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Technology: The Cure for Rising Healthcare Costs? - MIT Technology Review

<i>The following View from the Marketplace was provided by Sagentia, the sponsor of our September Business Report: A Cure for Health-Care Costs.</i><p>In a …

Digital Health

Introducing a flu vaccine you give yourself

What if getting a flu vaccine no longer involved getting a shot?<p>Researchers at Georgia State University have spent the past few years working on a microneedle patch that dissolves into the skin for patients to easily and painlessly self-administer vaccines. Now, they've developed a flu vaccine …

How to make a brain perceive an exoskeleton as its new body - ExtremeTech

By on August 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Miguel Nicolelis is a man with a …

Exoskeletons

Dash Robotics's DIY robots controlled by smartphones, look like insects (video)

What could kids find more fun (and parents find more affordable) than fancy toy robots? Toy robots they build themselves that scurry around like horrifyingly gigantic insects. That's what a startup called Dash Robotics hopes to offer if it reaches its $64,000 goal on new crowdfunding site, Dragon …

BITalino Is A Low Cost, Modular Bio-Signal Sensor Kit That Makes It Quicker & Easier To Build Medical Devices & Health Tracker Apps

As the quantified self movement continues to pick up momentum, the range of consumer devices tracking physiological signals is set to expand. But harvesting bio-signals requires specialist kit — which can be either expensive to buy or tricky to put together yourself for prototyping purposes, unless …

The Dextrus Robotic Hand Wants To Make Advanced Prosthetics 100X Cheaper Via 3D Printing

The Dextrus hand is the working prototype resulting from Joel Gibbard’s Open Hand Project, an open source hardware initiative that aims to lower the cost of robotic prosthetics dramatically. Dextrus is a fully-functional robotic hand, with features and capabilities similar to leading advanced …

New Implantable Device Can Manipulate and Record Brain Activity - MIT Technology Review

A new brain implant that can record neural activity while it simultaneously delivers electric current has been implanted into a patient for the first …

Medical Technology

Implanted Device Controls Rheumatoid Arthritis - MIT Technology Review

In early human tests, SetPoint Medical has found that an electronic implant helped reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in six of eight …

Pain

A Printing Process to Make Wall-Sized Displays - MIT Technology Review

Adapting conventional printing technology, researchers have developed a way to rapidly and inexpensively make uniform arrays of high-performing …

Nanotech

Dmitri Alperovitch | Innovators Under 35

“After the investigation of Operation Aurora, the cyberattack on Google from within China that was revealed in 2010, I realized a completely new type …

A Camera That Sees like the Human Eye - MIT Technology Review

The retina is an enormously powerful tool. It sorts through massive amounts of data while operating on only a fraction of the power that a …

System Lets Surgeons Image the Brain While they Operate On It - MIT Technology Review

A new system for visualizing the brain during surgery is helping neurosurgeons more accurately diagnose and treat patients and is even allowing them …

Data from edX’s first course offer preliminary insights into online learning

In March 2012, MIT launched 6.002x, a free online version of MIT’s introductory course in circuits and electronics. The course, the first massive …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open sourced a tool called word2vec, prepackaged deep-learning software designed …

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

Crowding into Biotech’s Densest Supercluster - MIT Technology Review

Is Boston going to pass Silicon Valley as the ground zero for the biotechnology industry? Some people think it might.<p>In July, <i>MIT Technology Review</i> …

Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT

On-Demand Video Replays<p><b>Select and watch individual sessions from our signature conference.</b><br>EmTech MIT 2012 was held at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, …

Robot surgeons will worm into your brain to bust deadly blood clots

Vanderbilt University professors have developed a steerable robotic needle that can perform surgery on parts of the human brain that were previously considered too dangerous for physical intervention. Specifically aimed at relieving the effects of cranial blood clots, which have a 40 percent …

From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics

The DARPA-funded Gazebo simulation software could make robotics accessible to everyone.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the most ambitious robot competition in history, cleared a key milestone yesterday. The Pentagon's research wing announced the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge, a …

Getting Groovy with the Raspberry Pi

During his internship at Willow Garage and the Open Source Robotics Foundation, Paul Mathieu from the University of Tokyo has been improving ROS …

DARPA Atlas Robot Unveiled, Brings Judgement Day Even Closer (video)

The series of Terminator movies are a great bit of science fiction but DRAPA seems to be creating their very own Terminator robot in the form of …

Robotics

NASA manufactures a 3D printed rocket part — and, no, it doesn’t melt

3D printing isn’t only about creating trinkets and toys — it can also help send humans into space.<p>In a watershed move, NASA has successfully tested a rocket part created via 3D printer, a move that shows how important the technology will be to its operations one day.<p>Tested at NASA’s Glenn Research …

bRight: Taking human-machine interaction to the next level

As I sit here tapping away at my keyboard, I'm flanked by a computer screen showing news feeds from the world of technology, another frantically …

Artificial Intelligence

Robotic intubation device seeks out patients' airways

When a patient is placed under general anesthesia or otherwise has difficulty breathing on their own, they typically have a plastic endotracheal tube …

IBM researchers get closer to brain-like computing

IBM (s ibm) researchers say they have whipped up a programming language, algorithms and applications to deploy on top of a computing system inspired …