Preliminary testing shows that a new device may enable existing breast cancer imagers to provide up to six times better contrast of breast tumors, while maintaining the same or better image quality and...

Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate, and other physical attributes to help predict and prevent asthma attacks. The system, called...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced a signed Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) program to create medical device...

A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Seoul National University has developed a new electric mesh device that can be wrapped around the heart to deliver...

The fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) consists of millions of sensing devices in buildings, vehicles, and elsewhere that deliver reams of data online. However, this wide-ranging resource involves so...

A team of engineers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas is working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of...

Being able to manipulate virtual fingers, or even fingers attached to a functioning prosthetic device, is not the same as feeling like the device is part of your own body. Researchers at Arizona...

Look around you. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is sporting a Fitbit® or other wearable technology? The fact is, consumers are quickly embracing devices that help them monitor...

The world today has become increasingly mobile with advances in powerful and portable technologies, such as...

The landscape of the medical device industry is changing, driven by emerging technologies and the influx of smart devices, telemedicine, and new patient care models. This new frontier...

Medical platform development requires a security-focused mindset, making system protection a priority in the earliest stages of system design. Just as features like...

High-tech adhesives are very reliable and issues do not occur often. When used correctly, these adhesives can resolve many design issues while also saving money, time, and effort. However, there are...

Global Innovations : Medical
Making Robot Caregivers Safer
University of Twente Enschede, The Netherlands www.utwente.nl/en/news

According to a study conducted at the Robotics and Mechatronics department at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, robots carry...

News : Medical
Foot Device Controls Video Game Action

A group of graduate students from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, devised a sandal-like controller that allows a video game player to control the on-screen action with his feet. The team — dubbed GEAR, for Game Enhancing Augmented Reality — created the device for amputees or those with...

News : Medical
Ultrathin, Flat Lens Captures Chirality And Color

Many things in the natural world are geometrically chiral, meaning they cannot be superimposed onto their mirror image. Being able to observe and analyze the chirality of an object is very important in numerous fields. However, current chiral imaging techniques to resolve polarization and...

News : Medical
3D Printing Creates Artificial Hair

Researchers in MIT’s Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, have created “Cilllia,” a new computational method for designing and 3D printing artificial hair. 3D printers have been unable to print hair, fur, and other dense arrays of extremely fine features that require a huge amount of computational time and...

News : Medical
Electron Microscope Measures With Atomic Resolution

Capturing all transmitted electrons allows quantitative measurement of a material’s properties, such as internal electric and magnetic fields, which are important for use of the material in memory and electronics applications. A research group at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, has developed...

News : Medical
Smartphones Help Improve Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke patients must typically undergo arduous and repetitive rehabilitation to relearn the basic skills they lose. A team of students from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, is using smartphones to improve the process.

News : Medical
Injectable Computers Broadcast From Inside The Body

Professors David Blaauw and David Wenzloff of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are designing millimeter-scale, ultra-low-power sensing systems that can be injected into the body through a syringe. Unlike other similarly-sized radios, these...

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Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC

Surgeons and scientists at the Children’s National Health System’s Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical...

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

What if there were a way to test how lungs react to toxins without actually putting a subject at risk? That’s what scientists at Los Alamos National...

Chemical engineers at Stanford University discovered that a new elastomer synthesized there had too much elasticity for the testing equipment the lab possessed. In fact, the clamping machine...

“Preterm labor is related to high morbidity, high mortality, and significant cost,” said Rubin Pillay, MD, PhD, assistant dean for global health innovation at the UAB School of Medicine. “If we...

Titanium found its initial use in aircraft because it is strong but light. Today, it’s found everywhere, from eyeglass frames and jewelry to sports gear, tools, surgical and dental implants, and...

News : Medical
Good News/Sad News

For much of our recent Editorial & Sales Meeting, we discussed trends that we are seeing in the marketplace, in the news, and in discussion with contributors to evaluate coverage for this year and to help sharpen our editorial focus for next year. Manufacturing will continue to see greater coverage as we increase the...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
New Medical Device EMC Requirements

Implementation of IEC 60601-1-2, 4th edition is on the horizon. This collateral standard to the IEC 60601-1 medical safety standard specifies the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for...

When science and nature combine in just the right amounts, the results can be astounding. Take transdermal drug delivery, which is expected to grow substantially in...

For a long time, the ability of robots to interact with humans in our daily lives was more myth than reality— and the idea of robotics performing exceptionally complex tasks such as...

The ability to provide accurate rotary motion is critical in a wide range of applications in the automation equipment, medical device, machine tool, energy, welding, robotics,...

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