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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: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Many bodily functions in humans are manifested by mechanical deformations to the skin, and these mechanical changes can be detected and monitored by measuring different levels of...

INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers have developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and...

INSIDER: Wearables

When positioned strategically, garment seams sewn with conductive yarn can be used to accurately track body motion, according to computer scientists. Best of all, these charged seams are...

R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
Briefs: Wearables
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
Supplements: Wearables
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Features: Connectivity
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
R&D: Energy
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Briefs: Materials
The cellulose nanofiber coating counters bending damage and retains electrode function under water.
News: Photonics/Optics

Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a device that can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip, and then a personalized algorithm provides an accurate estimate of...

INSIDER: Wearables

MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial...

INSIDER: Medical

A low-cost, rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 provides COVID-19 results within four minutes with 90 percent accuracy. Compared to existing methods for COVID-19 detection, the...

INSIDER: Materials

A team of researchers has developed a device that offers a quicker and less-invasive way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically activated glue patch applied...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates can provide the basis for wearable energy converters.

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ionic hydrogels with tiny pyramidal microstructures help to increase the pressure sensitivity that can be measured.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a sensor for measuring concentrations of hydrogen peroxide in the vicinity of cell membranes, with nanometer-resolution.
R&D: Materials
Researchers have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
R&D: Wearables
A smart speaker acts as a contactless monitor for both regular and irregular heartbeats
Briefs: Materials
The thermoelectric textile produces a small amount of electricity when heated on one side.
Briefs: Medical
Infused lenses create a safer way to see colors.
Briefs: Medical
Patches with wireless sensors monitor vitals without interruption.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers are developing devices to explore the possibilities of wearable, flexible antennas. The team found that changing the geometry of the antenna changes its...

Briefs: Wearables
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.

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