Products : Medical
Extreme Weight Processor

Hardy Process Solutions, San Diego, CA, offers the EtherNet/ IP-enabled HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor with an update rate from 300 to 660 updates per second, providing a PLC with a new weight reading every 1.5 milliseconds. The higher update rate allows the weight processor to provide extremely stable weight...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Polymer Strain Gage

Hoffmann + Krippner, Alpharetta, GA, introduced the P-DMS Polymer Strain Gage based on the company’s patented sensor paste technology printed onto a PCB. A small deformation to the paste generates a change of its electrical resistance, generating an analog signal to enable measurement, input, and control to a wide range of...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Temperature Logger

The DS1925 iButton data logger from Maxim Integrated Products, San Jose, CA, monitors cold chain and other temperature- sensitive products or processes. With 122 kbytes of data-log memory, the device delivers high accuracy over a wide temperature range, and can measure battery life. It also retains measurements even if the...

Products : Medical
Screw and Barrel Package for LSR

Nordson Corp., New Castle, PA, developed the Xaloy® LSR Package, a complete injection-unit package for liquid silicone rubber (LSR) molding that meets the special mixing and metering requirements of low-viscosity thermoset ingredients. It can be retrofitted on standard injection molding machines. The package...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Disposable Cartridge Components

Plastikos, Erie, PA, offers disposable cartridge components made of cyclic olefin polymer (COC) for wearable drug delivery devices holding medications such as insulin and pain medicines. The disposable cartridges are manufactured under strict tolerance levels and multi-cavity tooling. Every cavity on each mold was...

Products : Medical
AC/DC Power Supplies

Protek Power, Hudson, MA, released the PM1100 Series of medical AC/DC switching power supplies that delivers 1100 Watts of continuous power (with 1250 Watts peak) in a package layout of 5.91 × 9.25 × 2.4". The supplies offer a universal input voltage range of 90-264 VAC, and single output voltages of 24, 28, 32, 34, 36,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Pushbutton Switches

Steute Industrial Controls, Ridgefield, CT, offers wireless, batteryless pushbutton switches that feature an internal electrodynamic energy generator so no battery is required. Actuation of the pushbutton sends a wireless telegram to one or more compatible, easily programmed receivers. The switches are available for operation...

Products : Medical
Medical-Grade Flexible Shafts

Suhner Manufacturing, Rome, GA, announced standard and custom flexible shafts for rotary power transmission on a variety of medical, orthopedic, endoscopic, and laparoscopic instruments. The rotary flexible shafts are available with options such as passivation, electropolishing, and Teflon® coating. They come in...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Anti-Counterfeit Marker

DeTek™ functional color concentrates from Teknor Apex, Pawtucket, RI, contain small traces of an anti-counterfeit marker, or taggant, that enables plastics manufacturers to ensure product safety and supply chain integrity with no effect on color quality or product performance. Used at standard letdown ratios in a wide...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Underground Radar Sheds Light on Post-Katrina Damage

An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.

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Superconducting Coil Improves MRI Performance

A multidisciplinary research team led by University of Houston scientist Jarek Wosik has developed a high-temperature superconducting coil that allows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to produce higher resolution images or acquire images in a shorter time than when using conventional coils....

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Researchers Develop 'Gold' Standard for Artificial Joints

Rice University physicists have discovered that a combination of titanium and gold provides a new standard for artificial knee and hip joints.

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Sensor Monitors Blood Alcohol Levels

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a flexible wearable sensor that accurately measures an individual's blood alcohol level from sweat and transmits the data wirelessly to a laptop, smartphone, or other mobile device. The device could be used by doctors and police officers for...

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Soft Materials Feature Broad Range of Motion

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a dielectric elastomer with a broad range of motion. The soft material requires relatively low actuation voltage and no rigid components.

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Transient Battery Self-Destructs When Dropped in Water

A self-destructing, lithium-ion battery from Iowa State University delivers 2.5 volts and dissolves or dissipates in 30 minutes when dropped in water.

