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Moving Objects with Your Mind

The best ideas are often simple in nature, though complex in detail, and great in potential. The stentrode is a perfect example, combining the familiar off-the-shelf technologies of a stent and an electrode.

Roach Biobots

Imagine a natural disaster, such as an earthquake, causing residential buildings to collapse and trapping the people in- side underneath the rubble. Over the following days, first responders spend a significant amount of time locating survivors.

From Brain to Body

Paralysis, whether caused by spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative disease, or other factors, poses a host of issues for patients. These include not just the inability to move parts of their bodies but potential problems with communication and bladder control as well. Fortunately, the last decade has seen promising technology advances to address these concerns.

The Quantified Patient Checks In

Like eight-year-olds who can’t let go of a good joke, Larry Smarr’s nurses and doctors kept coming to him with the same question: “Have you passed gas yet?” Answering this question in the affirmative is, Smarr explains, deadpan, “the state of the art in 2017 in the medical community for deciding when your colon restarts.”