Sensors

Flexible Sensors

Flexible sensors and actuators are being used on the skin for chronic wound management and patient monitoring. Look here for demos and examples of these essential medical technology components.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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

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...

R&D: Medical

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,...

Supplements: IoMT
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INSIDER: Wearables

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

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Supplements: Sensors/Data Acquisition
In our winter edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.
INSIDER: Wearables

A wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers have developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and...

Global Innovations: Nanotechnology
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The nanogold is implanted under the skin where it reports changes in drug concentrations by changing its color.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The design and fabrication of single-wall carbon nanotube thermoelectric devices on flexible polyimide substrates can provide the basis for wearable energy converters.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

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: Medical
Wearable sensors monitor certain biomarkers during healing.
INSIDER: Wearables

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...

R&D: Wearables
Flexible TRACE sensor patches can be placed on the skin to measure blood flow in superficial arteries.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

News: Medical

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

Technology Leaders: Medical
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A researcher has developed an electronic skin that is applied directly on top of real skin.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are working to use unique properties of materials to develop novel electronic devices that allow efficient interaction with biological substrates — specifically neural networks and the brain.
Products: Imaging
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Next-generation devices made with new “peel and stack” method may include electronic chips worn on the skin.
R&D: Electronics & Computers
A thermal sensor measures body temperature by simple contacts such as wearing clothes or shaking hands and an actuator that could control movements of artificial muscle.
R&D: Medical
Researchers have developed the world’s thinnest and lightest magnetic sensor matrix sheet system
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A liquid electret material capable of semi-permanently retaining static electricity was used to create the world’s first bendable, stretchable vibration-powered device....

INSIDER: Medical

A wearable monitoring device makes treatments easier and more affordable for millions of people with swallowing disorders. The skin-mountable sensor sticker attaches firmly to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Flexible Printed Circuit

Trackwise, Tewkesbury, UK, offers advanced flexible printed circuits (FPCs) that are ideal for catheter construction. The FPCs can be fed inside a catheter...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have applied kirigami architectures to graphene, an ultra-thin material, to create sensors suitable for wearable devices. Simulations were done using online software on a...

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