Keyword: Sensors and actuators

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a sensor that can perceive combinations of bending, stretching, compression, and temperature changes, all using a robust system that boils down to a simple concept: color.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have invented sensor-based noninvasive medical devices to make the monitoring and treatment of certain physiological and psychological conditions timelier and more precise.
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R&D: Medical
A microprinter can print piezoelectric films 100 times faster for the production of MEMS for sensors, wearable, or implantable medical devices, offering the possibility to lower the mass production costs.
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R&D: Medical

A novel wearable for infants provides reliable assessment of motor abilities during early development. The smart jumpsuit, called MAIJU (Motor Assessment of Infants with a Jumpsuit), is a...

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R&D: Wearables
Using a simple set of magnets, researchers have devised a sophisticated way to monitor muscle movements.
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R&D: Wearables

Individuals who have limited hand function can control devices such as smartphones, computers, and wheelchairs by wearing a smart mouthguard. The novel bite-controlled optoelectronic system contains...

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Features: Electronics & Computers
Miniaturized sensor technology allows engineers to build more functionality into less space than ever before; but they require more battery power.
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R&D: Medical
The sensors have already been used to monitor the curvature of structures and robotic arms. But measuring both the magnitude and direction of the spine’s curvature presents an additional challenge.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have designed tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to new technology. The...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The results from tests on animal brain tissues suggest it could help clinicians to better monitor both disease progression and patients’ response to treatment than is currently possible.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By embedding enzymes inside the polymer string, the enzymes were operational even in a dry state.
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R&D: Wearables

A team of researchers has demonstrated a battery-free, wireless biochemical sensor that detected the blood sugar — or glucose — humans excrete from their skin when they...

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R&D: Medical

A new device, called MedSENS, measures various vital parameters from the ear canal. The instrument consists of a probe about the size of an ear plug, which contains innovative measuring sensors. It...

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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed three-in-one hybrid material smart skin for the next generation of artificial, electronic skin using a novel process. With 2,000 individual sensors per square millimeter,...

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R&D: Materials

Scientists used photoelectrochemical measurement and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to clarify the source of titanium’s biocompatibility when implanted into the body, as with hip...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have developed a disposable, paper-based THO sensor consisting of an electrode made of molecularly imprinted graphite. Since MIPs are designed using the target molecule as a...

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R&D: Wearables

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

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Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the push toward digitalization as well as patient-centric solutions in healthcare. The increasing demand for...

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R&D: Medical

As advances in wearable devices push the amount of information they can provide consumers, sensors increasingly must conform to the contours of the body. One approach applies the...

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R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Gadolinium-doped cerium oxide could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials. It is lead-free, which means that it could be employed in biocompatible medical applications. Further...

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R&D: Medical

A new COVID-19 test could have a huge social and economic impact and completely change the response in the travel and leisure industries. The project is looking to create a handheld...

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R&D: Medical

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

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R&D: Medical

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

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Briefs: Materials

A wireless, biodegradable sensor could offer doctors a way to monitor changes in brain chemistry without requiring a second operation to remove the implant, according to an...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

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Briefs: Medical
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control
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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Residual Levels for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe EO Residual levels for medical devices, Medical Design Briefs recently spoke with Leonard Harris, Manager, Chemistry and Container Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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