Keyword: Diagnostics

Medical

INSIDER: Medical

Although measuring the electrical activity of neurons is useful in many disciplines, making durable neural interfacing brain chip implants with negligible...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance....

INSIDER: Medical

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and...

INSIDER: Wearables

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
INSIDER: Wearables

Scientists around the world are working to develop electronic skins that attach to the body and monitor vital signs. These E-skins need to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible for...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Researchers have created the prototype for a handheld device to measure a biomarker for cancer. The device works much like the monitors that people with diabetes use to test their blood-sugar levels...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
Articles: Test & Measurement
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method integrates 3D plasmonic nanoarrays onto stickers that adhere to any surface.
INSIDER: Imaging

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. Based on...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at the University of Houston report that they have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand capable of assessing vital diagnostic...

Briefs: Medical
This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have designed a wrist- mounted device that continuously tracks...

Briefs: Wearables
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
INSIDER: Imaging
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This diagnostic device allows doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

In just three weeks, the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at UC Berkeley built a robotic COVID-19 laboratory.

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

A transistor has been made from linen thread, enabling the creation of electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the skin, or...

Blog: Electronics & Computers

Tufts University engineers are making transistors from a material you’re more likely to see in a fabric store than in the field of electronics.

NASA Spinoff: Medical

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and services in the fields of health...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
New Technique Tests for Viral Infections

Currently, most U.S. medical offices and hospitals use the ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test to determine whether or not a person has a viral infection. It’s a common test but ELISA’s sensitivity is relatively low, so clinicians need a fairly high number of antibodies in a person’s...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

A team of bioengineers supported through a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has...

Briefs: Medical

One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make a life-saving difference for many...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Many major advances in medicine, especially in neurology, have been sparked by recent advances in electronic systems that can acquire, process, and interact with biological...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...