Medical research

Smart bone plates can monitor fracture healing

Bone tissue engineering (BTE) is an evolving field at the intersection of materials science and bioengineering, focused on the development of bone substitute materials and diagnostic methods in orthopedics. At present, physicians ...

Ophthalmology

Researchers develop artificial lens based glaucoma sensor

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers working at Stanford University has developed a glaucoma sensor that fits onto an artificial lens. The sensor works in conjunction with a smartphone peripheral and app, and allows the ...

Oncology & Cancer

New detector for rare cancer cells

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers in the US have developed a new detector for measuring rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in samples of whole blood.

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Sensor

A sensor is a device that measures a physical quantity and converts it into a signal which can be read by an observer or by an instrument. For example, a mercury thermometer converts the measured temperature into expansion and contraction of a liquid which can be read on a calibrated glass tube. A thermocouple converts temperature to an output voltage which can be read by a voltmeter. For accuracy, all sensors need to be calibrated against known standards.

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