Researchers from the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST have developed a soft neural implant that can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone.

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have created a robotic device that provides "light-touch"...

Scientists implanted electrodes in amputees’ stumps for better prosthetic control — with promising results. The early-stage research involved relocating nerves in patients’...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Microrobots Show Promise for Treating Tumors

Researchers are working on a new form of treatment — microrobots that can deliver drugs to specific spots inside the body while being monitored and controlled from outside the body. The...

Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. A wearable device would automatically detect an overdose and deliver naloxone, a drug known to reverse deadly...

The test phase of FDA’s Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program has hit its halfway point. The agency has released an update on its progress and the...

Female Cable Connector

Binder USA, Camarillo, CA has extended its M12-X product line with a female cable connector and RJ45 to female feedthrough for control cabinets. The M12 X-coded cable...

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment. Named “Scolioscan Air,” the system is designed to bring...

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that uses image post-processing to rapidly convert low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans to images of superior quality, compared to low-dose...

Now that medical devices are being labeled and uniquely identified to meet the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identifier...

With medical devices approved for more demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter aortic and mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR), the long-term structural...

Great quality assurance is what turns great software into great product. Testing is a crucial part of any software development process, whether to ensure safety in a medical device, to minimize risk...

Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Researchers are addressing the tendency to stumble in lower-body prosthetics by understanding the way people with two legs catch themselves. They accomplished this by covering test...

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Wearable System to Sense and Stimulate the Brain

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University is starting a project to design and implement a noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. This neural interface...

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day...

ExoRehab is an IoT rehabilitation solution that combines robotics, gaming, and data analysis. Digitalizing physical therapy for muscle rehabilitation enables patients to acquire therapeutic...

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

Medical Device Manufacturing Software

Master Control, Salt Lake City, UT, has released a software platform designed to automate production and improve operational quality....

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a new “virtual biopsy” device can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The...

Researchers presented study findings showing that the Apple Watch was able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) in people who received an alert of an irregular heartbeat. These findings highlight...

While the regulatory and validation burden can be high, it's not surprising that the medical device industry is one of the earliest adopters of additive manufacturing (AM, aka...

One of the most commonly used elements in neurostimulation devices is platinum microelectrodes, but they are prone to corrosion, which can reduce the functional lifetime of the...

Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3D printing....

Lee Spring, maker of stock and custom springs, has announced the acquisition of The Kirk-Habicht Company. Kirk-Habicht, founded in 1907, is a manufacturer of custom springs operating in Rosedale,...

Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays, and smart devices that are seamlessly integrated onto the human body....

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Electronic Skin Offers Exceptional Sense of Touch

Robots and prosthetic devices may soon have a sense of touch equivalent to, or better than, the human skin with the Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin (ACES), an artificial nervous...

A kit made from everyday objects is bringing the blockchain into the physical world. The BlocKit, which includes items such as plastic tubs, clay discs, padlocks, envelopes, sticky notes, and...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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