Tech Briefs

Briefs : Medical
Simple Method Developed for 3D Biofabrication Based on Bacterial Cellulose
Simple Method Developed for 3D Biofabrication Based on Bacterial Cellulose

Bacterial cellulose (BC) nanofibers are promising building blocks for the development of sustainable materials with the potential to outperform conventional...

Simple Method Developed for 3D Biofabrication Based on Bacterial Cellulose
Briefs : Design
Mobile Phone Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
Mobile Phone Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

Because atrial fibrillation (AF) often does not present symptoms, stroke is too often its first manifestation. For effective stroke prevention, timely diagnosis of AF is crucial. Mobile devices...

Mobile Phone Detection of Atrial Fibrillation
Briefs : Medical
Implantable Islet Cells Come with Their Own Oxygen Supply
Implantable Islet Cells Come with Their Own Oxygen Supply

Since the 1960s, researchers have been interested in the possibility of treating type 1 diabetes by transplanting islet cells — the pancreatic cells that are responsible for...

Implantable Islet Cells Come with Their Own Oxygen Supply
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
World's Smallest Optical Implantable Biodevice Controls Brain Patterns
World's Smallest Optical Implantable Biodevice Controls Brain Patterns

Japanese researchers describe a new implantable device no bigger than the width of a coin that can be used to control brain patterns. The device, which can be read about...

World's Smallest Optical Implantable Biodevice Controls Brain Patterns
Briefs : Medical
Improving Mid-Infrared Imaging and Sensing
Improving Mid-Infrared Imaging and Sensing

A new way of taking images in the mid-infrared part of the spectrum, developed by researchers at MIT and elsewhere, could enable a wide variety of applications, including thermal imaging, biomedical...

Improving Mid-Infrared Imaging and Sensing
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Electrode Shape Improves Neurostimulation for Small Targets
Electrode Shape Improves Neurostimulation for Small Targets

A cross-like shape helps the electrodes of implantable neurostimulation devices to deliver more charge to specific areas of the nervous system, possibly prolonging device life span,...

Electrode Shape Improves Neurostimulation for Small Targets
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors Track Food Intake
Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors Track Food Intake

Monitoring in real time what happens in and around our bodies can be invaluable in the context of healthcare or clinical studies, but not so easy to do. That could soon change thanks to new,...

Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors Track Food Intake
Briefs : Medical
Therapeutic Gel Shows Promise Against Cancerous Tumors
Therapeutic Gel Shows Promise Against Cancerous Tumors

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to...

Therapeutic Gel Shows Promise Against Cancerous Tumors
Briefs : Wearables
‘Candy Cane’ Polymer Weave Could Power Future Functional Fabrics and Devices
‘Candy Cane’ Polymer Weave Could Power Future Functional Fabrics and Devices

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they’ll first need to solve the problem...

‘Candy Cane’ Polymer Weave Could Power Future Functional Fabrics and Devices
Briefs : Design
Researchers Develop At-Home Pap Smear Test
Researchers Develop At-Home Pap Smear Test

An at-home Pap smear test is designed to reduce anxiety associated with the procedure and give women more control over their health without interfering with their work or social life. The Domi Care,...

Researchers Develop At-Home Pap Smear Test
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Atomic Blasting Creates New Devices to Measure Nanoparticles
Atomic Blasting Creates New Devices to Measure Nanoparticles

Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the...

Atomic Blasting Creates New Devices to Measure Nanoparticles
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing Fuels the Rise of Point-of-Care Medical Manufacturing
3D Printing Fuels the Rise of Point-of-Care Medical Manufacturing

More than 95 percent of point-of-care (POC) professionals expect to see an expansion of POC manufacturing enabled by additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing....

3D Printing Fuels the Rise of Point-of-Care Medical Manufacturing
Briefs : Imaging
New System Explores the Future of Automated Visual Inspection
New System Explores the Future of Automated Visual Inspection

The concept for a new automated visual inspection system that uses robotics to manipulate metallic components is being tested at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced...

New System Explores the Future of Automated Visual Inspection
Briefs : Medical
Makerspace: Rapid Prototyping Facility Offers Hands-On Learning
Makerspace: Rapid Prototyping Facility Offers Hands-On Learning

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Newark College of Engineering has opened a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university’s...

Makerspace: Rapid Prototyping Facility Offers Hands-On Learning
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Stretchable Electronics a ‘Game Changer’ for Stroke Recovery Treatment
Stretchable Electronics a ‘Game Changer’ for Stroke Recovery Treatment

A groundbreaking new wearable device designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.

