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Medical

Nanoelectronic Heart Cell Sensor

Professor Jun Yao and his team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have created a tiny sensor that can simultaneously measure electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue.

News
Medical

New 4D Flow MRI Cuts Heart Scan Time in Half

Research out of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom, has developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that can produce 4D flow images of a heart in less...

Quiz
Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Evolution of COVID-19 Testing

One silver lining that the pandemic brought is an expansion of infectious-disease-testing technology.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Measuring Blood Glucose Levels with Lasers

DiaMonTech used the Ophir Pyrocam to measure and characterize all their laser developments.

Features
Medical

2022 Medical Winner: The Novel Squid Glaucoma MicroShunt

Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally, including 3 million patients in the U.S.

Briefs
Medical

Implantable Sensor Safely Biodegrades

The flexible, stretchable sensor biodegrades into materials that are absorbed by the body.

Briefs
Medical

Noninvasive Therapy for Cartilage Regeneration

The PEMF device could be wrapped around synovial joints where cartilage-degrading inflammation is located.

From the Editor
Imaging

From the Editor: Data-Driven Brain Care: The Future of Neuroscience

Connectomics, the field of understanding brain connectivity, is poised to change the future of neuroscience.

R&D
Imaging

Pulsed MRI System Could Selectively Deliver Drugs to the Brain

Using an office-based human-sized version of this non-invasive device, it may prove possible to cure Alzheimer’s by delivering drugs and genes to specified tracts in the brain under real-time imaging guidance.

R&D
Medical

Optical Fiber Sensor Measures Deviations in Spine

The sensors have already been used to monitor the curvature of structures and robotic arms. But measuring both the magnitude and direction of the spine’s curvature presents an additional challenge.

R&D
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Stable Electrodes for Long-Term BCI

The electrode can be worn comfortably and stable for up to four weeks, without the potential need for any medical personnel to intervene to maintain it.

Articles
AR/AI

2022 Create the Future Design Contest: Medical Category Winner — The Novel Squid Glaucoma microShunt

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting 80 million patients globally including 3 million patients in the U.S.

Briefs
Energy

New Battery Technology Could Power Wearable, Self-Sustaining Fever Detector

Public temperature checks have become common practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers at Texas A&M University hope to make it possible to check the temperatures of large groups of people more quickly and at a less expensive cost than allowed by current methods.

Briefs
Nanotechnology

Novel Chemical Glucose Sensing Method Based on Boronic Acids and Graphene Foam

Since it is a chemical sensor instead of being enzyme-based, the new technology is robust, has a long shelf-life and can be tuned to detect lower glucose concentrations than current systems.

Briefs
Medical

Novel Radiation Therapy Delays Brain Cancer Regrowth

UC San Diego Health is the first hospital system in San Diego to offer a new, highly targeted, and precisely placed radiation therapy that delays tumor regrowth while protecting healthy tissue in patients with brain cancer.

Briefs
Medical

Medical Device Machining: Precise and Reliable Parts for Critical Applications

For the medical device industry, the cutting edge of parts machining goes far beyond having the latest CNC equipment and accessories.

Products
Photonics/Optics

New Products and Services

The new products and services in November 2022.

Global Innovations
Medical

Wearables: Gold Sensor Performs On-Body Chemical Analysis

Researchers have created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort.

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Manned Systems

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Wearables

Sensors Embedded into Face Masks, T-Shirts Monitor Vitals

Researchers have embedded low-cost sensors that monitor breathing, heart rate, and ammonia into t-shirts and face masks.

Videos
Medical

Biosensors: Medtech’s Greatest Detectives

From detecting brain injuries to monitoring stress, today’s biosensors are being called upon to alert patients and their physicians to changes that might normally be much more expensive or...

Briefs
Medical

COVID-19 Test Uses Smartphone Cameras to Spot Virus RNA

Unlike other tests, this test gives an estimate of viral load or the number of virus particles in a sample, which can help doctors monitor the progression of a COVID-19 infection and estimate how contagious a patient might be.

Features
Medical

Show Preview: MD&M Minneapolis 2022

Minnesota is home to Medical Alley and the area is poised to transform healthcare with its combination of institutions and talent in one region.

Briefs
Imaging

Ultrathin Dental Camera Inspired by Insect-Eye Structure

Using the device, assorted functional imaging was demonstrated to satisfy clinical needs.

Global Innovations
Medical

Self-Cleaning Optical Fiber Can Help in Diagnosing Cancer, Monitoring Environment

Researchers have successfully developed a novel optical fiber design allowing the generation of rainbow laser light in the molecular fingerprint...

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Future Wearable Health Tech Could Measure Gases Released from Skin

Some wearable devices are already capable of measuring pulse rates or temperatures, but this team’s method would allow the technology to sense biomarkers related to metabolic disorders, like heart disease or diabetes.

Briefs
Medical

An Accurate and Inexpensive COVID-19 Testing Device

The device could transform public health officials’ ability to quickly detect and respond to the coronavirus — or the next pandemic.

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

New Imaging Technology Reduces Need for Skin Biopsies

Instead of surgically removing a sample of skin, sending it to a lab, and waiting several days for results, your dermatologist takes pictures of a suspicious-looking lesion and quickly produces a detailed, microscopic image of the skin. This could become routine in clinics.

Briefs
Medical

Novel Algorithm on Wearable Devices May Prompt Early Care

Researchers developed a novel software algorithm to analyze pulse rate signals and infer the presence of atrial fibrillation on one brand of wearables.