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Features : Imaging
Augmented Reality Helps Surgeons See Through Tissue to Reconnect Blood Vessels
Imperial College London
London, UK
www.imperial.ac.uk

In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary’s...

Features : Medical
Using Air Gaging for Measurement of Orthopedic Devices

For patients, high-quality orthopedic components mean that implants can be kept for as long as possible, reducing or even eliminating the need for further procedures down the road. In...

Features : Medical
Real-Time Diagnostics: Fast, Mobile, Health-Focused Information

As technology becomes increasingly mobile and information becomes more readily available, consumer demand for immediate answers continues to rise. This demand is coupled with...

Features : Design
The Digital Future of Medical Device Development

Digital design tools — computer modeling and realistic simulation — have emerged as key contributors to success in medical device product design and manufacturing, and increasingly in the...

Features : Medical
Critical Cooling in Medical Devices – Part 2

The need for thermal management continues to increase in the medical industry. Active thermal management is critical for applications such as patient core temperature management, skin cooling,...

Features : Materials
Key Factors for Choosing Silicone Solutions in Medical Device Lubrication

In working with various medical equipment such as needles, syringes, trocars, cannulas, guide-wires, catheters, and valves, medical device designers must account for...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

Features : Medical
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...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
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...

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
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...

Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

Features : Medical
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...

Features : Packaging & 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...

Features : Medical
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...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
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

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

Features : Medical
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...

Features : Medical
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...

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
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,...

Features : Medical
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...

Features : Medical
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...

Features : Tubing & Extrusion
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....

Features : Medical
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...

Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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....

Features : Medical
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...

Features : RF & Microwave Electronics
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...

Features : Medical
Using Artificial intelligence to Evaluate Brain Maturity of Preterm Infants
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Features : Semiconductors & ICs
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...

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