Keyword: Implants & Prosthetics

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R&D: Energy
When placed over a fracture, the device generates electricity from movement, accelerating bone healing.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
Briefs: Medical
The devices eliminate the need for invasive removal once they have served their purpose.
R&D: Communications
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: Design
The cardiac pacemaker of the future could be powered by the heart itself.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Special Reports: Propulsion
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: 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.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn about a polymer material being explored for complex joint prosthesis systems.
Features: IoMT
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A nanosensor-based system measures cardiac micropotential energies.
Products: Materials
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The biomedical structures advance the development of new technologies for regrowing bones and tissue.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
UC San Diego engineers wants to know: How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation?
Supplements: Imaging
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
Global Innovations: Medical
To highlight tumors in the body for cancer diagnosis, doctors can use tiny optical probes (nanoprobes) that light up when they attach to tumors.
Features: Tubing & Extrusion
High consistency rubbers (HCRs) give medical device manufacturers the versatility they need for demanding therapeutic applications.
R&D: IoMT
A new reinforcement learning (RL) based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm calculates the amount of insulin needed for a diabetic patient and injects it automatically.
Features: Software
See how A.I.-based machine learning supports orthopedic revision surgeries.
Global Innovations: Energy
EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas.
Global Innovations: Materials
See the kind of impact that xenon has on coatings.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn about the medical manufacturers and cutting-edge applications that stood out in 2020.
Features: RF & Microwave Electronics
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.

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FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.