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The MD Brush has an unusual grip that automatically angles the brush head at 45 degrees. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not

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The company Proteus has developed a computer that attaches to a pill and tracks the pill's absorption into the body. The technology has passed clinical trials. iStock hide caption

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Someday Soon You May Swallow A Computer With Your Pill

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Andreas Fhager, a biomedical engineer at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, adjusts the Strokefinder device on a test subject's head. Gunilla Brocker hide caption

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Ed Damiano and his son David, 15, play basketball at home in Acton, Mass. Ed has invented a device he hopes will make David's diabetes easier to manage. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

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The dream of epilepsy research, says neurobiologist Ivan Soltesz, is to stop seizures by manipulating only some brain cells, not all. Steve Zylius/UC Irvine Communications hide caption

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

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This advertisement for the da Vinci surgical robot led former hospital executive Paul Levy to ask the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System about its role in marketing the high-tech device. Paul Levy/ProPublica hide caption

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The Organ Care System keeps lungs warm, breathing and nourished while outside the body. MediCommConsultants hide caption

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How much is that hip implant in the X-ray? Only the hospital administrator and the company that made it know for sure. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Odon Device was inspired by a YouTube video about how to remove a cork from the inside of a wine bottle. The Odon Device hide caption

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The Odon Device

Dee Faught tests a robotic arm installed on his wheelchair in September. Commercially produced robotic arms can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but three Rice engineering students built one for Dee for about $800. Eric Kayne for NPR hide caption

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'The Coolest Thing Ever': How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives

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One experimental condom has tabs on either side so it's easier to put on in the dark. Courtesy of California Family Health Council hide caption

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This riboflavin-rich material can be used to print intricate, microscopic structures in three dimensions. Courtesy of North Carolina State University hide caption

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