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Vibrating Footwear Supports Visually Impaired

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory are developing a new space boot with built-in sensors and tiny “haptic” motors, whose vibrations can guide the wearer around or over...

Briefs : Medical
3D Breast Imaging with Less Radiation

Preliminary testing shows that a new device may enable existing breast cancer imagers to provide up to six times better contrast of breast tumors, while maintaining the same or better image quality and halving the radiation dose to patients. The advance is made possible by a new device developed for 3D...

Briefs : Medical
Wearable System Predicts Asthma Attacks

Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate, and other physical attributes to help predict and prevent asthma attacks. The system, called the Health and Environmental Tracker (HET), is composed of a suite of new sensor devices and was developed...

Briefs : Medical
Cybersecurity Standards for Medical Devices

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced a signed Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) program to create medical device cybersecurity standards and certification approaches. CRADA was established as part of the Federal Technology...

Briefs : Robotics, Automation & Control
Electric Mesh Helps Heart Beat

A research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Seoul National University has developed a new electric mesh device that can be wrapped around the heart to deliver electrical impulses and improve cardiac function in experimental models of heart failure. The study points to a...

Briefs : Medical
Software Simplifies Use of Online Data

The fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) consists of millions of sensing devices in buildings, vehicles, and elsewhere that deliver reams of data online. However, this wide-ranging resource involves so many different kinds of data, sources, and communication modes that its myriad information streams can be...

Briefs : Medical
CMOS Technology Makes Electronic Nose Affordable

A team of engineers at the Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at UT Dallas is working to develop an affordable electronic nose that can be used in breath analysis for a wide range of health diagnoses. Existing devices built with compound semiconductors can conduct breath analysis, but they...

Briefs : Medical
Interface Improves Artificial Limb Control

Being able to manipulate virtual fingers, or even fingers attached to a functioning prosthetic device, is not the same as feeling like the device is part of your own body. Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have set out to change that. Bradley Greger, associate professor of biomedical...

Features : Connectivity
Wearable MedTech — Designing for New Frontiers in Healthcare

Look around you. Doesn’t it seem like everyone is sporting a Fitbit® or other wearable technology? The fact is, consumers are quickly embracing devices that help them monitor...

Features : Medical
Bigger Isn't Better - How the Demand for Smaller, More Portable Medical Devices Is Driving Innovations in Sensor Technologies

The world today has become increasingly mobile with advances in powerful and portable technologies, such as smartphones and wearables. These trends aren’t exclusive to the consumer market. Medical devices traditionally...

Features : Medical
Managing Cybersecurity Risks in Connected Medical Devices

The landscape of the medical device industry is changing, driven by emerging technologies and the influx of smart devices, telemedicine, and new patient care models. This new frontier is not without risks; integrating connected capabilities into medical devices has raised the stakes. In...

Features : Medical
Gaining a Security Advantage with a Well-Managed Software Stack

Medical platform development requires a security-focused mindset, making system protection a priority in the earliest stages of system design. Just as features like authentication and encryption are essential to the security of medical data, smart steps should be taken to harden the...

Features : Materials
Common Causes for Adhesive Problems

High-tech adhesives are very reliable and issues do not occur often. When used correctly, these adhesives can resolve many design issues while also saving money, time, and effort. However, there are many potential reasons for a possible failure when using these materials. Failure can be defined as no adhesion...

Features : Medical
Making Robot Caregivers Safer
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According to a study conducted at the Robotics and Mechatronics department at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, robots carry out their tasks more safely if they are controlled by another technology. This makes them much more suitable for use in the healthcare sector.

News : Medical
Foot Device Controls Video Game Action

A group of graduate students from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, devised a sandal-like controller that allows a video game player to control the on-screen action with his feet. The team — dubbed GEAR, for Game Enhancing Augmented Reality — created the device for amputees or those with...

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