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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.

R&D : Electronics & Computers
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart

Researchers have found a way to reset a racing heart immediately and automatically by an implanted LED device. It could be the first step toward a pain-free treatment for patients with atrial...

LED Lamp Automatically Resets Racing Heart
Products : Packaging & Sterilization
New Products & Services: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Heat Pipes

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Norwood, MA, has expanded its line of high-performance, off-the-shelf, flat and round heat pipes from 33 to 350. The high-performance...

New Products & Services: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers

Super-elastic multifunctional super-coiled fibers can stretch up to 16 times maximum and maintain electronic characteristics at the same time. The new fibers can be used in various electronic...

Wearable Battery Uses Super-Coiled Fibers
Briefs : Medical
Fast, Flexible Ionic Transistors for Bioelectronic Devices
Fast, Flexible Ionic Transistors for Bioelectronic Devices

Many major advances in medicine, especially in neurology, have been sparked by recent advances in electronic systems that can acquire, process, and interact with biological...

Fast, Flexible Ionic Transistors for Bioelectronic Devices
News : Electronics & Computers
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to alert healthcare providers and patients about cybersecurity...

FDA: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Affecting Medtronic's ICDs, Programmers, Home Monitors
Features : FDA/Regulatory
Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
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...

Electrical Connectors: Design Considerations for Medical Devices
Features : Electronics & Computers
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches

Over the past few years, healthcare organizations have increasingly become one of the leading targets for cyber criminals with data breaches exposing personal patient...

Proactive Cybersecurity Saves Healthcare Organizations from Data Breaches
Products : Materials
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Flush-Head Studs

Self-clinching flush-head studs from Penn-Engineering, Danboro, PA, feature a thread profile that enables quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie...

New Products & Services: March 2019 Medical Design Briefs
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors
Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors

Researchers are developing an eco-friendly, 3D printable solution for producing wireless Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors that can be used and disposed of without...

Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing Breakthrough for IoT Sensors
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
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...

Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
INSIDER : Materials
Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity
Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found...

Graphene Implants Record Low-Level Electrical Brain Activity
White Papers : Test & Measurement
Basics of Electric Heaters

Hotwatt has manufactured specialized electric heating elements for over 64 years, all made in the USA. Products include cartridge, air process, immersion, strip and finned strip, tubular and finned tubular, band, compressor crankcase, foil, flexible rope and ceramic heaters. We are a quality supplier to OEM's in the in...

Briefs : Wearables
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking

Traditionally, small chip antennas used in Bluetooth-enabled devices have required a designated ground “keep out” area to minimize interference from other components and...

Miniaturizing Smart Wearables for Fitness and Activity Tracking
Products : Software
New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Board-to Board Connector

A miniature board-to-board connector from Hirose, Downers Grove, IL, combines a rugged design with transmission speeds of more than 10 Gpbs to...

New Products & Services: February 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Electronics & Computers
Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies
Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies

Switching Power Supplies

An AC/DC switching power supply series from Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth, Germany, has been developed for space-saving installation in medical devices and...

Product Focus February 2019: Power Supplies
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ for Neurological Disorders
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...

Wireless ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ for Neurological Disorders
Products : Medical
New Products & Services: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Image Sensor Testing

Presto Engineering, San Jose, GA has developed a custom, computer-controlled testing solution that illuminates sections of CMOS image sensors wafers in...

New Products & Services: January 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Features : Electronics & Computers
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 2
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 2

As the medical device and engineering industry grows, there is also demand for better devices and equipment. Trends such as smaller and more...

Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 2
Briefs : Medical
Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices
Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices

Tablets and other mobile computing devices are part of everyday life, but using them can be difficult for people with paralysis. New research from the BrainGate...

Brain-Computer Interface Enables People with Paralysis to Control Tablet Devices
From the Editor : Internet of Things
From the Editor — Revolutionary New Radio Architecture Brings the Long Battery Life Needed for IoMT

The IoMT has ushered in a new era for connected medical technology. But battery life is often mentioned as one of the impediments to the advancement of IoMT. Batteries in medical devices need a long lifespan so that users aren’t having to...

Products : Medical
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Briefs : Medical
Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
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...

Simple Stickers May Save Lives of Heart Patients
Features : Medical
Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1
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...

Thinking Ahead Thermally: A Guide to Thermal Management Considerations for Medical Devices, Part 1
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Compact Linear Induction Motor

H2W, Santa Clarita, CA, has developed a compact linear induction motor that can generate 10.6 lb [47 N] at a 15 percent duty cycle....

New Products and Services: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Features : FDA/Regulatory
Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices
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,...

Power Architectures for Patient-Connected Medical Devices
Articles : Medical
2018 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner
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...

2018 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner
INSIDER : Medical
Biodegradable Implant Speeds Nerve Regeneration
Biodegradable Implant Speeds Nerve Regeneration

Researchers have developed the first example of a bioresorbable electronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a...

Biodegradable Implant Speeds Nerve Regeneration
Features : Medical
Miniature Connections Drive Advances in Emerging Neuro Technologies
Miniature Connections Drive Advances in Emerging Neuro Technologies

The value of neuromodulation devices is that they offer a “third option” in the treatment of neurological disorders — one that can provide drug-free relief from...

Miniature Connections Drive Advances in Emerging Neuro Technologies
Features : Test & Measurement
EMC for Medical Devices: EN/IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition
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...

EMC for Medical Devices: EN/IEC 60601-1-2, 4th Edition
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Electronic Brain Implant Stops Seizures
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...

Electronic Brain Implant Stops Seizures

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