This wireless system powers devices inside the body

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers and Brigham and Women’s Hospital scientists have developed a wireless, ingestible system that can power and communicate with devices that are implanted deep within the body. The researchers suggest that the system could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body or treat diseases by stimulating the brain

Data Sciences International launches inhalation exposure system

Data Sciences International, a subsidiary of Harvard Bioscience, recently launched a new inhalation and exposure system called the DSI Buxco Inhalation Exposure System. The new inhalation exposure system is designed for ease-of-use for researchers while also giving them flexibility. It features remote sensors and hardware control system that are linked by a microprocessor-based feedback loop.

Medical devices: When should you make them smarter?

The drive toward value in healthcare has increased demand for smarter medical devices able to provide information for real-time feedback, as well as after-the-fact analysis. So when does it make sense to actually make a medical device smarter? And how do you go about it? Tom KraMer, CEO of Kablooe Design outside Minneapolis, has a

OmniVision touts high definition endoscopic imaging solutions

OmniVision Technologies is touting some of its latest in endoscopic imaging solutions, including a high definition medical image sensor for endoscopic catheters, an image signal processor, a medical CMOS camera platform for disposable in-office endoscopy and a commercial endoscopic surgery tool prototype with an integrated camera. The imaging solutions are on display at this year’s

Apple update improves Watch’s ability to track movement disorders, report says

Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) is upping its diagnostic game with the Apple Watch yet again, adding the ability to more accurately detect tremors for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, according to a CNBC report. The company is updating the bio-sensor laden smartwatch to make it easier for researchers to differentiate between random movement and the shakes and dyskinesia experienced […]

Krohne launches electromagnetic flowmeter with biocompatible disposable flow tube

Krohne (Beverly, Mass.) recently announced that it has launched its FlexMag 4050 C electromagnetic flowmeter with a biocompatible disposable flow tube. The flowmeter is designed for single-use biopharmaceutical applications like the filtration processes, chromatography or buffer and media preparation. The FlexMag 4050 C features high accuracy and factory calibration that eliminates the need for in-situ calibration.

Beta Bionics taps Senseonics’ implantable glucose monitor for artificial pancreas

Senseonics‘ (NYSE:SENS) said today that it inked a deal to integrate glucose data from its Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system into Beta Bionics‘ investigational iLet bionic pancreas. According to the terms of the development agreement, Beta Bionics and Senseonics will work together to combine the two systems in the hopes of driving insulin and glucagon dosing […]

How ingestible bacteria-on-a-chip could diagnose gastrointestinal diseases

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an ingestible sensor that has engineered bacteria that can diagnose bleeding in the stomach and has the potential to diagnose other gastrointestinal problems. The system, being called bacteria-on-a-chip, uses sensors with living cells and ultra-low power electronics that can convert a bacterial response into wireless signals that can

This tattoo-like sensor measures blood glucose levels non-invasively

Diabetes tracking can be a scary and tedious task, but University of California at San Diego researchers have developed a needless glucose monitor tattoo sensor that measures insulin levels through sweat on the skin. There are approximately 30.3 million people living with diabetes in the U.S., according to the American Diabetes Association. Monitoring blood sugar

This sensor attaches to the tooth and tracks dietary intake

Scientists in Massachusetts have developed a tiny sensor that fits on the surface of a tooth and tracks dietary intake. Tuft University School of Engineering researchers created a sensor that communicates wirelessly with a mobile device. It transmits information regarding glucose, salt and alcohol intake, which the researchers suggest could help detect and record a

Gore and Bonbouton partnered to create sensors for digital health applications

W.L. Gore and Associates announced that it has forged a partnership with digital health startup Bonbouton to create advanced sensor technology to develop better smart fabrics and digital health applications. The agreement will focus on collaborative research in temperature sensing materials to enable future applications of sensor technology and conductive inks in digital health, chronic

Sensirion releases ultra-lower power gas sensor

Sensirion has launched its ultra-lower power gas sensor, the SGPC3, that makes indoor air quality sensing available for mobile and battery applications. The new gas sensor has a supply current of less than 0.07 mA and can provide indoor air quality measurements with several years of battery lifetime. It also offers a complete gas sensor

These sweat patches can tell when you are tired, among other things

A new organization called NextFlex has teamed up with GE Global Research and is looking to scale up hybrid, flexible electronics called sweat patches that measure fatigue in pilots, elite athletes and other potential medical users — all by analyzing their sweat. NextFlex is a young entity and an unusual one. Founded in 2015, the

This wearable system continuously monitors stomach activity

California researchers have created an electrocardiogram-like system for the gastrointestinal tract that monitors electrical activity in the stomach over a 24-hour period. The system is a wearable, non-invasive system that provides GI activity monitoring outside of clinical settings while increasing the chance of identifying abnormal activity. It is a 3D printed portable box that is

Gauthier Biomedical receives FDA clearance for electronic torque indicating driver

Gauthier Biomedical (Grafton, Wisc.) announced that it has recently received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its electronic indicating device Intellitorq. The Intellitorq device is a manual driver that can indicate a torque value using LED lights and haptic feedback. “This breakthrough in handheld medical devices represents Gauthier’s long-standing commitment to providing repeatability, reliability and accuracy to