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The market for wearable technology in healthcare is exploding.

Upcoming Webinars: Medical
Coming Soon - COVID-19: The New Design Paradigm and Emerging Technologies

As COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, it has ushered in a new era of medical device design — one that involves open-source designs, shared design specifications, and unprecedented collaboration, sometimes extending to other industries. The pandemic has...

White Papers: Medical
Understanding Medical Device Extractable and Leachables Testing in 2020

The world of physics has a foundation built on beautiful universal constants, which work their way steadfastly into the equations governing electrodynamics, and then...

On-Demand Webinars: Medical
Materials Qualification of Healthcare Products to Radiation Sterilization

Sterilization process monitoring and control are key to product safety in the healthcare industry. New products that are biological in nature or made of materials that are sensitive to standard forms of terminal sterilization are requiring more developed tools to...

White Papers: Medical
Why Do Bolts Loosen

Nord-Lock’s eBook "Why Do Bolts Loosen" explores the topic of why bolted joints lose preload and how to prevent it from happening.

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Challenges in Designing and Manufacturing Sensors for Robotic Surgery

The design and manufacture of a haptic feedback sensor for a robotic surgery platform entails two distinct but complementary aspects: overcoming technical obstacles of...

Robots are helping to redefine healthcare delivery with robotics-assisted therapies such as autonomously guided waterjet ablation and focused ultrasound that destroys...

White Papers: Medical
Compact, Smooth, Repeatable Accuracy: NSK Motorized Ball Screw Actuator

NSK’s MBSA series combines a precision-ground ball screw with an ultra-accurate stepping motor. It’s the ideal integrated solution for medical devices and laboratory...

White Papers: Materials
The Advantages of Electropolishing

Stamping and machining leave behind a variety of surface imperfections that affect the fit, form, and safety of metal parts. Learn how the process of electropolishing can fix one of the most common...

A low-cost, low-complexity ventilator developed by NASA engineers at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week.

The material consists solely of components that have already been shown to work well in the body.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Wirelessly Powered, Leadless Pacemaker
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Device Tests Drugs on Tumor Tissue
An inexpensive 3D-printed microfluidics device could be used to personalize cancer treatment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mobile, Wearable EEG Device with Nanowire Sensors
This low-cost electroencephalogram (EEG) device provides research-grade signal quality.
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
The domino effect is used to design deployable systems that expand quickly with a small push and are stable and locked into place after deployment.
This gel releases short gene sequences into the heart muscle to heal it following a heart attack.
Bandages with integrated pH and temperature sensors, and electronically triggered drug release, improve healing.
This diagnostic device allows doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.
White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The Medical Device Maker's Guide to Customizing Linear Motion

Medical device manufacturing is challenging. Linear motion components are vital parts of the process, but off-the-shelf components often don't work or fit, or fail to perform....

White Papers: Medical
The Liquid Lens Evolution

Before liquid lenses, a user would have to design some type of mechanical focusing into their optical system, which meant having a device to raise and lower the optics to enable them to refocus on different heights...

ApolloBVM – an open-source emergency ventilator developed by Rice University students – could help COVID-19 patients who are less-critically ill while they await...

White Papers: Medical
Selecting and Justifying Sample Sizes: Where to Begin?

The International Organization of Standardization (ISO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and other standards committees are known to provide valuable information...

White Papers: Medical
The Hospital of the Future Starts Today

Advancements in technology are revolutionizing the way healthcare providers deliver patient care. From Electronic Health Records to Digital Pathology and AI, technology is fundamentally changing the...

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

The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
Facility Focus: California Institute of Technology
See some of the world-changing tools and technologies launched by Caltech scientists, from earthquake monitoring to helping the blind see.
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