Category Archives: Surgery

Intestinal biosensor modeled after tapeworm

The University of Nebraska has developed a biosensor that can be swallowed and latched into the small intestine without an invasive procedure.  The device was inspired by a tape worm in its size and ability to latch onto mucosa. Full

Intestinal biosensor modeled after tapeworm

The University of Nebraska has developed a biosensor that can be swallowed and latched into the small intestine without an invasive procedure.  The device was inspired by a tape worm in its size and ability to latch onto mucosa. Full

Flexible oxygen sensors to improve efficacy of tissue and organ transplant

A UC Berkeley lab developed a flexible oximeter capable of measuring blood oxygen levels of various tissue types.  Implications of such technology are especially optimistic in the field of transplant medicine and skin graft procedures. Full article: https://aabme-cms.herokuapp.com/posts/oxygen-mapping-sensor-could-improve-organ-transplants-skin-grafts

Flexible oxygen sensors to improve efficacy of tissue and organ transplant

A UC Berkeley lab developed a flexible oximeter capable of measuring blood oxygen levels of various tissue types.  Implications of such technology are especially optimistic in the field of transplant medicine and skin graft procedures. Full article: https://aabme-cms.herokuapp.com/posts/oxygen-mapping-sensor-could-improve-organ-transplants-skin-grafts

Soft robotic sleeve to avoid carpel tunnel progression

ASU Polytechnic School has developed a glove which senses and corrects wrist movements contributing to carpel tunnel syndrome.  This technology utilizes robotic sensors and balloon actuators to keep the join in optimal alignment to prevent this common issue. Full article:

Soft robotic sleeve to avoid carpel tunnel progression

ASU Polytechnic School has developed a glove which senses and corrects wrist movements contributing to carpel tunnel syndrome.  This technology utilizes robotic sensors and balloon actuators to keep the join in optimal alignment to prevent this common issue. Full article:

Implantable device to avoid invasive surgeries for infants born with esophageal atresia

The Boston Children’s Hospital has developed an implantable device capable of stretching to close the disparity in children born with esophageal atresia.  The development of this implant avoids the alternative invasive procedure which requires children to be sedated and on

Implantable device to avoid invasive surgeries for infants born with esophageal atresia

The Boston Children’s Hospital has developed an implantable device capable of stretching to close the disparity in children born with esophageal atresia.  The development of this implant avoids the alternative invasive procedure which requires children to be sedated and on

Butterfly wings used in preventing sight loss in glaucoma patients

The California Institute of Technology is researching the use of longtail glasswing butterflies to develop implantable eye pressor sensors for glaucoma patients. The goal is for glaucoma patients to be able to monitor their intraocular pressure in the hopes of

Butterfly wings used in preventing sight loss in glaucoma patients

The California Institute of Technology is researching the use of longtail glasswing butterflies to develop implantable eye pressor sensors for glaucoma patients. The goal is for glaucoma patients to be able to monitor their intraocular pressure in the hopes of

Novel imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room

Researchers from University of Illinois have developed a new portable optical imaging system which can visualize the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after being surgically removed in the OR. This technology can be used for tracking tumor progression,

Novel imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room

Researchers from University of Illinois have developed a new portable optical imaging system which can visualize the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after being surgically removed in the OR. This technology can be used for tracking tumor progression,

Vascular Biosensor to Assess Blood Flow

This article, titled “Researchers create a wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor”, focuses on a research team which developed a wireless biocompatible sensor to monitor blood flow after surgery. The sensor is wrapped around a blood vessel and detects flow

Vascular Biosensor to Assess Blood Flow

This article, titled “Researchers create a wireless, battery-free, biodegradable blood flow sensor”, focuses on a research team which developed a wireless biocompatible sensor to monitor blood flow after surgery. The sensor is wrapped around a blood vessel and detects flow