(Neurosurgical Devices)


    -non-invasive cerebral flow monitor

    They have “….developed an unparalleled non-invasive platform for measuring both microcirculation blood flow (via Doppler analysis) and localized oxygen saturation (via spectral analysis). Ornim’s patented UTLight™ technology employs the interaction of light and sound to define the measurement volume. This technology is unique among all other commercially available NIRS products, as it provides measurement from a well-defined sample volume (e.g., cortical vasculature) and is mostly unaffected by skin pigment or other patient-specific variables”.

    Leap Motion Image Hands-Free Manipulation


    St. Jude Medical’s Eon Neurostimulators Now for Migraine Control in Europe

    The peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves attempts to manage the pain of intractable chronic migraine. 90% of people said they would recommend the treatment.

    Brain Implant Improves Thinking in Monkeys, First Such Demonstration in Primates

    Aa device that improves brain function internally, by improving communication between neurons in monkey brains.

    ReCover Thrombectomy Device Gets CE Mark 
    Live MR-Guided Injection of Retroviral Replicating Vector to Treat Aggressive Brain Cancers

    -see a ClearPoint Video with explains the Technology

    MRI Guided Interventions

    The next generation of minimally invasive surgical procedures in the brain and heart. See the following video which explains how neurosurgeons are treating a recurrence of the dreaded Glioblastoma multiform

    Live “Tweeted” Surgery Performed in Houston May 2012

     A removal of a cavernous angioma on a 21-year-old woman.= was performed at a Houston Hospital, and “tweeted live”, including pictures and video, and a live video feed from the operating microscope.  The purpose is to educate the public.

    Researchers Make Paralyzed Limb Move by “Eavesdropping” on the Brain’s Neural Commands

    ” Neural signals from the brain that correspond with a basic limb movement, such as grasping an object, are recorded with a special electrode array in the brain. Neuroscientists use these recordings to develop an algorithm that processes the neural signals and predicts patterns of muscle activity. The processed signals are sent in less than 40 milliseconds to a modified functional electrical stimulation (FES) system in the arm, which in turn causes the relevant muscles to contract.”



    Engineers Have Created Biocompatible Microrobots That Can be Implanted Into the Human Body

    SOURCE  Sam Sia, a Biomedical Engineering Professor at Columbia Engineering recently led a team that used biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the body… Read More →

    First FDA Approval For Clinical Cloud-Based Deep Learning In Healthcare

     SOURCE: FORBES The first FDA approval for a machine learning application to be used in a clinical setting is a big step forward for AI… Read More →

    FDA-approved study uses adipose stem cells for treatment of shoulder injuries

    SOURCE Sanford Health is conducting the first clinical trial approved by the FDA to treat injured shoulders using patients’ adipose stem cells. “A number of… Read More →

    Could Anatomics BioModel Stereotaxy replace navigation or a robot?

    SOURCE Paul S D’Urso Neurosurgeon & Founder of Anatomics Because 3D printing is so accurate I was able to locate targets within .5 mm accuracy. Patient… Read More →

    $250 million awarded to new Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

    SOURCE Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the new institute is made up of governments, industry, academia, and non-profit organizations from across the country. Combined they have contributed $173 million… Read More →

    Self-assembling 3D printing inks produce more true-to-life tissue

    SOURCE Biological and chemical researchers are developing 3D printable inks capable of self-assembly, i.e. forming a shape based on a reaction within itself. In this… Read More →

    Urine Exosomes – An Emerging Trove of Biomarkers

     SOURCE Exosomes are released by most cells and can be isolated from all biofluids including urine. Exosomes are small vesicles formed as part of the… Read More →

    What is machine learning?

    SOURCE In this fascinating animation from Oxford Sparks, we take a look at how statistics and computer science can be used to make machines that learn for… Read More →