9 battery and power source advances you need to know

In the drive toward tinier implantable medical devices and wearable health sensors, battery and power source technology has been a major stumbling block. As experts noted in a discussion about battery technology during DeviceTalks Minnesota in June, battery innovation in the field is especially slow. Going too fast has its risks, too. Case in point

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Could this temperature sensor reduce power consumption in medical devices?

A new temperature sensor that runs at 113 pW could make wearables and even implantable medical devices less power dependent, according to research from the University of California at San Diego. The temperature sensor, developed by electrical engineers at UCSD, uses about 628 times lower power than state-of-the-art power sources and is 10 billion times

10 new crowdfunded health devices that will intrigue you

With crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, companies can obtain the funding for ideas they want to come to life (even potato salad parties), with the promise of something in return to the donors. And while crowdfunding presents challenges for regulated medical devices, it’s proven to be a boon for startups touting potentially innovative health and

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This ingestible sensor is powered by stomach acid

MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have announced an ingestible device innovation: a small voltaic cell that can withstand the acidity of fluids in the stomach and still transmit information to a base station. The small device can stay in the gastrointestinal tract for long periods of time and can produce enough power to

Torrey Pines Scientific introduces chilling/heating dry bath with direct sample temperature control

Torrey Pines Scientific announces its EchoTherm Model IC50, Peltier driven, Chilling/Heating Dry Bath with exact sample temperature control. The unit is supplied with a temperature probe to insert directly into the sample or into the sample block. The probe senses the sample temperature or sample block temperature directly and sends that information to the unit

Ametek Land secures CSA certification for NIR Borescope

Ametek Land, the leading industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement specialist, has secured CSA certification for its Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B) 3XR for use in hazardous locations in the U.S. and Canada. The NIR-B 3XR, which was launched for the industrial gas sector in 2016, delivers continuous reformer tube wall temperature (TWT) measurement and furnace optimization

Micronor introduces low-cost OEM fiber optic temperature measurement solution

Micronor will be exhibiting at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition and Conference, Jan. 31–Feb. 2 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The show will mark the debut of FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT, a low-cost OEM solution for fiber optic temperature measurement, a joint development of Micronor and its partner Optocon AG. The product operates in conjunction with

Ametek Land demonstrates new borescope for temperature measurement

Non-contact temperature measurement specialist Ametek Land will launch its near infrared borescope (NIR-B) 3XR to the international market Feb. 27 to March 2 at Nitrogen + Syngas 2017 in London. Nitrogen + Syngas 2017 is firmly established as among the world’s leading annual events for the nitrogen and industrial gas market. The four-day technical conference

Oven Industries releases new temperature controller

Oven Industries (Camp Hill, Pa.) continues its aggressive product expansion by releasing the 5R9-355 Temperature Controller (Peltier Effect), which among other things has uses in the medical field. This product, from an operational standpoint, is the same as the 5R9-350 model released earlier this year. The complimentary features included in the 5R9-355 model consists of

VersAlert remote assist monitoring solutions

Custom BioGenic Systems (CBS), a manufacturer of patented liquid nitrogen freezers and inventory systems, announced a new product for the remote monitoring of laboratory freezers and other temperature sensitive equipment: VersAlert. VersAlert offers a cloud-based system that meets the growing demand for monitoring valuable temperature sensitive inventory as well as aiding in regulatory compliance, such

Exergen Temporalscanner outpaces Welch Allyn oral/rectal thermometer for pediatrician preference

A new survey shows pediatricians ranked temporal artery thermometry (TAT) number one in overall preference over any other thermometry method and furthermore use and recommend the Exergen TemporalScanner over any other brand including Welch Allyn. Forty two percent of pediatricians use the Exergen TAT and 36% recommend it to their patients, ranking highest in both

HPLC Column Oven controls 30 cm x 3/8 in. column from room temperature to 90° C

Torrey Pines Scientific announces its new EchoTherm HPLC Column Oven Model CO20. The temperature range is from room temperature to 90.0° C readable and settable to 0.1° C. The PID temperature control software regulates temperatures to ±0.1° C. Temperature accuracy and stability are ±0.1° C with a stable temperature indicator lamp on the front panel that

AMETEK Land offers UKAS certification as standard on CYCLOPS C100L non-contact thermometer

AMETEK Land, a developer of industrial infrared non-contact temperature measurement specialities, has announced that buyers of its Cyclops C100L will receive a designated three point UKAS certification to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as standard. Widely used in industries such as metal and glass production, as well as in ceramics, petrochemical and refractories, the Cyclops C100L portable non-contact

UK researchers tap AI to disrupt cancer and critical care treatments

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

ARC Devices announces partnership with VSee to bring connected health devices to consumers

ARC Devices, a developer in digital, non-touch thermometry, announced a partnership with telehealth platform provider, VSee, to design the world’s first wireless connected thermometer embedded into a remote patient monitoring kit. With this integration, ARC’s thermometer will provide real-time temperature data to power a new generation of video and data-driven telehealth connectivity. The announcement was