Keyword: Automation

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R&D: Photonics/Optics
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.
R&D: Medical
The garments will contain sealed, airtight regions that can inflate, making them temporarily rigid and providing the force for movement.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

Briefs: Medical

The medical packaging market has quickly embraced the use of automation for the thermoforming process. Automation has enabled adherence to stringent quality requirements and has...

Briefs: Medical

A telerobotic system helps surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons in one hospital may control a...

Applications: Medical

As the cost of shrink tubing used in the production of catheters has increased, and supply chain issues caused delivery delays, FEP shrink tubing, for example, has become a very expensive...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
Briefs: Materials
The polymer gear material reduces noise and absorbs shock and vibration.
Briefs: Materials
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
Briefs: Medical
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Wearables
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Features: IoMT
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation removes the possibility of human error in high-precision or repetitive processes.
Briefs: Medical
Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
A growing number of companies are turning to sterile, single-use, closed liquid dispensing systems and kits.
Applications: Motion Control
See how robots are helping to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Briefs: Medical
See how immersive mixed reality has helped medtech manufacturers maintain factory output despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards
There are no true "medical robots," says an industry expert. Here's why.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Medical
A brain-machine interface coupled with robot offers increased benefits for stroke survivors.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Smaller parts and devices will likely play bigger roles in the advancement of robotic surgery and telesurgery.

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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.

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