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Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body

Biodegradable sensor monitors pressure in the body
UConn engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient’s body. The UConn research is featured in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The small, flexible sensor is made of medically safe materials already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in surgical sutures, bone grafts, and medical implants.
16th January 2018

UV nail sensor helps protect you from skin cancer

UV nail sensor helps protect you from skin cancer
One of the hardest aspects of sunbathing is knowing when you've had too much UV (ultraviolet) exposure and remembering when to apply your next layer of sun cream. Experts at L'Oréal developed its first commercial sunscreen product in 1935, then furthered its 80-year commitment to sun safety with the unveiling of UV Sense, the first battery-free wearable electronic UV sensor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
15th January 2018

Ingestible sensors give insights into human gut health

Ingestible sensors give insights into human gut health
Findings from the first human trials of a breakthrough gas-sensing swallowable capsule could revolutionise the way that gut disorders and diseases are prevented and diagnosed. The trials by researchers at RMIT University have uncovered mechanisms in the human body that have never been seen before, including a potentially new immune system. The new technology and discoveries offer a game-changer for the one-in-five people worldwide who will suffer from a gastrointestinal disorder in their lifetime.
10th January 2018


RD rainbow Lite SET sensors receive CE Mark

RD rainbow Lite SET sensors receive CE Mark
Masimo has announced the CE marking and release of RD rainbow Lite SET sensors, which enable the monitoring of Masimo Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi) and RPVi, an improved PVi that allows clinicians to assess fluid responsiveness noninvasively and continuously at a fraction of the cost of invasive methods, and at a fraction of the cost of rainbow sensors. Rainbow Lite sensors utilise twice as many wavelengths of light as SET sensors, allowing rainbow Lite sensors to provide ORi and RPVi along with Masimo SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry.
3rd January 2018

Plasmonic biosensors enable easy-to-use health tests

Plasmonic biosensors enable easy-to-use health tests
  A biosensor developed at Aalto University enables creating a range of new health tests similar to home pregnancy tests. The plasmonic biosensor can detect diseased exosomes even by the naked eye. Exosomes, important indicators of health conditions, are cell-derived vesicles that are present in blood and urine.
19th December 2017

Accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector

Accidental exhale leads to improved DNA detector
Greg Madejski held his breath as he looked into the microscope, trying to weld two fingernail-sized chips together: a tiny chip containing a nanofiltre on top of another chip with a DNA sensor. It was frustrating work. The chips weren’t making good contact with each other. Madejski gently poked at the chips, then peered over the top of the microscope. And exhaled. The sudden waft of warm air swept over the nanofiltre, transferring it to the sensor—right on target.
18th December 2017

MEG sensor hoped to improve epilepsy diagnosis

MEG sensor hoped to improve epilepsy diagnosis
  A research institute of CEA Tech, Leti, has announced it has taken a major step toward development of next-gen magnetoencephalography (MEG) that could significantly reduce the cost of MEG systems and scans, improve diagnosis and treatment for epilepsy patients and help guide surgeons performing brain surgery.
12th December 2017

Sensor measures calcium concentrations deep inside tissue

Sensor measures calcium concentrations deep inside tissue
Key processes in the body are controlled by the concentration of calcium in and around cells. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed the first sensor molecule that is able to visualise calcium in living animals with the help of a radiation-free imaging technique known as optoacoustics. The method does not require the cells to be genetically modified and involves no radiation exposure.
5th December 2017

Mini connector delivers high speed transmission on consumer devices

Mini connector delivers high speed transmission on consumer devices
  A miniature lightweight Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) connector for portable electronic devices that require high speed transmission has been developed by Hirose. The FH53M series FPC connector saves valuable PCB real estate via a back flip style actuator that minimises the required mounting area.
29th November 2017

Keep your finger on the pulse!

Keep your finger on the pulse!
Willow Technologies has unveiled the new heart rate optical sensor from Rohm - the BH1790GLC. Utilising a specialised optical filter which enables high accuracy detection, extending battery life while reducing the effects of IRraysten-fold versus conventional products. Making it possible to achieve high quality pulse signals even in environments with strong IR presence, such as the outdoors or under intense movement.
3rd November 2017


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