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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

Scientists have developed the first photo-electrochemical aptasensor that detects the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a saliva sample. This sensor, which uses aptamers (a type of artificial antibody), is...

INSIDER: Design

Engineers have developed a powerful new tool that monitors the electrical activity inside heart cells, using tiny “pop-up” sensors that poke into cells without...

INSIDER: Medical

A full 60 percent of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 also report gastrointestinal symptoms. Scientists have used a human intestine chip to study coronavirus infection and potential...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A novel approach to testing for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19 may lead to tests that are faster, less expensive, and potentially less prone to erroneous results than...

Inside Story: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The company’s key markets include cardiovascular, medical-surgical, neuroscience, and diabetes.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Healthcare organizations face very difficult choices in balancing patient protection with financial demands.
Technology Leaders: Wearables
A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Products: Materials
Dymax has introduced light-curable adhesives for the evolving medical device wearables market.
Supplements: Connectivity
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INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable device detects and reverses an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects...

Blog: Design

Growing older can bring both joy and hardship into our lives. Tasks that were once easy may become difficult as we age. However, with state-of-the-art technologies, the golden...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
From the Editor: Internet of Things
The connected healthcare market is growing at a robust rate, according to a report from Verified Market Research.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A diagnostic nanoparticle can reveal the presence of cancerous proteins.
R&D: Materials

A prototype of a new biosensor helps detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The development of this biosensor falls within the field known as liquid biopsy, which helps detect the...

R&D: Medical
The new coatings were inspired by the natural world.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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Global Innovations: Imaging
A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have created wearable, stitchable, and sensitive sensors from flexible polymers and bundles of carbon fiber.
Products: Test & Measurement
Trackers, interferometers, laser sensors, and more.
INSIDER: Medical

A new process turns clothing fabric into biosensors that measure a muscle’s electrical activity as it is worn. The researchers devised a method of taking ordinary textile made of a...

INSIDER: Wearables

A sweat-collecting patch has been developed using the principle based on how the cactus spines attract water. The skin-attachable patch quickly collects sweat by mimicking the principle...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Wearable devices have traditionally needed an external power source and require exacting manufacturing processes. Now, researchers have developed an all-printed piezoelectric (self-powered)...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A smart wearable sensor conducts real-time, point-of-care assessment of chronic wounds wirelessly via an app. The novel sensor technology can detect temperature, pH,...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have demonstrated the ability to create microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensitivity of the decade-old frequency comb breathalyzer now detects four additional biomarkers.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.

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