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Global Innovations: Medical
Ultrasound-based wireless power transfer is becoming a more attractive option to power implanted biomedical devices because it could overcome many of the limitations and challenges facing other wireless charging approaches. Now, a new study has shown that the shape of the implanted receiver can significantly increase the efficiency of power harvesting from the ultrasound beam.
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From the Editor: Communications
Wireless charging at a distance could be a game changer for medical devices in hospital settings.
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Briefs: Design
Implantable bioelectronics are now often key in assisting or monitoring vital organs, but they often lack a safe, reliable way of transmitting their data to doctors.
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electrolyte tanks, medical servers, lab management software, and more.
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R&D: Communications
An ultra-thin wireless device grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods.
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Products: Test & Measurement
Trackers, interferometers, laser sensors, and more.
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Briefs: Imaging
The system could improve the quality of life for people with motor dysfunction or paralysis.
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Products: Motion Control
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
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R&D: Photonics/Optics
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
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Briefs: Wearables
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
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Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
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Products: Medical
Embedded antennas, fume hoods, computing nodes, and more.
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Products: Connectivity
Murata has released a Type 1RM ultra-small Medical Implant Communication System (MICS) band radio module.
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From the Editor: Medical

AT&T is building up its FirstNet network, while also rolling out 5G New Radio — both of which are part of the future of connected of healthcare. FirstNet is...

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INSIDER: Connectivity

A new tool can monitor people for cardiac arrest while they’re asleep without touching them. A new skill for a smart speaker — like Google Home and Amazon Alexa — or...

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Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

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Briefs: Connectivity

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature...

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INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be used and disposed of without...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases...

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Briefs: Communications

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye for years at a time while wirelessly sending data about the eye’s...

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R&D: Electronics & Computers

A new wireless eye-tracking technology is based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair...

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Features: Medical

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in RF-enabled medical devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and ensure the ideal radiation...

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News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Could touch be the new avenue for communications? Researchers from MIT and Purdue University think so and are working on a “general-purpose” tactile system that delivers information...

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Features: AR/AI

In hospitals and healthcare institutions, the sheer amount of patient metrics to track for the staff of doctors and nurses can be been a point of contention....

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Features: IoMT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been described as the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and...

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INSIDER: Medical

A first-of-its-kind portable wireless device can monitor stomach motility to enable physicians to measure and ultimately better understand slow wave activity. It will help doctors treat the...

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INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have devised a way to wirelessly power small electronic devices that can linger in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed. Such devices could be used to sense...

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News: Communications
FDA Touts New AAMI Report on ‘Wireless Coexistence’ and Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is flagging a new technical information report (TIR) from AAMI that provides crucial guidance for “wireless coexistence” for a wide array of medical devices and systems.

Ask the Expert

Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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