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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Briefs: AR/AI
A system enables patients with a complete spinal cord injury to stand, walk, and more.
Features: Medical
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
R&D: Materials
Researchers are working on a coating that mimics bone tissue.
Features: Wearables
The company’s key markets include cardiovascular, medical-surgical, neuroscience, and diabetes.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Plasma nitriding has a broad appeal to surface treat many metallic materials used in medical applications, including titanium alloys
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
R&D: Energy
New nanotechnology has many potential applications, including harvesting clean energy to operate devices implanted in the body through the body’s natural movements.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum sensors for the brain may soon identify brain diseases like dementia, ALS, and Parkinson’s.
Supplements: Regulations/Standards
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
Briefs: Medical
The coating is customizable to individuals and requires less than 10 minutes to prepare and use.
R&D: Energy
A team used liquid gallium to test an antiviral and antimicrobial on a range of fabrics, including facemasks.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Global Innovations: Materials
A coating minimizes tissue damage by reducing friction.
R&D: Energy
When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing.
R&D: Materials
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
Briefs: Materials
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
Technology Leaders: Wearables
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Design
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
R&D: Energy
The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using a new minuscule device, researchers can implant insulin-secreting cells into diabetic mice
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
Briefs: Medical
A tiny sensor is implanted in the nerve of the injured limb.

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