Biomedical engineering

Design for health care purposes

Pectus carinatum bracing – FAQs for parents

Help your child wear the brace exactly as recommended by your health care provider. This will help your child get the best results from it. Bracing in pediatric patients with pectus carinatum is effective and improves quality of life. … READ MORE

A “GPS” for inside your body

Investigating inside the human body often requires cutting open a patient or swallowing long tubes with built-in cameras. But what if physicians could get a better glimpse in a less expensive, invasive, and time-consuming manner? MIT … READ MORE

The curious case of Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for The Washington Post, best-selling author, Fox News commentator and well-respected conservative rhetorician, died on June 21 after an aggressive return of cancer following … READ MORE

Wearable sensors help prevent falls

Motion sensors on the wrist evaluate the risk of falling for elderly people in everyday life – Basis for better preventative measures. Fall prevention is an important issue in the health care of the elderly. Markus Breig, KIT Sarah … READ MORE

Nike signs runner with cerebral palsy

A junior at the University of Oregon, Justin Gallegos becomes the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a pro contract with Nike. A lifelong race: Justin Gallegos doesn’t let Cerebral Palsy keep him from running. Adam Eberhardt, … READ MORE

Tomorrow’s doctors must be engineers too

The medical profession is changing, and so must medical education. When King Li went to medical school 40 years ago, he sometimes felt like he was trying to memorize the human body. “I’d see these curves in the textbook, and have … READ MORE

Dynamic headrest helps wheelchair users

A dynamic headrest will soon reduce pain and other handicaps for wheelchair users. University of Twente University of Twente 2 October 2018 Anoek Geers constructed the prototype of this new head support within the framework of the … READ MORE

What do we do with all this data?

How joining smart sensors and smart data analysis can make data more useful. The City of Calgary created a bold community proposal to Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenge. Christina Reynolds, University of Calgary August 1, … READ MORE

The Paralympic wheelchair maker

Vince Ross suffered a car crash at the age of 22, becoming a wheelchair user. He explains to the BBC’s Ellis Palmer how his Paralympic experience led him to create a successful wheelchair-making business in Liverpool. BBC News … READ MORE

Science and sociology of footwear

The design and construction of footwear is constantly evolving in order to maximise its role of providing protection for the external environment, accommodate bony and soft tissue problems and assist in the biomechanical function of … READ MORE
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