App note: Sterilization methods and their impact on medical devices containing electronics

App note from Maxim Integrated on electronic devices sterilization. Link here (PDF) Although there is considerable literature about sterilization methods and equipment, there is very little written about the impact of sterilization on electronics. This article compares popular sterilization methods and discusses their suitability for objects containing electronics.

PSOC – design and implementation of a 12 lead portable ECG

Alex Lao and his team at McMaster University have developed a compact, battery powered, 12-lead electro-cardiogram: During the academic year of 2016-2017 at McMaster University, in conjunction with Dr. DeBruin, Christina Riczu, Thomas Phan and Emilie Corcoran, we developed a compact, battery powered, 12-lead electro-cardiogram. The project won 1st place in the biomedical category at […]

Resorbable circuits: transient electronics that dissolve inside you

Scientists at Tufts University in Massachusetts have announced the development of implantable circuits which are capable of being dissolved and absorbed into the human body over time. Known as resorbable or transient electronics these ultra micro devices are covered by magnesium oxide, along with an outer jacket of silk allowing them to be implanted into […]