Keyword: Patient Monitoring

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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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Blog: Design
Researchers have created and demonstrated a method of universalizing blood-glucose detection technology as a way of rapidly and inexpensively creating sensors that can monitor the dosing of chemotherapies and other drugs in real time.
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Technology Leaders: Medical
Microwave sensing and imaging (MSI) technology, which has been in for many years, has now improved to the point that it may usefully supplement or even replace MRI machines and CT scanners in certain applications, including stroke detection and breast cancer detection.
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Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers from Tokyo University of Science (TUS) led by Associate Professor Takashi Ikuno have developed a flexible paper-based sensor that operates like the human brain. The researchers fabricated a photo-electronic artificial synapse device composed of gold electrodes on top of a 10 μm transparent film consisting of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles and cellulose nanofibers (CNFs).
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Developed by engineers at the University of Bath, the prototype LoCKAmp device uses innovative Lab-on-a-Chip technology and has been proven to provide rapid and low-cost detection of COVID-19 from nasal swabs.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A pair of earbuds can be turned into a tool to record the electrical activity of the brain as well as levels of lactate in the body with the addition of two flexible sensors screen-printed onto a stamp-like flexible surface.
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INSIDER: Propulsion

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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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Exploring how innovations in wearables are making treatments more precise, portable, and patient-friendly than ever before.
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Podcasts: Medical
Exploring how AI algorithms analyze and interpret the data collected, leading to more accurate diagnostics and predictive insights.
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Podcasts: Wearables
Exploring advancements in wearable injector technology, examining how these devices are transforming the administration of medications, improving patient adherence, and enhancing the overall effectiveness of treatment plans.
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Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DNA-based biosensors offer a highly sensitive and specific approach for detecting a range of target molecules.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Usually developing slowly over time, many cases of glaucoma are only picked up during routine eye tests, by which time lasting damage may already have been caused. But this could change in the future as academics from the U.K. and Türkiye have developed a contact lens which can detect changes in eye pressure which signal possible glaucoma.
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Briefs: Design
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications, from medical alerts to tracking neutered animals to cosmetics.
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Special Reports: Medical
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MD&M West 2024 - A Closer Look - March 2024

See how human‐machine interfaces are transforming healthcare, digital twins are speeding medical innovation, novel materials are transforming wound healing, and much more in this exclusive...

INSIDER: Motion Control

“Soft robots,” medical devices and implants, and next-generation drug delivery methods could soon be guided with magnetism — thanks to a metal-free magnetic gel...

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Briefs: Medical
Monitoring the success of surgery on blood vessels is challenging, as the first sign of trouble often comes too late. A new device could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery.
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Briefs: Medical
Researchers at The Ohio State University have fabricated the first wearable sensor designed to detect and monitor muscle atrophy. This new study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering suggests that an electromagnetic sensor made out of conductive “e-threads” could be used as an alternative to frequent monitoring using MRI.
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Podcasts: Medical
An at home, non-invasive for urge urinary incontinence and urinary urgency without the need for surgery, implants, or drugs demonstrated to potential of wearable neuromodulation.
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Podcasts: Wearables
Medical-grade wearables can increase patient engagement and gather robust data for clinical trials.
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Podcasts: Wearables
Wearable medical devices must balance the need for continuous monitoring with power efficiency.
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Podcasts: Wearables
Achieving interoperability as medical-grade wearables integrate with diverse healthcare systems.
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INSIDER: Medical

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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Blog: Medical
NeuroPair’s Fibermag treatment — which aims to help patients of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) recover — took home the distinguished honor on Friday, November 10 in the heart of New York City.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have invented an experimental wearable device that generates power from a user’s bending finger and can create and store memories, in a promising step...

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Blog: Medical
Virtual reality therapy could allow those with hoarding disorder to rehearse relinquishing possessions in a simulation of their own home, which could help them declutter in real life.
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Briefs: Medical
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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INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Continuous monitoring of sweat can reveal valuable information about human health, such as the body’s glucose levels. However, wearable sensors previously developed for...

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