Stretchable Electronics a ‘Game Changer’ for Stroke Recovery Treatment
Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Malleable ‘Electronic Skin’ Self-Healable, Recyclable
Malleable ‘Electronic Skin’ Self-Healable, Recyclable

CU Boulder researchers have developed a new type of malleable, self-healing and fully recyclable “electronic skin” that has applications ranging from robotics and prosthetic...

Malleable ‘Electronic Skin’ Self-Healable, Recyclable
Briefs : Medical
Flexible Micro LEDs Can Control Behavior of Neurons
Flexible Micro LEDs Can Control Behavior of Neurons

A KAIST research team has developed flexible vertical micro LEDs (f-VLEDs) using anisotropic conductive film (ACF)-based transfer and interconnection technology. The team, led by Professor...

Flexible Micro LEDs Can Control Behavior of Neurons
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Repetition Key to Self-Healing, Flexible Medical Devices
Repetition Key to Self-Healing, Flexible Medical Devices

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at...

Repetition Key to Self-Healing, Flexible Medical Devices
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Near-Infrared Light May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Benefit Most from Chemotherapy
Near-Infrared Light May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Benefit Most from Chemotherapy

A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will...

Near-Infrared Light May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Benefit Most from Chemotherapy
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities
Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities

Nearly four million infants in developing countries die each year within a month of birth due to complications of prematurity, low birth weight,...

Nonprofit Pushes Design Limits to Develop Life-Saving Technology for Underprivileged Communities
Briefs : Medical
Making Heart Transplants Obsolete with Small Removable Pump
Making Heart Transplants Obsolete with Small Removable Pump

On the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant, which occurred in December 1967, a University of Houston biomedical engineer is creating a next-generation heart pump for...

Making Heart Transplants Obsolete with Small Removable Pump
Briefs : Materials
Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives
Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives

Sutures and staples are the traditional methods for closing surgical incisions and wounds in emergency situations. However, these methods can be inadequate in complex...

Squirtable Surgical Glue Could Transform Surgeries and Save Lives
Briefs : Medical
Biosensor Could Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears and Sweat
Biosensor Could Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears and Sweat

Constantly tracking a person's glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool. Researchers report...

Biosensor Could Monitor Glucose Levels in Tears and Sweat
Briefs : Imaging
Small Sensor Array Offers Easier Way to Image Brain
Small Sensor Array Offers Easier Way to Image Brain

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories want to use small magnetic sensors to image the brain in a way that's simpler and less expensive than the magnetoencephalography system now...

Small Sensor Array Offers Easier Way to Image Brain
Briefs : Medical
MEG Technology Improves Diagnosis of Epilepsy
MEG Technology Improves Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, has taken a major step toward development of next-generation magnetoencephalography (MEG) that could significantly reduce the cost of MEG systems and...

MEG Technology Improves Diagnosis of Epilepsy
Briefs : Markets
New Patch Aims to Turn Energy-Storing Fats into Energy-Burning Fats
New Patch Aims to Turn Energy-Storing Fats into Energy-Burning Fats

A new system combines a new way to deliver drugs, via a micro-needle patch, with drugs that are known to turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat. This...

New Patch Aims to Turn Energy-Storing Fats into Energy-Burning Fats
Briefs : Materials
Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces
Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces

By using an electrochemical etching process on a common stainless-steel alloy, researchers have created a nanotextured surface that kills bacteria while not harming...

Nanotexturing Creates Bacteria-Killing Spikes on Stainless Steel Surfaces
Briefs : Materials
Laser Direct Structuring for Sensor Manufacturing
Laser Direct Structuring for Sensor Manufacturing

Every day the world’s leading medical device companies rely upon laser direct structuring (LDS) to meet their most demanding design and performance requirements. Millions of electronic...

Laser Direct Structuring for Sensor Manufacturing
Briefs : Wearables
Smartphone App Shows Promise Monitoring Chemotherapy Patients
Smartphone App Shows Promise Monitoring Chemotherapy Patients

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy can be remotely monitored using their smartphone sensors and an algorithm that detects worsening symptoms based on objective changes in...

Smartphone App Shows Promise Monitoring Chemotherapy Patients
Briefs : Imaging
Single Photon Camera Offers High Speed and High Resolution
Single Photon Camera Offers High Speed and High Resolution

Photon counting detectors with high spatiotemporal resolution are key tools of imaging techniques where picosecond timing and micrometer position imaging are required, such as time...

Single Photon Camera Offers High Speed and High Resolution

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