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News : Medical
NOW Technologies Chooses LDRArules for Coding Standards Compliance under IEC 62304 Functional Safety Standard

LDRA, a leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, software code analysis, and test tools, has announced that...

Blog : Medical
Beyond Just Gesture, A Modified Smartwatch Detects 25 Specific Hand Activities

Your smartwatch can count your steps, but can it tell if you’re typing on a keyboard? Or chopping a vegetable?

News : AR/AI
BIOMED: VR Technology Delivers Real-Time Medtech Training

Medical Design Briefs is reporting from the BIOMEDevice 2019. Send us your questions and comments below.

In the world of medical technology, the hardest part for OEMs is often...

News : Design
From the Editor — Permanently Repealing the Device Tax to Protect Medical Innovation

A new house bill is set to end the medical device tax once and for all. H.R. 2207 was introduced in April — it’s goal to permanently repeal the...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Want a Magnetized Medical Robot? Just 3D Print It
A microrobot can take up to 8 hours to make. With the help of a 3D printer, University of Toronto engineers got the process down to 20 minutes
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lab-on-a-Chip Breakthrough: Matte Black Nail Polish

Electrical engineering students have stumbled upon a very unconventional method that could speed up lab-on-a-chip disease diagnosis.

INSIDER : Medical
New Device Prescreens for Ebola Virus

A prototype microfluidic device with biosensors can detect the deadly Ebola virus. With this type of device, those infected can be treated earlier, and the early detection process can potentially...

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biosensor Detects and Analyzes Colorless and Transparent Biomaterials

Researchers have developed a biosensor that expresses biomaterials’ colors using a nano structure and applies a new image signal processing technique.

Blog : Medical
Answering Your Questions: How Do Medical Robots Help Surgeons?
A reader asks: "With medical robots, what's in it for surgeons?"
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Soft Robotics: Perception Inspired by Humans

A perception system for soft robots was inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. The system includes a motion...

INSIDER : Medical
Seeing the World through a Robot’s Eyes

An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves and perform routine personal care tasks...

INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Assistive Robot Learns to Help Disabled Eat

About a million Americans with injury or age-related disabilities need someone to help them eat. Now NIBIB funded engineers have taught a robot the strategies needed to pick up food with a fork and...

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
MICRO Expands Footprint in New Jersey

MICRO, a manufacturer of medical device components, has expanded by 50,000 sq. ft with a third building in Somerset, NJ (130 Belmont Drive, Somerset, NJ). The new office is located conveniently between...

News : Medical
West Expands Presence in Korea with New Sales Office, Opens Digital Tech Center in India

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, has expanded its presence in the Asia...

News : AR/AI
Frélii: Transforming Healthcare with AI and DNA Data Mining

Artificial intelligence (AI) and whole genome analysis are poised to turn the world of healthcare on its head. Advances in recent years have taken the cutting-edge technologies...

INSIDER : Wearables
Biosensor ‘Bandage’ Collects and Analyzes Sweat

Researchers have developed a wearable biosensor resembling a bandage that samples sweat and uses a simple color-changing assay to quantify various components. Compared with other biofluids...

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tiny Sensor Tracks Chemical Linked to Migraines

Engineers have built a tiny, flexible sensor that is faster and more precise than past attempts at tracking a chemical associated with nasty migraines. The sensor, an implantable device on the...

INSIDER : Wearables
Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack

Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the stretching of...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
DMD Conference: The Future of Cybersecurity
The way forward in developing rigorous cybersecurity is “designing security in from the get-go,” says Kevin Fu, associate professor at the University of Michigan. Fu made his remarks in his keynote presentation at the Design of Medical Devices conference at the University of Minnesota in April 2019.“Trying to bolt security on after the fact — just like safety — is hard,” he says, emphasizing that it is essential to get it in “not just at the specification stage, but as you are white boarding and thinking about what are the risks that come into play.”
INSIDER : Medical
Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure

A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. The toilet seats, which would be purchased by hospitals...

INSIDER : Nanotechnology
Wearable Device Captures Cancer Cells from Blood

A prototype wearable device, tested in animal models, can continuously collect live cancer cells directly from a patient’s blood. The device could be an alternative to biopsy and could help...

INSIDER : Markets
Nanocomposite Heart Valve Helps High-Risk Patients

Researchers have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial transcatheter heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants. By using a newly...

INSIDER : Medical
4D Printed Materials Show Promise for Tiny Implantables

Engineers have created flexible, lightweight materials with 4D printing that could lead to better soft robotics and tiny implantable biomedical devices. The stiffness can be adjusted...

News : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices

Spurring Innovation of Brain-Computer Interface Devices FDA is continuing to encourage innovation in novel areas — the latest being novel brain implants, often...

News : Electronics & Computers
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Detects Brain Disorders in Seconds

Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed the first rapid detector for dopamine, a chemical that is believed to play a role in various diseases such as Parkinson’s, depression and some...

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