New approach to global health challenges
September 26, 2013MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science brings many tools to the quest for new disease treatments and diagnostic devices.
Making sense of medical sensors
April 18, 2013Computer scientists and electrical engineers are devising algorithms that look for useful new patterns in data produced by medical sensors.
MIT student inventor Nikolai Begg receives Lemelson-MIT student prize
March 6, 2013$30,000 Lemelson-MIT collegiate student prizes awarded to inventive students at three leading universities
Sterilizing with the sun
February 26, 2013Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages.
MIT students create new medical devices
January 30, 2013Precision machine design class links doctors with students to find ways of meeting pressing medical needs for new technology.
Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
November 7, 2012For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.
Mapping neurological disease
September 4, 2012New algorithm can analyze information from medical images to identify diseased areas of the brain and connections with other regions.
Their own devices
April 17, 2012MIT’s Medical Electronic Device Realization Center aims to connect microelectronics with new health‑care tools.
Sensing when the brain is under pressure
April 11, 2012New monitoring strategy forgoes surgery, could help doctors treat patients with head injuries.