Keyword: Conductivity

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Briefs: Wearables
The candy was used as an electrode to detect salt and electrolyte levels in saliva.
R&D: Materials
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
Briefs: Wearables
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have improved electrical conductivity in a polymer electrode for e-skin applications.
Briefs: Medical
The sensor has remarkable sensitivity, allowing the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Engineers have embedded high-performance electrical circuits inside 3D printed plastics, which could lead to better-performing biomedical implants. They used pulses of high-energy...

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...

R&D: Materials

An electrically conductive hydrogel that takes stretchability, self-healing, and strain sensitivity to new limits outperforms previously reported hydrogels and introduces new functionalities. Smart...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

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...

Features: Connectivity

Doctors often tell patients to “listen to your body and take note of what it is telling you.” Now, technology is being developed that will listen for us and process the signals to help...

Features: Medical

Many medical applications require heat for optimal performance. For patient comfort, effective treatment, and a variety of diagnostic processes, equipment and fluids...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Every product endures a complex manufacturing journey that begins at assembly and ends at delivery. Especially in robotic manufacturing operations, this...

Briefs: Medical

Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have...

Global Innovations: Medical
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
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A new way of harnessing the sun's rays to power ‘synthetic skin’ could help to create advanced prosthetic...

Global Innovations: Medical
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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Researchers at Tsinghua University have developed an intelligent artificial throat based on laser-induced...

Briefs: Materials

A team of engineers and scientists have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that...

Features: Software

At St. Jude Medical, ventricle assist devices are developed to improve the lives of patients with heart failure. Numerical simulation is used...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

By using lasers to treat graphene, Iowa State University researchers have found new ways to enable flexible, wearable, and low-cost electronics. Fabricating inkjet-printed, multi-layer graphene...

Features: Electronics & Computers

The demand for thermal management materials and adhesives is driven by the unwanted and potentially harmful heat generated by ever-shrinking electronic...

Briefs: Wearables

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created microscale solar cells that could power a multitude of personal devices, including wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, and autofocusing...

Applications: Medical

Ablation, or the use of high-frequency electromagnetic (EM) energy to destroy soft-tissue tumors, has been in existence for a few decades, but in recent years its underlying technology...

Technology Leaders: Medical
TECHNOLOGY LEADERS: Materials/Coatings/Adhesives

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and...

Briefs: Medical

Northeastern University’s Hanchen Huang, a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and two of his PhD students say they have come up with a better way of...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say that manufacturers may soon have a speedy and nondestructive way to test a wide array of materials under real-world...

Briefs: Medical
First of its kind gel repairs circuits.

A team of engineers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a novel self-healing gel that,...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.