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189 Electronic Components Articles
Posted in Electronic Components by Jamie Hartford on April 27, 2017
We haven't built the Six Million Dollar Man yet, but sensors are advancing bionics by leaps and bounds.Hear the term “bionics” and you might be inspired to launch into your best Oscar Goldman impression from the opening credit sequence of the 1970s hit The Six Million Dollar Man: "Gentlemen... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by amanda.pedersen on April 24, 2017
Digital medicine, with an ingestible sensor at its core, could go a long way toward improving medication adherence.Andrew Kelly Proteus Discover, developed by Proteus Digital Health, is designed to improve medical adherence using ingestible sensors, a wearable device, and mobile technology.“D... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Jamie Hartford on March 13, 2017
With only a small fraction of the potential patient population currently being treated, the neuromodulation market is poised for growth.Beverly Allan and Kamran ZamanianNeuromodulation is the most lucrative sector in the Europe neurological device market, accounting for over half of the revenue.1&nb... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Kristopher Sturgis on March 10, 2017
Researchers found a way to capture and analyze individual blood cells that could be used to make a variety of diagnostic devices for as little as $5 each.  Kristopher SturgisMild heating of graphene oxide sheets makes it possible to bond particular compounds to the sheets' surface. These compou... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Nancy Crotti on January 26, 2017
A new study funded by St. Jude Medical showed that most patients took fewer painkillers after being implanted with a spinal cord stimulation device.Nancy CrottiSt. Jude Medical's Prodigy Spinal Cord Stimulation System is used totreat chronic pain. Opioid use by chronic pain patients either drop... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Nancy Crotti on December 20, 2016
Brain stimulation may decrease sexual dysfunction, according to recent research study.Nancy CrottiWomen with decreased sex drive may have another alternative to the failed “female Viagra” pill that FDA approved last year.Researchers in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh have found that certain types of ... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Qmed Staff on October 27, 2016
Power supply has been a major challenge when it comes to the computers-on-wheels that are rolled around hospitals and other healthcare settings.Daw Tsai, DT ResearchIt may seem strange, but batteries are taking a front row seat in the effort to improve point-of-care in hospitals, doctors' offices an... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Kristopher Sturgis on October 26, 2016
Hariharan Subramanian, vice president of research and development at Briteseed, previews his BIOMEDevice San Jose talk on advances in medical sensor technologies and how they’re forging the next generation of surgical tools and diagnostic devices. Kristopher SturgisBriteseed's SafeSnips ... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Jamie Hartford on October 20, 2016
SetPoint Medical’s vagus nerve stimulation implant has shown promise for treating the debilitating inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new European study.Nancy CrottiSetPoint Medical is also studying its implantable neuromodulation technology for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Image cou... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Kristopher Sturgis on September 14, 2016
Researchers create a new smart needle technology equipped with electrodes that can guide physicians to specific areas of the body, and send alerts when the needle approaches sensitive nerves.Kristopher SturgisA new tool, known as the Injeq IQ-Needle, has been developed by researchers at Tampere Univ... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Nancy Crotti on August 16, 2016
New millimeter-sized "neural dust" devices use ultrasound for both wireless power and communication. Nancy CrottiResearchers have developed a wireless device small enough to be implanted in individual nerves, and capable of detecting the electrical activity of nerves and muscles deep within the body... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Kristopher Sturgis on August 4, 2016
Stanford University researchers are seeking a new fundamental understanding of how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale level. Their work could lead to a new generation of lithium-ion battery design.Kristopher SturgisThis artistic rendering show lithium-ion battery particles illuminated b... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Qmed Staff on July 11, 2016
Biomimicry was key for the University of Wisconsin researchers designing the "artificial eye" sensor. Qmed StaffInstead of turning to infrared or boosting the sensitivity of the image sensor, the University of Wisconsin researchers took a hint from fish living in murky waters and focused on the... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Kristopher Sturgis on June 30, 2016
Stanford engineers develop new technologies that provide a clean source of hydrogen fuel, and the world’s first rechargeable zinc batteries. Both are potential tools for medical device designers.Kristopher SturgisA conventional zinc battery (left) has problems with dendrites growing fr... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Chris Newmarker on June 8, 2016
Is Michigan going to become the go-to place for battery innovation? Chris Newmarker(Image courtesy of University of Michigan)The University of Michigan is touting its new 2700-square-foot Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility, which has the goal of making lighter, safer, more c... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Kristopher Sturgis on June 6, 2016
The new circuitry was created with unprecedented speed and flexibility, and was designed to usher in the next generation of wearable technologies for mobile health.The new integrated circuit is stretchy, and can adhere to the skin. (Image courtesy of UW–Madison) Kristopher SturgisThe tiny tec... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Qmed Staff on June 3, 2016
New ultra-wideband wireless technology is enabling location detection within centimeters versus meters, according to a report by the website Internet of Things Institute. Qmed Staff Move over GPS. A new wireless technology called ultra-wideband could enable more Internet of Things innovation, i... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Nancy Crotti on May 10, 2016
    The fully bioresorbable electrodes are thin, flexible neural electrode arrays made of patterned silicon nanomembranes. (Illustration courtesy of University of Pennsylvania)The devices may have implications for epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, depression, chroni... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Kristopher Sturgis on May 9, 2016
It’s called embroidery. Ohio State University researchers have designed circuits that can be embroidered onto fabric with 0.1 mm precision.Kristopher Sturgis“These antennas will wirelessly transmit the sensed information to handheld devices like smartphones and tablets," says OSU research scient... Continue
Posted in Electronic Components by Chris Newmarker on May 4, 2016
The medical device manufacturing outsourcer has greatly expanded its business relationship with WiTricity, which has wireless energy transfer technology.Chris Newmarker(Infograph courtesy of WiTricity) Greatbatch appears to be wagering that wireless energy transfer technology will prove to be a... Continue