Implant Sensors Could Be Game Changer: Getting hip to additive manufacturing with development of new prototype
The University of Western Ontario and Renishaw Canada (Mississauga, Ontario) have joined forces to develop a prototype for hip replacement implants which promise to be structurally and electronically "smarter" than current implants. The university was one of the first in Canada to use Renishaw's additive manufacturing process to build medical devices and has now used it to create a 3-D-designed hip implant Renishaw additive manufacturing business manager Mark Kirby said is more akin to an iPhone than a prosthetic.
Thursday two-fer from Medical Device Daily
Disc jockeys like to do two-for-Tuesdays and three-for-Thursdays, but we're not spinning music at MDD Perspectives. Today we go into full rebellion mode by offering a Thursday two-fer. Take that, hegemonistic radio stations!
2015 Medical Innovation Summit: Watson data may drive next great wave of innovation in health care
Soon after IBM Corp.'s (Armonk, N.Y.) Watson computer system defeated two former champions of the popular game show Jeopardy back in 2011, Michael Rhodin, SVP of IBM's Watson division, told attendees this week at the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit that the company received several phone calls from an audience it wasn't expecting.