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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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Briefs : Medical
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 : Medical
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
From the Editor : Medical
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
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Generation Parkinson's Disease Therapy
Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Generation Parkinson's Disease Therapy

Researchers at the University of Houston have found neuro biomarkers for Parkinson's disease that can help create the next generation of “smart” deep brain stimulators,...

Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Generation Parkinson's Disease Therapy
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 : Software
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs

UV-LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Woburn, MA, offers high-power, UV LED light engines. The LumiBright™ UV-LED Light Engines feature UV die arrays bonded on...

New Products & Services: October 2019 Medical Design Briefs
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 : Medical
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 : Software
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
Technology Leaders : Semiconductors & ICs
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
Features : 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
R&D : Electronics & Computers
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
Improving Afib Detection after Stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation (Afib). The technology, called...

Improving Afib Detection after Stroke
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
Global Innovations : Materials
Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables
Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables
Products : Motion Control
New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Device Manufacturing Software

Master Control, Salt Lake City, UT, has released a software platform designed to automate production and improve operational quality....

New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs
News : Medical
First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants
First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive robotic device...

First Successful Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm Without Brain Implants
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs

SPC Software

Zontec, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, has released new statistical process control (SPC) software designed to improve manufacturing quality. The Synergy 1000™ and...

New Products & Services: July 2019 Medical Design Briefs
News : Medical
Medical Electronics Market to Surpass US $169 Billion by 2025
Medical Electronics Market to Surpass US $169 Billion by 2025

The medical mlectronics market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $73.3 billion to over $169 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global...

Medical Electronics Market to Surpass US $169 Billion by 2025
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure...

New Products & Services: June 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market
Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market

The medical device industry often looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components. Direct sourcing of...

Strategies for Low-Risk Sourcing of Components in a Constrained Market
Features : Photonics/Optics
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors
The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

The ‘Relativity’ of High Q Capacitors
R&D : Wearables
Self-Powered Wearable Tech
Self-Powered Wearable Tech

Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly developed supercapacitor has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800...

Self-Powered Wearable Tech
INSIDER : Medical
Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia
Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia

Researchers have developed a non-invasive strategy that combines functional electrostimulation, a body weight support system, and a brain-machine interface for the rehabilitation of people...

Non-Invasive Therapy Helps People with Paraplegia
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Battelle to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface
Battelle to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface

Battelle has for years successfully demonstrated brain-computer interface (BCI) projects — just look at NeuroLife®, which has enabled a quadriplegic man to move his...

Battelle to Develop Injectable, Bi-Directional Brain Computer Interface
Features : Electronics & Computers
Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes
Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes

Ultraminiature sensors (<1 mm in size) enable instrumentation of medical devices in order to advance monitoring capabilities, deliver new insight into complex cardiovascular cases,...

Ultraminiature MEMS Sensors for Improved Patient Outcomes

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