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Printed Electronics USA 2014
Printed Electronics World

Healthcare

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X-ray detector on plastic delivers medical imaging performance
X-ray detector on plastic delivers medical imaging performance
22 Apr 2014  |  Belgium
Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at 25 frames per...
Developing materials and electronics that dissolve when triggered
Developing materials and electronics that dissolve when triggered
15 Apr 2014  |  United States
A medical device, once its job is done, could harmlessly melt away inside a person's body. Or, a military device could collect and send its data and then dissolve away, leaving no trace of an intelligence mission. Or, an environmental sensor could co...
Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring
Stick-on electronic patches for health monitoring
11 Apr 2014  |  United States
Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have demonstrated thin, soft stick-on patches that stretch and move with the skin and incorporate commercial, off-the-shelf chip-based electronics for sophisticat...
Wearable technology - who needs what?
Wearable technology - who needs what?
8 Apr 2014  |  Worldwide
IDTechEx Research's new report Wearable Technology 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts comprehensively covers wearable technology and concentrates on wearable electronics and electrics, which will remain over 99% of the business. Trends ...
Collaboration to deliver printed electronic temperature indicators
Collaboration to deliver printed electronic temperature indicators
1 Apr 2014  |  Norway
Thin Film Electronics ASA and Temptime Corporation have announced a strategic alliance that will bring new technology to the pharmaceutical market. The companies will collaborate to develop the health care industry's first temperature indicators feat...
New, stretchable antenna for wearable health monitoring
New, stretchable antenna for wearable health monitoring
24 Mar 2014  |  United States
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices. "Many researchers - including our lab - have developed prototype...
A revolutionary portable lab for rapid and low-cost diagnosis
A revolutionary portable lab for rapid and low-cost diagnosis
12 Mar 2014  |  Europe
Do you remember James Bond film Casino Royale? After being poisoned, the agent uses a portable diagnostic kit to identify the toxic substance and alert his HQ in London. Such type of technology is not fiction anymore. European researchers have develo...
A gel that is clearly revolutionary
A gel that is clearly revolutionary
30 Jan 2014  |  Singapore
Researchers are determined to manufacture stretchable biomedical devices that interface directly with organs such as the skin, heart and brain. Electronic devices, however, are usually made from hard materials that are incompatible with soft tissue. ...
Cholesterol-tracking smartphone users take lifesaving selfies
Cholesterol-tracking smartphone users take lifesaving selfies
19 Dec 2013  |  United States
With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life - it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute. Forget those clumsy, complicated, home cholesterol-testing devices. Cornell engineers have ...
Ultrathin diagnostic skin allows continuous patient monitoring
Ultrathin diagnostic skin allows continuous patient monitoring
12 Dec 2013  |  United States
It is likely that at your next visit to the doctor, a medical practitioner will start by taking your temperature. This has been part of medical practice for so long that we may see it as antiquated, with little value. However, the routine nature of t...
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