Keyword: Infants

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
Briefs: Medical
The affordable monitoring system can easily be implemented to provide clinical-grade care in nearly any setting.
R&D: AR/AI
An artificial intelligence (AI) device may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity.
R&D: Medical

A new technique could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a noninvasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heart rate...

R&D: Medical

When a baby is placed into a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), its vitals are continuously recorded through electrodes placed on the skin with wires attached to monitoring platforms. Researchers are...

Briefs: Medical

Duke University researchers have developed a handheld probe that can image individual photoreceptors in the eyes of infants. The technology, based on adaptive optics, will make it easier for...

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,...

R&D: Medical

The first clinical study of a low-cost, handheld jaundice detector shows that saving newborn lives in sub-Saharan Africa is achievable. BiliSpec, a low-cost, battery-powered reader, is...

Briefs: Wearables

A new system combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. This...

R&D: Medical

To treat newborns for treat, the babies lie in incubators. Irradiation with blue light in an incubator is necessary because toxic decomposition products of the blood pigment hemoglobin are deposited in the...

Global Innovations: AR/AI
Features: Medical

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disease that affects premature infants. It is the leading cause of childhood blindness. Although effective treatments exist, many infants are...

Briefs: Medical

On the heels of winning $12 million in supplemental funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a major, multicenter, national clinical trial of his iLet™ bionic pancreas,...

Briefs: Medical

Fear of the Zika virus is spreading as images of afflicted infants fill the news. Hoping to foil Zika's rapid advance, researchers from the Wyss Institute in Boston, along with...

Technology Leaders: Medical

In the past, the decision to opt for a particular flow sensing technology in respirators and ventilation devices was a painstaking and complex process. More recently, however, flow...

Briefs: Connectivity

“Preterm labor is related to high morbidity, high mortality, and significant cost,” said Rubin Pillay, MD, PhD, assistant dean for global health innovation at the UAB School of Medicine. “If we...

Briefs: Medical
Creating a custom wheelchair for siblings with neuromuscular disease.

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a debilitating neuromuscular disease. It involves motor nerve cells in the spinal cord,...

Briefs: Medical
Tracking vital signs non-invasively could save preemies’ skin.

A team of engineers at Rice University are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera...

R&D: Medical

Newborn jaundice is a common condition in babies less than a week old. While yellowing of the skin is a primary indicator, that discoloration may be hard to see and, if left untreated, the...

R&D: Medical
Biosensor Could Help Detect Brain Injuries During Heart Surgery

A team of engineers and cardiology experts at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Children’s Center have teamed up to develop a biosensor that...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The new electron beam writer housed in the cleanroom facility at the Qualcomm Institute, previously the UCSD division of the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology,...

Mission Accomplished: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Have you heard of Robohand? No, it’s not the next sci-fi blockbuster. It’s a story of compassion, technology, and a collaboration from 10,000 miles apart between Richard...

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

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on the human body and psyche. The practice of music therapy is based on well-researched clinical and empirical evidence. There...

Applications: Medical

In 2005, Creaform (Quebec, Canada) launched the first Handyscan 3D scanner, based on an innovative technology using triangulation as a way to position itself in space, and...

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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.