Medical sensors are being used in the biomedical electronics industry to measure pressure, flow, liquid-level, and more. See how today's sensors are supporting medical devices like respiratory systems, spirometers, anesthetic devices, videoscopes, dialysis machines, and more.

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers Develop First Ultrasound Biosensor
A biosensor can be used inside the body to emit signals that can be detected by common ultrasound scanners.
A researcher has developed an electronic skin that is applied directly on top of real skin.
Researchers are working to use unique properties of materials to develop novel electronic devices that allow efficient interaction with biological substrates — specifically neural networks and the brain.
Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.

“Testing, testing, testing.” It’s a mantra that health officials have been constantly promoting because screening people for COVID-19 is the best way to...

Device could help doctors remotely detect changes in patients.
A new, inexpensive technology could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Imaging Technology Provides Greater Definition
The SEER method is 67 times faster than current techniques.

VAT, a manufacturer of high-end vacuum valves, is providing crucial valves needed for the production of the development of medical flow sensors. Flow sensors are...

The smart material holds promise for drugs against cancer and other serious diseases.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Prototype Patch Acts Like Heart Tissue
The patch mimics electrical signaling of the heart.
The sensor has remarkable sensitivity, allowing the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather.
A thermal sensor measures body temperature by simple contacts such as wearing clothes or shaking hands and an actuator that could control movements of artificial muscle.
Next-generation devices made with new “peel and stack” method may include electronic chips worn on the skin.
The sensor allows for quick recovery and reuse of the platform.
IoT Prototyping Board

Renesas, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a low-power prototyping board that will simplify and speed up product development for IoT endpoint equipment...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Discovery Takes Pressure Off Blood Measurements
The portable blood pressure monitoring device provides data continuously to patients.
Researchers have developed the world’s thinnest and lightest magnetic sensor matrix sheet system

A team of scientists has devised a functioning comprehensive multiorgan-on-a-chip platform that enables effective in-vitro-to-in-vivo translation (IVIVT) of human drug pharmacology.

A device the size of a wristwatch can monitor an individual’s body chemistry to help improve athletic performance and identify potential health...

Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields, including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Wearable soft pressure sensors have great potential for real-time health monitoring and for the early diagnosis of diseases.

University of Toronto engineering researchers have developed a super stretchy, transparent, and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin. Dubbed artificial...

Real-time medical imaging is enabling new levels of care by providing greater insight and decision support. As the use of video in healthcare increases, system designers are under pressure to...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Artificial Neurons Cure Chronic Diseases

Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by scientists — a first-of-its-kind achievement with enormous scope for medical devices to cure...

A liquid electret material capable of semi-permanently retaining static electricity was used to create the world’s first bendable, stretchable vibration-powered device....

A wearable monitoring device makes treatments easier and more affordable for millions of people with swallowing disorders. The skin-mountable sensor sticker attaches firmly to...

Flexible Printed Circuit

Trackwise, Tewkesbury, UK, offers advanced flexible printed circuits (FPCs) that are ideal for catheter construction. The FPCs can be fed inside a catheter...

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