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INSIDER: AR/AI

A new platform uses machine learning techniques to efficiently analyze spectral signatures of carbon nanotubes to detect biomarkers of ovarian cancer and to recognize the...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A nanofiber-based biodegradable millirobot, called Fibot, can move in the intestines and degrade in response to the pH of its environment, thus releasing different drugs in different...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip reduces treatment cost, weight, and power consumption. The prototype is more portable than previous devices, and the underlying...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A more accurate, less-invasive technology allows amputees to move a robotic arm using their brain signals instead of their muscles. Researchers have created a small, implantable...

News: Medical

The all-new IM Engineering South is dubbed the “six-in-one advanced design and manufacturing expo,” which includes MD&M South. The event, which takes place June 14–16, is designed to give...

News: AR/AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having a significant impact on the future of manufacturing. From robotics to smart factories to data analytics, advanced manufacturing...

News: Medical

The global supply chain disruptions of the last two years are spurring major changes across the manufacturing sector. After decades of reshoring, legacy industries, such as textiles, are...

INSIDER: Materials

Silver and copper ions wipe out many pathogens. That’s why implants and medical instruments, for example, are coated with these metals. Researchers have studied whether...

INSIDER: Materials

A double layer of silk in combination with a surgical mask can enhance its ability to prevent the spread of viruses like COVID-19.

INSIDER: Wearables

A prototype wearable can continuously monitor several health stats — glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels — simultaneously in real time. The device is about the size of a stack of...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A wireless, bioelectronic pacifier could eliminate the need for invasive, twice-daily blood draws to monitor babies’ electrolytes in Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs).

INSIDER: Medical

A noninvasive temperature measurement system delivers continuous data on body temperature. The SteadyTemp system consists of a temperature sensor integrated into a patch and an app that...

INSIDER: Medical

A COVID-19 testing device can detect coronavirus infection in as little as 30 seconds as sensitively and accurately as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. The device, researchers said,...

INSIDER: Design

A rapid test for viruses can deliver results as accurate as lab tests within 30 minutes. The technology is 150 times more accurate than traditional rapid tests and matches the accuracy of...

INSIDER: Design

A new lab test can quickly and easily identify which variant of the virus causing COVID-19 has infected a person, an advance expected to greatly assist health officials tracking the disease and...

News: Imaging

Advanced imaging technology developed by Yale researchers has helped them confirm that the destruction of brain synapses underlies the cognitive deficits experienced by patients with...

News: Imaging

Researchers have used MRI imaging to map visual brain activity in stroke survivors with sight loss, giving new hope for rehabilitation and recovery.

News: Imaging

Thanks to 20 years of seismic data processed through one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, scientists have created the first complete, 3D visualization of a mountain-size rock...

News: Medical

Microscopes are an important tool in biomedical research because they allow for detailed observation and imaging of tissues. Since biological materials are opaque by nature,...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print glass microstructures that is faster and produces objects with higher optical quality, design flexibility and strength. They...

INSIDER: Medical

An innovative device can save doctors critical time during life-or-death operations, like heart surgery. The real-time blood monitor provides instant blood analysis to...

INSIDER: Wearables

Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors. Most research focuses on measuring human biomarkers, but sensors that rely on...

INSIDER: Wearables

A new ‘smart’ flexible electric patch (ePatch) addresses the challenges posed by existing electrical field (EF) stimulation devices and offers many uniquely advantageous...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

To prevent diabetic foot ulcers, research scientists have developed footwear technology that relieves pressure on areas of the feet that experience high stress during walking and other...

News: Medical

Sensors Converge (formerly Sensors Expo) Conference will take place June 27, 2022, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. A full-day preconference symposium will address...

INSIDER: Medical

A point-of-care COVID-19 test can now detect and differentiate the alpha variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from earlier strains in saliva samples. The new test builds...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Researchers have developed a rapid test for COVID-19 using nanotechnology-based optical sensors. The sensor has high sensitivity and specificity to the spike protein RBD of...

INSIDER: Medical

A new design for eye and brain implants draws its inspiration from nature. Researchers have grown rodent retinal neurons on a fractal-patterned electrode, one that mimics the repeating...

INSIDER: Materials

The three-legged stool of medical device innovation requires great technical capability, of course, but also a deep understanding of the related medicine (anatomy, pathology, procedural...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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