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Medical Sensors Design Conference

June 24, 2018

Rapid advances in medical technology, and the increasing need to store and rapidly access data are making sensors an important part of the medical landscape. At the Medical Sensors Design Conference June 25 through 26 at the McEnery [more...]

Ink-jet Printing Promises Neural Precision

May 15, 2018

Researchers led by Patrick Smith of the University of Sheffield in the UK recently showed that they could print neuronal and other types of biological cells using a piezoelectric ink-jet printer. The neuronal cells printed with the [more...]

Precision Waveguides with Inkjet Printing

May 6, 2018

Scientists at a Swiss laboratory have demonstrated an inkjet method for precise printing of tiny optical components such as waveguides (Opt. Express, doi:10.1364/OE.26.011934). The new technique leverages capillary forces—instead of [more...]

Vibrating Sensors Could Identify Blood Biomarkers

December 2, 2017

Purdue University researchers have found a method of identifying biological markers in small amounts of blood that they believe could be used to detect a myriad of diseases, infections and different medical conditions at early stages. [more...]

Low-cost Wearables Manufactured by Hybrid 3D Printing

September 10, 2017

A complete hybrid 3D-printed device flexes and conforms to the body’s shap (Image credit: Alex Valentine, Lori Sanders and  Human skin must flex and stretch to accommodate the body’s every move. Anything worn tight on the body [more...]

Engineers Find Better Way to Detect Nanoparticles

August 16, 2017

Two light scatterers, represented by the blue spheres, are utilized to tune the sensors to exceptional points, at which light propagates in one direction. (Image: W. Chen and L. Yang) Credit: Washington University in St. Louis It’s long [more...]

Skin Vaccination with Microneedle Patch

July 23, 2017

Biodegradable micro-needle patch (image credit: Georgia State University) A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness [more...]

‘Smart’ Insulin Patches Developed at UNC

July 4, 2017

Glucose-responsive “smart insulin patches” like this one developed by UNC and N.C. State could one day simplify the way people manage diabetes.( Image credit: COURTESY OF ZHEN GU) For the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, a [more...]

Ultraviolet Light Sensor for Wearable Devices

June 10, 2017

The new UV light sensor technology uses only silicon semiconductors to selectively detect and measure the light intensity of UV-A and UV-B light wavebands. (Credit: Tohoku University) Mass production technology for silicon based [more...]
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