons map an operation without looking away. Innovator Nissan Elimelech Age: 41 Chief executive officer and founder of Augmedics, a 17-employee startup in

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3D-Printed Sugar-Based Stent to Aid Vascular Surgery

admin/ ianuarie 26, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a 3D-printed stent that can aid surgeons in stitching small arteries together. The small tube sits between the open ends of the artery and helps to hold them in place during stitching. The device is 3D-printed using a sugar-based material, meaning that it dissolves and disappears within minutes after the artery has

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Platform Wound Dressing, a Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device Doesn’t Need Gauze or Foam

admin/ ianuarie 22, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Applied Tissue Technologies, based in Hingham, MA, won FDA clearance for its Platform Wound Dressing (PWD), the first embossed negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device that doesn’t require using any foam or gauze. The PWD has an adhesive base and an embossed membrane that keeps the wound isolated from the outside environment. The membrane, thanks to its unique design, ends up performing

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ARIS MD Automatic Tissue Segmentation in Virtual and Augmented Reality: Aris MD at CES 2019

admin/ ianuarie 16, 2019/ tehnologii/ 0 comments

Medical imaging technologies have come a long way over the decades. They offer greater visual detail, but all that data often makes it difficult to see and understand the anatomy being studied. At CES 2019 we met with ARIS MD, a company that was introducing its 3D visualization technology that can automatically identify different organs, parts of organs, and other

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