Keyword: Developing countries

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ventilators are simpler and cheaper to make than those currently available.
Global Innovations: Medical
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
www.tue.nl

Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Keio University have...

Briefs: Design

Nearly four million infants in developing countries die each year within a month of birth due to complications of prematurity, low birth weight,...

Briefs: Medical

A new project aims to develop a disposable, point-of-care biosensor for rapid diagnosis and health monitoring, supported by a four-year, $1.8 million Smart and Connected Health award...

Briefs: Wearables

A wristband-type wearable sweat sensor could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and other diseases.

Briefs: Medical
New device provides a cheaper, easier way to detect levels of chloride in sweat.

Scientists have developed a new diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder...

Applications: Medical

Last year, more than 50 million surgical procedures were performed in the United States. As that number grows each year, the quantity of and preference for minimally...

Features: Medical
Smart X-Ray Source Mark Eaton, CEO; Dr. Ronald Hellmer; Dr. Shuo Cheng; Hugo Leon; and Dr. Leif Fredin
Stellarray, Austin, TX

Since the discovery of X-rays 110 years...

Features: Medical
Method for Treating Cartilage Defects Michael Lytinas
Ideas Foundation, Boston, MA

This invention is a method to treat cartilage defects in osteoarthritis and...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University have designed an advanced protective suit for health care workers who treat Ebola patients. The design is one of the first five awardees in a federal...

Features: Medical

The 12th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest for engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide, sponsored by COMSOL and Mouser Electronics, attracted more than 1,074 innovative product...

News: Medical

A team of researchers at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, have created an inexpensive diagnostic device that, they say, can be used by health care workers in the world’s poorest areas to...

Briefs: Medical

A droplet of clear liquid can bend light, acting as a lens. Using that as a guide, researchers at Australian National University have developed a new process to create very inexpensive, high quality silicone...

Global Innovations: Medical

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), Montréal, Canada, awarded the 2013-2014 World Design Impact Prize to A Behavior Changing (ABC) Syringe, designed and...

Briefs: Medical

A simple design for a new type of intravenous drip for use with children that took a team of student from Rice University, Houston, TX, two years to evolve took the top prize in the National...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

The mission of the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health Technologies, part of Rice University, Houston, TX, is to bring together faculty, students, clinicians, and private and public sector...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a widely used modality to improve healing of acute and chronic wounds though the application of topical reduced...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Currently, mammography is the only FDA-approved independent breast cancer screening method — but it has its limitations, and may be ineffective for women with dense breasts — about 25% of...

Briefs: Medical

Pulse oximetry non-invasively measures blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate using a photo sensor to track the amount of absorbed light emitted by a red and infra-red LED. It...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Argonide Corporation, a company focused on the research, production, and marketing of specialty nano-materials, was seeking to develop applications for its NanoCeram® fibers. Only 2 nanometers in...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Going to the dentist is always a less-than-welcome experience. However, a water purification technology developed for NASA could lead to a more satisfying end result and cleaner teeth.

Mission Accomplished: Medical

In spring 2008, Dr. Scott Dulchavsky diagnosed high-altitude pulmonary edema in a climber over 20,000 feet up the slope of Mount Everest. Dulchavsky made the diagnosis from his office in...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time 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.