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Briefs: Energy
The device harnesses the thermal energy generated by body heat.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

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Features: Electronics & Computers
Before you select RF components for an MRI machine, make sure you first understand the basic physics of the technology.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
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Briefs: Wearables
Batteries must meet high power capacity, small physical size, and reliability requirements.
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R&D: Materials
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
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Briefs: Medical
Miniaturized, front-end IPDs are specifically designed to seamlessly connect.
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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
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R&D: Wearables
A novel stretchable material, when used in light-emitting capacitor devices, enables highly visible illumination at low operating voltages.
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Briefs: Medical

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

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R&D: Medical

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

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Global Innovations: Medical

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

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Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

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R&D: Wearables

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...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to...

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R&D: Energy

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

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Briefs: Wearables

Researchers have created a health patch that offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. The patch can also be manufactured at a...

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Briefs: Medical

Treatment to control involuntary body movements characteristic of Parkinson's disease could someday be guided by brain signals recorded by electrodes inside a fashionable hat. That is a piece of a...

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Briefs: Wearables

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...

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Briefs: Medical

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at...

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R&D: Medical

A team of engineers has developed a prototype Li-ion battery that obtains both good flexibility and high-energy density. It allows remarkable flexibility, high energy...

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Briefs: Energy

Smart 3D printed braces that incorporate nontoxic batteries and lights could reduce the time and costs involved in realigning and straightening teeth.

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Features: Medical

High-voltage power supplies (HVPSs) are required in multiple configurations and capabilities. The dimensions, type of enclosure, weight, input and outputs, thermal and...

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Technology Leaders: Medical

Surface mount solid tantalum capacitors are a well-established technology and have been broadly employed in medical devices for decades. There are many reasons to choose tantalum,...

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Briefs: Medical

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on only 113 picowatts of power — 628 times lower...

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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.

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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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