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In this knowledge hub of Medical Design Briefs, get the latest news about the medical sensors market, including wearables, resistors, ingestibles, and lab-on-a-chip technology.

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Features: Wearables
The FDA will focus on data management and digitizing healthcare.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers used individual fingertips fitted with stretchable tactile sensors with liquid metal.
Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
R&D: Nanotechnology
A new dissolvable microneedle patch could treat baldness and help hair regrow quickly.
News: Medical

The inaugural virtual Medical Wearables for Biosensors conference convenes on October 25–26, 2021 with online access only. This event will explore...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

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...

INSIDER: Wearables

Smartwatches and other wearable devices may be used to sense illness, dehydration, and even changes to the red blood cell count, according to biomedical engineers and...

Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have developed a rapid, highly accurate test to detect antibodies against the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 in human serum.
Features: Wearables
See what's happening at the Designing Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system promotes myocardial regeneration after a cardiac event.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Through better detection, digital mammography can significantly improve radiology outcomes.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
Briefs: Medical
The patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs.
Special Reports: Design
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
A smart function kit, thermoelectric coolers, positioning stages, and more.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An evaluation kit form Sensirion enables ventilator manufacturers to take proximal measurements of respiratory gas rates.
Features: Design
The advent of automatic drug-delivery devices has empowered patients to take their treatments in their own hands.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Glucometer designs available on the market today are costly, large, and power inefficient. See how GreenPAK offers an upgrade.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers are investigating stem cell-laden 3D-bioprinted cardiac patch technologies for use as a therapeutic and regenerative approach for ischemic cardiomyopathy in reversing...

INSIDER: Medical

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

INSIDER: Wearables

As the point of care continues to shift toward home-based applications, designers must consider how clinicians and caregivers can responsibly put more care in a...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The use of nanosensors detects cortisol molecules directly.
Features: Materials
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully.
Briefs: Medical
The design could lead to conformable wearable monitors to track skin cancer and other conditions.
Features: Packaging & Sterilization
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
R&D: AR/AI
The fabric-fiber has digital capabilities to collect, store, and analyze data using a neural network.

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