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White Papers : Materials
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 : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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.
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...

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
Resolving the Challenges of Connectivity, Competition & Compliance for Modern Medical Device Makers

For medical device manufacturers, new realities present favorable circumstances and worrisome challenges. For example, medical devices are now more integrated into inpatient, outpatient and home care. And technological advances continue to evolve...

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...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nano/Micro Mechanical Environmental Test Cell

A device and method have been developed to conduct compression and tensile tests on soft materials such as flocculated sediments, biopolymers, biological materials, and food stuffs. The device...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
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...

Articles : Test & Measurement
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...

Briefs : Data Acquisition
Artificial Intelligence Senses People Through Walls

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used to teach wireless devices to sense people's postures and movement, even from the other side of a wall. RF-Pose uses a neural network to analyze...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Realization of High-Performance Magnetic Sensors Using Magnetic Vortex Structures

Magnetic sensors play a key role in a variety of applications, such as speed and position sensing in the automotive industry and in biomedical applications....

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Nanotech Sensor Turns Molecular Fingerprints into Bar Codes

Infrared spectroscopy is the benchmark method for detecting and analyzing organic compounds. However, that requires complicated procedures and large, expensive instruments, making...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
An Artificial Nerve System Developed at Stanford Gives Prosthetic Devices and Robots a Sense of Touch

Stanford and Seoul National University researchers have developed an artificial sensory nerve system that can activate the twitch reflex in...

Briefs : Imaging
Deep Learning Transforms Smartphone Microscopes into Laboratory-Grade Devices

Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have demonstrated that deep learning, a powerful form of artificial intelligence, can discern and enhance...

Articles : Medical
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 : Photonics/Optics
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...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Intelligent Machines: Can You Build a Robot You Can Trust?
For social robots to become commonplace in clinical settings, engineers will need to build both technology improvements as well something slightly more complicated: Trust.
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 : Test & Measurement
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.

On-Demand 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 : Photonics/Optics
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 : Imaging
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 : Test & Measurement
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...