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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using a new minuscule device, researchers can implant insulin-secreting cells into diabetic mice
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
R&D: Design
An intra-oral device is fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth.
R&D: AR/AI
A new tool could speed up the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have demonstrated that they can print layers of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
Researchers have engineered new antimicrobial surfaces that can significantly reduce the formation of bacteria on medical instruments, such as urinary catheters, and reduce the risk of patient infection while in hospital.
R&D: Materials
Researchers report the design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates as a basis for wearable energy converters.
R&D: RF & Microwave Electronics
An innovative system may provide a new option to use directed energy for biomedical applications.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
R&D: Materials
Chemists are studying shellfish to develop new, safer, and more sustainable adhesives for a variety of uses, including bandages and other medical applications.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have fabricated antibiotic-containing 3D scaffold implants at high temperatures.
R&D: Energy
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new technique that mimics the ancient Japanese art of kirigami may offer an easier way to fabricate complex 3D nanostructures for use in applications, including healthcare.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
R&D: Materials
The coatings prevent inflammation or implant rejection.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ionic hydrogels with tiny pyramidal microstructures help to increase the pressure sensitivity that can be measured.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
Tiny photonic devices could be used to monitor a person’s health.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.
R&D: IoMT
A new reinforcement learning (RL) based artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm calculates the amount of insulin needed for a diabetic patient and injects it automatically.
R&D: Wearables
Researchers have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
R&D: AR/AI
A smart speaker acts as a contactless monitor for both regular and irregular heartbeats
R&D: Wearables
Wearable sensors would be placed near the tear duct or mouth to collect biofluid samples.
R&D: Imaging

A research team has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team says the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess...

R&D: Packaging & Sterilization
Researchers have demonstrated that a family of self-sterilizing polymers are effective at inactivating coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A cost-efficient COVID-19 antibody test costs less than $2 per test and is used with a desktop detection system that is suitable for point-of-care situations like clinics and physician offices.

R&D: Wearables
A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.

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