Sensors & Wearables

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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.

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Printed Sensors for Pacemakers, Robots

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Webinars: Medical

Companies are now developing devices that work much like Star Trek’s Tricorder — the ultimate in noninvasive monitoring. Combined with a patient’s medical history, these devices...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An in-home study of the elderly that collected data from non-contact sensors around their residences combined with machine learning analysis has discovered health problem...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

On-skin medical sensors and wearable health devices must be flexible and ultrathin so they can move with the human body. Researchers demonstrated how an important component of the sensors...

INSIDER: Wearables

A team of researchers used data from wearable devices to predict outcomes of treatment for depression on individuals who took part in a randomized clinical trial. They...

Features: Wearables
With potential in remote patient monitoring, diagnosis, and detection of disease, biosensors and wearable devices are gaining substantial interest.
Briefs: AR/AI
The results from tests on animal brain tissues suggest it could help clinicians to better monitor both disease progression and patients’ response to treatment than is currently possible.
Briefs: Imaging
Using the device, assorted functional imaging was demonstrated to satisfy clinical needs.
Briefs: Materials
By embedding enzymes inside the polymer string, the enzymes were operational even in a dry state.
R&D: Photonics/Optics

Scientists have designed tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to new technology. The...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have designed a microfluidic platform that incorporates different steps that are usually performed by trained personnel in sophisticated lab settings on a single platform. The...

R&D: Medical

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

New research offers a second life for CDs: Turn them into flexible biosensors that are inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Patient-specific 3D printed smart metamaterial implants double as sensors to monitor spinal healing. The new class of multifunctional mechanical metamaterials act as their own sensors, recording and...

INSIDER: Wearables

Transdermal Diagnostics, a University of Bath spinout company, has invented a wearable patch that allows people with diabetes to painlessly monitor their blood glucose levels. The company has...

INSIDER: Medical

A wearable assistive robot can detect and prevent a fall before it happens, reducing the user’s risk of sustaining injuries. The robot can also be used to aid patients’ rehabilitation from...

INSIDER: Medical

A new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation between the ankle...

Features: Medical
BIOMEDevice Boston 2022: Bringing Innovation to Life

BIOMEDevice Boston brings engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers from the region’s top startups and...

Products: Medical
Stretchable Film

A stretchable film from Toray, Tokyo, Japan, builds on the company’s technology to deliver circuit mounts that offer exceptional resistance value stability. REACTIS is...

Briefs: Design

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

R&D: Medical

A team of researchers has demonstrated a battery-free, wireless biochemical sensor that detected the blood sugar — or glucose — humans excrete from their skin when they...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have shown that electrospun materials have many advantages over conventional bulk materials for the development of wearables. Electrospun materials’ high surface-to-volume...

R&D: Design

A new device, called MedSENS, measures various vital parameters from the ear canal. The instrument consists of a probe about the size of an ear plug, which contains innovative measuring sensors. It...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have developed an instrument that can be clipped on to a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood.

INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found in bodily secretions that have the potential for being diagnostic cancer...

INSIDER: Medical

A needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as omicron and delta, than a traditional needle vaccine. The research tested the Hexapro SARS-CoV-2 spike...

News: Wearables

Registration is now open for SAE Media Group's 2nd Annual Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference, taking place October 24–25, 2022, in Boston, MA. The 2022...

Features: Data Acquisition

We’re at an inflection point in device history. Technology and innovation have had a long legacy in medical device development, but what’s changed in recent years is the...

Features: Wearables

The healthcare supply chain has faced extraordinary challenges over the past few years, and a need for modernization has become apparent. Today, the supply...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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