Keyword: Reliability

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Features: Wearables
See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.
Briefs: Wearables
The design could lead to conformable wearable monitors to track skin cancer and other conditions.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
See how ground ball screws are becoming a preferred choice for precise linear motion.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn how sealing materials have been developed to meet the most stringent needs in life sciences applications.
Briefs: Wearables
It is essential to incorporate PCBA cleaning into the planning and production of wearables.
Features: Medical
An industry expert offers tips for overload protection of defibrillators and ultrasound machines used in critical cardiac care.
Features: Electronics & Computers
EMS providers, contract manufacturers (CMs), and printed circuit board (PCB) fabricators are the strongest link in the supply chain critical for building medical electronics equipment, including ventilators
Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
Technology Leaders: Medical
R&D: Medical

A recent study shows that wearable accelerometers — mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt, or bracelet to track movement — are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Value engineering (VE) is an organized/systematic approach directed at analyzing the function of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving their...

Briefs: Medical

The increasing demand for miniaturized electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created new challenges for the specialists who design microdevices such as...

Features: Medical

Imagine learning the news that you have cancer. Stage Four, metastasized to multiple areas, roughly six to eight months to live — if you’re lucky. Then, imagine finding out your diagnosis was...

Features: Test & Measurement

The Luer connector is arguably one of the most important developments in the biomedical industry. Because it is reliable, simple to use, and economical to produce, the Luer connector...

Features: Medical

As the medical device and engineering industry grows, there is also demand for better devices and equipment. Trends such as smaller and more...

R&D: Medical

Landmark test results suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial, and research applications.

Features: Electronics & Computers

The medical device and engineering industry continues to grow and evolve year over year. As technology improves, the population expands, and...

Features: Materials

Artificial dental implants are the most reliable restoration option available for mature tooth loss. Despite their long potential lifespan, poor integration into the...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

R&D: Medical

A research team has created wearable displays for various applications including healthcare. Integrating organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) into fabrics, the team developed highly...

R&D: Medical
Researchers Improve Magnetic-Field Detector

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology team has developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector. The device could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical imaging.

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The need to image nanostructures and chemical reactions down to nanometer resolution requires a new class of x-ray microscope that can perform precision microscopy experiments using...

R&D: Design
Studying How Power Prosthetics Fail

While powered lower limb prosthetics can greatly improve the mobility of amputees, errors in the technology can also cause users to stumble or fall, say researchers at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They are examining what happens when these...

Features: Test & Measurement

Reliability test plans are critical to the success of any new electronic medical device or technology. The tests selected must be stressful enough to identify defects but...

Briefs: Medical
Principles, Techniques, and Applications of Tissue Microfluidics

The principle of tissue microfluidics and its resultant techniques has been applied to cell analysis. Building microfluidics to suit a particular tissue sample would allow the rapid, reliable, inexpensive, highly parallelized, selective extraction of chosen regions of tissue for...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

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Inside Story

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.