That’s One Smart Walking Stick!

July 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

XploR Smart Cane
A student engineering team at Birmingham City University (UK) has built a walking cane for the blind called [MORE]

Detecting Stroke with a Smartphone

April 21, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Samsung Developing Wearable Sensor for Stroke Detection
Imagine this: your eyeglasses have sensors that fit snug to the temples and are [MORE]

Implantable, Continuous Glucose Monitor

March 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Continuous Implantable Glucose Monitoring
At least two companies (GlySens in San Diego, CA and Senseonics, Germantown, MD) are competing in a [MORE]

A Medical Lab at Home

March 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microchip for Detection of Electrochemical Markers
Engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (Sankt Augustin, Germany) have built a [MORE]

Resorbable Electronic Implant with WiFi Control

February 24, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Silk-based Resorbable Electronic Devices
Here is a significant first-of-its-kind device: “We present the demonstration of in vivo operation of a subcutaneously [MORE]

GI Tract Sensor

February 17, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gutcheck Patch
Described as an “EKG for the gut,” G-Tech (Mountain View, CA) is developing a small electronic patch (2.5” in [MORE]

Smarter Textiles

February 17, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart Fabric
Engineers at Laval University (Quebec City) have created a malleable material, from layers of copper, polymers, glass and silver, [MORE]

Artificial Retinas

January 27, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanotube Film Optogenetics Retina Vision
In the retina, light stimulates receptor cells that chemically and electrically transmit that stimulation to the [MORE]


January 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

A radio that receives, processes and transmits a signal while costing only pennies, would be a good thing. Such a [MORE]

Wireless Implants for Antibiotic Delivery

January 13, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implants Dissolving
Researchers at Tufts University and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana have developed an implantable device, made of magnesium, [MORE]

Mouthpiece that Measures Potential Head Injury

December 23, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

According to CDC figures, there are some 3.8m sports related concussion injuries annually, mostly among youth players. But, in fact, [MORE]

Implantable BP Sensor

November 25, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

CardioMEMS Pulmonary Artery-Sensor
The FDA has approved an implantable wireless device to monitor pulmonary artery pressure. The manufacturer, CardioMEMS (Atlanta, GA), [MORE]

Vital Signs Monitoring at 2-Minute Intervals

October 28, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Satirist Dorothy Parker once said she pressed the hospital’s nurse call button whenever she wanted to be alone for an [MORE]

Remote Controlled Microchip for Contraception

September 9, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

MicroCHIPS Contraceptive Drug Dispenser

MicroCHIPS (Lexington, MA) anticipates its new remote control microchip reaching the market in 2018.  Here’s how [MORE]