Carbon Nanotubes Could Restore Vision

Carbon Nanotubes Could Restore Vision

Diseases such as macular degeneration can damage the light-sensitive cells on the surface of the eye’s retina. Eventually, the patient can lose sight altogether. Researchers have been investigating ways to create implants that would convert light into electrical...
Device Watches What You Eat

Device Watches What You Eat

Calories consumed minus calories burned. If the result is greater than zero, you will probably gain weight. If the result is less than zero, then you’ll probably shed pounds. Simple enough, but difficult to track. Fitness bands and other devices can do a pretty...
Prosthetic Hand Restores Sense of Touch [video]

Prosthetic Hand Restores Sense of Touch [video]

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a system that allows a patient to feel objects in his prosthetic hand. In partnership with the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dustin Pyler leads a seven-member team that is working...
Back Pain Implant Wins on Wall Street [video]

Back Pain Implant Wins on Wall Street [video]

A company named Nevro recently launched an IPO (initial public offering) on Wall Street with runaway success. According to a report in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the company sold 7 million shares, which is more than the 6.25 million they intended to sell....
MedTech Executive Looks at the Future

MedTech Executive Looks at the Future

In a recent interview with on Syracuse.com, Jessica Crawford of the MedTech Association offered some predictions about the future of medical technology and its impact on society. One important driving factor that she cited was the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which she...