Scanner offers real-time 3D breast cancer screening
Scientists, working primarily at Florida International University, have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time. As reported today in the journal Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, the device uses a near-infrared laser diode source to produce an image of the breast tissues.
Wearable cardiac recorder offers mobile peace of mind
A powerful STM32 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics keeps things ticking inside HTEC's wearable ECG recorder that provides continuous and accurate remote cardiac monitoring. Different types of cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, affect millions of people of all ages worldwide. With the accurate and timely diagnosis, causes of most arrhythmias are effectively treated, minimising fatalities.
MLCCs are specified for medical-grade reliability
Murata has developed and released two series of monolithic ceramic capacitors, specified for medical-grade reliability. Benefitting from quality control and process management expertise, the series suits use in critical circuits (GCR series) and non-critical circuits (GCH series) within implanted medical devices such as pacemakers, cochlear implants, insulin pumps and gastric electrostimulators.
Wireless, recharging features enhance hearing aids
Baby boomers, and your writer pleads guilty here, are reluctant to admit their hearing is failing and even more reluctant to wear hearing aids. Which frankly is a bit daft these days as hearing aid technology gets more sophisticated. ON Semiconductor has a Hearing Solutions business unit and it is headed by Marc Niklaus.
Efficient 350W supplies meet IT & medical requirements
XP Power has announced the 350W GCS350 series addition to its GCS range of high efficiency AC/DC power supplies. Available in multiple mechanical formats, including the industry standard 127x76.2x36.3mm open frame package, other formats available are an enclosed covered version, and top or end-mounted fan cover versions. The GCS350 series comprises six single output models covering the common nominal outputs from +12 to +56VDC.
Compact power entry module with filter features ground line choke
SCHURTER’s popular power entry module, KFA series, is now equipped with an additional ground line choke to suppress high frequency interference arising from ground loops on the ground line. In addition, the recently added ground line choke improves asymmetric attenuation in higher frequencies in medical filter versions.
EU nanomed association targets innovation
Patrick Boisseau, Chairman, European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN), said that nanomedicine in Europe is rapidly progressing from a primarily academic-research-oriented and fragmented field to a multi-national programme sharply focused on bringing the benefits of nanomedicine to all Europeans.
Lab in a needle could revolutionise mobile testing
Researchers at Houston Methodist, along with collaborators at two major Singapore institutions, have developed a lab in a needle device that could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerating treatment and diagnosis by days. This single, self-contained medical device will be effective, for example, in quickly detecting liver toxicity which is a common side effect of chemotherapy.
RFID reader IC enables rugged handheld scanner
ams has announced that the 1153, a rugged, wearable RFID scanner made by Technology Solutions Limited, uses the highly-integrated, low-power AS3993 reader IC. The small, light 1153 Bluetooth Wearable RAIN (UHF) RFID Reader, which measures 10.2x5.5x5.6cm and weighs just 157g, has a palm strap so it can easily be worn on the back of the user’s hand, as well as an anchor point for attachment to a tablet computer.
Transforming healthcare with technology
In conjunction with the North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, bITjAM is working to design and develop new technological innovations to aid suffers of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). MCI describes conditions consisting of problems with cognitive brain functions such as day-to-day thinking, remembering, language and visuospatial skills.