Sensors

Force Sensors & Resistors

A force sensor converts mechanical force into an electrical output signal. See how force sensors are being used in a variety of medical applications.

Products: Motion Control
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...

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...

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...

Special Reports: Motion 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...

From the Editor: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Readers selected a product that could help manufacturers in their quest to build better ventilators to help fight the pandemic.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Products: Materials
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Lumen chips, force sensors, safety clips, and more.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Special Reports: Design
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An evaluation kit form Sensirion enables ventilator manufacturers to take proximal measurements of respiratory gas rates.
Products: Materials
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Briefs: Wearables
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ionic hydrogels with tiny pyramidal microstructures help to increase the pressure sensitivity that can be measured.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new range of high-precision, low-profile medical sensors is available from TDK Corporation.
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor measures how fingers interact with objects.
Products: Medical
First Sensor devices combine two sensing elements in a single housing.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Soft pressure sensors have received significant research attention in a variety of fields, including soft robotics, electronic skin, and wearable electronics. Wearable soft pressure sensors have great potential for real-time health monitoring and for the early diagnosis of diseases.
INSIDER: Medical
Robotic Cane Improves Walking Stability

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have created a robotic device that provides "light-touch" assistance to the elderly or people with impaired mobility.

Features: Medical

Technology has always played a central role in healthcare. From microscopes to medical imaging, and from pacemakers to prosthetics, technological breakthroughs throughout history have improved diagnosis,...

Features: Wearables

Nine years ago, Julian Gunderson was born three months prematurely and weighed just 1 kg (2.2 lb). After a year's worth of injections,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Resistive Touch Panels

Fujitsu Components America, San Jose, CA, has released a series of customizable, flush-surface, resistive touch panels with less than half the input force of conventional resistive...

Products: Materials
Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure dimensional, shape, and positional...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system aims to lower the hospital readmission rates of patients with congestive heart failure. The toilet seats, which would be purchased by...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published in Nature...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time 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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