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    A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

    A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster

    It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but it’s actually a cast for healing bones. The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, incorporates 3D printing and ultrasonic tech to make healing a broken bone more bearable. The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones (and other wounds) has been around for a while. But the problem was doctors couldn’t… Read More

  • BabyWatch Health Tracker Lets Expecting Mothers Share Their Babies’ Heartbeats

    BabyWatch Health Tracker Lets Expecting Mothers Share Their Babies’ Heartbeats

    As evidenced by sonogram photos posted to Facebook and the apparent popularity of “ultrasound parties,” pregnancy is a time ripe for sharing. A new startup called BabyWatch is taking those moments digital with the launch of a hardware-software duo that allows mothers to record and send to friends and family their unborn child’s heartbeat. The system consists of a handheld… Read More

  • Why Qualcomm Wants To Bring Ultrasound Transmitters To Smartphones And Tablets

    Why Qualcomm Wants To Bring Ultrasound Transmitters To Smartphones And Tablets

    Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has a track record of pushing new capabilities into its chips faster than its competitors in a bid to carve out a bigger chunk of the market — and one of its latest acquisitions is in the field of digital ultrasound. So what capabilities could this technology bring to phones and tablets? Read More

  • Tiny bubbles make me feel fine

    Philips is working on some fancy new drug deliver technologies that utilize microbubbles in a new way. Traditionally, microbubbles are used to enhance the resolution of ultrasound images, but Philips’ research provide a one-two punch for imaging and targeted drug delivery. Read More

  • Cast your unborn baby in bronze

    Daddytypes found a cool article on a company that is thinking about casting ultrasound pictures of unborn babies using 3D imaging and printing. Read More

  • Haptic system uses ultrasound to give feel to objects that aren’t there

    From the ‘I’ll Believe it When I See Feel it Dept’: Ultrasonic gaming. Researchers from the University of Tokyo have been working on using focused ultrasound to simulate the feel of objects that aren’t there. Haptic doodads have been floating around for a while, like this Maglev joystick, but this is the first time I’ve seen one that relies on air to create… Read More