ST. LOUIS, MO—In other news from Washington University—You don’t have to be an all-star pitcher to suffer a rotator cuff tear. In fact, this is the most common type of tendon injury in adults. Unfortunately, surgery to repair such injuries have a high failure rate. Researchers at the Genin lab have looked more closely at how tendon and bone attach in the shoulder joint, uncovering engineering strategies for attaching dissimilar materials.
CINCINNATI, OH—A team at the University of Cincinnati is building a telehealth drone that will be able to maneuver through a front door and into a patient’s living room carrying a tablet or smart phone. Patients would then connect with a doctor for a telehealth appointment and access a special medical kit attached to the drone so they can measure and transmit health information.