Medical-grade MLCCs promise reliable life support apps
The MQ series MLCCs promise the reliability performance needed by electronic life support applications such as: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and neuromodulation devices.
50W GaN power amp supports frequency up to 6GHz
The PE15A5025 from Pasternack features a compact and rugged design, and promises high levels of output power and efficiency and has the advantage of high output load impedance.
Thick film resistors boast flameproof silicon coating
Offering high voltage handling up to 15kV, Vishay Techno FHV Axial series devices are optimised for pulse applications in industrial power supplies and laboratory/medical equipment.
0.8A step-up DC/DC converters target healthcare devices
The XC9141/XC9142 series from Torex Semiconductor is aimed at home healthcare and wearable devices that necessitate space saving, advanced functionality and high efficiency.
Biosensors monitor moods, detect seizures
Find out in this article how you can improve your health with early detection of seizure and stress management with mood-aware wearable devices that measure EDA.
0.6V ECG readout chip targets wearable medical apps
Imec and Holst Centre developed a low cost, low power multi-sensor SoCs solution that claims to maintains consistent beat detection capabilities, even under movement (about 40mVpp).
NTU wireless neural implants allow brain data transmission
NTU's smart chip will analyse and decode the thousands of signals from the neural implants in the brain, before compressing the results and sending transmission.
Optical pulse oximeter aimed at wearable, healthcare apps
The MAX30102 from Maxim operates on a single 1.8V supply with a separate 5V supply for the internal LEDs and small footprint so that it easily can be integrated into the wearables market.
Maxim rolls out pulse oximeter, heart rate sensor module
The MAX30102 is offered as an ultra-low power solution providing a complete system to save space and ease the design-in process for mobile and wearable devices.
Silicon Labs debuts low-power heart rate monitor
The Si1144 HRM solution packs a low-power optical sensor module paired with an energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko MCU running Silicon Labs' advanced HRM algorithm.
Minimally-invasive prototype device monitors fetal O2 levels
The WombOx team of Rice University engineering students worked with the Texas Children's Fetal Centre to create their device that could give real-time data of a fetus undergoing endoscopic fetal surgery.
Light-powered nano-engine shows promise for medical apps
University of Cambridge researchers built what they describe as the world's tiniest engine that could navigate in water, sense the environment around them, or even enter living cells to fight disease.
Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.
Smart wearable sensors for better physiological monitoring
The companies plan to design sensors that enable personalised, continuous and accurate tracking of physiological parameters such as heart rate, sleep phases, sleep quality and blood lactate.
Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
To aid in early-detection of lifestyle diseases, Fujitsu laboratories developed a breath sensor device that extracts and measures the specified gas components correlated with diseases.
Novel system stores, retrieves digital images in DNA
In one experiment, the University of Washington and Microsoft team successfully encoded digital data from four image files into the nucleotide sequences of synthetic DNA snippets.
Sweat sensors analyse state of health
Using a prototype that comprises a flexible printed circuit board holding five sensors, a group of UC Berkeley engineers were able to analyse components of human sweat as indicators of health.
Apple wants to patent Emergency Alert System
Apple has filed a patent for a medical monitor that sounds the alarm in cases of medical emergencies, irregularities in a user's temperature, heart rate, oxygen level or blood pressure.
Hitachi, Redlen to create PCCT semiconductor detector module
The companies collaborated to develop a direct conversion semiconductor x-ray detector module needed for next-gen photon counting computed tomography systems.
Sound biometrics tech tells people apart based on ear shape
NEC developed the technology that instantaneously measures acoustic characteristics using an earphone with a built-in microphone to collect earphone-generated sounds as they resonate within ear cavities.