Archive for the ‘Sensors’ Category

Aluminium Oxide Coating Could Make Silicon-Based Medical Implants More Functional

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A new medical device coating could reduce the costs of developing medical implantable sensors that work in direct contact with living tissue in the body. The coating is patent-pending and was developed by researchers at Ohio State University, according to a university press release.

Miniaturised Pressure Sensors Could Improve Medical Implants

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Applications as diverse as oil-well drilling and robot-driven surgery are driving demand for improved micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors. As they are made smaller, however, simultaneously achieving high sensor stability and sensitivity becomes progressively more difficult. A research team from Singapore and South Korea has now overcome this technical challenge ...

Noninvasive Biosensor Could Replace Pinpricks for Diabetes Testing

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

An inexpensive biosensor that detects glucose in saliva, tears and urine could one day replace pinpricks for diabetes testing. "Most sensors typically measure glucose in blood," says Jonathan Claussen, a former doctoral student at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana, USA) and currently a research scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory. ...

Cloud-Based Healthcare Device Will Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs, Says Isansys Lifecare CEO

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_27871" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Isansys Lifecare CEO and co-founder Keith Errey"][/caption] Isansys Lifecare CEO Keith Errey may have his head in the cloud, but his feet are planted firmly on solid business ground. Isansys has developed the LifeTouch Patient Surveillance System, which is touted as the first cloud-ready product to be ...

Sensor Monitors Patient Recovery In Vivo

Monday, February 27th, 2012

An implantable sensor that provides surgeons with detailed, real-time information from a surgery site could lead to more accurate assessments of a patient’s recovery. Developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by Faculty Researcher Eric Ledet, the sensor is attached to commonly used orthopaedic musculoskeletal implants such as rods, plates or prostheses. Scalable, ...

Technique Introducing Nanosensors to Living Cells Could Reduce Need for Animal Research

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_26484" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="The yellow nanosensor signal in the overlay image (right) shows that the cells are active. If they were unhealthy, they would appear much redder. Center: the indicator dye signal. Left: the reference dye signal."][/caption] Animal research continues to be a controversial topic in medical research. In Germany ...

UK Company’s Optical Sensor May Make Current Blood Pressure Technology Obsolete

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Anyone who has ever had their blood pressure taken by a medical practitioner can attest to the fact that the technology (and, to be fair, the incompetence of some humans who use it) is far from perfect. The most common method of blood pressure measurement dates back to the 19th ...

Glass Stamp Technology May Slash Cost of Manufacturing Lab-on-Chip Sensors

Monday, October 24th, 2011

From the wire: Advances in microchip technology someday may enable clinicians to perform tests for hundreds of diseases—sifting out specific molecules, such as early stage cancer cells—from just one drop of blood. But fabricating such “lab-on-chip” designs—tiny, integrated diagonistic sensor arrays on surfaces as small as a square centimeter—is a ...

Sensirion Introduces Digital Differential Pressure Sensors with Low Measurement Ranges

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_24501" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Differential pressure sensors with new measurement ranges."][/caption] Swiss sensor manufacturer Sensirion has recently launched two new versions of its differential pressure sensors within the SDP600 series. The new sensors SDP6x0-125 Pa and SDP6x0-25 Pa feature particularly low measurement ranges of -125 to ...

OEM Pressure Sensors Offer Excellent Media Compatibility

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Sensortechnics’ new KMA series measures gage pressures of corrosive and aggressive gases and liquids in ranges from 500 mbar to 100 bar. These pressure sensors use internal digital signal conditioning to deliver calibrated and temperature-compensated output signals. According to the firm, the KMA sensors are based on very accurate and ...

Sensing Sustained Growth, Sensirion Opens New Production Facility

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Sensirion’s new facility may be just a few hundred metres from the old location, but it’s going to make a world of difference for the manufacturer of advanced sensing products. The additional space is necessary to accommodate growing demand for its products and expertise, according to the company. Following eight ...

Release the “Terminator” in You and let Stretchable Electronics Report How You Feel

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Remember the Terminator movies? Where robots of liquid metal traveling back in time would deform beyond recognition? And although twisting, folding and stretching fragile conventional electronics is not yet possible, a researcher from Uppsala, Sweden, has devised a wireless sensor that can actually stand to be stretched. For example, the sensor ...