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.

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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See what the product focus is on this month. Hint: It's sensors.
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Quiz: Sensors/Data Acquisition
For more than 130 years, Abbott has brought life-changing technologies to the healthcare community. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the breakthroughs and innovations created by pioneering healthcare company.
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R&D: Medical
A novel aero-elastic pressure sensor, called eAir can be applied to minimally invasive surgeries and implantable sensors by directly addressing the challenges associated with existing pressure sensors.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have successfully created omnidirectionally stretchable pressure sensors inspired by crocodile skin. They drew inspiration from the unique sensory organ of crocodile skin and developed pressure sensors with microdomes and wrinkled surfaces.
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Products: Materials
See the New Products and Services, including medical optics, healthcare polymers, a ventilator pressure sensor, and more.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of researchers has synthesized a new material that solves one of the most difficult problems in the quest to create wearable, unobtrusive sensitive sensors: the problem of...

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Supplements: Connectivity
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Products: Materials
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...

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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...

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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...

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Special Reports: Propulsion
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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: Test & Measurement
Readers selected a product that could help manufacturers in their quest to build better ventilators to help fight the pandemic.
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Briefs: Wearables
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
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Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
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Products: Motion Control
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
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R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lumen chips, force sensors, safety clips, and more.
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Special Reports: Medical
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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: Test & Measurement
An evaluation kit form Sensirion enables ventilator manufacturers to take proximal measurements of respiratory gas rates.
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Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
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Global Innovations: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The strain-sensing sheet detects disorders in real time.
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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ionic hydrogels with tiny pyramidal microstructures help to increase the pressure sensitivity that can be measured.
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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new range of high-precision, low-profile medical sensors is available from TDK Corporation.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor measures how fingers interact with objects.
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Products: Medical
First Sensor devices combine two sensing elements in a single housing.
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News: Medical
To find out more about the use of advanced force sensors in robotic surgery applications, MDB recently spoke with Ebenezer Ferreira, PMP, MBA, project manager for medtech programs at FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology Inc. (Irvine, CA).
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Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Position sensors, power clamps, CT scanners, and more.
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Global Innovations: Medical
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.
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Ask the Expert

Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords
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Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Inside Story: Establishing Safe EO Residual Levels for Medical Devices
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To find out more about the expertise required to establish safe EO Residual levels for medical devices, Medical Design Briefs recently spoke with Leonard Harris, Manager, Chemistry and Container Testing for Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA).

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