Keyword: Displays

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Applications: Medical
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
Briefs: Medical
The sensor has remarkable sensitivity, allowing the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather.
Briefs: Materials
Nanothin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper.
R&D: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as...

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...

Briefs: Medical

A team of Cornell University graduate engineering students say that they envision a future where a healthcare robot could display a patient’s temperature and pulse, and then read and react to a...

Briefs: Medical

Visualization technology for medical usage has advanced rapidly, from analog to digital to high definition to 3D and now 4K. High-quality displays will continue to be invaluable medical tools,...

R&D: Medical
Engineers Build Nano-Accordion Conductors

Engineers from North Carolina State University have created stretchable, transparent conductors with a "nano-accordion" design. The conductors could be employed in a wide variety of applications, such as flexible electronics, stretchable displays, or wearable sensors.

R&D: Medical
Attachable Army Device Displays Vital Signs

A Compensatory Reserve Index (CRI) device developed by Army medical researchers attaches to a soldier's finger and displays vital signs: body temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure. The matchbox-sized tool includes a computer display, wire, and plastic clip.

Briefs: Medical
Visual Image Sensor Organ Replacement

This innovation is a system that augments human vision through a technique called “Sensing Super-position” using a Visual Instrument Sensory Organ Replacement (VISOR) device. The VISOR device translates visual and other sensors (i.e., thermal) into sounds to enable very difficult sensing tasks.

R&D: Electronics & Computers

Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), South Korea, has created contact lenses fitted with inorganic light-emitting diode, and tested them on a live rabbit with...

Briefs: Medical

The EyeBrain Tracker (EBT) is an eyetracking medical device, which uses algorithms to accurately track eye movements for the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and...

Mission Accomplished: Medical

Research with tiny artificial muscles may yield a full-page active Braille system that can refresh automatically and come to life right beneath your fingertips.

Briefs: Medical

As hospitals and surgical centers add more portable medical equipment, the precision and positioning of digital displays become critical to staff efficiency, comfort,...

Briefs: Medical

When vision system integrators are designing systems for hospital operating rooms, they have a number of technologies to choose from. The video interfacing technology with...

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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.