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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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...

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...

One day, a wearable, bioelectronic device could wirelessly transmit a person’s vital signs — potentially providing critical information for early detection of health issues such as...

Zhao's team looks to find the presence of both COVID-19 antigens and antibodies in lateral flow or PCR tests.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: March 2021 Medical Design Briefs
A new range of high-precision, low-profile medical sensors is available from TDK Corporation.
A phased approach helps maximize return on investment.
Specialized computational algorithms provide for highly efficient DNA sequence analysis.
The materials are suitable for use in soft tissue repair or flexible bioelectronics.
Wearable sensors would be placed near the tear duct or mouth to collect biofluid samples.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fast, Cheap COVID-19 Antibody Test

A cost-efficient COVID-19 antibody test costs less than $2 per test and is used with a desktop detection system that is suitable for point-of-care situations like clinics and physician offices.

A textile sensor can detect pressure points on the socket of a prosthetic limb.
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.

Sensors that monitor a patient’s condition during and after medical procedures can be expensive, uncomfortable, and even dangerous. Now, an international team of researchers has...

Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system that could dramatically improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Institute Will Advance AI for Materials Science

A National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help lay the foundation for an interdisciplinary institute that encourages the use of artificial intelligence-enabled materials discovery,...

A new technology could accelerate uptake and development of on-chip diagnostic techniques in parts of the world where rapid diagnoses are desperately needed to improve public...

The small sensor allows detection of subtle movements.
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
The sensors improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms.
Wearable sensors monitor certain biomarkers during healing.
Detector can identify radioactive isotopes with high resolution.
The respirator earned a 100 percent success rate for fit testing.
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Platform Monitors Gut Microbiome
Scientists are developing a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut microbiome serotonin activity.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Spiderwebs Inspire 3D Photodectors
Researchers used some architectural features from spiderwebs to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultra-Thin Sensor Makes Contact Lenses ‘Smart’

Smart contact lenses could soon become mainstream thanks to a new manufacturing process that has allowed researchers to develop a multifunctional ultra-thin sensor layer. The new contact...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Conductive Inks Can Be Drawn on Skin

Scientists have developed inexpensive conductive inks for clog-free ballpoint pens that can allow users to “write” circuits almost anywhere — even on human skin. Flexible electronics are widely...

New sensors and high-performance microwiring are extending the performance of active myoelectric prosthetics.
Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.

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