Artificial organ
An artificial organ is a man-made device that is implanted or integrated into a human to replace a natural organ, for the purpose of restoring a specific function or a group of related functions so th...
This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20 | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant that could…
Growing human body parts in labs sounds like a myth, but scientists are making it a reality
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VU Inside: Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney
Dr. William H. Fissell IV, is making major progress on a first-of-its kind device to free kidney patients from dialysis. He is building an implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and liv...
New Bionic Eye Could Restore Sight to Millions
Australian scientists have developed a new bionic eye that can restore vision to millions and it's beginning human implantation trials on a new groundbreaking bionic eye.
Artificial Pancreas System Aimed At Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Largest-ever long-term clinical trials will begin this year | The University of Virginia School of Medicine and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an...
Stanford Engineers Create Artificial Skin That Can Send Pressure Sensation To Brain Cell
Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell. Zhenan Bao,...
Scientists Grow Primitive Human Kidneys In A Dish
For the first time, primitive human kidneys have been created in a laboratory dish, by using stem cells. Although the kidneys cannot perform the functions of a fully formed adult kidney, the researche...
Lab-grown kidneys work in animals
Scientists say they are a step closer to growing fully functioning replacement kidneys, after promising results in animals.
What Would The World Look Like To Someone With A Bionic Eye?
Various sight recovery therapies are being developed by companies around the world, offering new hope for people who are blind. But little is known about what the world will look like to patients who ...
Implantable ‘Artificial Pancreas’ Could Help Diabetes Patients Control Their Blood Sugar
Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. Now scientists are reporting in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research ...
Squid Inspires Camouflaging Smart Materials
The research team, from the University’s Department of Engineering Mathematics, have designed a smart materials system, inspired by biological chromatophores, which creates patterns that change and mo...
Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas
It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas does, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.
MIT’s New Artificial Bones Might Outperform The Real Thing
Under a microscope, the synthetic material the researchers created looks like a staggered brick-and-mortar wall. A soft black polymer serves as the mortar, simulating the work of collagen, bone’s yiel...
Nanotubes Make Synthetic Skin Feel Your Pain
Carbon nanotubes can conduct sensations through artificial skin back to the brain, making prosthetic limbs feel like the real thing. A nanotube like this one, delicately balanced on top of gold filame...
Stanford creates touch-sensitive, conductive, infinitely-self-healing synthetic skin
Stanford University material scientists have devised the first synthetic, plastic skin that is conductive, sensitive to touch, and capable of repeatedly self-healing at room temperature. The most imme...
The past, present, and future of bionic eyes
These days researchers are trying to do a little better than the grainy images provided through currently available vision prosthesis. Signal processing techniques that were developed in the Cold War ...
Artificial heart
An artificial heart is a device that replaces the heart. Artificial hearts are typically used to bridge the time to heart transplantation, or to permanently replace the heart in case heart transplanta...
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Artificial kidney
Artificial kidney is often a synonym for hemodialysis, but may also, more generally, refer to renal replacement therapies (with exclusion of renal transplantation) that are in use and/or in developmen...
Artificial limb
In medicine, a prosthesis, (from Ancient Greek prósthesis, "addition, application, attachment") is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or...
Artificial limb - Wikipedia
Artificial lung
An artificial lung (AL) is a prosthetic device that provides oxygenation of blood and removal of carbon dioxide from blood. The AL is intended to take over some of the functionality of biological lung...
Artificial pancreas
The artificial pancreas is a technology in development to help people with diabetes automatically control their blood glucose level by providing the substitute endocrine functionality of a healthy pan...
Artificial pancreas - Wikipedia
Artificial skin
Artificial skin is skin grown in a laboratory. It can be used as skin replacement for people who have suffered skin trauma, such as severe burns or skin diseases, or other purposes.
The skin is th...
Auditory brainstem implant
An auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf, due to retrocochlear hearing impairment (due to illn...
Cochlear implant
A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing.Cochlear implants may help provide hea...
Cochlear implant - Wikipedia
Bionic contact lens
Bionic contact lenses are being developed to provide a virtual display that could have a variety of uses from assisting the visually impaired to the video game industry. The device will have the form ...
Bionic contact lens - Wikipedia
Retinal implant
A retinal implant is a biomedical implant technology currently being developed by a number of private companies and research institutions worldwide. The implant is meant to partially restore useful v...
Visual prosthesis
A visual prosthesis, often referred to as a bionic eye, is an experimental visual device intended to restore functional vision in those suffering from partial or total blindness. In 1983 Joao Lobo Ant...
Neuroprosthetics
Neuroprosthetics (also called neural prosthetics) is a discipline related to neuroscience and biomedical engineering concerned with developing neural prostheses. They are sometimes contrasted with a ...
This bionic lens implant could make your vision three times better than 20/20 | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Wearing corrective eye glasses could soon be a thing of the past. The Ocumetics Bionic Lens, invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, claims to be a painless implant that could…
New Bionic Eye Could Restore Sight to Millions
Australian scientists have developed a new bionic eye that can restore vision to millions and it's beginning human implantation trials on a new groundbreaking bionic eye.