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News: Medical

The inaugural virtual Medical Wearables for Biosensors conference convenes on October 25–26, 2021 with online access only. This event will explore...

INSIDER: Design

Anticipating the increased need for better oxygen concentrators as the fight against COVID-19 rages on, researchers have laid a computational framework to design the most...

INSIDER: Medical

In the early days of the pandemic, with commercial COVID tests in short supply, researchers at Rockefeller University developed an in-house assay to identify positive...

INSIDER: Medical

A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms...

INSIDER: Design

A flexible polymer composite microneedle array can overcome the physicochemical bacterial biofilm present in chronic, nonhealing wounds and deliver both oxygen and...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Tiny tumbling soft robots that can be controlled with rotating magnetic fields can climb slopes, tumble upstream against fluid flow, and deposit substances at precise...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Researchers are reporting a breakthrough in the field of materials science and engineering with the development of an electrochemical actuator that uses specialized organic...

INSIDER: Medical

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

News: Medical

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The...

INSIDER: Wearables

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be used to sense illness, dehydration, and even changes to the red blood cell count, according to biomedical engineers and...

INSIDER: Medical

A three-layered face mask contains a copper-infused nano-coated fabric, a sustainable bamboo fabric and an ePTFE (a biomaterial) filter. The Hygenmask lacks ear loops, instead using...

INSIDER: AR/AI

Researchers have developed an online tool to help medical staff quickly determine which COVID-19 patients will need help breathing with a ventilator. The tool, developed through...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Scientists have developed a soft and stretchable battery that is powered by human perspiration. The prototype battery consists of printed silver flake electrodes that generate electricity in the...

News: Medical

Using a new 3D printing process, researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered how to tailor-make artificial body parts and other medical devices with built-in...

News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers at RMIT University have flipped traditional 3D printing to create intricate biomedical structures, advancing the development of technologies for regrowing bones and tissue. The...

News: Medical

Microfluidic devices underpin lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technologies that are developed to provide the rapid diagnoses needed at point of care for the swift, effective treatment of many...

INSIDER: Design

Despite the impressively fast development of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests over the last year and a half, the vast majority of patient samples must still be sent to a lab for processing,...

INSIDER: Wearables

Researchers are investigating stem cell-laden 3D-bioprinted cardiac patch technologies for use as a therapeutic and regenerative approach for ischemic cardiomyopathy in reversing...

INSIDER: Imaging

Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept wearable x-ray detector prepared from nontoxic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) layered between flexible plastic and gold...

INSIDER: Medical

The development and use of artificial intelligence (AI), like many things, was accelerated during COVID-19. From image and speech recognition and robotic process automation initially,...

INSIDER: Medical

To better align its five co-branded shows, Informa Markets had rebranded MD&M West with a new logo and renamed the conference Design. Engineer. Build.

INSIDER: Medical

As the point of care continues to shift toward home-based applications, designers must consider how clinicians and caregivers can responsibly put more care in a...

News: Medical

Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington (GW) universities have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker – a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing...

News: Medical

A new organic (carbon-based) semiconducting material has been developed that outperforms existing options for building the next generation of biosensors. An international research team led by KAUST is...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a tablet-sized device that can reliably detect multiple COVID-19 antibodies and biomarkers simultaneously. Initial results show the test can...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Many bodily functions in humans are manifested by mechanical deformations to the skin, and these mechanical changes can be detected and monitored by measuring different levels of...

INSIDER: Medical

To address the COVID-19 outbreaks that continue to skyrocket with new clusters in numerous dark red areas in many provinces across Thailand, a research team has developed an...

INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers have developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and...

INSIDER: Wearables

When positioned strategically, garment seams sewn with conductive yarn can be used to accurately track body motion, according to computer scientists. Best of all, these charged seams are...

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