Keyword: Biosensors

Sensors/​Data Acquisition

Special Reports: Medical
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

When you pick up a balloon, the pressure to keep hold of it is different from what you would exert to grasp a jar. And now engineers at MIT and elsewhere have a way to precisely...

Articles: Motion Control
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Electronics & Computers

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

INSIDER: Medical

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: Robotics, Automation & Control
Biobots based on muscle cells can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Application Briefs: Imaging

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Facility Focus: Wearables
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Briefs: Wearables
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electrochemical sensor can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.
Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Briefs: Wearables
This technology could be a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.
5 Ws: Materials
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
Special Reports: Wearables
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technique could have applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
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: Medical

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: Materials
Material for Wearable Biosensors
Electrospinning is used to make porous silicone that allows sweat to evaporate.
Podcasts: Materials
Learn how RepelWrap began, and how the material can fend off drug-resistant bacteria, from MRSA to coronaviruses.
INSIDER: Data Acquisition

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A battery-less pacing system enables painless defibrillation.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
See how Dr. Andrei Kolmakov and his team are using low-energy electron beams to 3D-print tiny gel structures in liquids.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Question of the Week: Wearables
Will We Someday 'Draw' Sensors On Our Skin?

A Tech Brief featured in our October issue showcases how University of Missouri researchers are creating pencil-drawn sensors. The engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create personal, health-monitoring devices.