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Briefs : Transportation
Photonic Communication Comes to Computer Chips

With novel optoelectronic chips and a new partnership with a top silicon-chip manufacturer, MIT spinout Ayar Labs aims to increase speed and reduce energy consumption in computing, starting with...

Briefs : Imaging
Super-Resolution Image Reconstruction (SRIR)

Many low-cost sensors (or cameras) may spatially or electronically under-sample an image. Similarly, cameras taking pictures from great distances, such as aerial photos, may not obtain detailed...

White Papers : Medical
Staying Up to Date on Traceability in the Medical Industry

Driven by the need for patient safety and better efficiency, the medical industry is becoming more strictly regulated and more heavily automated. Medical device manufacturers face the challenge of complying with the latest FDA UDI regulations, while professionals in clinical diagnostics...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Benefits of Automating Medical Device Manufacturing

Medical devices are specialized and often highly engineered products that must be produced according to tight health and safety regulations while delivering an acceptable return on investment. A key strategy is to automate the production of medical devices. Industrial automation has spread to...

Question of the Week : Medical
Can Digital-Health Apps Reliably Change Patient Behavior?

Last week on TechBriefs.com, a reader had the following question for our medical-device expert:

White Papers : Medical
Injection Molding Considerations for Eastman MXF Compounded Products

As manufacturers look to develop plastic parts with greater chemical resistance to disinfects, molders are taking a closer look at the Eastman MXF portfolio. But how well do these compounded copolyesters work with existing tools? For those accustomed to molding polycarbonate,...

5 Ws : Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of Electronic Stickers

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Billions of objects ranging from smartphones and buildings, to machine parts and medical devices, to furniture and office supplies — any object that has a need to communicate with or sense other...

Q&A : Test & Measurement
Q&A: UCSD's Sheng Xu Builds a Stretchable Health-Monitoring Patch

A team led by UCSD has built a stretchable electronic patch that can be worn on the skin like a bandage and used to wirelessly monitor a variety of physical and electrical signals, from respiration and body motion, to temperature and eye movement, to heart and brain activity. The...

Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Key Considerations When Selecting a Connector Solution

Electronics industry trends develop and change, technologies emerge and improve, and new applications bring new requirements and challenges. While this obviously has an impact on the...

Articles : Imaging
NASA at 60: From Space to Earth

The benefits of NASA's space exploration efforts are not limited to the cosmos. NASA technologies provide innovative solutions for people around the world. NASA missions have generated thousands of spinoffs...

Articles : Materials
NASA at 60: Celebrating Success

Over the past 60 years, NASA scientists and engineers have developed many advanced technologies and processes. But NASA has also partnered with industry, using commercially available products to complete its missions. Here, some of those companies join NASA in celebrating these collaborative successes.

Briefs : Medical
“Soft Hardware” Cloth Has Built-In Electronic Devices

Optical fibers have been traditionally produced by making a cylindrical object called a preform — essentially, a scaled-up model of the fiber — and then heating it. Softened...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Popcorn-Driven Robotic Actuators

When heated, popcorn can expand more than 10 times in size, change its viscosity by a factor of 10, and transition from regular to highly irregular granules with surprising force. These unique qualities can...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Engineering Soft Materials that Mimic Neural Tissue

A process for engineering next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue lays the foundation for soft active matter with highly...

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
3D-Printing Light Receptors on a Hemispherical Surface

Researchers have 3D-printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery could lead to a “bionic eye” that could someday help blind people see or sighted...

News : Test & Measurement
Answering Your Questions: How Can Medical IoT Devices Move Beyond Simple Information Gathering?
Is there more to the "Internet of Medical Things" than just data gathering? A reader asks our experts.
White Papers : Medical
Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources

Switching to an LED light-curing system requires careful consideration of all factors involved, from the light-curable material to the curing unit selected for the application. With attention to detail, proper compatibility of all components, and sufficient...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Using Standard Isolators to Control Unwanted Machine Vibration

From small medical pumps to large diesel engines, vibration is unavoidable. It fatigues and damages equipment over time, increases operating costs and generates unwanted noise. But there are ways to minimize its harmful effects using properly designed isolators and machine...

White Papers : Medical
Combination Products for Medical Device Developers

Combination products are thera¬peutic and diagnostic products comprising two or more regulated components (drug, device, or biologic) that are com¬bined or mixed and produced as a single entity. For medical device companies, combination products provide an attractive route to improving product...

On-Demand Webinars : Connectivity
Connectivity and IoT: What’s Next for Medical Devices?

With the advent of IoT connectivity, the opportunities for medical device manufacturers are endless. The automatic transmission of medically relevant data through IoT connected devices...

White Papers : Medical
Unexpected interference? Device co-existence? Need some help?

With so many radio frequency (RF) and wireless medical applications, device designers and technicians face complex challenges. Not only does the medical device need to operate correctly, but it needs to work in an environment that has issues such as unexpected interference and device...

White Papers : Medical
Compression Characteristics of Thermal Interface Gap Filler Materials

Compression characteristics are a key function of gap fillers. Unlike thermal greases, the applications for gap fillers are quite different. Being mindful of compression characteristics and the factors that impact stress is important during the design phase to avoid...

Podcasts : Test & Measurement
Here's an Idea: Vibration Communication
The haptics field is wide open, and researchers are finding new and exciting ways to send a message through touch.
On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Designing Surgical Tools with Multiphysics Simulation

Designing and developing surgical tools that heat tissue for necrosis requires understanding the temperature distribution that develops during the use of the device. Multiphysics simulation enables designers to understand and address the interaction of the heat source with the body in order...

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Breakthrough Technology in Plastics Recycling

Global production of Polylactic Acid (PLA) is increasing dramatically as it becomes the biodegradable plastic of choice for a wide range of medical and industrial applications. PLA requires a specialized recycling plan…is your company ready? Attend this Webinar to learn what you need to know to...

White Papers : Medical
Selection of Appropriate Internal Process Challenge Devices (PCDs)

The selection of an appropriate internal process challenge device (IPCD) is a critical decision in the validation of an EO process. As part of our Sustainable EOSM sterilization services, the STERIS TechTeam® experts have produced a TechTip outlining a practical...

News : Medical
New Use for Beer, Soup, Barley: Medical Imaging Drink

Before launching their latest science experiment, University at Buffalo researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs, and other foodstuffs. The goal wasn't to stock up...

Articles : Aerospace
Multifunctional, Integrated, Photonic Lab-on-a-Chip for Astronaut Health Monitoring

While widely used for terrestrial medical applications, handheld blood analyzers are not suitable for space missions due to the short shelf-life of their...

Articles : Photonics/Optics
What's Ahead for Machine Vision Cameras?

Throughout the history of the electronics industry, the old refrain that systems will continuously become faster, simpler, and cheaper has remained true. In the early days of computer vision, a frame...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Electrical Contact to Molecules in Semiconductor Structures

To further develop semiconductor technology, the field of molecular electronics is seeking to manufacture circuit components from individual molecules instead of silicon. Because of...

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