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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

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R&D: Electronics & Computers

Improving Afib Detection after Stroke

The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
By collecting tears, the lenses effectively measure pH and levels of biomarkers.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the public has learned about a wide variety of medical tools and technologies used to prevent, test for, and treat the virus. From ventilators and N95 masks, to...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Product Focus: Test & Measurement 2020
Auto-injectors, transmitters, laser scanners, and more.
Inspection, measurement, and documentation are critical elements.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
White Papers: Motion Control
Control Under Pressure

Biomedical and life science applications depend on precise, repeatable liquid handling. Pressure-controlled liquid dispensing systems provide a simple, quick and cost-effective way to dose nanoliter- to...

Scientists have demonstrated a quick and effective mass testing approach using saliva samples to detect individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 but are still not showing...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Products and Services: October 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
White Papers: Medical
Implantable Medical Devices: a Clinical Approach to Designing Preclinical Studies

Implantable medical devices are being increasingly used in both established and novel clinical applications. Given their invasive nature, such devices are...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement
COVID-19 Test Produces Rapid Results

A CRISPR-based diagnostic for COVID-19 can produce results in 30 minutes to an hour, with similar accuracy as the standard PCR diagnostics now used. STOPCovid could be made cheaply enough that people...

Regardless of the pace of production, quality control testing is still required to ensure that the products being sent to our front lines will perform as required.
Engineers are thinking of creative ways to design a packaging system that will ensure safe arrival of a medical device.
Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

Scientific leaders from the National Institutes of Health have set forth a framework to increase significantly the number, quality, and type of daily tests for...

Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.

A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures finds significant variability in the accuracy of currently available COVID-19...

Shaft collars, modular clean labs, hybrid motion controllers, and more.
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.

Everlywell, a digital health company that offers individuals access to at-home collection lab tests, has received an Emergency Use...

“Testing, testing, testing.” It’s a mantra that health officials have been constantly promoting because screening people for COVID-19 is the best way to...

Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.

FDA has issued multiple emergency use authorizations, loosened regulations for telemedicine, and eased the requirements for production...

Device could help doctors remotely detect changes in patients.

OU Medicine, the OU Health Sciences Center, and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation collaborated to create a new test for COVID-19 using technology and...

Now that diagnostic companies can sell COVID-19 antibody tests without FDA authorization, healthcare teams should work closely with clinical laboratory experts...

Patients with diabetes have to test their blood sugar levels several times a day to make sure they are not getting too high or too low. Studies have shown that more...

Researchers have developed a technique to quickly and sensitively characterize defects in 2D materials used in sensors and electronics.
The nose measures gases in a patient’s breath.

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