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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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INSIDER: Wearables

A soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip reduces treatment cost, weight, and power consumption. The prototype is more portable than previous devices, and the underlying...

INSIDER: Wearables

A prototype wearable can continuously monitor several health stats — glucose, alcohol, and lactate levels — simultaneously in real time. The device is about the size of a stack of...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Endoscopy and CMOS

Endoscopy enables minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions, from cancers to heart disease. Although endoscopy has existed for decades, legacy technology based on charge-coupled device (CCD)...

Features: Medical

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the push toward digitalization as well as patient-centric solutions in healthcare. The increasing demand for...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineering researchers have invented an advanced brain-computer interface with a flexible and moldable backing and penetrating microneedles. Adding a flexible backing to this kind of...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Microfluidic devices are compact testing tools made up of tiny channels carved on a chip, which allow biomedical researchers to test the properties of liquids, particles,...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

R&D: Medical

As advances in wearable devices push the amount of information they can provide consumers, sensors increasingly must conform to the contours of the body. One approach applies the...

R&D: Medical

Measuring devices that perform disease tests simply and quickly from small amounts of blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily fluids are extremely important for accurate diagnosis and verifying...

From the Editor: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Smartwatches: These ubiquitous wearables have become a powerful tool for diagnosis and health monitoring in areas ranging from cardiology to diabetes to...

INSIDER: Wearables

A noninvasive temperature measurement system delivers continuous data on body temperature. The SteadyTemp system consists of a temperature sensor integrated into a patch and an app that...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors. Most research focuses on measuring human biomarkers, but sensors that rely on...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new ‘smart’ flexible electric patch (ePatch) addresses the challenges posed by existing electrical field (EF) stimulation devices and offers many uniquely advantageous...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

To prevent diabetic foot ulcers, research scientists have developed footwear technology that relieves pressure on areas of the feet that experience high stress during walking and other...

Products: Software
Medical Hyperspectral Camera

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, and Diaspective Vision GmbH, have developed a new type of endoscopic camera. The MALY- NA system,...

Briefs: Medical

After a stroke, patients may lose feeling in an arm or experience weakness and reduced movement that limits their ability to complete basic daily activities....

Briefs: Medical

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

From the Editor: Medical

With a push from the pandemic, digital health began to transform healthcare delivery. It has been particularly useful for advancing remote cardiac care....

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensors Converge (formerly Sensors Expo) Conference will take place June 27, 2022, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. A full-day preconference symposium will address...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a rapid test for COVID-19 using nanotechnology-based optical sensors. The sensor has high sensitivity and specificity to the spike protein RBD of...

INSIDER: AR/AI

The healthcare sector globally is under increasing pressure due to the explosive growth of data in the form of electronic health records, clinical trials, mobile apps,...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
From 3D printing and biomaterials to robotics and digital health, MD&M West is the largest medtech expo for suppliers and buyers.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Surgical Motors

Portescap, Morristown, NJ, offers surgical motors that are designed to withstand 3,000+ autoclave cycles. The motors and...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A complete optical path minimizes signal crosstalk between detection channels.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

Briefs: Materials
The highly adaptable materials could lead to new classes of wearable devices.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a low-cost, highly precise focused ultrasound (FUS) device that can be used on small animal models in preclinical research.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

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