Tag: Ultrasound

Charging pacemaker batteries with ultrasound

April 26, 2022

Scientists from the South Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) are working on a noninvasive battery recharging system for heart pacemakers, which is a more convenient alternative to surgical replacement once a pacemaker’s battery loses charge. KIST’s implantable ultrasound-powered generator utilises “triboelectric” materials – when rubbed together, these materials produce an electric charge. In […]

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Dual-mode endoscope combines ultrasound and OCT for uterine assessment

April 6, 2022

Structural problems in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, could cause infertility, which unfortunately affects about 10-20% of women worldwide. Scientists from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT-CAS), have developed a diagnostic probe that could offer a less invasive way to determine the nature of endometrial problems […]

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