human arm with electronic skin

Engineering Minute – Tuesday, February 13th

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Electronic skin is self-healing and recyclable Electronic skin, or e-skin, is a thin, translucent material that mimics the function and mechanical properties of human skin. Recognized for their adaptability and usefulness, e-skins are being developed in labs across the world for a wide range of applications. Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have developed a […]

man and child wearing seizure detection watch

Engineering Minute – Monday, February 12th

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seizure detecting smart watch The Embrace watch, developed by Empatica, was recently granted FDA clearance, for use in detecting seizures. The device is worn on a patient’s wrist and continually monitors for specific patterns of electrodermal activity (EDA) that can indicate a seizure. In clinical trials, the device was found to accurately detect seizure activity […]

still from video demonstrating in air microfluidics technique

Engineering Minute – Tuesday, February 6th

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In-air Microfluidics used for 3D printing living cells Students at University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands have succeeded in 3D printing structures composed of living cells, using a new technique called ‘in-air microfluidics’. This technique is both fast and flexible allowing the production of viable micro building blocks for use in repairing damaged tissue. See how […]

scientist stretching a prototype of the customizable supercapacitor

Engineering Minute – Monday, February 5th

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Customizable Supercapacitor Powers Wearable Devices For wearable devices contributing to the “Internet of Things” a reliable and flexible power source is paramount. To solve this issue, scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have focused their efforts on creating a customizable power source that can be cut, stretched, or folded, like fabric, without losing it’s […]

electronic device that controls peptide orientation in implantable medical devices

Engineering Minute – Friday, January 26th

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New Way to Integrate Implantable Medical Devices When working with implantable medical devices, the key is a device that seamlessly integrates with the host tissues. In order to achieve this, there needs to be robust attachment of biological molecules to the devices surface. While proteins have successfully been used in the past, they don’t always […]

human arm skin with hair

Engineering Minute – Thursday, January 25th

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3D Bioprinting Skin Pigmentation 3D bioprinted skin is used in multiple applications including skin grafts, toxicology, and chemical testing. Traditional techniques creates a product that lacks the complexities of real skin such as pigmentation, pore size variation, and hair follicles. Researchers at A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Singapore Centre for 3D […]