Image: The FingerKIt implant on a grey background; Copyright: Fraunhofer IAPT

Fraunhofer IAPT

AI enables greater mobility: Personalized finger joint implants from a 3D printer


The remobilization of finger joints that have been damaged by illness or injury is an emerging market in the field of demand-driven patient care. The FingerKIt consortium, which brings together five Fraunhofer institutes, uses AI to develop personalized 3D-printed joint implants so that these delicate finger parts can be replaced when necessary.
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Photo: Eva Mistry speaks with a patient.; Copyright: Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand

Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand

Stroke treatment for people with disabilities


When conducting clinical research, investigators aim to control as many variables as possible so it is easier to examine the effectiveness of new treatments. However, this sometimes means strict requirements lead to only a narrow population of patients being eligible to be enrolled in a trial.
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Image: Gripping mechanism of a prosthetic hand; Copyright: Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University

FAU lands $1.2 million NSF grant to transform prosthetic hand control


A project at Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science aims to enable amputees to maximize their individual potential for controlling the full dexterity of artificial hands. The project combines artificial intelligence, machine learning, biosensors and automated training to transform the state-of-the-art for dexterous control of prosthetic hands.
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Image: Parts of the app displayed on two smartphone displays, each giving a recommendation in terms of glucose level and exercise; Copyright: GLAICE


Physiologist from Bayreuth receives European Diabetes Research Award: New app enables safe exercise in type 1 diabetes


A study at the University of Bayreuth is evaluating an app that has already been developed to enable people with type 1 diabetes to exercise safely. The aim is for people with type 1 diabetes to be able to exercise without fear of dysglycemia. Bayreuth physiologist Professor Othmar Moser receives a European Diabetes Research Award.
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