Researchers have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These “plug-and-play” devices, which require...

An inability to handle misty driving conditions has been one of the chief obstacles to the development of autonomous vehicular navigation systems that use visible light. These systems are...

A radiologist's ability to make accurate diagnoses from high-quality diagnostic imaging studies directly impacts patient outcome. However, acquiring sufficient data to...

Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's,...

As we get older, it's not uncommon to experience "senior moments," but are these memory lapses normal? There is currently no good way to tell. However, researchers at the...

Medical product manufacturers share the ideals of a circular economy, in which high value is given to the recovery and recycling of resources whenever possible. Zeus Industrial Products Inc.,...

Engineers discovered that tiny crystal lattices called “self-assembling molecular nanosheets” expand when exposed to light.

Researchers have invented a world-first tiny fiber-optic probe that can simultaneously measure temperature and see deep inside the body.

To help monitor salt intake, researchers have developed a flexible and stretchable wireless sensing system designed to be comfortably worn in the mouth to measure...

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Together with colleagues from the Ecole de Technologie Superiore (Montreal,...

From the Editor : Software
From the Editor – Mitigating Device Misuse and Lability via Virtual Reality Training

A virtual reality system for training surgeons is gaining traction with major medical device companies looking to mitigate misuse and liability concerns.

THE WESTIN WALTHAM BOSTON • JUNE 25, 2018
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Medical devices are an innovative, essential, and rapidly evolving component of healthcare technology and delivery....

Technology is transforming many aspects of the healthcare industry, and the patient care experience is an important facet of the healthcare ecosystem. With the advent of the...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Transitioning from Wearables to Medical Devices

The population is aging, and more people need health support, which is having a big impact on the overall spend in medical care. Due to this situation, authorities and health insurance...

Close metabolic control through glucose monitoring is a well-known way for persons with diabetes to maintain good health and avoid medical complications. The current...

Device manufacturers count on their supply chain partners for answers. What can be adjusted, how can we add value, and what methods can be used to streamline...

Microcontroller

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has expanded its product line to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a controller area network...

Monitoring in real time what happens in and around our bodies can be invaluable in the context of healthcare or clinical studies, but not so easy to do. That could soon change thanks to new,...

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to...

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they’ll first need to solve the problem...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Researchers Develop At-Home Pap Smear Test

An at-home Pap smear test is designed to reduce anxiety associated with the procedure and give women more control over their health without interfering with their work or social life. The Domi Care,...

Although we’ve heard a lot about the promise of additive manufacturing (AM), the reality is that this technology has not yet caused a revolution in...

Metal additive manufacturing via laser powder bed fusion or electron beam melting has been used for several years for serial manufacturing of...

Teleflex Medical OEM, Gurnee, IL, has developed a new suture technology that transitions from round suture to a flat braid center segment and back to round suture. The Force Fiber...

R&D : Medical
Hybrid Nanotech Device Mimics Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers have fabricated an artificial device reproducing a 1:1 scale model of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the anatomical and functional structure that protects the central nervous system from external substances, such as contaminants, but also drugs when they are injected intravenously...

R&D : Wearables
Noninvasive Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity

A team of engineers and physicians has developed a wearable, noninvasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours — essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

R&D : Medical
Wood Carbon Sponge Could Be Future of Wearable Sensors

Engineers have for the first time demonstrated that wood can be directly converted into a carbon sponge capable of withstanding repeated compression and other extreme mechanical conditions. The new sponge can be used in various applications including electronic devices and sensors. The wood...

R&D : Medical
Mobile ELISA Gives Results at Point of Care

Researchers have created a mobile version of the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA), the gold standard technique used to detect the presence of an antibody or antigen. Instead of sending patients to a laboratory, new cell phone-based technology allows for the very same test to be conducted in...

R&D : Medical
Ferroelectric Material Improves Ultrasound

Development of a theoretical basis for ultrahigh piezoelectricity in ferroelectric materials has led to a new material with twice the piezo response of any existing commercial ferroelectric ceramics.

R&D : Medical
Paper-Folding Art Inspires Better Bandages

Engineers have developed a thin, lightweight, rubber-like adhesive film that can stick to highly deformable regions of the body, such as the knee and elbow, and maintain its hold even after 100 bending cycles. The key to the film’s clinginess is a pattern of slits that the researchers have cut into...

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