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R&D : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths

A new technique could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a noninvasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heart rate...

Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths
R&D : Medical
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
R&D : Medical
Hydrogel Fights Orthopedic Bone Infections
Hydrogel Fights Orthopedic Bone Infections

Researchers have a developed a double-duty hydrogel that both attacks the bacteria and encourages bone regrowth with a single application containing two active components.

Hydrogel Fights Orthopedic Bone Infections
R&D : AR/AI
Technology Reveals How AI Makes Decisions
Technology Reveals How AI Makes Decisions

Researchers have developed a technology that reveals the criteria AI systems use when making decisions. The innovative Spectral Relevance Analysis (SpRAy) method based on Layer-wise Relevance...

Technology Reveals How AI Makes Decisions
R&D : Medical
Hydration Sensor Could Improve Dialysis
Hydration Sensor Could Improve Dialysis

A new portable sensor can accurately measure patients’ hydration levels using a technique known as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxometry. Such a device could be useful for not only dialysis...

Hydration Sensor Could Improve Dialysis
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microfluidics Device Helps Diagnose Sepsis
Microfluidics Device Helps Diagnose Sepsis

A novel sensor could dramatically accelerate the process of diagnosing sepsis, a leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals that kills nearly 250,000 patients annually. To diagnose sepsis, doctors...

Microfluidics Device Helps Diagnose Sepsis
R&D : Imaging
Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time
Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time

Researchers have developed a camera to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same time, with the hope of enabling doctors to scan patients for abnormalities in less...

Medical Camera Could Cut Costs and Time
R&D : Robotics, Automation & Control
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early
Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early

Researchers have developed a type of imaging probe that allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure, a rapidly developing condition that can be fatal. The new renal probes, which have been tested...

Probe Detects Kidney Failure Early
R&D : Medical
Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment
Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment

A new generation of pathology labs mounted on chips is set to revolutionize the detection and treatment of cancer by using devices as thin as a human hair to analyze bodily fluids. The...

Cancer Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Personalized Treatment
R&D : Electronics & Computers
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation (Afib). The technology, called...

Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
R&D : Wearables
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak

Scientists have developed a thinner, skin-like artificial throat that would adhere to the neck like a temporary tattoo. To make their artificial throat, the researchers laser-scribed graphene on a thin...

Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
R&D : Medical
Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee
Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee

An energy harvester attached to the wearer’s knee can generate 1.6 μW of power while the wearer walks without any increase in effort. The energy is enough to power small electronics like health...

Harvesting Energy from the Human Knee
R&D : Robotics, Automation & Control
Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab
Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab

A new multitasking exoskeleton can be used for any of an entire arm’s eight movements that originate from the shoulder, elbow, or wrist joints. Detachable parts allow the therapist to focus on a single...

Multitasking Exoskeleton for Rehab
R&D : Imaging
Palm-Sized 3D Ultrasound for Scoliosis Mass Screening
Palm-Sized 3D Ultrasound for Scoliosis Mass Screening

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment. Named “Scolioscan Air,” the system is designed to bring...

Palm-Sized 3D Ultrasound for Scoliosis Mass Screening
R&D : Imaging
AI Enables Low-Dose CT Scans
AI Enables Low-Dose CT Scans

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that uses image post-processing to rapidly convert low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans to images of superior quality, compared to low-dose...

AI Enables Low-Dose CT Scans
R&D : AR/AI
‘Stumbling Device’ Helps Improve Prosthetic Legs
‘Stumbling Device’ Helps Improve Prosthetic Legs

Researchers are addressing the tendency to stumble in lower-body prosthetics by understanding the way people with two legs catch themselves. They accomplished this by covering test...

‘Stumbling Device’ Helps Improve Prosthetic Legs
R&D : Imaging
Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors
Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors

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...

Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors
R&D : Wearables
Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib
Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Researchers presented study findings showing that the Apple Watch was able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) in people who received an alert of an irregular heartbeat. These findings highlight...

Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib
R&D : Materials
Graphene Monolayer Improves Implantable Neurostim Devices
Graphene Monolayer Improves Implantable Neurostim Devices

One of the most commonly used elements in neurostimulation devices is platinum microelectrodes, but they are prone to corrosion, which can reduce the functional lifetime of the...

Graphene Monolayer Improves Implantable Neurostim Devices
R&D : Medical
Cable-Free Brain Imaging
Cable-Free Brain Imaging

Existing electrophysiological and fluorescence-based brain imaging techniques in mice are generally invasive, require head fixes or cables, and are not suitable for long-term recordings. While there have been recent...

Cable-Free Brain Imaging
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Diode Based on Organic Semiconductors
Laser Diode Based on Organic Semiconductors

Researchers have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as...

Laser Diode Based on Organic Semiconductors
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printed Device Detects Biomarkers of Preterm Birth
3D Printed Device Detects Biomarkers of Preterm Birth

Researchers have created a 3D printed microchip electrophoresis device that can sensitively detect three serum biomarkers of PTB.

3D Printed Device Detects Biomarkers of Preterm Birth
R&D : Medical
Engineers Develop More Stable, Efficient Prosthetic Foot
Engineers Develop More Stable, Efficient Prosthetic Foot

Engineers have developed a more stable prosthetic leg — and a better way of designing them — that could make challenging terrain more manageable for people who have lost a lower...

Engineers Develop More Stable, Efficient Prosthetic Foot
R&D : Design
Sensor-Packed Glove Could Aid Prosthetic Design
Sensor-Packed Glove Could Aid Prosthetic Design

Researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. Signals are collected by a user wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a...

Sensor-Packed Glove Could Aid Prosthetic Design
R&D : AR/AI
AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists
AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists

Deep learning — a form of artificial intelligence — was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography (LDCT) scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of...

AI Spots Lung Cancer Before Radiologists

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