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The Electronics & Software knowledge hub offers you news, applications, technical briefs, and product announcements about medical electronics manufacturing and software systems.

Briefs : Wearables
Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation
Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation

The increasing demand for miniaturized electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created new challenges for the specialists who design microdevices such as...

Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
Reel-to-reel insert molding can prove a more efficient process for design engineers when it comes to lowering assembly costs. The process is best suited for products that require dimensional stability and need to function in harsh environments.
Why Reel-to-Reel Molding Might Be Right for Medical Components
Briefs : Materials
New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes
New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes

NIBIB-funded engineers are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize performance of these valves in an...

New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes
Products : Tubing & Extrusion
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Adhesives

Epoxy Technology, Billerica, MA, has completed ISO 10993 testing of its previously Class VI adhesives, as well as the addition of 12 new medical-device-grade...

New Products & Services: May 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Products : Medical
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB
Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB

Medical-Grade Connectivity Framework

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), Sunnyvale, CA, has added a variety of new capabilities to its connectivity software, RTI Connext DDS. Based on the Data...

Product of the Month: May 2019 MDB
Global Innovations : Electronics & Computers
Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin
Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin

Scientists at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed an ultrasensitive heat sensor that is flexible, transparent, and printable. The results have potential for a...

Ultrasensitive Heat Sensor for Wound Healing and Electronic Skin
INSIDER : Software
Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack
Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack

Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the stretching of...

Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack
INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure
Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure

A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. The toilet seats, which would be purchased by hospitals...

Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure
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
Products : Test & Measurement
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
Products : Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs
Product of the Month: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Image Signal Processors

OmniVision Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, has expanded its medical image signal processor (ISP) family, designed to pair with its high-performance...

Product of the Month: April 2019 Medical Design Briefs
R&D : Medical
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
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
News : Medical
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
News : Wearables
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study

ObEN Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company creating personal AI (PAI) technology to revolutionize digital interactions, is working with MedStar Health Research...

ObEN Creates Healthcare Avatar for MedStar Health Heart Disease Study
Features : Connectivity
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 : Medical
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
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function
Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor...

Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function
Products : Software
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
Features : Test & Measurement
Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control
Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control

Vital for ensuring compliance to federal regulations, dimensional metrology systems facilitate critical measurement of medical parts, and force testing systems are used to...

Integrating Vision and Force Measurement into Medical Quality Control
INSIDER : Internet of Things
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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing Method Creates Objects in One Piece
3D Printing Method Creates Objects in One Piece

A new high-speed 3D printing method beams a three-dimensional video into a container of photosensitive resin. The video plays while the container rotates for a few minutes — then the fluid...

3D Printing Method Creates Objects in One Piece
INSIDER : Medical
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 : Medical
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...

Features : Software
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation
Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation

Why do some people develop malfunction of their mitral valve (MV) after a heart attack? The answers are complex, and treatments are not yet perfected. But...

Investigating Cardiac Device Performance with Computer Modeling and Simulation
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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
News : IoMT
Device Authority and nCipher Security Partner to Deliver Medical IoT
Device Authority and nCipher Security Partner to Deliver Medical IoT

Device Authority, a leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain, has partnered with nCipher Security, to provide security...

Device Authority and nCipher Security Partner to Deliver Medical IoT

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