Design & Development News

  1. Noninvasive Optical Sensors Provide Real-Time Brain Monitoring After Stroke

    Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke, and almost 90 percent of those are ischemic strokes in which a clot cuts off blood flow to part of the brain. To prevent further injury, blood flow to the brain must be restored as quickly as possible.

  2. Embrace Becomes First FDA-Cleared Seizure-Monitoring Smart Watch

    Empatica Inc has received clearance from the FDA for Embrace, its award-winning smart watch. Embrace uses AI (advanced machine learning) to monitor for the most dangerous kinds of seizures, known as "grand mal" or "generalized tonic-clonic" seizures, and send an alert to summon caregivers' help.

  3. Researchers Create Fiber Optic Sensors That Dissolve In The Body

    For the first time, researchers have fabricated sensing elements known as fiber Bragg gratings inside optical fibers designed to dissolve completely inside the body.


  4. NUS Researchers Develop Wireless Light Switch For Targeted Cancer Therapy

    A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a way to wirelessly deliver light into deep regions of the body to activate light-sensitive drugs for photodynamic therapy (PDT). 

  5. TU Wien Develops New Semiconductor Processing Technology

    Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes - resembling a kind of sponge at nano level - can be generated in semiconductors.

  6. Tyndall, Sanmina Partner To Develop Sub-GHz Wearable Health Monitoring Platform

    Tyndall and Sanmina Corporation have announced a research collaboration, which will focus on the development of a novel wireless technology for a commercial wrist-worn health-monitoring platform.

  7. An Organ-On-A-Chip Device That Models Heart Disease

    When studying diseases or testing potential drug therapies, researchers usually turn to cultured cells on Petri dishes or experiments with lab animals, but recently, researchers have been developing a different approach: small, organ-on-a-chip devices that mimic the functions of human organs, serving as potentially cheaper and more effective tools.

  8. Nanowire Device Holds Promise To Detect Cancer With A Urine Test

    Cells communicate with each other through a number of different mechanisms. Some of these mechanisms are well-known: in animals, for example, predatory threats can drive the release of norepinephrine, a hormone that travels through the bloodstream and triggers heart and muscle cells to initiate a "fight-or-flight" response.

  9. Developing The First Pediatric Heart Valve Designed To “Grow” With The Child

    Each year 40,000 babies in the U.S. are born with a congenital heart defect, often caused by a defective heart valve, which is estimated to account for 8,000 to 13,000 new cases in the U.S. alone.

  10. Mass Spectrometric Imaging Technique Makes Diagnosis Easier And Smarter

    A team of researchers at DGIST has recently developed a technology which enables to acquire a high resolution mass spectrometry imaging in micrometer size of live biological samples without chemical pretreatment in the general atmospheric pressure environment.