Medtech Event Debuts New Projects

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Imagine an injectable sensor that helps soldiers and athletes optimize performance. Or a virtual clinic where expert social networks diagnose patients using data from smartphone sensors. Or a social network that posts heart-rate data along with pictures, creating a massive data set for health researchers. Leslie Saxon is going a step further. She…

Evaluating a Role in the IIOT Future

The technology to implement a smart network of sensor data that gives an instant sense of an industrial machine's or system's well-being is available. With this technology, you can even project the cost savings in anticipating breakdowns, forgoing not-needed maintenance, not requiring folks just-in-case, and boosting the efficiency of operations. So, why is it being…

Smart Inks Monitor Glucose

SAN FRANCISCO — Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) are working toward a holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the university’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed bio-compatible inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors. Glucose monitoring has become a favorite project…

Counterfeiting: The Rising Threat to Electronics Manufacturers

As a serious challenge to today's global electronics supply chain, counterfeiting and gray market diversion of electronics components threaten the integrity of products for manufacturers. Counterfeits and obsolete electronics components contribute to dangerous business exposure for manufacturer's customers, and compromise health and safety for consumers. Clearly, new solutions are needed to improve electronics supply chain…

IoT Accelerators Offer Advice to Entrepreneurs

SANTA CLARA, CA — As part of the rising wave of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), programs have appeared to help development teams creating IoT products. These “startup accelerator” programs can offer equipment, mentoring, workspace, and even funding to entrepreneurs working to move their product idea or prototype to market. A panel representing…