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Webinars : Medical
Coming Soon - Establishing Maximum Acceptable Dose

Manufacturers utilizing ionizing radiation (gamma, electron beam, or X-ray) for sterilization purposes need to establish the maximum acceptable dose for the specified product. Compliance to the ISO 11137 standard requires an experimental program that demonstrates that a product treated with the...

INSIDER : Medical
Your Personal Thermostat: A Wearable Cooling Patch

Engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. The soft, stretchy patch cools or warms a user’s skin to a...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia

Researchers have developed a non-invasive strategy that combines functional electrostimulation, a body weight support system, and a brain-machine interface for the rehabilitation of people...

INSIDER : Medical
Battelle to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface

Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects — just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move his...

Blog : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Beyond Just Gesture, A Modified Smartwatch Detects 25 Specific Hand Activities

Your smartwatch can count your steps, but can it tell if you’re typing on a keyboard? Or chopping a vegetable?

Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
Want a Magnetized Medical Robot? Just 3D Print It
A microrobot can take up to 8 hours to make. With the help of a 3D printer, University of Toronto engineers got the process down to 20 minutes
INSIDER : Medical
Lab-on-a-Chip Breakthrough: Matte Black Nail Polish

Electrical engineering students have stumbled upon a very unconventional method that could speed up lab-on-a-chip disease diagnosis.

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Device Prescreens for Ebola Virus

A prototype microfluidic device with biosensors can detect the deadly Ebola virus. With this type of device, those infected can be treated earlier, and the early detection process can potentially...

INSIDER : Medical
Biosensor Detects and Analyzes Colorless and Transparent Biomaterials

Researchers have developed a biosensor that expresses biomaterials’ colors using a nano structure and applies a new image signal processing technique.

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
MDR Effects on Medical Device Processing

The new Medical Devices Regulation (2017/745/EU) (MDR) brings EU legislation into line with technical advances, chang­es in medical science, and progress in law making. There are many updates that effect reusable medical device manufacturers. This presentation will outline all of the testing and...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Answering Your Questions: How Do Medical Robots Help Surgeons?
A reader asks: "With medical robots, what's in it for surgeons?"
Features : Internet of Things
Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables

People often talk about thinking “outside the box” but one of the things most exciting in modern technology is being able to design “off the glass” — meaning a piece of technology...

Features : Materials
Design for Manufacturability Improves Articulating Instrument Development

Precision in surgery is paramount. Surgeons rely on a variety of handheld instruments, and they increasingly want tools that can aid in accessing hard-to-reach areas...

Briefs : Medical
Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation

The increasing demand for miniaturized electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created new challenges for the specialists who design microdevices such as...

Briefs : Medical
‘Origami’ Diagnostic Device Offers Affordable Malaria Diagnoses

In a new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from universities in Scotland and China, working together with the...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components

Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments, such as drug-delivery device parts and...

Briefs : Medical
Encapsulated Nanoparticles Offer Promise for Biomedical Applications

The Polymerization Process Research Group of the Polymat Institute of the UPV/EHU–University of the Basque Country has efficiently encapsulated semiconductor nanocrystals...

Briefs : Medical
New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes

NIBIB-funded engineers are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize performance of these valves in an...

Briefs : Medical
Breakthrough Lab-on-a-Chip Detects Cancer Faster, Cheaper, Less Invasively

A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device invented by researchers at the University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, and KU Medical Center could allow...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultrasensitive heat sensor that is flexible,...

Features : Materials
Functional PVD Coatings Improve Medical Device Performance and Life

As the medical device industry continues to grow rapidly, manufacturers must contend with a variety of challenges if they wish to differentiate products in a highly...

Products : Materials
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new medical-device-grade...

Products : IoMT
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB

Medical-Grade Connectivity Framework

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Sunnyvale, CA, has added a variety of new capabilities to its connectivity software, RTI Connext DDS. Based on the Data...

R&D : Nanotechnology
Tiny Optical Elements for Miniature Endoscopes

A research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and...

R&D : Photonics/Optics
Molecular Device Uses Novel OPT Arrays

Converting light into electrical signals is essential for a number of future applications including imaging, optical communication, and biomedical sensing. Researchers have developed a new molecular...

R&D : Materials
Temperature-Controlled Materials

Researchers have designed a temperature-controllable copper-based material for sieving or storing different kinds of gases. The rationale used to design the material could act as a blueprint for developing...