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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Power entry modules, application processors, proximity testing services, and more.
Products: Tubing & Extrusion
Lumen chips, force sensors, safety clips, and more.
R&D: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A portable, thumb-sized device can quickly diagnose bad breath by “sniffing” exhalations.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An evaluation kit form Sensirion enables ventilator manufacturers to take proximal measurements of respiratory gas rates.
Special Reports: Motion Control
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Electronics & Computers
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Communications

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,...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optical Distance Sensor

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

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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: Medical

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed a soft, non-toxic wearable sensor that unobtrusively attaches to the hand and measures the force of a grasp and the motion of the hand and fingers. It...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A smart seat cushion uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a new approach to pressure distribution measurement using tactile imaging technology.

INSIDER: Medical

A team has developed a wearable blood pressure monitor, designed to continuously monitor his blood pressure at home. The Tactile Blood Pressure Imager (TBPI) is worn on the wrist, over the...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

When small and mid-sized medical device manufacturers envision a robot, many think of either huge industrial robots working in fenced-off areas in large factories or...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Medical devices require sensors that are miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic, and biocompatible. By combining thin film technology...

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