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Engineering the Everyday and the Extraordinary: Milestones in Innovation

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From the small satisfaction of being able to read the fine print to the immense joy of surviving heart failure, we all have benefited from advances in modern medicine. Engineers have devised many tools that enable better sight and hearing, increase mobility, aid in diagnosis and screening, and prolong life. The resulting increase in life expectancy and improved quality of life means people are leading longer and more productive lives.

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Contact Lenses: The Invisible Alternative
Regenerative Medicine: Growing Body Parts
Artificial Heart: Beating the Odds for Cardiac Patients
Robot Hand: A New Life
Benjamin Franklin: Making a Spectacle
Rapid Diagnostic Tests: Fast, Inexpensive, Effective
Hearing Aids: An Earful of Assistance
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