Keyword: Respiratory system

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R&D: Medical
The microrobots are made of algae cells whose surfaces are speckled with antibiotic-filled nanoparticles.
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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a hand prosthesis powered and controlled by the user’s breathing. The simple, lightweight device offers an alternative to Bowden cable-driven body-powered...

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R&D: Medical

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.

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The ventilators are simpler and cheaper to make than those currently available.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
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Technology Leaders: Design
Ventilators are mission-critical to sustaining life and require a robust design to ensure they maintain the necessary up-time for patient care.
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Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A sensor chip smaller than a ladybug records multiple lung and heart signals along with body movements and could enable a future socially distanced health monitor.
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R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a new approach to early diagnosis of lung cancer: a urine test that can detect the presence of proteins linked to the disease.
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Briefs: Medical

National Institutes of Health researchers, along with researchers at Siemens, have developed a high-performance, low-magnetic-field MRI system that vastly improves image quality of the lungs and...

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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
European Society for Medical Oncology Lugano,
Switzerland

An electronic nose that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients can...

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R&D: AR/AI

Deep learning — a form of artificial intelligence — was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of...

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R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures using cryogenics (freezing) and 3D printing techniques. This builds on previous research but is the...

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R&D: Medical

A newly engineered material could become the first suture-less sealant for wound closure. In laboratory tests of the material, known as a MeTro sealant, the team demonstrated...

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R&D: Medical

A Johns Hopkins student team has devised a simple, discreet device to open obstructed nostrils, a common problem that can cause snoring and other sleep disruptions, as well as exercising...

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Briefs: Medical
Open-Access, Low-Magnetic-Field MRI System for Lung Research

An open-access magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is being developed for use in research on orientational/ gravitational effects on lung physiology and function. The open-access geometry enables study of human subjects in diverse orientations. This system operates at a magnetic...

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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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