R&D : Photonics/Optics
Shedding a New Light on Optical Trapping and Tweezing
Shedding a New Light on Optical Trapping and Tweezing

Researchers have found a way to use the full beam of a laser light to control and manipulate minute objects such as single cells in a human body, tiny particles in small volume chemistry,...

Shedding a New Light on Optical Trapping and Tweezing
R&D : Medical
Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia
Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia

A nanoparticle-based technology could be used to improve the speed of diagnosis. This type of sensor could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the...

Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged
Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Photonic Radiation Sensors Survive Huge Doses Undamaged
Features : Materials
Electrical and Antibacterial Hydrogel Developed for Brain Implants
Electrical and Antibacterial Hydrogel Developed for Brain Implants
University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Spain
www.ehu.eus/en

Hydrogels with electrical and antibacterial properties suitable for neural interfaces have...

Electrical and Antibacterial Hydrogel Developed for Brain Implants
INSIDER : Medical
Robotic Arm May Help to Rehabilitate Chronic Stroke Victims
Robotic Arm May Help to Rehabilitate Chronic Stroke Victims

New research finds that robotic arm rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients with aphasia, the loss of ability to understand or express speech, may promote speech and language...

Robotic Arm May Help to Rehabilitate Chronic Stroke Victims
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Walk This Way: Robotics Software Predicts Gait
Walk This Way: Robotics Software Predicts Gait

Researchers studied eight gait parameters in order to come up with a very sophisticated software program that uses an avatar to predict how much energy people use when they walk depending on...

Walk This Way: Robotics Software Predicts Gait
INSIDER : Medical
Fire Ant Colonies Could Inspire Swarming Robots
Fire Ant Colonies Could Inspire Swarming Robots

Think of it as mathematics with a bite: Researchers at CU Boulder have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts....

Fire Ant Colonies Could Inspire Swarming Robots
INSIDER : Medical
Robot Could One Day Fight Most Common Cancer in Men
Robot Could One Day Fight Most Common Cancer in Men

A robot could become the weapon of choice for detecting and treating the most common cancer in men, improving results and reducing side effects. Scientists and mathematicians are working on...

Robot Could One Day Fight Most Common Cancer in Men
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Insight Into Swimming Fish Could Lead to Robotics Advances
Insight Into Swimming Fish Could Lead to Robotics Advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need any to navigate the world,...

Insight Into Swimming Fish Could Lead to Robotics Advances
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D-Printed Implants Shown to Help Grow 'Real Bone'
3D-Printed Implants Shown to Help Grow 'Real Bone'

Researchers have reported that chemically coated ceramic implants successfully guided the regrowth of missing bone in lab animals while steadily dissolving. Surgeons and scientists at NYU...

3D-Printed Implants Shown to Help Grow 'Real Bone'
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions
Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions

An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health...

Low-Cost Plastic Sensors Could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists Develop Chip for Fast, Accurate Disease Detection at Low Cost

An invention by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) holds promise for a faster, cheaper way to diagnose diseases with high accuracy. Professor Zhang Yong from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering and...

R&D : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineers Explore Microfluidics with LEGO Bricks

MIT engineers have introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at submillimeter scales. Such devices typically take the form of flat, two-dimensional chips, etched with tiny channels and ports that are...

INSIDER : Wearables
Better bandage promotes powerful healing
Better bandage promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at...

Better bandage promotes powerful healing
INSIDER : Materials
Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing
Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing

To fulfill regulatory requirements, articles made from liquid silicone rubber must be post-cured, particularly if they are intended for sensitive applications. With a new...

Improving Liquid Silicone Rubber Productivity Without Post-Curing
INSIDER : Medical
Artificial Joint Restores Wrist-like Movements
Artificial Joint Restores Wrist-like Movements

A new artificial joint restores important wrist-like movements to forearm amputees, something that could dramatically improve their quality of life. The new artificial joint works instead with...

Artificial Joint Restores Wrist-like Movements
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor — Revolutionary New Radio Architecture Brings the Long Battery Life Needed for IoMT

The IoMT has ushered in a new era for connected medical technology. But battery life is often mentioned as one of the impediments to the advancement of IoMT. Batteries in medical devices need a long lifespan so that users aren’t having to...

White Papers : Materials
Solve Your Co-Molding Adhesion Challenges with Momentive’s Self-Bonding LSRs

Many available thermoplastics (substrates) create adhesion challenges when co-molded with silicone elastomers. This white paper will explore Momentive’s solution to this design challenge: the Silopren* LSR47x9 liquid silicone rubber series. A robust self-bonding...

Briefs : Medical
Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue
Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue

Biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of ordered and...

Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue
Briefs : Medical
Experimental Bone Helps Osteoarthritis Patients
Experimental Bone Helps Osteoarthritis Patients

Researchers from the Faculty of Chemical Technology Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania, are developing an artificial bone, which can be used for treating of the most common joint...

Experimental Bone Helps Osteoarthritis Patients
Briefs : Medical
Nanodevice Delivers Immunotherapy Without Side Effects
Nanodevice Delivers Immunotherapy Without Side Effects

Houston Methodist scientists have developed a nanodevice to deliver immunotherapy without side effects to treat triple-negative breast cancer. Inserted straight into a tumor, this...

Nanodevice Delivers Immunotherapy Without Side Effects
Briefs : Medical
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple...

Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
Briefs : Medical
Device Assesses and Monitors Lymphedema Noninvasively
Device Assesses and Monitors Lymphedema Noninvasively

Lymphedema is the swelling that generally occurs in the arms or legs caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. Treating it at the earliest possible...

Device Assesses and Monitors Lymphedema Noninvasively
Products : Medical
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics

A smart seat cushion uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair.

Smart Wheelchair Seats, Prosthetics
Features : Test & Measurement
Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs
Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs

Bring to mind your last straight-out-of-the-box experience with a disposable medical device of any kind. Without a doubt, everyone has experienced the same frustrations:...

Key Human Factors Drive Design for Disposables, Test Kits and IFUs
Features : Test & Measurement
Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices
Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices

Globally, the use of medical consumables continues to rise due to an aging population and the increasing prevalence of day surgeries. As the use of medical...

Biaxial Testing of Medical Devices, Consumer Products, & Drug-Delivery Devices
Features : Test & Measurement
Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure
Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure

Walking up the stairs to your room one evening, you stop to catch your breath and think “I haven't always felt this tired.” Week by week, you start to notice even...

Catheter-Delivered Pump Uses Innovative Approach to Fight Heart Failure
Features : Medical
Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance
Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance

Medical device manufacturers often use silicone adhesives to bond parts together when assembling products such as catheters, pacemakers, cochlear implants, aesthetic...

Effects of Surface Preparation on Medical Silicone Adhesive Performance
Products : Test & Measurement
Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement
Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement

Measurement Software

Hexagon Manufacturing Software, North Kingstown, RI, has launched the latest edition of its measurement software. PC-DMIS 2018 R1 provides continued service pack...

Product Focus December 2018: Test & Measurement
Products : Medical
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs

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