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Webinars : Software
Modeling Interactions in Energy-Based Medical Devices Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

If you are interested in learning how to design, simulate, and prototype energy-based medical devices, then tune into this 60-minute Webinar featuring guest speaker Daniel Smith from Emphysys.

Briefs : Medical
Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants
Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants

By electrically stimulating nerves, neuromodulation therapies can reduce epileptic seizures, soothe chronic pain, and treat depression and a host of other health...

Injectable, Flexible Electrode Could Replace Rigid Nerve-Stimulating Implants
Technology Leaders : Electronics & Computers
How to Protect Patients from Potential Electrical Failure
How to Protect Patients from Potential Electrical Failure

People and power don’t mix well, and this is particularly true when people are medical patients. Aside from the more usual environment of a medical facility, patients are also...

How to Protect Patients from Potential Electrical Failure
Products : Connectivity
New Products and Services: January 2020 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: January 2020 Medical Design Briefs

External PSUs

XP Power, Tokyo, Japan, has released two series of external power supplies that are intended for modern medical applications, including safety approvals for...

New Products and Services: January 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Semiconductors & ICs
Product of the Month: January 2020 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: January 2020 Medical Design Briefs

Flexible Printed Circuit

Trackwise, Tewkesbury, UK, offers advanced flexible printed circuits (FPCs) that are ideal for catheter construction. The FPCs can be fed inside a...

Product of the Month: January 2020 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Materials
3D Printed Plastics with High-Performance Electrical Circuits
3D Printed Plastics with High-Performance Electrical Circuits

Engineers have embedded high-performance electrical circuits inside 3D printed plastics, which could lead to better-performing biomedical implants. They used pulses of high-energy...

3D Printed Plastics with High-Performance Electrical Circuits
Briefs : Software
Good Design Controls Are Critical to Avoiding FDA Issues
Good Design Controls Are Critical to Avoiding FDA Issues

Medical device companies recognize that having an emphasis on design controls helps to assure good design and engineering practices that yield high-quality solutions. This is critical...

Good Design Controls Are Critical to Avoiding FDA Issues
News : Electronics & Computers
Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics
Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies, and small children without concern for skin...

Soft Wearable Health Monitor Uses Stretchable Electronics
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Composite Tubing

Polygon, Walkerton, IN, has released a high-performance composite tubing for surgical applications. PolyMed® composite tubing is ideal for...

New Products & Services: December 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Imaging
Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Vote for the 2019 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 readers.

Vote for the 2019 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving...

Bioelectronic Implant Could Prevent Opioid Deaths
R&D : Electronics & Computers
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

Nylon Provides Building Block for Electronic Devices
Features : Electronics & Computers
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference

One of the challenges of using commercial power supplies in medical instruments is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Commercial power supplies often list “meets Class B” for EMI,...

Medical Power Supplies and Electromagnetic Interference
Features : Medical
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors

Computational methods are not widely used in practical medicine, mainly because it is difficult to model specific medical procedures and their effects on the human organism...

Using Simulation to Evaluate Laser Treatment Methods for Eye Tumors
On-Demand Webinars : Software
Modeling Microfluidic Devices with COMSOL Multiphysics®

Learn how to enhance your modeling and design processes for lab-on-a-chip and organ-on-a-chip devices, or any other microfluidic systems, in this webinar featuring consulting firm Veryst Engineering.

From the Editor : Wearables
From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin
From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin

With increasing investments in R&D to develop self-healing, comfortable monitoring systems, a recent report indicates that electronic skin is gaining...

From the Editor — From Wearables to the Surgical Suite: The Future of Electronic Skin
R&D : Medical
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics

Researchers have developed highly programmable actuators that, similar to the human hand, combine soft and hard materials to perform complex movements. These materials have great potential for...

Programmable Soft Actuators for Soft Robotics
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

Inventory Software

A new application from Dynamic Systems, Kirkland, WA, uses barcodes to manage inventory and upload the information to any accounting system....

New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Manufacturing & Machining
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
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
News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners
Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners

Along with flying and invisibility, high on the list of every child's aspirational superpowers is the ability to see through or around walls or other visual obstacles. That...

Lessons of Conventional Imaging Let Scientists See Around Corners
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Hermetic Seals Guide

A guide from Accumet, Westford, MA, offers electromechanical engineers and designers design for manufacturability (DFM) tips for optimizing their...

New Products & Services: September 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies

The Hall effect was named after its discoverer, American physicist and thermoelectric researcher Harvard Edwin Herbert Hall. The Hall sensor acts as a magnetic field perpendicular to a...

Magnetic Field Sensors: A Comparison of Two Technologies
Technology Leaders : Medical
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices

Many factors are conspiring to increase the amount of “noise” or interference that can disturb the functionality and even damage electronic devices, starting with the sheer...

Using Monolithic Filters to Address EMI in Medical Devices
INSIDER : Medical
Electrodes Give Amputees Better Control of Prosthetics
Electrodes Give Amputees Better Control of Prosthetics

Scientists implanted electrodes in amputees’ stumps for better prosthetic control — with promising results. The early-stage research involved relocating nerves in patients’...

Electrodes Give Amputees Better Control of Prosthetics
From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase

The test phase of FDA’s Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program has hit its halfway point. The agency has released an update on its progress and the...

From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase