Upgrade to Superhuman Reflexes Without Feeling Like a Robot

Electrical muscle stimulation can speed up human reflexes. But can we use it without giving up control of our bodies?We're used to seeing robots with reflexes that are much faster than anything humans are capable of, but it's not just high-speed actuators that make them so quick. Perception and control systems outperform our own nervous … Continue reading Upgrade to Superhuman Reflexes Without Feeling Like a Robot

With This AI, 60 Percent of Patients Who Had Surgery Could Have Avoided It

Machine learning algorithms that combine clinical and molecular data are the “wave of the future,” experts sayA man walks into a doctor’s office for a CT scan of his gallbladder. The gallbladder is fine but the doctor notices a saclike pocket of fluid on the man’s pancreas. It’s a cyst that may lead to cancer, the doctor tells … Continue reading With This AI, 60 Percent of Patients Who Had Surgery Could Have Avoided It

Mind Meld: Tetris Players Electronically Connect Their Brains

Humans collaborate using brain-to-brain communication to play video gameHave you ever felt a strong emotion, such as elation from taking in a scenic view, and wanted to share it with the people around you? Not “share” as in tell them about it or post it on social media, but actually share it—like beam the feeling from your brain into theirs?   … Continue reading Mind Meld: Tetris Players Electronically Connect Their Brains

Simulating a Medical Device Interaction with a Biological System Webinar

If you are interested in learning how to model a medical device interacting with physiology, then tune into this webinarIf you are interested in learning how to model a medical device interacting with physiology, then tune into this webinar featuring guest speaker Paul Belk from Boston Scientific Corporation. Modeling physiologic systems uses the same principles … Continue reading Simulating a Medical Device Interaction with a Biological System Webinar

Moondust, Radiation, and Low Gravity: The Health Risks of Living on the Moon

Apollo astronauts inhabited the moon for just a few days, but the long-term physiological effects of lunar living could be severe Photo: NASA One of the Dusty Dozen: Apollo 17 astronaut, Eugene Cernan called lunar dust “probably one of our greatest inhibitors to a nominal operation on the moon." They were called the “dusty dozen” … Continue reading Moondust, Radiation, and Low Gravity: The Health Risks of Living on the Moon