Medical http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8212/more en Shape-Shifting Sensors Could Explore Inside Patients http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients <div class="node-body article-body">Novel geometrically encoded magnetic sensors (GEMs), developed by researchers from NIST and NIH, respond to local biochemical conditions—such as a change in acidity near inflammation sites—by changing their shape and response to radio frequencies.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/shape-shifting-sensors-could-explore-inside-patients#comments Medical Sensors News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 19:22:00 +0000 48021 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Magnetic disks move closer together as the center&nbsp;hydrogel shrinks in the presence of a lower pH.&nbsp;</p> Turning Bacterial Spores into Electromechanical Humidity Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Biological sensors demonstrate high response of bacterial spores to environmental humidity.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/turning-bacterial-spores-electromechanical-humidity-sensors#comments Medical Sensors News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:18:00 +0000 47981 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Spacing between Graphene Quantum Dots changes,&nbsp;as a&nbsp;bacterial spore shrinks and expands in response to a controlled humidity. The dot&nbsp;spacing affects the cytobot&#39;s conductivity, which is measured as the sensory&nbsp;output.</p> InBody 770 Analyzes Internal Health Via Bioelectrical Impedance http://machinedesign.com/medical/inbody-770-analyzes-internal-health-bioelectrical-impedance <div class="node-body article-body">With more than 15 outputs, including skeletal muscle mass and basal metabolic rate, the InBody 770 could revolutionize physical evaluations in the doctor’s office.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/inbody-770-analyzes-internal-health-bioelectrical-impedance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/inbody-770-analyzes-internal-health-bioelectrical-impedance#comments Technologies Medical News Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:30:00 +0000 47971 at http://machinedesign.com Everything You Know About Medical Design Is Wrong http://machinedesign.com/medical/everything-you-know-about-medical-design-wrong <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Arena Solutions, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Developing a medical device has always been a complex process. Manufacturers must continue to drive innovation while facing ever-intensifying business challenges</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/everything-you-know-about-medical-design-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/everything-you-know-about-medical-design-wrong#comments Medical eBooks Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:24:00 +0000 47521 at http://machinedesign.com Dialysis Technology Lifts Off with Aeronautics Software http://machinedesign.com/medical/dialysis-technology-lifts-aeronautics-software <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Patients with kidney failure depend on dialysis machines to replace most renal functions. A dialysis machine is responsible for filtering creatinine and urea from the blood, and moderating water content to control blood volume.</p> <p>Now, aeronautic software will be used to significantly improve kidney dialysis technology, and no modest bioengineer can shrug off the achievement with &ldquo;it&rsquo;s not rocket science&rdquo; because, well, that&rsquo;s exactly what it is.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/dialysis-technology-lifts-aeronautics-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/dialysis-technology-lifts-aeronautics-software#comments Medical News Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:36:00 +0000 47421 at http://machinedesign.com Peter Vincent/Imperial College London Engineering Basics: Why Interlock Guards Trump Lockout/Tagout http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/engineering-basics-why-interlock-guards-trump-lockouttagout <div class="field-byline"> Jeff Warren, The Warren Group Irmo, S.C. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here’s a look at some of the reasons why interlocked safety guards prevent more accidents than lockout/tagout procedures and rules </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Many of the annual 3.3 million workplace injuries result from broken OSHA rules. And of the top 10 OSHA rules most frequently broken, two directly concern machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/engineering-basics-why-interlock-guards-trump-lockouttagout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/basics-design/engineering-basics-why-interlock-guards-trump-lockouttagout#comments Basics of Design Technologies Medical Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:25:00 +0000 47171 at http://machinedesign.com Taking a Closer Look at Medical Inhalers http://machinedesign.com/medical/taking-closer-look-medical-inhalers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill., are taking the expertise they&rsquo;ve acquired studying automotive fuel injectors and applying it to medical inhalers such as those used by asthma sufferers...</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/taking-closer-look-medical-inhalers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/taking-closer-look-medical-inhalers#comments Medical Pneumatics Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:54:00 +0000 47111 at http://machinedesign.com Basics of Design: Drug Delivery Trends http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MICROMO </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MICROMO (FAULHABER Group) has been a leader with motion solutions for drug delivery </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/basics-design-drug-delivery#comments Basics of Design Medical Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 46711 at http://machinedesign.com AccuVein Reveals Veins Beneath Your Skin http://machinedesign.com/accuvein-reveals-veins-beneath-your-skin <div class="node-body link-body">Benchmark Electronics worked with AccuVein to design and engineer their AV300, a hand-held device that can reveal the veins beneath a patient's skin. Uses include reducing 2nd sticks during blood draws as well as locating veins during surgical procedures.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/AccuVeinPromo.gif?1424353949" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/accuvein-reveals-veins-beneath-your-skin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Medical Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:51:00 +0000 46521 at http://machinedesign.com What’s the Difference Between the Sagittal, Coronal, and Transverse Planes? http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-sagittal-coronal-and-transverse-planes <div class="field-byline"> Stephen Mraz </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>These planes divide the human body, as well as organs and other body parts, into different sections to describe an organ or limb&rsquo;s location, structures in organs and limbs, and or the movements of body parts. The three planes are orthogonal, so the short answer to the question in the title is 90&deg;.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-sagittal-coronal-and-transverse-planes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/medical/what-s-difference-between-sagittal-coronal-and-transverse-planes#comments Medical Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:53:00 +0000 45891 at http://machinedesign.com