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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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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device continuously measures the blood concentration of propofol.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Worn on the fingertips like a thimble, the wearable helps reduce postural sway.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The single-chip system is a complete functioning electronic circuit.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
R&D: Materials
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Supplements: FDA/Regulatory
Our 2021 Resource Guide shows you the top manufacturers in materials, manufacturing, and a range of other medical-device categories.
Features: Test & Measurement
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wireless patches power themselves with harvested energy.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
R&D: Semiconductors & ICs
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
R&D: Wearables
Scientists have developed algorithms that, combined with wearable sensors, could help clinicians to monitor the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
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: 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: Energy

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: Wearables
Researchers have developed a soft and nonirritating microfluidic sensor for the real-time measurement of lactate concentration in sweat.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Test & Measurement
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The membrane wicks water away from the skin.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

INSIDER: Medical

Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday?...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

COVID-19 can be diagnosed in 55 minutes or less with the help of programmed magnetic nanobeads and a diagnostic tool that plugs into an off-the-shelf cell phone. Engineers...

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