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Briefs : Wearables
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children

A Baylor University researcher’s prototype smartphone app — designed to help parents detect early signs of various eye diseases in their children...

Prototype Smartphone App Can Help Parents Detect Early Signs of Eye Disorders in Children
Global Innovations : Wearables
Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real Time
Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real Time

Small, non-invasive patches worn on the skin can accurately detect the levels of medication in a patient’s system, matching the accuracy of current clinical...

Microneedle Biosensors Accurately Detect Patient Antibiotic Levels in Real Time
R&D : Medical
Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors
Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors

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...

Kirigami Inspires New Method for Wearable Sensors
R&D : Wearables
Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk
Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk

A recent study shows that wearable accelerometers — mechanical sensors worn like a watch, belt, or bracelet to track movement — are a more reliable measure of physical activity and better than patient...

Wearable Trackers Predict Death Risk
INSIDER : Medical
Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables
Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables

Scientists have developed stretchable light-emitting devices called alternating-current electroluminescent (ACEL) displays that can be stuck on skin or other surfaces like a temporary...

Light-Emitting Devices Now Safer for Skin-Worn Wearables
R&D : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths
Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths

A new technique could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a noninvasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any fetal heart rate...

Wearable Sensors Could Reduce Stillbirths
Articles : Medical
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
Learn more about the how "CSD" offers a cost-effective, non-invasive way of saving the lives of infants.
2019 'Create the Future' Medical Category Winner: Cervical Stabilization Device
INSIDER : Wearables
Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health
Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices...

Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices
Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices

The sheer size of the external equipment required for controlling microfluidics has limited their use in portable, wearable technologies. Now have discovered how...

Microfluidics: New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Portable, Scalable Devices
INSIDER : Robotics, Automation & Control
Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm
Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm

Researchers have created a miniature robot that can crawl with inchworm-like motion. The underlying technology could one day transform smart wearables.

Soft Robot Programmed to Move Like an Inchworm
Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flex Boston Innovation Center: Taking Products from Sketch to Scale
Flex Boston Innovation Center: Taking Products from Sketch to Scale
Staying relevant in the medical device industry requires operating “with real-time information, comprehensive capabilities, and a global physical infrastructure to deliver speed, scope, and scale to keep pace in this rapidly changing market.”
Flex Boston Innovation Center: Taking Products from Sketch to Scale
INSIDER : Sensors/Data Acquisition
‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease
‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease

A smart shirt that measures lung function by sensing movements in the chest and abdomen has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment. Researchers have used the smart...

‘Smart Shirt’ Could Monitor Lung Disease
INSIDER : Wearables
Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat
Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat

A team of scientists is developing wearable skin sensors that can detect what’s in your sweat. They hope that monitoring perspiration could bypass the need for more invasive procedures like...

Wearable Sensors Detect What’s In Your Sweat
R&D : Wearables
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak

Scientists have developed a thinner, skin-like artificial throat that would adhere to the neck like a temporary tattoo. To make their artificial throat, the researchers laser-scribed graphene on a thin...

Artificial Throat Helps Mute Speak
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment
3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment

A research team led by Tufts University engineers has developed a 3D printed pill that samples bacteria found in the gut — known as the microbiome — as it passes...

3D Printed Pill Samples Gut Microbiome to Aid Diagnosis and Treatment
Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Design Briefs Product Focus (September 2019): Pumps/Valves
Medical Design Briefs Product Focus (September 2019): Pumps/Valves

Gradient Valves

Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, has released gradient valves that feature multiple two-way, normally closed solenoids connected around a central body. The...

Medical Design Briefs Product Focus (September 2019): Pumps/Valves
INSIDER : Medical
Wearable Device Delivers Drug to Reverse Opioid Overdose
Wearable Device Delivers Drug to Reverse Opioid Overdose

Opioid users tend to be alone and incapacitated during an overdose. A wearable device would automatically detect an overdose and deliver naloxone, a drug known to reverse deadly...

Wearable Device Delivers Drug to Reverse Opioid Overdose
From the Editor : FDA/Regulatory
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase
From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase

The test phase of FDA’s Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Program has hit its halfway point. The agency has released an update on its progress and the...

From the Editor — Digital Health: Lessons Learned So Far from FDA’s Test Phase
Briefs : Medical
Digitalizing Rehabilitation with Wearable Solutions
Digitalizing Rehabilitation with Wearable Solutions

ExoRehab is an IoT rehabilitation solution that combines robotics, gaming, and data analysis. Digitalizing physical therapy for muscle rehabilitation enables patients to acquire therapeutic...

Digitalizing Rehabilitation with Wearable Solutions
Features : Materials
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing
R&D : Medical
Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors
Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a new “virtual biopsy” device can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The...

Virtual Biopsy Device Detects Skin Tumors
R&D : Wearables
Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib
Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib

Researchers presented study findings showing that the Apple Watch was able to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) in people who received an alert of an irregular heartbeat. These findings highlight...

Apple Watch Shows Promise in Detecting AFib
Global Innovations : Materials
Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables
Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery Designed for Wearables
Briefs : Wearables
Wearable System to Sense and Stimulate the Brain
Wearable System to Sense and Stimulate the Brain

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University is starting a project to design and implement a noninvasive neural interface that can be used as a wearable device. This neural interface...

Wearable System to Sense and Stimulate the Brain
Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs
New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Device Manufacturing Software

Master Control, Salt Lake City, UT, has released a software platform designed to automate production and improve operational quality....

New Products & Services: August 2019 Medical Design Briefs
INSIDER : Wearables
Electronic Chip Mimics the Human Brain
Electronic Chip Mimics the Human Brain

Researchers have developed a device that replicates the way the brain stores and loses information. The technology creates opportunities to better understand how the brain is affected by disorders that...

Electronic Chip Mimics the Human Brain
INSIDER : Wearables
At-Home Wearable Personalizes Tumor Therapy
At-Home Wearable Personalizes Tumor Therapy

A user-friendly vest worn at home uses technology that collects data to tailor personalized therapy for tumor patients. A lightweight, low-cost, wearable, patient-specific technology that will...

At-Home Wearable Personalizes Tumor Therapy

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