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Health, Medicine, & Biotechnology

Briefs : Medical
Researchers Create Precision Optical Components with Inkjet Printing

Researchers have developed an inkjet printing technique that can be used to print optical components such as waveguides. Because the printing approach can also fabricate...

Blog : Medical
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?

Rehabilitation patients require a reliable relationship with their physical therapists. But what if that therapist is a robot?

White Papers : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How to Choose a Servo Controller for Your Application

There are many automation factors that should be considered during the design phase of any new application, including what mechanical and electronic components will be used and how they will work together. You have many options for control: all-in-one controller boxes, integration-ready...

White Papers : Medical
Enhancing Electrode Properties with Laser Restructuring

Laser restructuring, a patented surface engineering technology, creates minuscule surface structures on electrode substrates. These structures increase surface area, improving electrical properties without affecting mechanical or physical properties. The process also offers a more...

Videos : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable 'Microbrewery' Could Protect People from Radiation Damage

Purdue University researchers have engineered yeast "microbreweries" within disposable badges made of freezer paper, aluminum, and tape. Adding a drop of water...

News : Medical
Wireless System Can Power Devices Inside the Body

MIT researchers, working with scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital, have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the...

News : Medical
Plug-and-Play Diagnostic Devices

Researchers at MIT's Little Devices Lab have developed a set of modular blocks that can be put together in different ways to produce diagnostic devices. These "plug-and-play" devices, which require little expertise to assemble, can test blood glucose levels in diabetic patients or detect viral infection, among...

News : Medical
Device Attaches to Damaged Heart to Restore Cardiac Function

After a patient has a heart attack, a cascade of events leading to heart failure begins. Damage to the area in the heart where a blood vessel was blocked leads to scar tissue. In response to scarring, the heart will remodel to compensate. This process often ends in ventricular or valve...

News : Medical
Repetition Key to Self-Healing, Flexible Medical Devices

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at material inspired by the proteins in squid ring teeth.

Webinars : Medical
Biosensor Technology: Driving Advances in Healthcare

Biosensors and point-of-care devices are poised to change the delivery of healthcare. This 60-minute Webinar from the editors of Medical Design Briefs explores cutting-edge developments and their role in the future of medical devices.

Briefs : Communications
Crystal-Free Formation of Non-Oxide Optical Fiber

Researchers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center have devised a method for the creation of crystal-free non-oxide optical fiber preforms. Non-oxide fiber optics are extensively used in...

Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: August 2018

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Portable Brain Imaging System

Currently, concussion is measured by the symptoms someone experiences, but it is difficult to know what is happening in the brain in any one person. To address this problem, a portable brain imaging system was...

Briefs : Energy
Self-Powered Paper Patch Measures Glucose

The most common methods for glucose self-testing involve monitoring glucose levels in blood. These conventional measurements are not suitable for preventing hypoglycemia during exercise. The...

Articles : Photonics/Optics
Optimized Imager Tracks Cancer and Stem Cells in Medical Research

After earning his doctorate, Debashish Roy set about creating a business from the biological imaging device he'd helped invent as a graduate student. The system held promise...