Keyword: Patient Monitoring


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...

INSIDER: Medical
Imaging Technology Detects Oral Cancer

A noninvasive device developed by Texas A&M University researchers enables doctors to quickly and accurately identify cancerous tissue in a person’s mouth. Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) measures and visualizes the biochemical changes that occur in oral epithelial tissue as it turns...

INSIDER: Medical
Silicon Anodes Improve Lithium-Ion Batteries

Current lithium-ion batteries normally use graphite anodes. University of Waterloo researchers have created lighter, long-lasting batteries from silicon. The silicon anode materials have a much higher capacity for lithium and are capable of producing batteries with almost 10 times more energy.

INSIDER: Wearables
IEEE Advances Standards and Works to Expand Interoperable eHealth Communications

IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, has announced a new standard and two new standards development projects designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across eHealth devices. The new eHealth standard is IEEE 2410™-2015, Biometrics Open Protocol Standard,...

INSIDER: Medical
Wearable Devices Monitor Cardiac Patients

Wearable devices developed by researchers at UMass Medical School non-invasively monitor patients with serious cardiac disease. A vest detects sub-clinical cardiac dysfunction, and a smartwatch finds life-threatening rhythm abnormalities.

INSIDER: Medical
Hyperspectral Camera Peeks Below the Skin

A hyperspectral camera built by researchers at the University of Washington uses both visible and invisible near-infrared light to “see” beneath surfaces and capture unseen details. The HyperCam captures detailed images of vein and skin texture patterns that are unique to an individual.

INSIDER: Medical
Software Assembles a 3D Map of the Brain

Computer scientists and a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Utah have developed software that maps out a monkey’s brain. By gaining an accurate 3D model of the brain’s network of neurons, medical researchers can better understand how the brain’s connectivity is disrupted in mental and...

R&D: Medical
Mouth Guard Detects Key Diabetes Marker

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that monitors health markers, such as lactate, cortisol, and uric acid, in saliva. The information can then be wirelessly transmitted to a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Laser-Based Imaging Could Ensure Safer Brain Surgery

A stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscope currently being tested at the University of Michigan allows surgeons to quickly spot the difference between tumor tissue and normal brain tissue. Since June, the SRS microscope has imaged more than 60 patient samples from the operating room.

INSIDER: Medical
Virtual Models Improve Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have developed virtual models that can be used in angiography rooms to address aortic aneurysms and help medical professionals visualize the area being treated. To provide more personalized treatments, the new software...

INSIDER: Medical
Low-Cost Patch Monitors Vital Signs

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin produced inexpensive wearable patches that continuously monitor the body’s vital signs. Their repeatable, “cut-and-paste” method cuts manufacturing time from several days to only 20 minutes.

R&D: Medical
Lightweight Metal Foam Blocks Radiation

A strong, lightweight metal foam created by a North Carolina State University researcher absorbs the energy of high-impact collisions and effectively blocks X-rays, gamma rays, and neutron radiation. The device offers new shielding possibilities for use in CT scanners.

R&D: Medical
Implantable Device Improves Optogenetics Methods

An implant built by Stanford University engineers produces light to stimulate nerves of the brain, spinal cord, or limbs in mice. The technology is powered wirelessly, using the mouse's own body to transfer energy. Scientists will use the new optogenetic nerve stimulation methods to investigate a...

INSIDER: Medical
Microscope Enables Material Analysis Below the Surface

A microscope from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will allow scientists studying biological and synthetic materials to simultaneously observe chemical and physical properties on and beneath the surface. The Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope...

INSIDER: Medical
Light Source Detects Minute Changes in Cells

The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), in collaboration with the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, have developed a unique broadband and coherent infrared light source. The source...

INSIDER: Medical
Magnetic Fields Enable Full-Body Health Monitoring

Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a wireless communication technique that sends magnetic signals through the human body. The secure, low-power innovation could lead to a wireless sensor network for full-body health monitoring.

INSIDER: Medical
Creating Stretchy Conductors for Flexible Electronics

A team of engineers at Washington State University, Pullman, discovered how to stretch metal films used in flexible electronics to twice their size without breaking, which they say, could lead to dramatic improvements in flexible electronics. This may advance applications in bendable...

News: Medical
DoD Pushes for Wearable Electronics

As part of a Department of Defense effort to partner with industry and academia to ensure that the US continues to lead in the new frontiers of manufacturing, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the Obama administration will award a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics...

R&D: Medical
Smart Patch Tracks Blood Sugar, Releases Insulin

A “smart insulin patch” created by researchers at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University detects increases in blood sugar levels and secretes doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed.

R&D: Medical
Nanowire Yarn Boosts Supercapacitor Efficiency

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discovered that yarn made of niobium nanowires enables more efficient supercapacitors. The new approach uses the yarns as the electrodes in tiny supercapacitors. Adding a coating of a conductive polymer to the yarn further increases the...

INSIDER: Medical
Probe Monitors Shock Severity Without Drawing Blood

Researchers from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China have developed a portable probe that uses near-infrared light to measure blood oxygen saturation in the tissue surrounding the neck's central internal jugular vein. The device allows doctors to continuously monitor a...

INSIDER: Medical
Femtosecond Laser Generates Ultra-Short Light Pulses

A laser created by a team at the University of Warsaw generates ultrashort pulses of light, even under extremely difficult external conditions like large temperature gradients of more than 120 degrees Celsius. The process of generating femtosecond laser pulses takes place within a specially...

INSIDER: Medical
Flexible Biosensor Monitors Patient Health

A biosensor system developed by researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, measures heartbeat, hydration levels, sweat, temperature, and other vital signs through miniature circuitry. The system, embedded on a flexible, wearable patch, includes an antenna to...

INSIDER: Medical
Motion Capture Sheds Light on Speech Disorder

A new study from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development found that facial motion capture – the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies – has been utilized to identify differences between children with...

INSIDER: Medical
Newly Created Photonics Hub in NY

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF SUNY) will lead a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute to secure US leadership in manufacturing integrated photonics. The new institute, announced by Vice President Biden, will focus on emerging technologies, including “needleless” tests for...

R&D: Medical
Nanotubes Provide Better Understanding of Disease

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Department of Cancer Biology and material scientists from the University of Houston are using nanotubes to examine the regulation of proteins involved in the initiation of cancer and cardiovascular, neurological, and endocrine diseases. The team is...

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
Bioengineers Develop Printable Silk Inks

To provide a better tool for therapeutics, regenerative medicine, and biosensing, Tufts University bioengineers have created inkjet-printable silks containing enzymes, antibiotics, antibodies, nanoparticles, and growth factors. The purified silk protein, or fibroin, offers intrinsic strength and...

INSIDER: Medical
MoveSense App Measures Oxygen Saturation

The smartphone app MoveSense, developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, uses analyses of a cardiopulmonary patient's walk to predict oxygen saturation levels. The health-tracking app can be used on a standard smartphone, and oxygen saturation is measured without the use of...

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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.