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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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White Papers: Photonics/Optics
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)...

Briefs: Medical

A research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by a smartphone. The...

R&D: Medical

As advances in wearable devices push the amount of information they can provide consumers, sensors increasingly must conform to the contours of the body. One approach applies the...

R&D: Medical

Measuring devices that perform disease tests simply and quickly from small amounts of blood, urine, saliva, and other bodily fluids are extremely important for accurate diagnosis and verifying...

From the Editor: Wearables

Smartwatches: These ubiquitous wearables have become a powerful tool for diagnosis and health monitoring in areas ranging from cardiology to diabetes to...

INSIDER: Medical

Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors. Most research focuses on measuring human biomarkers, but sensors that rely on...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new ‘smart’ flexible electric patch (ePatch) addresses the challenges posed by existing electrical field (EF) stimulation devices and offers many uniquely advantageous...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

To prevent diabetic foot ulcers, research scientists have developed footwear technology that relieves pressure on areas of the feet that experience high stress during walking and other...

Products: Imaging
Medical Hyperspectral Camera

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Santa Clara, CA, and Diaspective Vision GmbH, have developed a new type of endoscopic camera. The MALY- NA system,...

Briefs: Medical

As food moves through the digestive tract, contracting muscles along the tract keep things flowing smoothly. Loss of this motility can lead to acid reflux, failure of food to move out of the...

R&D: Medical

Scientists have successfully tested in the lab a tiny biosensor they developed that can detect biomarkers tied to traumatic brain injuries. Researchers say their waterproof biosensor includes an...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensors Converge (formerly Sensors Expo) Conference will take place June 27, 2022, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. A full-day preconference symposium will address...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a rapid test for COVID-19 using nanotechnology-based optical sensors. The sensor has high sensitivity and specificity to the spike protein RBD of...

Features: Packaging & Sterilization
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Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Surgical Motors

Portescap, Morristown, NJ, offers surgical motors that are designed to withstand 3,000+ autoclave cycles. The motors and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A complete optical path minimizes signal crosstalk between detection channels.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a low-cost, highly precise focused ultrasound (FUS) device that can be used on small animal models in preclinical research.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a portable, artificially intelligent olfactory system.
R&D: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have succeeded in moving tiny amounts of liquid at will by remotely heating water over a metal film with a laser.
R&D: Energy
A thermometer directly monitors temperature changes when ions pass through a nanopore.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues have designed a prototype biosensor that detects levels of ATP and lactates in a patient’s blood.
INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have replaced the traditional blood pressure procedure by replicating the folding mechanisms of the leech in their design of 3-D printable origami sensors. The...

News: Medical

Researchers have taken a major step toward bringing terahertz frequencies out of their hard-to-reach region of the electromagnetic spectrum and into everyday applications. In a new paper, the researchers...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Early indicators suggest that there are significant mood improvements that assist in the quality of life for the patients testing the devices.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Micro-metallizer pens, sensor evaluation kits, single-use disposables, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
The software accurately detects movements performed during motor function assessments.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The novel device uses two photoplethysmography (PPG) sensors.

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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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