July/August 2014 Digital Edition
As humans integrate more electronics into their bodies to monitor their health, new ICs are expected to extract ambient energy from their surroundings to power these revolutionary devices, explains Niranjan Pathare of Texas Instruments in our Cover Story, Energy Harvesting ICs Power the Electric Body.
In our Combination Products Spotlight, Novel Pumping Technology Allows Precise Miniaturized Drug Delivery, a company shares its experiences and obstacles to success in developing an insulin-delivery technology that suits the needs of diabetics and comes in a discreet package.
In Protecting Implantable Neurostimulation Devices, Dick Molin describes how coating technologies can provide a safe barrier around the implant to prevent harm to the patient and the device.
3D printing technology offers the patient-specific benefits and cost effectiveness, explains Melissa Barnes in 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Medical World as We Know It.
Delivering insulin to a patient while being mindful of their emotional state and concerns is a tricky design challenge, according to Zach Marks in Advances in Diabetes Drug Delivery. The article looks at a variety of factors that all play a part in device development for this sector.