Sensors & Wearables

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

Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
The membrane wicks water away from the skin.
The patch can be folded around surgical tools.

A new camera module with quadruple the resolution of its predecessor, at 400 × 400, or 160 Kpixels, provides clear images inside the body’s farthest...

A new kind of wearable device could deliver real-time medical data to those with eye or mouth diseases, according to a Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics...

Wearable sensors would be placed near the tear duct or mouth to collect biofluid samples.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fast, Cheap COVID-19 Antibody Test

A cost-efficient COVID-19 antibody test costs less than $2 per test and is used with a desktop detection system that is suitable for point-of-care situations like clinics and physician offices.

A phased approach helps maximize return on investment.
Specialized computational algorithms provide for highly efficient DNA sequence analysis.
From the Editor: Photonics/Optics
From the Editor: The 2020 Products of the Year
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: March 2021 Medical Design Briefs
A new range of high-precision, low-profile medical sensors is available from TDK Corporation.
Zhao's team looks to find the presence of both COVID-19 antigens and antibodies in lateral flow or PCR tests.
The materials are suitable for use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
Regulatory changes have allowed these essential healthcare professionals to step in and help out more independently.
The growing digitalization of healthcare systems is increasing the complexity of the tasks connected devices must fulfill — particularly the handling of highly sensitive data.
Hearing loss affects over 48 million people. This fact drives Oliver forward.
Batteries must meet high power capacity, small physical size, and reliability requirements.

Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Institute Will Advance AI for Materials Science

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help lay the foundation for an interdisciplinary institute that encourages the use of artificial intelligence-enabled materials discovery,...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Faster, Cheaper Method Developed to Produce Microfluidics

A new technology could accelerate uptake and development of on-chip diagnostic techniques in parts of the world where rapid diagnoses are desperately needed to improve public...

A COVID-19 testing method uses a smartphone microscope to analyze saliva samples and deliver results in about 10 minutes. The researchers aim to combine the speed of existing nasal...

The small sensor allows detection of subtle movements.
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
Wearable sensors monitor certain biomarkers during healing.
The respirator earned a 100 percent success rate for fit testing.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
Spiderwebs Inspire 3D Photodectors
Researchers used some architectural features from spiderwebs to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
Detector can identify radioactive isotopes with high resolution.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Platform Monitors Gut Microbiome
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.

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