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2020

Getting into the groove: a soft auditory brainstem implant

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Researchers from Switzerland along with a US team have developed a soft, flexible auditory brainstem implant that conforms to the contours of the cochlear nucleus. They hope this could improve the level of hearing that a user regains. 

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An implantable oxygen sensor could provide personalized medicine

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An oxygen-measuring device from the University of Edinburgh could be used to improve patient outcomes in a range of medical conditions, including cancer and post-operative intestinal surgery.

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Comfortable in your own electronic skin

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Scientists have been trying to create electronic skin that can mimic the complexities of biological skin for some time. However, it is difficult to pack the skin full of sensors while maintaining an imperceptible, light-weight, thin, flexible skin. Researchers from Japan and Germany may have got one step closer.

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A DEVICE TO OBJECTIVELY MEASURE WRIST FLEXIBILITY HELPS OPTIMISE DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

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Researchers from Portugal have developed a system called iHandU to help finetune deep brain stimulation in people with Parkinson’s disease by quantifying wrist flexibility during surgery.

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