Surgical technique improves sensation, control of prosthetic limb

Humans can accurately sense the position, speed, and torque of their limbs, even with their eyes shut. This sense, known as proprioception, allows humans to precisely control their body movements. Despite significant improvements to prosthetic devices in recent years, researchers have been unable to provide this essential sensation to people…

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MIT-Tufts collaboration aims to advance translational research

The T.5 Capacity in Medical Devices Program is co-led by Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) Director Elazer R. Edelman. Photo credit: Bryce Vickmark A new collaboration between MIT and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)aims to accelerate device development for clinical studies. The T.5 Capacity in Medical Devices…

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Remembering Dr. Irving M. London, Founding Director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program

It is with sorrow that we announce the death of Irving M. London, M.D., founding director of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program.  Dr. London’s life and accomplishments were recently celebrated on the occasion of his approaching 100th birthday by the HST community. We are very grateful that we were able to…

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