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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The achievement could increase the understanding of the brain's connectivity and detect signs of traumatic brain injury, dementia, and schizophrenia.
New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.
Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Can Detect Scarred or Fatty Liver Tissue
Diagnosing liver damage earlier could help to prevent liver failure in many patients.
First Sensor devices combine two sensing elements in a single housing.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrathin Pressure Sensor Attaches Directly to Skin
The sensor measures how fingers interact with objects.
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable Pressure-Sensitive Devices
A gelatin-based hydrogel addresses the problems presented in constructing wearable pressure-sensitive sensors.
Magnetic angle sensors, heat-staking platforms, regulatory software, and more.
As sensors become more complex and specialized, they require a protective coating.
OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, has released an RGB-IR medical image sensor, which provides simultaneous white-light RGB captures and infrared monochrome captures in a single CMOS sensor.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microlab Detects COVID-19 in 30 Minutes

Leveraging lab-on-a-chip technology and the cutting-edge genetic editing technique known as CRISPR, researchers have created a highly automated device that can identify the presence of the novel...

A new device inspired by an octopus’s sucker rapidly transfers delicate tissue or electronic sheets to the patient, overcoming a key barrier to clinical...

The crow-like Confuciusornis, which lived about 120 million years ago, was one of the first birds to evolve a beak. Unfortunately, early beak evolution lacks sufficient study. Using an imaging...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Could Bolster Thermal Imaging

Army-funded research developed a microwave radiation sensor with 100,000 times higher sensitivity than currently available commercial sensors. Researchers said better detection of microwave radiation will...

Researchers have printed sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
Sleep-tracking sensors, stepper motors, electromechanical actuators, and more.
Researchers have used 3D printing to make electronic fibers, each 100 times thinner than a human hair, to create non-contact, wearable, portable respiratory sensors.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pot of Gold Engineered to Help with Early Disease Detection
University of Queensland researchers have developed biosensors that use nanoengineered porous gold that more effectively detect early signs of disease, improving patient outcomes.
Researchers have 3D printed unique fluid channels at the micron scale that could automate production of diagnostics, sensors, and assays used for a variety of medical tests and other applications.
Sensing patch detects increased biomarkers in bodily fluids.

A stretchable, skin-like device can be attached to a patient’s face and can measure small movements such as a twitch or a smile. Using this approach, patients could communicate a...

A new type of multiplexed test with a low-cost sensor may enable the at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection through rapid analysis of small volumes of saliva or blood,...

While traditional electronic systems have an inherently rigid form factor, developments in manufacturing processes and materials are enabling a new world of flexible...

Researchers in Brazil have printed a wearable sensor from microbial nanocellulose, a natural polymer.
Drawn-on-skin electronics allows multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensing Eye Mask Captures Pulse, Sleep Signals
A new, lightweight eye mask can unobtrusively capture pulse, eye movement, and sleep signals, for example, when worn in an everyday environment.

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