2017-02-08 - PLOS Biology

Brain-computer interface deciphers patient’s thoughts

A non-invasive brain-computer interface detects completely locked-in patients’ responses by measuring changes in blood oxygen levels in the brain.

2016-12-21 - On Semiconductor

DSP-based SoC adds BLE to hearing aids

The module integrates an audio DSP, EEPROM memory and a radio IC into a single package, according to On Semiconductor.

2016-12-20 - Michael Dunn

Affordable medtech devices to make their mark in 2017

Michael Dunn sums up medtech products that could be 2017 newsmakers, including Qualcomm's version of the *tricorder* from *Star Trek*.

2016-12-16 - Kyocera

Optical sensor measures blood flow in your ears

Kyocera has shrunk an optical blood-flow sensor to fit wearables and mobile devices.

2016-12-06 - AVX

AVX’s MLCCs toughen up for medical applications

Less than an inch small and stabilising up to 500V rated voltage, the MM series MLCCs can take on various life or non-life-support medical devices.

2016-10-02 - Julien Happich

IC-based sensor measures heart rate, pulse oximetry

The heart rate and oxygen level monitoring is achieved through the transmission and detection of green and red light.

2016-07-19 - Chris Newmarker

Implantable biosensor tech receives $7.5M DARPA backing

The U.S. military sees value in the technology improving mission efficiency through real-time monitoring of combat soldier health status.

- Nancy Crotti

Prosthetic LUKE Arm promises strength, dexterity

It’s been in the making for years, and now it’s hitting the market: the motorised prosthetic LUKE arm.

2016-06-08 - Analog Devices

24bit sigma-delta ADCs target energy, healthcare devices

ADI’s AD7768 series includes a power scalable modulator and digital filter on each channel to enable the synchronised, precise measurement of both AC and DC signals in instrumentation applications.

2016-05-16 - AVX

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.