Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Engineers Design Color-Changing Compression Bandage
Engineers Design Color-Changing Compression Bandage

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities....

Engineers Design Color-Changing Compression Bandage
Products : Medical
New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Foot Switches

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, has released a line of medical table/chair foot switches that are easy to navigate. Its ergonomic designs make for ease-of-use...

New Products and Services: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies
Features : Motion Control
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment

CT scanners have far greater accuracy than x-ray technology but place more demands on patients. Getting the high precision, three-dimensional images necessary for accurate diagnosis...

Selecting Gearhead Technology for Medical Imaging Equipment
News : Medical
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

A new diagnostic test shows promise for detecting the disease earlier. The test, which is at the proof-of-concept stage, can rapidly screen a drop of blood for bio-markers of pancreatic...

Blood Test Rapidly Detects Signs of Pancreatic Cancer
News : Medical
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants

Researchers have observed a way that the brittle nature of ceramics can be overcome as they sustain heavy loads, leading to more resilient structures such as dental...

Applying an Electric Field May Lead to More Resilient Dental Implants
Features : Materials
Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenberg, Sweden
www.chalmers.se

Operations for surgical implants, such as hip and knee replacements or dental implants, have...

Spikes of Graphene Kill Bacteria on Medical Implants
News : Materials
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes

Scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This...

Elastic Fiber Revolutionizes Smart Clothes
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease

Researchers have built an ingestible sensor equipped with genetically engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach or other gastrointestinal problems.

Ingestible ‘Bacteria on a Chip’ Diagnoses Disease
News : Medical
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications

Researchers are developing an app and wearable technology to enable pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a condition that could...

Technology Could Help Pregnant Women Detect Health Complications
News : Medical
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers

A smaller, faster and more sensitive laser power meter in the form of a folding mirror uses a capacitor-based force transducer and merges optical elements, namely a high reflectivity mirror,...

In-Situ, Real-Time Monitoring of High-Power Lasers
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Tantalum Capacitors

AVX Corp., Fountain Inn, SC, has released a series of medical-grade tantalum capacitors for noncritical medical devices. The T4Z Medical Series...

Product of the Month: July 2018 Medical Design Briefs
News : Data Acquisition
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

To Communicate, Researchers Test the Power of Touch
INSIDER : Medical
MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery
MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery

Researchers have designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The MRI-guided...

MRI-Guided Robot Improves Accuracy of Neurosurgery
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automated Robotic Device Makes Blood Testing Faster
Automated Robotic Device Makes Blood Testing Faster

Researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to...

Automated Robotic Device Makes Blood Testing Faster
INSIDER : Medical
Hear How NxStage CEO Jeffrey Burbank Found Entrepreneurial Success in the Medtech Industry
Hear How NxStage CEO Jeffrey Burbank Found Entrepreneurial Success in the Medtech Industry

NxStage is a publicly traded multinational medical device corporation headed by CEO and Founder Jeffrey Burbank. Jeffrey started NxStage from scratch...

Hear How NxStage CEO Jeffrey Burbank Found Entrepreneurial Success in the Medtech Industry
INSIDER : Medical
Say Goodbye to Painful and Awkward Mammograms
Say Goodbye to Painful and Awkward Mammograms

Early detection has been shown to increase breast cancer survival rates, but many women avoid having their mammograms taken as often as they should because of the discomfort involved. Researchers...

Say Goodbye to Painful and Awkward Mammograms
News : Medical
ICU Medical's Plum 360 Infusion System First Medical Device to Earn UL Cybersecurity Certification

ICU Medical, Inc., which makes medical devices used in infusion therapy and critical care applications, has become the first medical device manufacturer to obtain certification under the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP), a new...

News : Medical
New Diagnostic Device Designed to Prevent Stroke at Home

With a rapidly aging population and increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, stroke is becoming one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and across the world. Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented but currently there is no way to assess and...

INSIDER : Medical
Wearable Device Provides Early Disease Monitoring and Diagnosis
Wearable Device Provides Early Disease Monitoring and Diagnosis

Researchers have developed an integrated system for early diagnosis of diseases using wearable monitors. Able to continuously monitor physiological indicators without disturbing...

Wearable Device Provides Early Disease Monitoring and Diagnosis
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lung-on-a-Chip Simulates Pulmonary Fibrosis
Lung-on-a-Chip Simulates Pulmonary Fibrosis

A new device could streamline the drug-testing process to speed the development of new medicines to treat pulmonary fibrosis. The technology mimics the damaging effects of lung fibrosis.

The...

Lung-on-a-Chip Simulates Pulmonary Fibrosis
INSIDER : Medical
Getting a Little More ‘Hip Action’
Getting a Little More ‘Hip Action’

Researchers have developed a method that could extend the life of an artificial hip by adding an array of microscopic indentations that increase the thickness of a lubricating film on its...

Getting a Little More ‘Hip Action’
From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor – MedInnovation: A Roadmap for Emerging Technologies

I am truly excited about this month’s inaugural MedInnovation conference. It’s goal is to present a roadmap for getting innovative — and by that, I mean game changing — emerging technologies to market. This intimate forum will be a platform for the exchange of ideas...

News : Medical
New Amgen Video Details How to Use its AutoTouch Injection Device

Amgen has released a new video detailing the use and operation of its Autotouch device for the company’s Enbrel arthritis drug. The eight-minute video describes how the automatic device allows a patient to administer the drug by simply placing it painlessly on the skin.

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Non-Contact Method Measures Aircraft Internal Stresses
Non-Contact Method Measures Aircraft Internal Stresses

Scientists have developed a non-contact method of internal voltage control in polymer composites, making it possible to assess the degree of internal damage during the operation of...

Non-Contact Method Measures Aircraft Internal Stresses
News : Materials
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite

Researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Spider Silk Key to New Bone-Fixing Composite
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early
Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early

A microfluidic device the size of two quarters has the ability to catch and release circulating tumor cells (CTCs) — cancer cells that circulate in a cancer patient's blood. Such a device could lead...

Cancer Blood Test Detects Tumors Early
News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections
Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections

Researchers have turned to 3D printers, using the machines to build dentures filled with microscopic capsules that periodically release Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication. A study...

Drug-filled, 3D Printed Dentures Fight Infections
News : Medical
Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off
Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off

Researchers are working on “erasable” contrast agents that would have the ability to blink off, on command, thereby revealing their location in the body.

Erasable Contrast Agents Blink On/Off
News : Medical
Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback
Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback

Researchers have developed a control algorithm that regulates current so that a prosthetics user feels steady sensation, even when the electrodes begin to peel off or when sweat builds...

Prosthetic Arms Provide Controlled Sensory Feedback

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