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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.
R&D: Medical

A research team has created wireless technology to remotely activate specific brain circuits in fruit flies in under one second. The team used magnetic signals to activate targeted neurons...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to...

R&D: Medical

A research team has obtained electrical energy from small movements of the human body, such as the blink of an eye, by using biocompatible materials to minimize the device’s thickness....

R&D: Medical

An ancient metal used for its microbial properties is the basis for a materials-based solution to disinfection. A team of scientists has developed an antimicrobial spray that deposits a layer of...

R&D: Medical

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...

Features: Electronics & Computers

Forensic cost analysis methods have already gained traction in the automotive industry, which has long recognized the value of determining an accurate cost of components and...

Features: Software

Radiation medicine pioneer Elekta is growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory changes requiring more documentation and labeling, the company implemented a...

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...

R&D: Medical

Engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet (UV) laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of UV light for sterilizing medical tools, among other applications....

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...

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
Briefs: Materials
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Global Innovations: Green Design & Manufacturing
A team has successfully developed a method for disinfecting PPE so it can be reused or safely recycled.
Briefs: Medical
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
Features: Connectivity
Healthcare organizations face very difficult choices in balancing patient protection with financial demands.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new platform provides visual detection analysis for lung cancer and ketosis/diabetes via different testing probes.
R&D: Materials
An international team of researchers has discovered a path that could lead to shape-shifting ceramic materials.
Global Innovations: Imaging
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device uses soft robotics, ultra-thin electronics, and microfluidics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The use of nanosensors detects cortisol molecules directly.
Global Innovations: Wearables
Briefs: Wearables
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

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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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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Technology Leaders: Regulations/Standards

First, Do No Harm: Changing Strategies to Prove Your Medical Device Is Safe