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Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations

Beyond an ability to merely act, today's medical robotics are increasingly able to sense and “think,” providing for an ever-growing list of...

Rehabilitation Robotics and Prosthetics: Trends and Intellectual Property Considerations
Features : Wearables
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices

Doctors often tell patients to “listen to your body and take note of what it is telling you.” Now, technology is being developed that will listen for us and process the signals to help...

IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices
Features : Medical
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing

In an industry where people's health and wellness are on the line, manufacturers can't afford to let risk go unaddressed. As the International Organization for...

Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing
Features : Medical
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries

Over the past five years, technological advances have enabled product applications for microextrusion to penetrate into the medical OEM arena. Simply speaking, micro now...

Microextrusion Tubing Advances Help Push Medical Device Boundaries
Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use
Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use

For many of us, life is complicated enough without having to be constantly reminded about our medical situations. Living with a disease that requires frequent doctor visits and...

Force-Sensitive Resistors: Making Medical Devices Easier to Use
Features : Medical
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1

Active thermal management is vital in a number of medical device applications including patient core temperature management, skin cooling, medical device cooling, and laboratory equipment...

Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 1
Features : Medical
Package Engineering for Sterilization
Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Package Engineering for Sterilization
Features : Medical
Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design
Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design

A design engineer at a dental equipment company is handed a challenging assignment. The firm’s development team must devise a suite of products that includes a...

Pre-Engineered Fluid Control: The Next Breakthrough in Dental System Design
Features : Design
Design Controls: Addressing Changes in ISO 13485

When ISO 9001 was produced by the International Standards Organization, it put forth the general quality standard that organizations could adopt to ensure that the organization is focused on quality, the basic structure is in place, and the product it is offering will be at acceptable levels. That...

Features : Medical
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 2
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 2

With the shift in the medical industry to more minimally invasive, quicker, and more effective procedures, the goal is to minimize patient...

Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 2
Features : Medical
Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652
Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652

Traditionally, toxicologists and biocompatibility experts considered the materials in breathing gas pathways as external communicating devices and evaluated...

Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652
Features : Medical
Metasurface-Based Technology Enables Safe MRIs for People with Implants
Metasurface-Based Technology Enables Safe MRIs for People with Implants

An international research team has developed a device capable of improving the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units. The technology is based on local...

Metasurface-Based Technology Enables Safe MRIs for People with Implants
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications
Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications

Gas assist molding offers a variety of process and design advantages for medical equipment applications. It produces parts that are smooth and extremely cleanable,...

Making the Gas Assist Plastic Molding Process Work for Medical Applications
Features : Medical
Highly Sensitive Optical Fiber Pressure Sensors with Potential for Cardiology and Other Medical Applications
Highly Sensitive Optical Fiber Pressure Sensors with Potential for Cardiology and Other Medical Applications

Optical fibers. To the average person, the phrase might conjure up an image of glowing hairs twisted artistically into a beautiful...

Highly Sensitive Optical Fiber Pressure Sensors with Potential for Cardiology and Other Medical Applications
Features : Design
Every Drop Counts: Designing Motors to Optimize Home and Ambulatory Infusion Pumps
Every Drop Counts: Designing Motors to Optimize Home and Ambulatory Infusion Pumps

To reduce total cost of care, healthcare providers are increasingly turning toward home and ambulatory infusion pumps to free the patient from the hospital...

Every Drop Counts: Designing Motors to Optimize Home and Ambulatory Infusion Pumps
Features : Tubing & Extrusion
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 1
Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 1

There has been a profound shift is taking place in the medical industry of more minimally invasive, quicker, and more-effective procedures....

Considerations for Specifying Ultra-Engineering Polymers for Extruded Medical Applications – Part 1
Features : Medical
New Device Helps Diagnose and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
New Device Helps Diagnose and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

Neurologists often use electrical impulses to stimulate and read brain...

New Device Helps Diagnose and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases
Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Orthopedics: Springs Provide Precision, Cleanability
Orthopedics: Springs Provide Precision, Cleanability

When engineers develop orthopedic surgical devices, they must often think beyond the design of the device, and find a way to make its installation easier, safer, and more accurate....

Orthopedics: Springs Provide Precision, Cleanability
Features : Design
Tackle the Intricacies of Medical Device Development with a Solid Platform
Tackle the Intricacies of Medical Device Development with a Solid Platform

Small, intelligent medical devices worn on the body and/or kept in the home — in addition to those used in hospital networks — are not just saving lives. They are...

Tackle the Intricacies of Medical Device Development with a Solid Platform
Features : RF & Microwave Electronics
Designing for Mechanical and Signal Integrity in Handheld Medical Treatment Applications
Designing for Mechanical and Signal Integrity in Handheld Medical Treatment Applications

Handheld medical devices must perform across a wide range of device specifications and end-user environmental conditions. Mechanical and signal...

Designing for Mechanical and Signal Integrity in Handheld Medical Treatment Applications
Features : Medical
Using Artificial intelligence to Evaluate Brain Maturity of Preterm Infants
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Features : Imaging
CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices
CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices

Advances in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imaging sensor (CIS) module technology are shrinking pixel size, allowing more pixels to fit into a...

CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices
Features : RF & Microwave Electronics
More than Just Measurement: Dimensional Inspection FAQs
More than Just Measurement: Dimensional Inspection FAQs

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that products are...

More than Just Measurement: Dimensional Inspection FAQs
Features : Medical
Microfluidics: Tiny Devices Play Big Role in Diagnostics
Microfluidics: Tiny Devices Play Big Role in Diagnostics

Microfluidics devices are tiny chips that perform chemical analyses of extremely small volumes of fluids such as blood. Lab-on-a-chip devices, which often use microfluidics, are...

Microfluidics: Tiny Devices Play Big Role in Diagnostics
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
From Research to Diagnostics: Plasma Treatments Improve Quality, Function

Each year, billions of multi-well plates, pipettes, bottles, flasks, vials, Eppendorf tubes, culture plates, and other polymer items are manufactured for use in research, drug discovery, and diagnostic testing.

Features : Materials
Optimizing Performance and Value of Medical Devices with the Right Plastic Processing Technology
Optimizing Performance and Value of Medical Devices with the Right Plastic Processing Technology

Engineering thermoplastics are widely used to manufacture a broad range of medical devices, from single-use syringes and applicators to...

Optimizing Performance and Value of Medical Devices with the Right Plastic Processing Technology
Features : Medical
Compact Device Can Detect Rheumatoid Arthritis
University of TwenteEnschede,
The Netherlands
www.utwente.nl/mira

According to a clinical study published in the scientific journal Photoacoustics, the University of Twente and various European partners have designed a device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and...

Features : Medical
Molecular Thermostat Makes Heaters Simpler, Safer and More Stable

Many medical applications require heat for optimal performance. For patient comfort, effective treatment, and a variety of diagnostic processes, equipment and fluids must be raised to, or kept at, specific operating temperatures. Medical heating applications can have strict...

Features : Medical
Quartet H2O LDD Actively Cooled Lateral Surgical Fiber Optic

Infrared surgical lasers, e.g., CTH:YAG @ 2100 nm and TM:YAG @ 2000 nm, are wonderful tools for minimally invasive surgery such as laser vaporization of hyperplastic prostate tissue (BPH), but they are completely incompatible with right angle, off-axis delivery. Fiber optics find great...

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