INSIDER : Medical
Continuous Monitoring Necessary to Reduce Risk in Medtech AI
Continuous Monitoring Necessary to Reduce Risk in Medtech AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are increasingly transforming the healthcare sector. From spotting malignant tumors to reading CT scans and mammograms,...

Continuous Monitoring Necessary to Reduce Risk in Medtech AI
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vote for Medical Design Briefs Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Vote for Medical Design Briefs Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Each month, the editors of Medical Design Briefs choose a Product of the Month that has exceptional technical merit and practical value for MDB’s design engineering...

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INSIDER : Materials
New Coating Prevents Infection in Synthetic Vascular Grafts
New Coating Prevents Infection in Synthetic Vascular Grafts

A new coating prevents clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body’s own process for integrating the grafted vessels. Variants of the...

New Coating Prevents Infection in Synthetic Vascular Grafts
INSIDER : Wearables
Battery-Free Computer Input Could Be Added to Surgical Gloves
Battery-Free Computer Input Could Be Added to Surgical Gloves

Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. The device, called...

Battery-Free Computer Input Could Be Added to Surgical Gloves
News : Wearables
Stretchable and Flexible Biofuel Cell Runs on Sweat
Stretchable and Flexible Biofuel Cell Runs on Sweat

A unique new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, has been developed and...

Stretchable and Flexible Biofuel Cell Runs on Sweat
News : Electronics & Computers
Reconfigurable Electronics Offer Promise for Implantable Devices
Reconfigurable Electronics Offer Promise for Implantable Devices

Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or transform to relocate from one...

Reconfigurable Electronics Offer Promise for Implantable Devices
News : Medical
Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics
Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies, and small children without concern for skin...

Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics
INSIDER : Imaging
Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis
Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis

MIT researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease diagnosis.

Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis
Tech Talks : Medical
New Developments in Catheter Shaft Components – Part 2

This Webinar focuses on advancements in catheter shaft componentry with a deeper dive into film cast technology. Specifically, we will hone in on polyimide and lubricious polyimide.

Features : Medical
Using 24 GHz Doppler Radar Sensors for Noncontact Human Vitals Detection
Using 24 GHz Doppler Radar Sensors for Noncontact Human Vitals Detection

Health and wellness monitoring is a primary way to manage personal health and awareness for a healthy lifestyle. Many wearable activity tracking devices, smart watches,...

Using 24 GHz Doppler Radar Sensors for Noncontact Human Vitals Detection
Features : Medical
Innovations in Orthopedic Elastomers Enhance Durability and Appearance
Innovations in Orthopedic Elastomers Enhance Durability and Appearance

The history of silicone rubber is synonymous with advancements in medical materials. Silicones, a family of biocompatible elastomers, provide an attractive balance of...

Innovations in Orthopedic Elastomers Enhance Durability and Appearance
Features : Medical
Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 2
Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 2

The long-term structural integrity of the substrate is critical for the development of medical devices approved for demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter...

Effects of Tube Processing on the Fatigue Life of Nitinol: Part 2
Features : Medical
Bioresorbable Patch Offers New Alternative for Arterial Healing
Bioresorbable Patch Offers New Alternative for Arterial Healing

When a patient experiences 70 percent or greater stenosis in the carotid artery — a condition that can cause lack of cerebral blood flow, stroke, and in some cases, death —...

Bioresorbable Patch Offers New Alternative for Arterial Healing
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Composite Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® composite tubing is ideal for...

New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Electronics & Computers
Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Each month, the editors of Medical Design Briefs choose a Product of the Month that has exceptional technical merit and practical value for MDB's design engineering readers.

Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Products : Test & Measurement
Product Focus: Test & Measurement
Product Focus: Test & Measurement

Hardness Tester

L.S. Starrett, Athol, MA, has introduced two new digital Rockwell/Superficial Rockwell benchtop hardness testers with fully automated load/unload procedures and capable of providing...

Product Focus: Test & Measurement
Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Product of the Month: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Ultrasonic Welder

Cycle time, changeover, and downtime can be significantly and efficiently reduced with a new ultrasonic welder from Hermann Ultrasonics, Bartlett, IL. The...

Product of the Month: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Briefs : Materials
New Silk Materials Can Wrinkle into Detailed Patterns, Then Unwrinkle to Be “Reprinted”
New Silk Materials Can Wrinkle into Detailed Patterns, Then Unwrinkle to Be “Reprinted”

Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have developed silk materials that can wrinkle into highly detailed patterns — including...

New Silk Materials Can Wrinkle into Detailed Patterns, Then Unwrinkle to Be “Reprinted”
Briefs : Medical
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children...

Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
Briefs : Medical
Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment
Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment

Invasive procedures to biopsy tissue from cancer-tainted organs could be replaced by simply taking samples from a tiny “decoy” implanted just beneath the...

Implantable Cancer Traps Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis, Help Monitor Treatment
Briefs : Medical
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving...

Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Novel Applications of Electrospinning Could Improve Devices
Novel Applications of Electrospinning Could Improve Devices

When you visit Andrew Steckl’s lab at the University of Cincinnati, you see a nondescript glass box that weaves together different fibers. He sees endless possibility.

Novel Applications of Electrospinning Could Improve Devices
R&D : Materials
Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices
Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices

A new interface takes touch technology to the next level by providing an artificial skin-like membrane for augmenting interactive devices such as phones, wearables, or computers.

Artificial Skin Creates Ticklish Devices
R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New 3D Printing Technique for Biomaterials
New 3D Printing Technique for Biomaterials

A new technique could be used to print soft biomaterials that could be used to repair defects in the body. The method offers an alternative to existing techniques that use gels that have been minced...

New 3D Printing Technique for Biomaterials
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors
Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors

Researchers have applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices. Simulations were done using online software on a...

Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors
R&D : Wearables
Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk
Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk

A recent study shows that wearable accelerometers — mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt, or bracelet to track movement — are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than patient...

Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk
R&D : Medical
Researchers Compare Shape-Memory Alloys
Researchers Compare Shape-Memory Alloys

Researchers have compared two copper-based SMAs of the same composition but fabricated differently. After annealing, the samples were cooled at different rates. Then both samples were heated inside the...

Researchers Compare Shape-Memory Alloys
R&D : AR/AI
VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs
VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs

Scientists have shown that amputees can actually be convinced that the prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. They do this by going beyond the “seeing is believing” idiom based on...

VR Helps Amputees ‘Feel’ Prosthetic Limbs
Global Innovations : Wearables
Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real Time
Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real Time

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient’s system, matching the accuracy of current clinical...

Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real Time
From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor: Most Medical Device OEMs Not Ready to Comply with 2020 EU Regulation
From the Editor: Most Medical Device OEMs Not Ready to Comply with 2020 EU Regulation

Under new rules to market medical devices in the European Union (EU), only 27 percent of respondents said they will be fully compliant with the regulations...

From the Editor: Most Medical Device OEMs Not Ready to Comply with 2020 EU Regulation

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