Keyword: Optics



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: Semiconductors & ICs
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Briefs: Imaging
Understanding application, use case, and image resolution are key.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
Features: Photonics/Optics
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
Briefs: Wearables
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Injection Molding Principles

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should know,...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The surface waves provide a thermal transport solution.
R&D: Imaging

A research team has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team says the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess...

From the Editor: Imaging
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Briefs: Medical
Products: Connectivity
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
Products: Software
Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

News: Medical
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Toray Industries has launched Raytela® polymer optical fibers for minimally invasive surgery.
Briefs: Medical

Johns Hopkins engineers have created a new lens-free, ultra-miniaturized endoscope — the width of only a few human hairs — that is capable of producing high-quality images....

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

One day, scopes may no longer need to be inserted into the body — such as down the throat or under the skin — to reach the stomach, brain, or any other organs for...

Features: Tubing & Extrusion

With medical devices approved for more demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter aortic and mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR), the long-term structural...

R&D: Imaging

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a new “virtual biopsy” device can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed a device that replicates the way the brain stores and loses information. The technology creates opportunities to better understand how the brain is affected by disorders...

News: Photonics/Optics

Technological advancements pertaining to the electronics and healthcare industries is driving the medical fiber optics market. The adoption of...

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