Future Medicine

By Martin Wanendeya | Technology that will influence and change dentistry and medicine

This handheld 3D body scanning device could replace the MRI — using the motion-sensing technology from a Nintendo Wii

Sometimes, a little toying around can pay off.<p>Joshua Broder, an ER physician at Duke University, couldn't understand why his son's handheld Nintendo Wii controller was better at detecting movement than the professional ultrasound machine he used work.<p>One day, while his son was playing Wii, he got …

EnvisionTEC and AvaDent Partner to Deliver 3D Printed Denture Solutions

EnvisionTEC has been manufacturing dental 3D printers for 10 years now, and has built up an impressive inventory that has grown to well over 40 …

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

AI Predicts Heart Attacks and Strokes More Accurately Than Standard Doctor's Method

An artificial intelligence program correctly identifies 355 more patients who developed cardiovascular disease Photo-illustration: iStockphotoHere at …

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …

Shining 3D to launch AutoScan-DS-EX dental 3D scanner in September 2017

Jul 31, 2017 | By Tess<p>Shining 3D, one of China’s leading 3D printing companies, is preparing to launch its latest product. Geared towards the …

3D Scanners

What It’s Like To Live With A Robotic Third Thumb

“After a while of wearing the thumb, I do feel like something is missing after I take it off.”<p>Mankind’s greatest advantage over the rest of the animal kingdom isn’t just its larger brain. It’s another, smaller evolution, shared with but a few primates, that has allowed humans to master tools that …

Bone Machine: 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Plastic Surgery

At first glance, the line of cheerfully colored plastic skulls atop professor Laurent Lantieri’s bookshelf might be out-of-season Halloween …

This Algorithm Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models

Is there an uncanny valley for selfies? Researchers at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have created an algorithm that can translate any front-facing 2D photo into a bizarrely realistic 3D image.<p>The algorithm works on photos of faces, fictional or real. It was trained using a …

Heat-Resistant Ceramic Parts Are Now 3-D Printable

Researchers demonstrate high-resolution printing of objects made of versatile ceramic materials.<p>The promise of additive manufacturing or 3-D …

Ceramics

3D printed teeth kill bacteria

Creating replacement parts for various bits of the human body is one of the many areas in which 3D printing has huge potential. Dental implants are …

German engineers 3D-printed a camera that’s smaller than a grain of salt

The camera developed by a research team from the University of Stuttgart isn’t to be taken with a grain of salt — because it’s actually smaller than …

Cameras

Watch synthetic bones being 3D-printed in this amazing demo

When it comes to affordable, low-cost 3D bioprinting it’s safe to say that we’re still a few years away from being able to print out …

3D Bioprinting

Harvard's futuristic "intelligent bandages" can repair your body

Healing Arsenal<p>Bandaging technology has come a long way in the almost 100 years since Band-Aids were first introduced. Now, researchers from the …

Scientists have uncovered a way to regenerate human bone and tissue

Regenerative Medicine<p>A new method of regenerating human tissue has been discovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The method …

Scientists have made a 3D-printed patch that can help heal the damaged heart tissue- Technology News, Firstpost

Scientists have created a revolutionary 3D-bioprinted patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack. The discovery is a major …

Successfully lab-tested 3D Bioprinter for stem cells.

958shares<p>NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 25, 2016 – Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM), a leader in the area of 3D Printed Electronics, today announced …

3D-Printed Hyperelastic Bone Is Like Duct Tape For Bone Surgeons

Growing new bone where none existed before has never been easier.<p>Hyperelastic bone is a new artificial biomaterial that can be 3D-printed and implanted into the body, where it will eventually be replaced by real bone. It’s flexible and has a shelf-life of around a year, but even better it’s dead …

Formlabs makes high-quality, automated 3D printing more affordable

The Fuse 1 and Fuse Cell aim to bring selective laser sintering printers mainstream.<p>Your basic hobbyist 3D printer (technically known as Fused Deposition Modeling or FDM) is great for rapid prototyping because, while the objects it prints are a bit rough, the system and its associated printing …

Scientists Are Getting Closer to Making Edible Gelatin Robots That Can Function Inside Your Body

In the near future, you may be able to eat a robot that will heal you or provide nutrients.<p>It may sound like science fiction, but researchers are …

Researchers create a fast-sealing surgical 'glue' for closing wounds

It’s elastic enough to keep a wound sealed on an inflated lung.<p>Closing up wounds typically calls for sutures or staples, but neither are able to create a complete seal. And when it comes to internal injuries that are harder to get to and wounds on organs that move a significant amount, such as …

New camera can see through human body

<b>Scientists have developed a camera that can see through the human body.</b><p>The device has been designed to help doctors track medical tools, known as endoscopes, during internal examinations.<p>Until now, medics have had to rely on expensive scans, such as X-rays, to trace their progress.<p>The new camera …

Researchers are using VR to make dentist visits less painful

Patients in a study reported less pain, as long as they viewed nature scenes.<p>Like airlines, dentists understand that the more they can distract you from what they're doing, the better off everyone will be. UK researchers wanted see if virtual reality can ease patient pain and anxiety, so they …

Apple Could Turn the iPhone Into a Personal Medical Chart

Apple might have some grand health-related ambitions for its iPhone.<p>The tech giant has formed a team to develop a technology that would allow the …

3D printing could help repair damaged knees with cartilage-mimicking hydrogel

Wave a tentative goodbye to knee braces! Researchers from Duke University have created a new type of 3D bioprinting material they hope will one day …

Duke University

Researchers create 3D printed robotic muscles using electroactive polymer

Jun 18, 2016 | By Benedict<p>In a National Science Foundation-backed project, researchers from American, Japanese, and Korean universities are …

Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOLResearchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink from stem cells<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol have …

3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' could be the future of reconstructive surgery

New material is promising, but has yet to be tested in humans<p>A new synthetic material called hyperelastic bone, or HB, could be "the next breakthrough" in reconstructive surgery, new research shows. The HB can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace …