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R&D: Medical
Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for directly printing electronic circuits onto curved and corrugated surfaces.
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R&D: Medical
A new mask sends an alert to the wearer via their smartphone when the recommended healthy CO2 limits inside the facemask are exceeded.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems.
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Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.
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R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
A new sterilization technology could be the key to safely reusing disposable face masks.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new type of chain mail fabric is flexible like cloth but can stiffen on demand.
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Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
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Features: Wearables
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new period of growth for wearables.
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Features: Materials
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new measurement method to test whether an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor has remarkable sensitivity, allowing the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather.
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R&D: Materials

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of...

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R&D: Medical

A University of North Texas (Denton, TX) graduate student is taking a step toward making exoskeletons available to help more people. Typically, exoskeletons, which are wearable mobile...

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R&D: Medical
Flexible Rehealing Glove Treats Traumatic Hand Injuries

Engineers at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (Fort Worth, TX) and The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) have developed a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand. The device, known as the Bioengineered Smart-Glove for Regenerative Healing...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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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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Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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