Keyword: Sensors

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INSIDER: Wearables

Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors. Most research focuses on measuring human biomarkers, but sensors that rely on...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new ‘smart’ flexible electric patch (ePatch) addresses the challenges posed by existing electrical field (EF) stimulation devices and offers many uniquely advantageous...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

To prevent diabetic foot ulcers, research scientists have developed footwear technology that relieves pressure on areas of the feet that experience high stress during walking and other...

Briefs: Medical

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

Products: Imaging
Medical Hyperspectral Camera

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, and Diaspective Vision GmbH, have developed a new type of endoscopic camera. The MALY- NA system,...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensors Converge (formerly Sensors Expo) Conference will take place June 27, 2022, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. A full-day preconference symposium will address...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a rapid test for COVID-19 using nanotechnology-based optical sensors. The sensor has high sensitivity and specificity to the spike protein RBD of...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
Briefs: Medical
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Surgical Motors

Portescap, Morristown, NJ, offers surgical motors that are designed to withstand 3,000+ autoclave cycles. The motors and...

Special Reports: Design
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...

R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed a low-cost, highly precise focused ultrasound (FUS) device that can be used on small animal models in preclinical research.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a portable, artificially intelligent olfactory system.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
R&D: Energy
A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues have designed a prototype biosensor that detects levels of ATP and lactates in a patient’s blood.
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers have replaced the traditional blood pressure procedure by replicating the folding mechanisms of the leech in their design of 3-D printable origami sensors. The...

Features: Wearables
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensors that measure alcohol concentration through the skin can provide valid measures of drinking intensity.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A single-use sensor strip can be used with a circuit board.
R&D: Wearables
A polymer fiber mat is activated by heat to release drugs.
R&D: Wearables
A new mask sends an alert to the wearer via their smartphone when the recommended healthy CO2 limits inside the facemask are exceeded.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype “breathalyzer” accurately diagnoses COVID-19, even in asymptomatic individuals, in less than 5 minutes.
From the Editor: Test & Measurement
Readers selected a product that could help manufacturers in their quest to build better ventilators to help fight the pandemic.
Briefs: Medical
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
Briefs: Wearables
The novel device uses two photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors.
Briefs: Materials
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Micro-metallizer pens, sensor evaluation kits, single-use disposables, and more.
Products: Energy
Metal additive manufacturing, high-performance grease, filters, and more.

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

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.

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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.