Keyword: Medical equipment and supplies

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In a new study, engineers from Korea and the United States have developed a wearable, stretchy patch that could help to bridge the divide between people and machines — and with benefits for the health of humans around the world. In lab experiments, the researchers showed that humans could use these devices to operate robotic exoskeletons more efficiently.
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Briefs: Medical
Scientists have created a new way to detect the proteins that make up the pandemic coronavirus as well as antibodies against it. They designed protein-based biosensors that glow when mixed with components of the virus or specific COVID-19 antibodies.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Taking inspiration from nature, a team of researchers at Queen Mary’s School of Engineering and Materials Science has successfully created an artificial muscle that seamlessly transitions between soft and hard states while also possessing the remarkable ability to sense forces and deformations.
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Technology & Society: Medical
This is a new process for the 3D printing of complete one-piece structurally sound prosthetic limbs.
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Briefs: Medical
Engineers have developed a thin, flexible, stretchy sweat sensor that can show the level of glucose, lactate, sodium, or pH of your sweat — at the press of a finger.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers have been able to successfully teach micro-robots how to swim via deep reinforcement learning, marking a substantial leap in the progression of micro-swimming capability.
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Briefs: Medical
To overcome the limitations of using cleaning agents, sprays, or bulky high-cost sterilizing systems, NASA developed the Ultraviolet Germicidal Door Handle.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This set of oculomotor metrics provide valid and reliable measures of dynamic visual performance.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Briefs: Imaging
Combining high-speed camera and interferometer technology enables the detection of electrical pulses travelling through nerve cells.
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5 Ws: Wearables
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Researchers designed a new type of soft robotic gripper that uses a collection of thin tentacles to entangle and ensnare objects.
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Q&A: Medical
Professor Jun Yao and his team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have created a tiny sensor that can simultaneously measure electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue.
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Application Briefs: Medical
DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.
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Briefs: Materials
The fibers measure subtle and complex fabric deformations.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
The flexible, stretchable sensor biodegrades into materials that are absorbed by the body.
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Briefs: Medical
The PEMF device could be wrapped around synovial joints where cartilage-degrading inflammation is located.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally including 3 million patients in the U.S.
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Briefs: Medical
Public temperature checks have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at Texas A&M University hope to make it possible to check the temperatures of large groups of people more quickly and at a less expensive cost than allowed by current methods.
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Briefs: Medical
Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.
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Briefs: Medical
Fluid could provide a new source of information for routine diagnostic testing.
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Briefs: Lighting
The OLEDs are fabricated onto temporary tattoo paper and transferred to a new surface by being pressed onto it and dabbed with water.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Unlike other tests, this test gives an estimate of viral load or the number of virus particles in a sample, which can help doctors monitor the progression of a COVID-19 infection and estimate how contagious a patient might be.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.
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Briefs: Materials
By incorporating a special type of plastic yarn and using heat to slightly melt it — a process called thermoforming — the researchers were able to greatly improve the precision of pressure sensors woven into multilayered knit textiles, which they call 3DKnITS.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Study confirms that hydrogels work in a similar way to how humans detect pressure, paving the way for more ionic devices.
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Briefs: Medical
Novel Algorithm on Wearable Devices May Prompt Early Care
Researchers developed a novel software algorithm to analyze pulse rate signals and infer the presence of atrial fibrillation on one brand of wearables.
Briefs: Medical
Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.
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