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Optics/​Photonics

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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Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Large-Area Flexible Organic Photodiodes
The technologies may enable wearable health monitors to produce improved physiological information and continuous monitoring without frequent battery changes.
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Changing the shape of the blade will expand the possibilities of using the laser in medicine.

A new artificial intelligence platform detects COVID-19 by analyzing x-ray images of the lungs. Called DeepCOVID-XR, the machine-learning algorithm outperformed a team of...

Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
Products: Data Acquisition
Product Focus: Test & Measurement 2020
Auto-injectors, transmitters, laser scanners, and more.

Pulmonology is a field of medicine that deals with respiratory tract diseases, and the medical imaging used by pulmonologists is predominantly chest imaging: CXR,...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Imaging Shows Bird Beak Evolution

The crow-like Confuciusornis, which lived about 120 million years ago, was one of the first birds to evolve a beak. Unfortunately, early beak evolution lacks sufficient study. Using an imaging...

Just as your skeleton helps your body move, fine skeleton-like filaments within your cells help cellular structures move. Researchers have developed an imaging method that lets them monitor a...

Optical imaging helps surgeons map out tumors.
This form of radiation does not damage living tissues.
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.

Researchers have developed remote-controlled, mechanical microdevices that, when inserted into human tissue, can manipulate the fluid that surrounds them, collect cells or release...

Tech Talks: Photonics/Optics
Multicore Optical Fiber Grating Array Fabrication for Medical Sensing Applications

The growing interest in high-performance fiber grating arrays can be attributed to today’s acceptance of optical fiber sensors in more medical applications such as shape-sensing fiber incorporated into surgical instruments. This presentation looks at a...

A team at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has prototyped a flexible patch containing tiny transducers for monitoring health conditions. When paired with a new algorithm, the...

The camera-like device can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high-quality 3D images.
Machine-to-machine communication, deep learning, XR, and AI are all going to have an extraordinary will require low-latency manufacturing.
Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

Glenbrook Technologies, based in Randolph, NJ, has been chosen by several institutions to supply its LabScope™ for preclinical medical research. The LabScope is a patented low-dose,...

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, the largest hospital in the Middle East, has launched a pilot program for breakthrough rapid COVID-19 detection tests...

The number of colors is not limited by the microscope’s spectral channels or exploiting spectral crosstalk.
Shielding materials, static control, 3D printing software, and more.
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
The software enables people using robotic prosthetics to walk in a more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scalable Artificial Intelligence for Medical Imaging
Major medical imaging vendors are currently ramping up their artificial intelligence (AI) activities.
Scientists have identified a new class of x-ray detectors based on layered perovskites
Conduits, heat sinks, bioadhesives, and more.
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.

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