Keyword: Inspection Equipment

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Briefs: Medical
When attached to an organ, the soft, tiny sticker changes in shape in response to the body’s changing pH levels, which can serve as an early warning sign for post-surgery complications such as anastomotic leaks. Clinicians then can view these shape changes in real time through ultrasound imaging.
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INSIDER: Medical

The idea of injecting microscopic robots into the bloodstream to heal the human body is not new. It’s also not science fiction.

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Quiz: Medical
How much do you know about drug delivery and the systems used to deliver the drugs? Find out with this quiz.
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Briefs: Wearables
Taking inspiration from origami, MIT engineers have now designed a medical patch that can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces, to patch up internal injuries.
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INSIDER: Medical

The lungs are one of the most difficult organs for physicians to navigate. They have a dense network of blood vessels, bronchi, and other critical anatomical structures that makes...

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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

People who received gentle electric currents on the back of their heads learned to maneuver a robotic surgery tool in virtual reality and then in a real...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers have demonstrated an ingestible sensor whose location can be monitored as it moves through the digestive tract, an advance that could help doctors more easily diagnose gastrointestinal motility disorders such as constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and gastroparesis.
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Briefs: Medical
Research teams at University of Galway and MIT have detailed a new breakthrough in medical device technology that could lead to intelligent, long-lasting, tailored treatment for patients thanks to soft robotics and artificial intelligence.
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Blog: Materials
A new material uses Joule heating to decontaminate its surface of coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2 in under 5 seconds, effectively killing at least 99.9 percent of viruses.
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Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have modified a commercial virtual reality (VR) headset, giving it the ability to measure brain activity and examine how we react to hints, stressors, and other outside forces.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Boasting a 256-channel high-resolution sensing array and an energy-efficient machine learning processor, NeuralTree can extract and classify a broad set of biomarkers from real patient data and animal models of disease in-vivo.
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Blog: Medical
Engineers at University of California San Diego have developed a fully integrated system for deep-tissue monitoring.
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Blog: Wearables
The wearable sensor aims to help patients who suffer from muscle atrophy monitor changes to their health in a more convenient way.
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Quiz: Medical
How much do you know about IoMT, an industry that was valued at $99.58 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow to $486.34 billion by 2031? Find out with this quiz.
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Briefs: Medical
Researchers have developed a wearable ultrasound device — about the size of a postage stamp — that can assess both the structure and function of the human heart.
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Briefs: Medical
An apparatus and method that controls the growth and proliferation of 3D biological cells and mammalian tissue in the presence of a pulsating, alternating ionic magnetic resonance field.
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Briefs: Medical
Researchers have developed a highly specialized 3D-printing technique that allows microfluidic channels to be fabricated on chips at a precise microscale.
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Briefs: Medical
A new technique enables the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in the air by using a nanotechnology-packed bubble that spills its chemical contents like a broken piñata when encountering the virus.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

The soft robotic models are patient-specific and could help clinicians zero in on the best implant for an individual.

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Blog: Design
A microelectronic fiber with microscopic parameters is capable of analyzing electrolytes and metabolites in sweat.
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INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

First, they walked. Then, they saw the light. Now, miniature biological robots have gained a new trick: remote control. These hybrid “eBiobots” are the first to...

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Blog: Medical
A new take on an old design using artificial intelligence has the potential to make life incredibly easier for the visually impaired.
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Briefs: Design
Using a suspended nanowire, a research team has created a tiny sensor that can simultaneously measure electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue — a first.
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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: Medical
This set of oculomotor metrics provide valid and reliable measures of dynamic visual performance.
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Quiz: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How much do you know about e-skin? Find out with the quiz below.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
The flexible, stretchable sensor biodegrades into materials that are absorbed by the body.
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Articles: Energy
Betterfrost’s solution defrosts and defogs electric vehicles’ windshields with 20 times less power than current technology and extends the range of an EV by 38 km on an average commute in winter.
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