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Medical optics and photonics technologies support lab diagnostics, X-ray imaging, ophthalmic lasers, and a variety of other essential devices. Read the latest news and expert advice about medical optics and photonics companies, industries, and research labs.

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INSIDER: Software

Researchers have designed a computer vision system that can automatically detect a tiny baby’s face in a hospital bed and remotely monitor its vital signs from a...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
INSIDER: Imaging

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

News: Medical

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The...

Products: Motion Control
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Through better detection, digital mammography can significantly improve radiology outcomes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
R&D: Nanotechnology
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
R&D: Wearables
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Features: Materials
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Technology Leaders: Wearables
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
INSIDER: Imaging

Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept wearable x-ray detector prepared from nontoxic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) layered between flexible plastic and gold...

Products: Design
Reference design kits, smart textiles, thermoplastic elastomers, and more.
Features: Imaging
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
Briefs: Medical
Understanding application, use case, and image resolution are key.
Features: Electronics & Computers
Before you select RF components for an MRI machine, make sure you first understand the basic physics of the technology.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
CT software, electric robot, molding material, and more.
Products: Materials
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Supplements: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Products: Motion Control
Medical connectors, servo positioners, SMT jumpers, and more.
Briefs: Medical
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
Features: Photonics/Optics
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
News: Imaging

Humans aren’t the only mammals that form long-term bonds with a single, special mate – some bats, wolves, beavers, foxes, and other animals do, too. But new research from Duke...

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