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Breath Diagnostic Device Built on Common Computer Chip

A device acting like an electronic nose to analyze exhaled breath to diagnose disease is being developed at an engineering lab at University of Texas in Dallas. . . . → Read More: Breath Diagnostic Device Built on Common Computer Chip

Graphene Chip Detects DNA, RNA Mutations

Biosensor chip with a double stranded DNA probe embedded on a graphene transistor (University of California, San Diego)

15 June 2016. A biomedical engineering team developed a chip built on graphene that detects mutations in genetic material, for eventual use in mobile diagnostics equipment. Researchers from University of California in San Diego, led by . . . → Read More: Graphene Chip Detects DNA, RNA Mutations

Sensor Patch Tracks Chemical, Physical Vital Signs

Chem-Phys patch demonstrated by co-author Amay Bandodkar (University of California, San Diego)

24 May 2016. Engineers at University of California in San Diego developed a patch device worn on the skin with sensors that measure chemical indicators as well as physical vital signs. The UC-San Diego team that designed the device published its findings . . . → Read More: Sensor Patch Tracks Chemical, Physical Vital Signs

Chip Designed for Efficient, Mobile Neural Networks

(geralt, Pixabay)

4 February 2016. An engineering lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a new processing chip that could allow running of neural networks on mobile devices. A team led by electrical engineering and computer science professor Vivienne Sze described and demonstrated the new chip on 2 February at the International Solid State . . . → Read More: Chip Designed for Efficient, Mobile Neural Networks

Biodegradable Brain Sensors Developed, Tested

Tiny brain sensor later absorbed into the body. (Courtesy: John Rogers, University of Illinois)

19 January 2016. Engineers and medical researchers developed tiny, implanted sensors measuring brain functions in lab animals that dissolve and leave the body in a few weeks. The team from University of Illinois in Urbana and Washington University in St. . . . → Read More: Biodegradable Brain Sensors Developed, Tested

Faster Process Devised for Skin-Patch Sensors

Flexible sensors fabricated on silicone wafer (Univ. of California, San Diego)

29 October 2015. Engineers at University of California in San Diego developed a process that simplifies production of flexible electronic sensors worn on the skin for medical diagnostics. The team from the lab of bioengineering professor Todd Coleman published its findings in a . . . → Read More: Faster Process Devised for Skin-Patch Sensors

Manufacturing Process Devised for Skin-Patch Electronics

Epidermal electronic patch (University of Texas at Austin School of Engineering)

30 September 2015. Engineers and materials scientists designed a manufacturing process for electronic health monitors worn like tattoos that cut their production time to about 20 minutes. The team led by engineering professor Nanshu Lu at University of Texas in Austin reported its . . . → Read More: Manufacturing Process Devised for Skin-Patch Electronics

Patent Awarded for Fractal Connections in Implants

Richard Taylor (University of Oregon)

28 July 2015. Electronic microcircuits designed to resemble fractals in nature used in implanted medical devices received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Patent number 9,079,017 was awarded on 14 July 2015 to physicist and materials scientist Richard Taylor at University of Oregon and Simon Brown . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Fractal Connections in Implants

Intel Begins $125M Diversity Investment Fund

Mark One team (MyVessyl.com)

10 June 2015. The venture capital division of semiconductor manufacturer Intel unveiled a fund to invest in technology start-ups founded by women and under-represented minorities. Intel Capital announced as well the first four investments from its Capital Diversity Fund, which expects to distribute some $125 million over the next 5 . . . → Read More: Intel Begins $125M Diversity Investment Fund

Patent Awarded for Neurostimulation Electronics

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (A. Kotok)

17 February 2015. A U.S. patent on electronic components for switching and pulse generation in neurostimulation devices was awarded earlier this month. The Patent and Trademark Office awarded patent number 8,948,880 on 3 February to Barry Yomtov, founder and chief technologist of AdvaStim Inc. in Beverly, Massachusetts, . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Neurostimulation Electronics