Keyword: Sensors and actuators

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R&D: Wearables

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...

R&D: Design

A new device, called MedSENS, measures various vital parameters from the ear canal. The instrument consists of a probe about the size of an ear plug, which contains innovative measuring sensors. It...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed three-in-one hybrid material smart skin for the next generation of artificial, electronic skin using a novel process. With 2,000 individual sensors per square millimeter,...

R&D: Medical

Scientists used photoelectrochemical measurement and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to clarify the source of titanium’s biocompatibility when implanted into the body, as with hip...

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: Wearables

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Trends in wearable technology follow those of the broader biomedical and electronics industries — devices are getting smaller, smarter, and easier to use. Specifically, wearables in...

Features: Medical

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the push toward digitalization as well as patient-centric solutions in healthcare. The increasing demand for...

R&D: Medical

As advances in wearable devices push the amount of information they can provide consumers, sensors increasingly must conform to the contours of the body. One approach applies the...

R&D: Medical

Gadolinium-doped cerium oxide could be a promising alternative to certain piezoelectric materials. It is lead-free, which means that it could be employed in biocompatible medical applications. Further...

R&D: Medical

A new COVID-19 test could have a huge social and economic impact and completely change the response in the travel and leisure industries. The project is looking to create a handheld...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

Briefs: Medical

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: Medical

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

Briefs: Medical
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a portable, artificially intelligent olfactory system.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.
Briefs: Wearables
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A single-use sensor strip can be used with a circuit board.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
Features: Medical
Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
Briefs: Imaging
New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designer biosensors ‘switch on’ color or electrical responses to drugs.
Briefs: Wearables
The smart bandage can dispense antibiotic, monitor wound-healing biomarkers, and report important data directly to doctors.

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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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