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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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On-Demand Webinars: Medical

Companies are now developing devices that work much like Star Trek’s Tricorder — the ultimate in noninvasive monitoring. Combined with a patient’s medical history, these devices...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An in-home study of the elderly that collected data from non-contact sensors around their residences combined with machine learning analysis has discovered health problem...

Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A newly developed 3D printing technique could be used to cost-effectively produce customized electronic “machines” the size of insects, enabling advanced applications in robotics, medical...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have embedded low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into t-shirts and face masks.

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a biosensor that could help physicians precisely diagnose brain cancer from a minute blood sample.

Features: Wearables
With potential in remote patient monitoring, diagnosis, and detection of disease, biosensors and wearable devices are gaining substantial interest.
Briefs: AR/AI
The results from tests on animal brain tissues suggest it could help clinicians to better monitor both disease progression and patients’ response to treatment than is currently possible.
Briefs: Medical
Using the device, assorted functional imaging was demonstrated to satisfy clinical needs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By embedding enzymes inside the polymer string, the enzymes were operational even in a dry state.
R&D: Photonics/Optics

Scientists have designed tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and potentially life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to new technology. The...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have designed a microfluidic platform that incorporates different steps that are usually performed by trained personnel in sophisticated lab settings on a single platform. The...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of researchers has developed a small, soft, flexible implant that relieves pain on demand and without the use of drugs. The first-of-its-kind device could provide a much-needed alternative to...

R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

Scientists have developed a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation...

INSIDER: Medical

New research offers a second life for CDs: Turn them into flexible biosensors that are inexpensive and easy to manufacture.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Patient-specific 3D printed smart metamaterial implants double as sensors to monitor spinal healing. The new class of multifunctional mechanical metamaterials act as their own sensors, recording and...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an amputation between the ankle...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Stretchable Film

A stretchable film from Toray, Tokyo, Japan, builds on the company’s technology to deliver circuit mounts that offer exceptional resistance value stability. REACTIS is...

Briefs: Design

A research center based at the University of Kansas that develops rapid next-generation tests for a host of human ailments like cancer, stroke, and COVID-19 recently...

News: Wearables

Registration is now open for SAE Media Group's 2nd Annual Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference, taking place October 24–25, 2022, in Boston, MA. The 2022...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The healthcare supply chain has faced extraordinary challenges over the past few years, and a need for modernization has become apparent. Today, the supply...

Features: RF & Microwave Electronics

Advancing minimally invasive surgery and its usefulness in diagnosis and treatment in more healthcare situations is a direct challenge for...

Features: AR/AI

The global big data market had a revenue of $162.6 billion in 2021.1 Data is becoming more valuable to companies than gold. However, this data has been used, historically,...

Technology Leaders: Medical

The primary aim for Harmonic Bionics is to empower patients and care providers by designing intelligent technology that facilitated a data-driven treatment protocol...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed three-in-one hybrid material smart skin for the next generation of artificial, electronic skin using a novel process. With 2,000 individual sensors per square millimeter,...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have developed a disposable, paper-based THO sensor consisting of an electrode made of molecularly imprinted graphite. Since MIPs are designed using the target molecule as a...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor patch thinner than a hair strand that can measure pulse wave signals with high precision. The patch was printed using inkjet printing....

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A soft robotic sleeve controlled with a microfluidic chip reduces treatment cost, weight, and power consumption. The prototype is more portable than previous devices, and the underlying...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Endoscopy and CMOS

Endoscopy enables minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions, from cancers to heart disease. Although endoscopy has existed for decades, legacy technology based on charge-coupled device (CCD)...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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