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Explore the advancements in medical electronics and instrumentation, including new embedded systems and power supplies. Read technical briefs that demonstrate successful engineering applications.

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INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure

A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. The toilet seats, which would be purchased by hospitals...

Features : Connectivity
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

INSIDER : AR/AI
Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

Neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a...

INSIDER : Medical
Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ for Neurological Disorders

A new neurostimulator can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices

Meeting the requirements for patient-connected medical devices can present challenges for power system designers. There are several key elements to consider, including isolation,...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1

The medical device and engineering industry continues to grow and evolve year over year. As technology improves, the population expands, and...

News : Medical
2018 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner

IMPLANTABLE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR ADVANCED PROSTHETIC CONTROL

The Implantable Myoelectric Sensor (IMES) system transmits localized myoelectric signals...

Features : Test & Measurement
EMC for Medical Devices: EN/IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition

The fourth edition IEC/EN 60601-1-2 (4th Edition) will become a mandatory standard covering safety for medical devices on December 31, 2018.1,2 As with any new...

INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Electronic Brain Implant Stops Seizures

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how an electronic device implanted directly into the brain can detect, stop, and even prevent epileptic seizures. The work represents an advance in the...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Using LCP-Based Flexible Substrates for Medical Smart Sensor Applications

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

Features : Wearables
Designing a System to Obtain Electrodermal Activity for Wearables

In recent years, activity trackers and other wearable electronic devices have gained popularity due to users’ desire to monitor, measure, and track using various real-time...

News : Medical
Early Detection of Neuro Diseases

A new wireless eye-tracking technology is based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair...

INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wristband Monitors Cells in Bloodstream

A smart wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones will enable a new wave of personal health and environmental monitoring devices. The technology, which could be added to watches and other...

Briefs : Wearables
Low-Voltage Cap Could Improve DBS Devices

Treatment to control involuntary body movements characteristic of Parkinson's disease could someday be guided by brain signals recorded by electrodes inside a fashionable hat. That is a piece of a...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Evaluating Electronics Contract Manufacturers for Medical Devices

The ideal contract manufacturer is more than a transactional supplier; rather, it is a partner that improves the product and process. Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and...

Briefs : Medical
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.

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
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...

Briefs : Medical
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...

Briefs : Medical
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...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
CMOS Imaging Sensors: Direct, Real-Time Color Imaging in Cardiovascular Devices

Advances in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imaging sensor (CIS) module technology are shrinking pixel size, allowing more pixels to fit into a...

Briefs : Medical
Cognitive Hearing Aid Filters Out the Noise

People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party. While current hearing aids can suppress...

Briefs : Medical
A Noninvasive Method for Deep Brain Stimulation

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep brain...

Briefs : Medical
Low-Cost, Noninvasive Test Can Evaluate Muscle Health

A new, noninvasive test developed by researchers at the University of Georgia shows how exercise can help people with neurological injuries and illnesses. Until now, evaluating the muscle...

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