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Two men, each with a prosthetic arm, sit at a table and play checkers.
May 11, 2023

Prosthetics through the ages

Millions of people in the United States are currently living with limb loss. This number is expected to grow as...

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Amy Purdy medaled in the  2014 and 2018 Winter  Paralympic Games.
April 24, 2023

Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy isn’t slowing down

About 24 years ago, Amy Purdy lost her legs, spleen, and hearing in one ear from a deadly blood infection. Since...

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Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.
January 13, 2023

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation,...

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Sensory prosthetics could give users a better sense of touch and help make everyday tasks easier.
April 23, 2020

5 breakthrough technologies your tax dollars are funding

A 15-second, painless mammogram. A laser-powered blood sugar monitor. These are just some of the many breakthrough technologies supported by...

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Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., took the helm of NIBIB in January 2019.
April 06, 2020

Celebrating 20 years of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

For the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), 2020 is an important year. It marks the 20th anniversary of...

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The Surgery of the Future app provides a virtual tour into the operating room of the future.
July 14, 2017

NIH-supported technologies of the future

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering's Surgery of the Future app lets users see different medical technolgies...

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