R&D : Wearables
Monitoring Vital Signs Using Radar

A radar system can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines.

R&D : Wearables
Earlier Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy with Smartphone ArtificiaI Intelligence

A novel pairing of two technologies may offer a solution for better screening for diabetic retinopathy, a condition that can lead to permanent vision loss if...

News : Packaging & Sterilization
Venting Technology Improves Sterilization of Surgical Instruments, Helps Fight HAIs

Porex, a developer of porous polymer solutions, and Guangdong Xianfeng Medical Technology Co., Ltd. have teamed up to develop a sterile container that will...

News : Markets
From the Editor — Outlook Mostly Upbeat for Healthcare Deals Next Year

Political uncertainty will be the biggest factor that could upend healthcare transactions according to a recent Merrill InsightTM poll of global mergers and...

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 : Medical
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...

News : Medical
NOW Technologies Chooses LDRArules for Coding Standards Compliance under IEC 62304 Functional Safety Standard

LDRA, a leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, software code analysis, and test tools, has announced that...

Blog : Internet of Things
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?

News : AR/AI
BIOMED: VR Technology Delivers Real-Time Medtech Training

Medical Design Briefs is reporting from the BIOMEDevice 2019. Send us your questions and comments below.

In the world of medical technology, the hardest part for OEMs is often...

News : Medical
From the Editor — Permanently Repealing the Device Tax to Protect Medical Innovation

A new house bill is set to end the medical device tax once and for all. H.R. 2207 was introduced in April — it’s goal to permanently repeal the...

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.

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...

Blog : 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 : Wearables
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 : Medical
Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes

Ultraminiature sensors (<1 mm in size) enable instrumentation of medical devices in order to advance monitoring capabilities, deliver new insight into complex cardiovascular cases,...

Features : Medical
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 : Internet of Things
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 : Semiconductors & ICs
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 : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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 : Medical
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...

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