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R&D: Materials

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Materials

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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens-type wearable device to prevent diabetic retinopathy and treat it in its early stages by irradiating 120 μW far red/LED light to the retina. This...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new mask sends an alert to the wearer via their smartphone when the recommended healthy CO2 limits inside the facemask are exceeded.
Briefs: Medical
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Features: Medical
Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.
R&D: Wearables
Skin-sensing wearables coat copper nanowires with graphene oxide.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new platform provides visual detection analysis for lung cancer and ketosis/diabetes via different testing probes.
Briefs: Software
The algorithm was able to accurately detect irregular heart rhythms, indicating possible atrial fibrillation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device harnesses the thermal energy generated by body heat.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cleaning is a critical aspect of medical device design that is often overlooked during initial planning.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have created wearable, stitchable, and sensitive sensors from flexible polymers and bundles of carbon fiber.
Briefs: Wearables
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.
Briefs: Wearables
The device could help guide recovery after treatment for head and neck cancer.
Features: Wearables
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Features: Medical
See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
Briefs: Materials
A flexible, silk-based coil is sewn on the textile.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Worn on the fingertips like a thimble, the wearable helps reduce postural sway.
Features: Medical
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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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.