Keyword: Wearables

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Using a simple concept and a patented sensor that detects radioactive materials, a team has developed a patch to stop damage to healthy tissue during proton radiotherapy, one of the best...

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Features: AR/AI
As industry navigates technological frontiers, the collective goal is to enhance patient experiences, streamline processes, and make healthcare more accessible and equitable. This article explores key emerging trends that are not only improving patient engagement but are also set to redefine the future of healthcare.
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Features: Wearables
Multimodal assessment allows healthcare professionals to assess multiple domains of functioning, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the disease's impact on an individual.
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Products: Packaging & Sterilization
See the new products and services, including an ultrathin cable module for single-use endoscopes from Omnivision, CUI Inc's dc-dc converter, Vision Engineering's stereo microscopes, Henkel's expanded portfolio for wearables, SupplyOne's packaging solutions, and more.
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Videos of the Month: Wearables
See the videos of the month, including one on a wearable, textile-based device that could compensate for deficiencies in visual and auditory inputs by tapping the sense of touch; one on a 3D-printed heart; one on the eradication of advanced-stage mesothelioma in mice; and more.
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INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers have combined earlier work on painless microneedles with nanoscale sensors to create a wearable sensor patch capable of continuously monitoring the levels of certain...

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology, funded by an EU Horizon 2020 project grant, shows how tracking adrenal steroid levels at high resolution and over an extended time period can provide better information about how hormone levels change across daily (circadian) and faster (ultradian) time periods.
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R&D: Medical
Made with a laser-modified graphene nanocomposite material, a wearable device can detect specific glucose levels in sweat for three weeks while simultaneously monitoring body temperature and pH levels.
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INSIDER: Medical

A new super flexible, self-healing and highly conductive material could significantly improve the performance of wearable technologies, soft robotics, smart devices and...

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INSIDER: Medical

A wearable sensor monitors estradiol by detecting its presence in sweat. The researchers say the sensor may one day make it easier for women to monitor their estradiol levels at home...

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News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

BioSensics, Newton, MA, has received a $3 million, three-year award from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). This grant will support the development...

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INSIDER: Wearables

A new wearable sensor continuously monitors sweat lactate during exercise. The device incorporates a bubble-trapping region in its microfluidic system. The proposed technology can facilitate...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A first-of-its-kind wearable skin sensor can wirelessly detect the presence of C-reactive protein (CRP) in human sweat. The sensor will make it easier for patients and medical...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Penn State researchers have developed a low-cost, RNA-based technology to detect and measure biomarkers, which can help decode the body’s physiology.
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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biotricity’s continuous heart rhythm monitor uses advanced technology to deliver unlimited heart data insights.
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Quiz: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical devices have a long history of helping to heal injured athletes, and now devices are helping them improve their performance. Take this quiz to learn more about how medical devices are helping athletes win.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new sensor could help workers in daycares, hospitals, and other settings provide more immediate care to their charges. The new sensor — so cheap and simple to produce that it can be...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of researchers has synthesized a new material that solves one of the most difficult problems in the quest to create wearable, unobtrusive sensitive sensors: the problem of...

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INSIDER: Medical

A wearable cardiac ultrasound imager can noninvasively capture real-time images of the human heart for an extended period of time. The patch, which is about the size of a postage stamp,...

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R&D: Wearables

A surface-lighting microLED patch has been developed that inhibits UV-induced melanogenesis. The research team fabricated the skin-attachable surface-lighting microLED (SμLED, 4 × 4 cm2)...

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Briefs: Medical
A team of engineers has developed an electronic patch that can monitor biomolecules, including hemoglobin, in deep tissues.
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Briefs: Wearables
Heart failure is a progressive clinical syndrome characterized by a structural abnormality of the heart, in which the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood to meet the body’s requirements.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
For some of the powerful drugs used to fight infection and cancer, there’s only a small difference between a healing dose and a dangerous dose.
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News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Intricon, a developer and manufacturer of medical devices powered by smart miniaturized electronics, has launched a new Biosensors Center of Excellence (CoE)....

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Parkinson's Disease is the fastest-growing neurodegenerative condition in the world and affects 600,000 Americans yearly at a cost of $20 billion to the U.S. healthcare system.
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Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In order for wearables to be functional and practical, they need to have batteries that are stretchable and highly deformable.
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From the Editor: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The market for wearable sensors is expanding, and more people than ever before are turning to wearable sensors to monitor their activity levels.
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INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable vest system is designed to monitor heart failure patients in their home and detect when their condition is worsening. Such early detection of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF)...

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Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components
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Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Sterilization for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish a safe and effective EO Sterilization for medical devices, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, director of microbiology for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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