Japanese researchers have pushed the boundaries even further when it comes to flexible electronics for wearable medical devices. They say they used a household inkjet printer without soldering to produce 750 nm–thin elastomeric sheets that feel like “electronic tattoos.” The result of the Waseda University researchers’ work was ultrathin stick-on electronic devices using elastomeric “nanosheet” film.
The next-generation Oscar 2 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring system from SunTech Medical is meant to further increase efficacies for general practitioners, clinicians, cardiologists and pharmaceutical researchers. The new SunTech Oscar 2 is now available with the True24 ABPM Patient Diary mobile app, which links to the Oscar 2 via Bluetooth. The True24 app provides
Danielle Kirsh, MDO Assistant Editor Updated Jan. 6, 2017 The year’s biggest tech event—the annual Consumer Electronics Show—has been about eye-popping television displays, driverless cars, wireless audio and, of course, a host of wearables and other mobile health devices. Some of the claims should be taken with a grain of salt. (Anyone ever heard of
TE Connectivity introduces two-position housings for use with our Positive Lock Mark I receptacle terminals and our SCHRACK RF series relays. These housings provide insulation, allow the user to make two connections to the relay in one easy step, improve ergonomics, and it can accommodate low insertion force, high retention force Positive Lock receptacles. RF
STMicroelectronics and WiTricity to develop integrated circuits for resonant wireless power transfer
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor developer serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, announced their design collaboration to develop semiconductor solutions for magnetic-resonance-based wireless power transfer. The goal is to “cut the last cord,” bringing convenience to the powering and charging of consumer electronics, Internet
Tech-Etch offers the ability to design the ideal shield for any application. By using the latest technology available including Solid Works and AutoCad, simply send in circuit board electronic data files and Tech-Etch will provide customized shielding files and drawing designs for any requirements. Board level shielding is typically etched from 0.007 to 0.020 in. brass, nickel
UK-based universities are working to create artificial intelligent (AI) devices that can improve treatment for cancer, intensive care, and chronic wound patients. They plan to develop continuous monitoring devices for critically ill patients that can administer medicines or adjust treatment automatically, using feedback from sensors. With such tools, researchers from Nottingham, Oxford, and Warwick Universities
Molex, which expanded its printed electronics portfolio by acquiring certain assets of Minnesota-based Soligie, will be exhibiting at the 2016 FLEX Conference & Exhibition, to be held February 29 to March 3 at the Monterey (CA) Marriott Hotel. Molex will be exploring key customer applications and requirements at the show, which will focus on the theme of
For years, telemedicine has been regarded as a care delivery model for the future with extensive barriers to overcome. While many of these barriers—most importantly policy and reimbursement—persist, research and provider experience has proven that telehealth delivers better patient care, more effectively and less expensively. Today, while politicians debate expanding Medicare’s coverage of telehealth, providers
The classic stethoscope has entered the digital age. Medical researchers have created a computer program that connects to an electronic stethoscope to classify lung sounds into five common diagnostic categories. The Respiratory Sounds Visualizer computer program and the new electronic stethoscope with a high sensitivity for lung sounds were developed by a team of three
ImageIQ, an Imaging Software and Contract Research Organization focused on supporting preclinical research and clinical trials, announced that it has successfully supported Biogennix in completing its recent long-bone fracture healing and spine fusion preclinical studies. Both of these studies generated data that resulted in 510(k) marketing approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
RFID inventory management company MEPS Real-Time said it is adding to its sales, marketing, product management and engineering team, as well as expanding its Carlsbad, Calif.-based headquarters nearly 40%. MEPS Real-Time developed and produces the Intelliguard RFID pharmaceutical inventory tracking system, which includes kit and tray management, inventory management and vendor managed inventory systems, the
David Bach / BST-Bach Solutions & Technology, LLC Accurate dispensing affects a great deal of drug development and delivery. For instance, leading-edge pharmaceuticals, bio-tech “designer molecules” and high-potency compounds are tremendously expensive and come with difficult safety concerns that require accurate dispensing and aspirations. Many of these compounds are composed of proteins or synthetic molecular chains