Keyword: Electronic equipment

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R&D: Medical
A single strand of fiber has the flexibility of cotton and the electric conductivity of a polymer, called polyaniline. The newly developed material showed good potential for wearable e-textiles. Researchers tested the fibers with a system that powered an LED light and another that sensed ammonia gas.
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Features: Wearables
SAE Media Group’s inaugural Wearable Injectors and Connected Devices USA Conference takes place in Boston, September 13–14, 2023. SAE spoke with conference speaker Alexandra Benbadis about her insights on this vital market.
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Briefs: Medical
A bionic pancreas — a wearable, pocket-sized, automated insulin delivery device — has been cleared by the FDA. The iLet Bionic Pancreas is now commercially available.
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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: Medical
Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers demonstrate that graphene can greatly improve electrical circuits required for wearable and flexible electronics such as smart health patches and other flexible devices.
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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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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For years, ultrasonic welding has been used in cleanrooms where plastic components are assembled to complete medical and electronic...

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R&D: Wearables

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

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Briefs: Medical

Surface mount technology (SMT) is widely accepted as the ideal process for electronic products that are compact, lightweight, and high speed. Both...

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Briefs: Medical

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

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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: Wearables

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: Medical

Measuring devices that perform disease tests simply and quickly from small amounts of blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily fluids are extremely important for accurate diagnosis and verifying...

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Briefs: Medical

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

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R&D: Lighting

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens-type wearable device to prevent diabetic retinopathy and treat it in its early stages by irradiating 120 μW far red/LED light to the retina. This...

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R&D: Medical
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
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R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The research offers potential inspiration for microfluidic pumps that allow the controlled flow of liquids.
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Features: Medical
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new mask sends an alert to the wearer via their smartphone when the recommended healthy CO2 limits inside the facemask are exceeded.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
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Features: Wearables
Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.
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R&D: Medical
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new platform provides visual detection analysis for lung cancer and ketosis/diabetes via different testing probes.
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Briefs: Medical
The algorithm was able to accurately detect irregular heart rhythms, indicating possible atrial fibrillation.
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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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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.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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