IoMT & Connectivity

Learn about the medical Internet of Things and "Big Data" best practices. See examples of today's many IoMT devices.

Features : RF & Microwave Electronics
RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biosensor Chip Detects Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Wirelessly and with Higher Sensitivity

A team led by the University of California San Diego has developed a chip that can detect a type of genetic mutation known as a single nucleotide...

Briefs : Connectivity
Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness

Researchers at Caltech have developed an implantable pressure sensor that can reside in the human eye for years at a time while wirelessly sending data about the eye’s...

INSIDER : Internet of Things
Blockchain Data Network Could Boost Manufacturing

Researchers are proposing the creation of a public, open-source network that uses blockchains — the technology behind cryptocurrencies — to share verifiable manufacturing data. The system...

Features : Connectivity
Microservices Drive Digital and Connected Health Efficiencies and Growth

Healthcare is poised for significant change over the coming years as a result of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual assistants, sensors,...

Features : Connectivity
Miniaturized Wireless Medical Wearables

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

Features : AR/AI
Preparing for E-Health and the loMT Evolution

Momentum is building around connected health applications and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and many believe that, as an emerging sector, it has great potential. It isn't hard to see why...

Features : Packaging & Sterilization
Disposables Lead the Way to Fighting HAIs, Preventing Errors

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Features : Internet of Things
Data, Data Everywhere: Why the Medical Device Industry Must Embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We live in a fast-changing world that is delivering rapid advances in technology and greater consumer expectations. Along with changing...

Features : Medical
Passive Hardware Considerations for Medical Body Area Network Transceivers

In hospitals and healthcare institutions, the sheer amount of patient metrics to track for the staff of doctors and nurses can be been a point of contention....

Briefs : IoMT
Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors Track Food Intake

Monitoring in real time what happens in and around our bodies can be invaluable in the context of healthcare or clinical studies, but not so easy to do. That could soon change thanks to new,...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products & Services: May 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Microcontroller

Microchip Technology, Chandler, AZ, has expanded its product line to include a new line of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) that combine a controller area network...

News : Medical
Brain Pacemaker Shows Promise in Slowing Alzheimer’s

Researchers conducted a study aimed at slowing the decline of problem solving and decision-making skills in patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

Features : Wearables
IoMT: Smarter, Seamless, Connected Medical Devices

Doctors often tell patients to “listen to your body and take note of what it is telling you.” Now, technology is being developed that will listen for us and process the signals to help...

Features : Software
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing

In an industry where people's health and wellness are on the line, manufacturers can't afford to let risk go unaddressed. As the International Organization for...

Features : Connectivity
Adapting Prototyping to Meet Rapid Advances in Medical Device Designs

Rapid prototyping has long played a vital role in the evolution of medical device technology. Effectively applied during a product's early design stages, it can generate...

News : IoMT
Phillips-Medisize Creates a Manufacturing Center of Excellence for Connected Health and Drug-Delivery Devices

Phillips-Medisize, a Molex company, has announced an initial investment to expand the capabilities of its 380,000 sq ft Molex Little Rock facility to include an FDA registered manufacturing Center of Excellence for Connected Health and...

INSIDER : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Devices Part of Healthy U.S. Manufacturing

In the past two decades, output growth in U.S. manufacturing has declined, but the largest firms have managed to thrive, notes a new report form McKinsey & Company. The tech sector, however, including medical device manufacturing, has posted rapid growth in value added since the 1990s.

News : Medical
From the Editor: The Future of Medical Manufacturing

The Future of Medical Manufacturing implementing automation. It is embracing 3D printing, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI), and even augmented reality — the layering of the physical and digital worlds.

Briefs : Connectivity
Center Demonstrates Decentralized, Digital Factory

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere University of Technology (TUT), and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have established a joint digital factory demo in the Smart...

Features : Medical
MAKING THINGS INTELLIGENT: The Advent of RFID in Medical Devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been described as the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive...

Features : Connectivity
EMC Requirements: Pending Changes for the Fourth Edition of IEC 60601-1-2

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for medical devices and systems is defined by IEC 60601-1-2. The fourth edition implementation of this EMC standard is on the horizon and is a collateral standard to the IEC 60601-1 medical safety standard. It was issued by...

Features : Internet of Things
Designing Cybersecurity into Connected Medical Devices

Cyber threats to health delivery organizations (HDOs) and the medical device industry as a whole have hit a new level of maturity in the last year. A decade ago, the attack scene was...

Features : Wearables
Skin-Worn Wearable Devices: Tomorrow’s Vision, Today’s Realities

In the fast-expanding world of wearable medical devices, an entrepreneurial spirit is driving dreams of a digital health future into reality. Collaboration on material...

Briefs : Wearables
Disposable, Point-of-Care Sensor Provides Rapid Diagnosis

A new project aims to develop a disposable, point-of-care biosensor for rapid diagnosis and health monitoring, supported by a four-year, $1.8 million Smart and Connected Health award...

News : Medical
Ultraviolet Light Sensor for Wearable Devices in the IoT Era

Mass production technology for silicon-based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been jointly developed by a research team at Tohoku University and SII Semiconductor Corp., a semiconductor manufacturer...

News : Connectivity
Wireless Device Monitors Stomach Motility

A first-of-its-kind portable wireless device can monitor stomach motility to enable physicians to measure and ultimately better understand slow wave activity. It will help doctors treat the potentially debilitating condition known as gastroparesis, which results when stomach muscle contractions function...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless Power Could Enable Ingestible Electronics

Researchers have devised a way to wirelessly power small electronic devices that can linger in the digestive tract indefinitely after being swallowed. Such devices could be used to sense...

News : Connectivity
FDA Touts New AAMI Report on ‘Wireless Coexistence’ and Medical Devices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is flagging a new technical information report (TIR) from AAMI that provides crucial guidance for “wireless coexistence” for a wide array of medical devices and systems.

Briefs : Medical
Sonic Cyber Attack Shows Security Holes in Ubiquitous Sensors

Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including medical devices, smart-phones, automobiles, and the Internet of Things,...

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