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Image sensor enhances patient safety for digital radiography

Image sensor enhances patient safety for digital radiography
ON Semiconductor is enhancing patient safety in digital radiography with the release of a CCD image sensor that enables video imaging under reduced x-ray dosage conditions. The KAF-09001 image sensor provides the same critical imaging performance as the KAF-09000 used today for digital radiography image capture, but incorporates an improved output architecture that supports a high sensitivity video mode, facilitating patient positioning while minimising overall x-ray exposure.
7th March 2017

Nanosensor detects DNA building blocks

Nanosensor detects DNA building blocks
Researchers at Uppsala University and in Brazil have developed a new type of nanosensor that can detect single molecules. The nanosensor, comprising a combination of two different materials, has been used to identify the different building blocks in DNA. What is really groundbreaking about this study is that it has succeeded in combining graphene, which is electrically conductive, and boron nitride, which is insulating, in the same two-dimensional material.
16th February 2017

How does dopamine influence brain activity?

How does dopamine influence brain activity?
MIT chemical engineers have developed an extremely sensitive detector that can track single cells’ secretion of dopamine, a brain chemical responsible for carrying messages involved in reward-motivated behavior, learning, and memory. Using arrays of up to 20,000 tiny sensors, the researchers can monitor dopamine secretion of single neurons, allowing them to explore critical questions about dopamine dynamics. Until now, that has been very difficult to do.
10th February 2017


Harnessing stomach acid to power tiny sensors

Harnessing stomach acid to power tiny sensors
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed and demonstrated a small voltaic cell that is sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach. The system can generate enough power to run small sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods of time. This type of power could offer a safer and lower-cost alternative to the traditional batteries now used to power such devices, the researchers say.
7th February 2017

Proximal flow sensors suitable for neonatal applications

Proximal flow sensors suitable for neonatal applications
Manufacturer of high quality sensors and sensor solutions for flow measurement and control and the regulation of environmental parameters, Sensirion will be attending the MD&M West 2017 trade fair in order to present a proximal flow sensor for flow measurements in respiratory applications used in neonatology and pediatrics.
3rd February 2017

Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting ill

Wearable sensors can tell when you are getting ill
  Wearable sensors that monitor heart rate, activity, skin temperature and other variables can reveal a lot about what is going on inside a person, including the onset of infection, inflammation and even insulin resistance, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
13th January 2017

3D antibody arrays offer better sensing

3D antibody arrays offer better sensing
Exploiting a process known as molecular self-assembly, MIT chemical engineers have built three-dimensional arrays of antibodies that could be used as sensors to diagnose diseases such as malaria or tuberculosis. These sensors, which contain up to 100 stacked layers of antibodies, offer much more sensitivity than existing antibody-based sensors, which have only a single layer of antibodies.
4th January 2017

Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson's disease

Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, as yet incurable neuro-degenerative disease. Early diagnosis is a matter of increasing urgency, particularly in the ageing European population as prompt detection improves patient outcomes. PD predominantly affects people over the age of 60 with an incidence of 5 out of 1000 people. Early onset of PD is characterised by movement disorders such as tremors, rigidity and slow movement that is later followed by behavioural and cognitive disorders.
29th November 2016

Tiny electronic device monitors heart and recognises speech

Tiny electronic device monitors heart and recognises speech
  Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognise spoken words.
17th November 2016

Energy-efficient health patch to improve mobile health solutions

Energy-efficient health patch to improve mobile health solutions
At electronica, imec – Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO), introduced their next gen health patch. The small form-factor comfortable to wear health patch has been optimised for low power consumption and is the first of its kind to track physical and cardiac activity, while monitoring bioelectrical impedance.
15th November 2016


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