Tag: ENT

Lantos 3D Scanning System Makes Digital Impressions of Ears

Lantos Technologies, a company out of Wilmington, Massachusetts, is releasing the first FDA-cleared 3D ear scanner that can image everything from the outer ear to the ear drum. The Lantos 3D Scanning system is used to alleviate the need for silicone impressions when making hearing aids and other custom-made hearing products. Each scan produces (Read more...)

Bioreactors Inside Body Grow New Bones for Transplantation

Injuries and disease often necessitate putting something in place of where natural bone is. While there are custom-made artificial orthopedic implants and native bone grafts, researchers from Rice University have now shown a new and better way. The team printed in 3D a bioreactor mold within which new bone can grow. It is made to be […]

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Custom Tuned Hearing Aids from Comfort of Home: Interview with Adam Karp and Dr. Harvey Abrams of Lively

Lively, a New York-based hearing aid provider, has recently announced their online platform for customers to take virtual hearing tests, purchase hearing aids, and receive videocall support from doctors to fine-tune their hearing aids. The platform represents a telemedicine solution for the hearing-impaired, and allows people to receive treatment f (Read more...)

Sony Unveils New Microsurgery HD Video Camera

Sony is releasing a new two-piece full HD surgical video camera intended for a variety of settings, including surgical centers and exam rooms. The device is particularly effective in low-light applications, such as ophthalmic posterior surgical procedures and other situations where direct light is hard to place within the depths of a surgical scene (Read more...)

Crescent Vision Dual-Camera Headband for Surgeons: CES 2019

Many surgical procedures are difficult to teach in practice because few people can gather around an operating table. Particularly with highly detailed surgeries, it is difficult to work on vessels and other anatomical structures while letting others have a good view of the scene as well. Crescent Tech, a Dutch firm, is developing a special [&hellip (Read more...)

Cochlear Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant: Seen at CES 2019

Cochlear Limited attended the CES for the first time this year, showcasing a virtual reality demo and an opportunity to speak with implant recipients. They showcased their Nucleus 7 Implant and Sound Processor, which the company released last year as the world’s first made-for-iPhone cochlear implant sound processor (read our coverage here). (Read more...)

Starkey Hearing Aids with Body Sensors Built-In: CES 2019

Starkey hearing aids are some of the more advanced devices on the market, including ones with sensors and even artificial intelligence that work together to improve the quality of sound. Some of Starkey’s devices are essentially invisible, residing completely inside the ear canal, while others are rechargeable and can interface with a smartph (Read more...)

ARIS MD Automatic Tissue Segmentation in Virtual and Augmented Reality: Aris MD at CES 2019

Medical imaging technologies have come a long way over the decades. They offer greater visual detail, but all that data often makes it difficult to see and understand the anatomy being studied. At CES 2019 we met with ARIS MD, a company that was introducing its 3D visualization technology that can automatically identify different organs, […]

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BrainCarta Maps Creates Maps for Brain Surgeries: CES 2019

Brain surgery is a complicated business, requiring utmost precision when excising tumors and other maladies. BrainCarta, a Dutch firm, is showing off its Elonav technology that uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to create maps of lesions and provide helpful analysis about the nearby anatomy. The firm believes that Elonav can he (Read more...)

Loop High Fidelity Earplugs at CES 2019

Earplugs are typically just pieces of foam that are awkward to use and can ruin one’s carefully crafted style. At CES 2019 we got a chance to check out the Loop earplugs that look cool, have a unique design to dampen sound, and which may become popular by people that don’t like traditional earplugs. Product […]

Electronic Headband for Drug-Free Motion Sickness Therapy

Motion sickness can be a debilitating condition for many people, preventing them from traveling and engaging in various activities such as sailing. There are a few drugs available to control motion sickness, but they have side effects such as drowsiness and for many people are simply a choice of choosing one discomfort over another. A […]

Destigmatizing Hearing Loss with Technology: Interview with Eargo CEO Christian Gormsen

Today, 500 million people globally suffer from hearing loss, however, most individuals wait on average seven years before dealing with the condition due to a combination of factors, including stigmas and misconceptions related to hearing aids. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 40 million individuals live with untreated hearing loss. Stepping in to ad (Read more...)

FDA Clears Canon’s Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla MRI

Canon Medical won FDA clearance to bring to the U.S. market its brand new Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner. It features a wide 71 centimeter bore and quiet operation thanks to its Pianissimo and Pianissimo Zen technologies. Pianissimo makes all scanning sequences quieter, while Pianissimo Zen allows certain scans to be performed at near [&hellip (Read more...)