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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.

News : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing a Perfectly Fitting Prosthetic Socket

A masters student in product development at the School of Engineering at Lund University, Sweden, Emelie Strömshed,has developed a step-by-step process to combine prosthetic arm socket computer-aided design (CAD) data with 3D scan data of a patient’s residual limbs to create perfectly fitting...

News : Medical
Report Details Possible Healthcare Cybersecurity Threats

Independent Security Evaluators, Baltimore, MD, has compiled a report available online that details its research in investigating a variety of hospital and healthcare-related infrastructures and systems, identifying industry-specific pitfalls and shortcomings, and creating a blueprint for...

News : Electronics & Computers
Glucose to Power Pacemakers

Researchers at the Technological Institute of Energy, Valencia, Spain, are working to create a bio-battery that uses blood glucose to produce energy. Such a battery, they say, would cut down on the number of surgical interventions a pacemaker user must undergo.

Features : Connectivity
Electronics Integration into Disposable/Single-Use Medical Devices

The medical device market has been rapidly changing over the last decade and a key area of change is addressing today’s fast paced data-driven environment. Multiple sources state the digital health market to currently be a greater than $5 billion industry, with growth...

News : Electronics & Computers
Approaching Dissolvable Electronics for Implants

Scientists at the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering in China are working diligently to create tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve seemingly without a trace. They have tested several biodegradable materials, including DNA,...

News : Medical
Creating the World’s Smallest Diode

Engineers are struggling to shrink the silicon used in processors to power increasingly smaller computing hardware and are rapidly reaching the point where silicon’s performance starts to degrade due to its size. To move beyond the material’s physical limitations, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of...

News : Medical
Engineers Embroider Wearable Antennas

Researchers at The Ohio State University have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- an ideal size for integrating sensors and electronic components into clothing. The achievement supports the development of new wearable technology, including a bandage that monitors tissue or a flexible...

News : Electronics & Computers
Miniaturized Electronic Devices as Medical Therapeutics

Ada Poon, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is pioneering research to develop electronic therapies to heal the body from within, working to add control and feedback for a closed-loop system that could improve therapeutic outcomes. These new electronic...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Dual-Band Flexible Internal Antenna

Pulse Electronics Corp., San Diego, CA, introduces a new internal dualband flexible printed circuit antenna to provide connectivity and data transmission for IoT applications in medical/ telemedicine, sensors, wearables, and more. The Plume Series W3315B0100 WiFi very compact 6 × 45mm antenna has a maximum...

Features : Medical
Selecting Power Supplies for Medical Equipment Designs

When it comes to medical equipment, nothing is more important than the safety of patients and health care personnel. From diagnostic tools such as ultrasound devices to home health equipment like dialysis machines, human safety is top priority. To ensure that devices and equipment are not...

News : Materials
Researchers Use Rust to Improve 3D-Printing Process

A team of Northwestern researchers has created a new way to print three-dimensional metallic objects using rust and metal powders.

News : Medical
Calibrating EEG Machines with ‘Phantom Head’

While electroencephalography (EEG) has been used for decades to measure voltage fluctuations in different parts of the brain to graph a person’s neural patterns, determine brain injuries, and monitor the effects of sedatives and anesthesia, “there are really no set standards within the EEG...

News : Medical
Implantable Devices to Reanimate Paralyzed Limbs

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego State University, and other partners, are developing implantable devices that can send signals between regions of the brain...

Products : Connectivity
60GHz WirelessHD Modules

SiBEAM Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, announces new WirelessHD transmitter and receiver modules that operate over the 60GHz millimeter wave frequency band. The modules deliver visually lossless 1080p video streams at up to 60 frames per second and are an ideal video cable replacement solution in medical or industrial operating...

News : Medical
IEEE Advances Standards and Works to Expand Interoperable eHealth Communications

IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, has announced a new standard and two new standards development projects designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across eHealth devices. The new eHealth standard is IEEE 2410™-2015, Biometrics Open Protocol Standard,...

Features : IoMT
Powering Tomorrow’s Medicine: Critical Decisions for Batteries in Medical Applications

Technological advancements are making medical devices increasingly feature-rich and miniaturized: two performance characteristics that are inherently conflicting, thus requiring increasingly sophisticated battery power management solutions.

News : Medical
Creating Stretchy Conductors for Flexible Electronics

A team of engineers at Washington State University, Pullman, discovered how to stretch metal films used in flexible electronics to twice their size without breaking, which they say, could lead to dramatic improvements in flexible electronics. This may advance applications in bendable...

News : Electronics & Computers
DoD Pushes for Wearable Electronics

As part of a Department of Defense effort to partner with industry and academia to ensure that the US continues to lead in the new frontiers of manufacturing, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the Obama administration will award a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics...

News : Materials
Converting Cotton Fabric into Transistors

A team of fiber scientists at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, have created cotton fabric that, they say, can kill bacteria, conduct electricity, ward off malaria, capture harmful gas, and weave transistors into clothing. They explain that cotton, a cellulose-based material, can be controlled one atom at...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
Researchers Develop Biodegradable Wooden Computer Chips

Portable electronics — typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials — are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget. In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Improving Organic Transistors that Drive Flexible Electronics

A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors come on the scene to replace expensive, rigid, silicone-based semiconductors. But materials scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say not enough is known about how...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Computing at the Speed of Light

University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of times faster than current machines. The Utah engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter — the smallest on record — for dividing light waves into two...

News : Materials
Heart-Powered Electronics

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created thin, flexible electronic devices that efficiently harvest the mechanical energy from natural motions of the human body. In addition to advances in materials processing to enable fabrication of these thin film devices, accurate analytical models...

News : Materials
3D Printing with Copper and Gold Achieved

A team of scientists from the University of Twente in The Netherlands has discovered a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin metal film using a pulsed laser. They say that this technology would allow...

Products : Electronics & Computers
ZMS100 100W Medical Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda Corporation, San Diego, CA, introduces ZMS100 2" x 4" medical and ITE certified power supplies. Designed to provide long field life in medical applications, the ZMS100 series can operate with or without forced air cooling, and is currently available with 12V, 15V, 24V, 36V, or 48V outputs, with a...

Features : Connectivity
ISO 80369 Standards for Small Bore Connectors Move Closer to Implementation

After a 20-year effort to establish standards which would minimize the risk of medical misconnections, the pending release of the ISO 80369 series of standards has now reached a point of critical mass, shifting from a development stage to an implementation stage. The new...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Fabrication Technique Prints Silicon on Paper

Using a single laser pulse, a group of researchers at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands has devised a method that allows silicon, in the polycrystalline form used in circuitry, to be produced directly on a paper substrate from liquid silicon ink. The process can be expanded to...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Thermal Management Solutions for Medical Electronics

Electronic devices used in the medical industry have thermal management needs similar to those in other fields. Their electronics must stay cool enough to run continuously and correctly within their operating temperature range. Sound thermal management allows excess heat to be efficiently...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
USB Arbitrary Waveform Generator

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, introduces a new USB high speed arbitrary waveform output board with flexible ranges and configurable digital I/O lines. Industry standard BNC connectors are used for the analog waveform output and the gate control input, while the utility digital I/O lines are accessed...

Products : Electronics & Computers
International Power Cords and Cord Sets

Qualtek, Mentor, OH, announces that it now fully stocks a comprehensive selection of 2- and 3-conductor North American power cords, international power cords, and hospital-grade power cords in various configurations. A wide selection of plugs and connectors are available with various cable jackets...

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