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Adding Copper Strengthens 3D Printed Titanium
Adding Copper Strengthens 3D Printed Titanium

Successful trials of titanium-copper alloys for 3D printing could kickstart a new range of high-performance alloys for medical device and other applications.

Adding Copper Strengthens 3D Printed Titanium
INSIDER : Imaging
Machine Learning, Imaging Technique May Boost Colon Cancer Diagnosis
Machine Learning, Imaging Technique May Boost Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers are developing a new imaging technique that can provide accurate, real-time, computer-aided diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Using deep learning, a type of...

Machine Learning, Imaging Technique May Boost Colon Cancer Diagnosis
INSIDER : AR/AI
Continuous Monitoring Necessary to Reduce Risk in Medtech AI
Continuous Monitoring Necessary to Reduce Risk in Medtech AI

Artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) are increasingly transforming the healthcare sector. From spotting malignant tumors to reading CT scans and mammograms,...

Continuous Monitoring Necessary to Reduce Risk in Medtech AI
INSIDER : Medical
Vote for Medical Design Briefs Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Vote for Medical Design Briefs Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

Each month, the editors of Medical Design Briefs choose a Product of the Month that has exceptional technical merit and practical value for MDB’s design engineering...

Vote for Medical Design Briefs Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
INSIDER : Medical
New Coating Prevents Infection in Synthetic Vascular Grafts
New Coating Prevents Infection in Synthetic Vascular Grafts

A new coating prevents clotting and infection in synthetic vascular grafts, while also accelerating the body’s own process for integrating the grafted vessels. Variants of the...

New Coating Prevents Infection in Synthetic Vascular Grafts
INSIDER : Wearables
Battery-Free Computer Input Could Be Added to Surgical Gloves
Battery-Free Computer Input Could Be Added to Surgical Gloves

Computer scientists have created a device for wearable computer input suitable for many situations, just by touching your fingertips together in different ways. The device, called...

Battery-Free Computer Input Could Be Added to Surgical Gloves
INSIDER : Medical
Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis
Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis

MIT researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease diagnosis.

Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Printing Technique Produces ‘Living’ 4D Materials
New Printing Technique Produces ‘Living’ 4D Materials

Researchers have successfully merged 3D/4D printing with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, which has huge potential for applications including biomedicine. The new...

New Printing Technique Produces ‘Living’ 4D Materials
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Miniaturized Sensor Measures Babies' Oxygen Levels
Miniaturized Sensor Measures Babies' Oxygen Levels

A sensor the size of a Band-Aid that will measure a baby’s blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs’ effectiveness and whether the baby’s tissue is receiving adequate...

Miniaturized Sensor Measures Babies' Oxygen Levels
INSIDER : Medical
Researchers Explore How Artificial Muscles Work
Researchers Explore How Artificial Muscles Work

Artificial muscles will power the soft robots and wearable devices of the future. But more needs to be understood about the underlying mechanics of these powerful structures in order to design...

Researchers Explore How Artificial Muscles Work
INSIDER : Medical
Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables
Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables

Scientists have developed stretchable light-emitting devices called alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) displays that can be stuck on skin or other surfaces like a temporary...

Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables
INSIDER : Medical
Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response
Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response

A new material shows promise for regenerative medicine for recovery of damaged tissues and blood vessels. The 3D scaffold is made of biodegradable material and filled with...

Material for Regenerative Medicine Could Control Cell Immune Response
INSIDER : Materials
New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery
New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery

Scientists have helped develop a microscopic glass device that doctors could use to inject medicine into retinal veins with unprecedented accuracy. Their instrument meets an important...

New Device Offers Unprecedented Accuracy for Eye Surgery
INSIDER : Wearables
Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health
Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices...

Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices
Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices

The sheer size of the external equipment required for controlling microfluidics has limited their use in portable, wearable technologies. Now have discovered how...

Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices
INSIDER : Wearables
Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm
Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm

Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform smart wearables.

Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Printed Electronics Pave Way for Personalized Biosensors
Printed Electronics Pave Way for Personalized Biosensors

A fully print-in-place technique for electronics that is gentle enough to work on delicate surfaces, including human skin. The advance could enable technologies such as high-adhesion,...

Printed Electronics Pave Way for Personalized Biosensors
INSIDER : AR/AI
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging

Artificial intelligence can improve quality of images recorded by a relatively new biomedical imaging method. This paves the way towards more accurate diagnosis and cost-effective...

Artificial Intelligence Improves Biomedical Imaging
INSIDER : Medical
‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease
‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease

A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment. Researchers have used the smart...

‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Breakthrough Technique Improves 3D Printing of Organs
Breakthrough Technique Improves 3D Printing of Organs

A new technique called SWIFT (sacrificial writing into functional tissue) enables 3D printing of vascular channels into living matrices composed of stem-cell-derived organ building blocks...

Breakthrough Technique Improves 3D Printing of Organs
INSIDER : Medical
New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize Cancer Surgery
New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize Cancer Surgery

Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by an invention designed to precisely locate the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them. The new imaging technology uses the way...

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize Cancer Surgery
INSIDER : Medical
Shoe Helps Stroke Patients Relearn to Walk
Shoe Helps Stroke Patients Relearn to Walk

A therapeutic shoe engineered to improve stroke recovery is proving successful and expected to hit the market by the end of the year. Since patients are often disappointed in their progress after...

Shoe Helps Stroke Patients Relearn to Walk
INSIDER : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat
Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat

A team of scientists is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like...

Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices
Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices

A team of engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the...

Thread Transistors Create Flexible Medical Devices
INSIDER : Medical
Electronic Glove Offers Humanlike Features for Prosthetic Hands
Electronic Glove Offers Humanlike Features for Prosthetic Hands

An electronic glove can be worn over a prosthetic hand to provide humanlike softness, warmth, appearance and sensory perception, such as the ability to sense pressure,...

Electronic Glove Offers Humanlike Features for Prosthetic Hands
INSIDER : Medical
Smart Factory Test Bed Drives Manufacturing Innovation
Smart Factory Test Bed Drives Manufacturing Innovation

A powerful private sector consortium in the UK has developed a connected facility that will de-risk investment in the digital technologies at the heart of the government’s Industrial...

Smart Factory Test Bed Drives Manufacturing Innovation
INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
NIST Research Sparks New Insights on Laser Welding
NIST Research Sparks New Insights on Laser Welding

A better understanding of the interaction between laser and metal could give industry more control over laser welding. Scientists at NIST have been collecting data on the most fundamental...

NIST Research Sparks New Insights on Laser Welding
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Industrial Robots Operate in Real Time
Industrial Robots Operate in Real Time

Scientists have developed software that enables industrial robots to form and adjust the trajectories of the movements of their tools while maintaining accuracy in real time. The software uses...

Industrial Robots Operate in Real Time
INSIDER : Nanotechnology
Indirect 4D Printing: How to Make the World’s Smallest Stent
Indirect 4D Printing: How to Make the World’s Smallest Stent

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new method for producing malleable microstructures, including vascular stents that are 40 times smaller than previously possible.

Indirect 4D Printing: How to Make the World’s Smallest Stent
INSIDER : Lighting
Neuroscientists Manipulate Brain Cells — Via Smartphone
Neuroscientists Manipulate Brain Cells — Via Smartphone
Researchers from the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST have developed a soft neural implant that can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone.
Neuroscientists Manipulate Brain Cells — Via Smartphone

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