Keyword: Medical, health and wellness

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Users can download the design files to 3D print and assemble a customizable peristaltic pump.
Briefs: Medical
Combining high-speed camera and interferometer technology enables the detection of electrical pulses travelling through nerve cells.
5 Ws: Materials
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA is developing the next generation of spacesuits for future missions.
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.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.
Articles: Imaging
Despite additive manufacturing's popularity, there are still several technological barriers that must be addressed to understand the process.
Briefs: Medical
The flexible, stretchable sensor biodegrades into materials that are absorbed by the body.
Articles: Medical
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally including 3 million patients in the U.S.
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.
Briefs: Medical
Fluid could provide a new source of information for routine diagnostic testing.
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.
Briefs: Medical
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The innovation opens the door for faster and more affordable at-home medical testing.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
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.
Briefs: Medical
Study confirms that hydrogels work in a similar way to how humans detect pressure, paving the way for more ionic devices.
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: Materials
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.
Briefs: Design
By recording the way in which hands perform various tasks, it could help researchers in fields such as sports and medical science as well as neuroengineering.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
Briefs: Design
The R2 hand and forearm assembly is designed in a modular fashion, enabling rapid replacement of components and sub-assemblies.
Briefs: Medical
MediSCAPE is a highspeed 3D microscope capable of capturing images of tissue structures that could guide surgeons to navigate tumors and their boundaries without needing to remove tissues and wait for pathology results.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Eye surgery patients on Earth are benefiting from early research on the NASA’s James Webb Telescope’s enormous mirrors.
Briefs: Energy
Additional applications include defogging/defrosting, wearable devices, industrial heat systems, sensors, thermochromic displays, and microfluidic chips.
Briefs: Wearables
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
Briefs: AR/AI
The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A life-saving device developed by Vascular Perfusion Solutions uses compressed oxygen to extend the life of organs for transplants.