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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device harnesses the thermal energy generated by body heat.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

Features: Imaging
Before you select RF components for an MRI machine, make sure you first understand the basic physics of the technology.
R&D: Energy
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Batteries must meet high power capacity, small physical size, and reliability requirements.
R&D: Energy
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Wearables
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Miniaturized, front-end IPDs are specifically designed to seamlessly connect.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
R&D: Materials
A novel stretchable material, when used in light-emitting capacitor devices, enables highly visible illumination at low operating voltages.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

R&D: Materials

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

Global Innovations: Medical

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

Global Innovations: Materials

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Features: Electronics & Computers

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

R&D: Energy

Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly developed supercapacitor has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to...

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have created a health patch that offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. The patch can also be manufactured at a...

Briefs: Medical

Treatment to control involuntary body movements characteristic of Parkinson's disease could someday be guided by brain signals recorded by electrodes inside a fashionable hat. That is a piece of a...

Briefs: Wearables

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they’ll first need to solve the problem...

Briefs: Materials

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at...

R&D: Wearables

A team of engineers has developed a prototype Li-ion battery that obtains both good flexibility and high-energy density. It allows remarkable flexibility, high energy...

Features: Medical

High-voltage power supplies (HVPSs) are required in multiple configurations and capabilities. The dimensions, type of enclosure, weight, input and outputs, thermal and...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Surface mount solid tantalum capacitors are a well-established technology and have been broadly employed in medical devices for decades. There are many reasons to choose tantalum,...

Briefs: Medical

Electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a temperature sensor that runs on only 113 picowatts of power — 628 times lower...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a piezoelectric system that converts the heart’s vibrational energy into electricity to power pacemakers, eliminating the need for batteries. Unlike...

Briefs: Medical

Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have...

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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.

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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.