Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly developed supercapacitor has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800...

Researchers have developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could be used to treat obese patients. The prototype capsule, called the EndoPil, contains a balloon that can be...

The medical device industry often looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components. Direct sourcing of...

Using a mobile app reduced in-person prenatal care visits while maintaining patient and provider satisfaction. The Babyscripts app was built to deliver educational content and remotely...

Next-generation fitness sensors could give deeper insights into human health through noninvasive testing of bodily fluids. A stretchy patch developed at KAUST could help this approach by making it...

In an effort to enhance soldier lethality, Army researchers are developing biorecognition receptors capable of consistent performance in multi-domain...

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An Army of Microrobots Can Wipe Out Dental Plaque

A visit to the dentist typically involves time-consuming and sometimes unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. What if, instead, a dentist could deploy a small...

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract...

Catheter Tie Layer

Zeus, Orangeburg, SC, offers a thin thermoplastic coating that is placed over a PTFE liner during catheter construction. The Zeus Tie Layer creates a melt bondable surface that...

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of...

In the injectable drug-delivery industry, expectations for improved patient experiences with administration and at-home delivery of therapeutic regimens are evolving. Products that combine the...

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Resistive Touch Panels

Fujitsu Components America, San Jose, CA, has released a series of customizable, flush-surface, resistive touch panels with less than half the input force of conventional...

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

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

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

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...

Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects — just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move...

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

Your smartwatch can count your steps, but can it tell if you’re typing on a keyboard? Or chopping a vegetable?

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

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

Electrical engineering students have stumbled upon a very unconventional method that could speed up lab-on-a-chip disease diagnosis.

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...

Researchers have developed a biosensor that expresses biomaterials’ colors using a nano structure and applies a new image signal processing technique.

A reader asks: "With medical robots, what's in it for surgeons?"

A new way to image calcium activity is based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and allows them researchers to peer much deeper into the brain. Using this technique, they can track...

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...

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...

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