Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
FMAB NEO Filter Series

SCHURTER Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, has expanded its portfolio of block filters for single-phase systems, with its new FMAB NEO series. This filter is extremely compact, has a polished steel housing, is completely shielded no matter how it is mounted, and is offered in current ratings from 1A to 30 A at 250 VAC according to IEC...

Products : Medical
Universal Temperature Sensor IC

Linear Technology Corporation, Milpitas, CA, introduces the LTC2984, a high performance digital temperature measurement integrated circuit (IC) that directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors, and external diodes with 0.1°C conformity and 0.001°C resolution. The LTC2984 adds electrically erasable...

Products : Medical
PBL4850E Brushless Motor IDEA Drive

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Waterbury, CT, announces the latest addition to its IDEA drive line of motor controllers: the PBL4850E programmable 3-phase brushless motor drive, which features automatic population of motion profile parameters based on entry of just a few motor characteristics. Its IDEA software...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Beta Test Trial of Encoders

Dynapar, Gurnee, IL, is offering a free 30- day beta test trial to all interested and qualified parties, for its key product families of incremental and absolute encoders, with thousands of configurations available. Dynapar encoders are found throughout North American industries, providing motion feedback...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Spectral Decomposition

Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc., Chatsworth, CA, offers a new control method called Spectral Decomposition to improve the productivity of systems that use fast-tool actuators. Spectral Decomposition seamlessly coordinates the trajectories of fast-tool actuators and positioning servos, including in complex multi-axis systems,...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Maxim MAX30100 Sensor IC

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, is now stocking the MAX30100 Pulse Oximeter and Heart-Rate Sensor IC for wearable health from Maxim Integrated. The MAX30100 is a 14-pin surface mount IC that combines the features of a heart rate monitor sensor and an oximeter in a single chip sensor solution for medical monitors...

Briefs : Medical
Medical Oxygen Concentrator for Microgravity Operation

Only ambient air and DC energy are required to operate the system.

Supplemental oxygen delivery systems are vital to provide a critical life support respiratory function. Whether they are used for patients suffering from lung diseases or other illnesses, to astronauts donning an...

Briefs : Medical
NASA Humanoid Robot Testing Telemedicine

Researchers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, in collaboration with General Motors and Oceaneering, designed a state-of-the-art, highly dexterous, humanoid robot, Robonaut 2 (R2), and sent it to the International Space Station where it remains, working alongside human astronauts.

Briefs : Wearables
Two-Armed Upper-Body Rehabilitation Robot

Exoskeleton provides precise therapy while tracking data.

A team of engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its kind, two-armed, robotic rehabilitation exoskeleton that, they say, could provide a new method of high-quality, data-driven therapy to patients...

Briefs : Medical
Gold Standard for Implantable Electrodes?

Gold coating could reduce scarring.

A team of scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, working with other researchers at the University of California, Davis, say that covering an implantable neural electrode with nanoporous gold could eliminate the risk of scar...

Briefs : Medical
Material with Controllable Surface Textures Created

3D printed material features controllable surface textures.

A team of mechanical engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed a way of making soft materials, using a 3D printer, with surface textures that can be controlled at will to be smooth, ridged, or bumpy. It...

Briefs : Medical
Measuring Conductivity with Ultrasensitivity

Researchers at Rice University’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) say they have uncovered a new way to make ultrasensitive conductivity measurements at optical frequencies on high-speed nanoscale electronic components. They linked pairs of puck-shaped metal nanodisks with metallic nanowires and...

Briefs : Medical
Kirigami Art Could Enable Stretchy Conductors

Folded paper design inspired flexible electronics.

Kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and paper cutting, has inspired a team of engineers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to create flexible, stretchable electronics. They say that future electronics will be able to be rolled up,...

Technology Leaders : Medical
Designing and Testing the Next Generation of Connected Medical Devices

Smart, connected devices are an increasing reality of daily life. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 33 billion internet devices in the world—enough for 4 connected devices per person, according to research by Strategy Analytics, Inc. This growth will inevitably...

Technology Leaders : IoMT
Standard Security Framework for Medical Device Technologies: A Work in Progress

Collaboration among healthcare technology stakeholders—from device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations to healthcare security intelligence organizations—is needed to integrate medical and IT security requirements and develop a standard security...

Global Innovations : Medical
New Chip Design for Medical Devices
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
www.desyre.eu

Three years ago, the DeSyRe (on-Demand System Reliability) project was begun with the goal of enabling extremely reliable medical devices. The consortium includes leading European experts in the field of fault-tolerant and...

News : Medical
Researchers Build Flexible Diagnostic Device

High costs have hampered the deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics, and environmental sensing. To reduce the price of the devices and allow for their high-volume delivery, scientists from the Technical University of Dresden in Germany created a lightweight...

News : Medical
Newly Created Photonics Hub in NY

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF SUNY) will lead a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute to secure US leadership in manufacturing integrated photonics. The new institute, announced by Vice President Biden, will focus on emerging technologies, including “needleless” tests for...

News : Medical
'Ratchet' Nanostructures Change Color of Light

Researchers at the University of Delaware have received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop new nanostructures that act like a ratchet, combining the energy of two red photons of light into a single, higher-energy blue photon. The light-changing technology could improve solar...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
'Slip-Stick' Hydrogel Controls Liquid Motion

A smart hydrogel coating from Georgia Institute of Technology creates “stick-slip” control of capillary action. By placing the material inside of glass microtubes, capillary forces are altered and draw water differently. The researchers' discovery could provide a new way to control microfluidic...

News : Medical
July 2015 Month-End Industry News

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News : Medical
Novel Fibers Maintain Electrical Resistance When Stretched

University of Texas at Dallas researchers have made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to over 14 times their initial length. Electrical conductivity of the fibers increases 200-fold when stretched.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Tiny Mechanical Wrist Supports Needlescopic Surgeries

A tiny mechanical wrist from a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University’s Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory will be used on needle-sized surgical robots. The wrist is less than 1/16th of an inch (2 mm) thick.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Sound Waves Isolate Circulating Tumor Cells

Using sound waves, researchers from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering gently culled circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood samples. The contact-free nature of the method assures that original cell characteristics are maintained.

News : Medical
MoveSense App Measures Oxygen Saturation

The smartphone app MoveSense, developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, uses analyses of a cardiopulmonary patient's walk to predict oxygen saturation levels. The health-tracking app can be used on a standard smartphone, and oxygen saturation is measured without the use of...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Device Maintains Donor Liver Health Outside Body

A sterile medical device preserved the health of a deceased donor liver and allowed the organ to repair itself. The liver was then successfully transplanted to a 43-year-old patient in Ontario. The device, which mimics human physiological functions, is part of a Phase 1 clinical trial at UHN's...

News : Medical
Researchers Mold Silicon into Intricate Shapes

A mold developed by Cornell University researchers can shape liquid silicon out of organic polymer materials. The self-assembling organic polymers create a template dotted with precisely sized and shaped nanopores. The development could lead to exact single-crystal silicon nanostructures.

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Stacking Approach Creates New 2D Materials

Researchers from Penn State University have worked with University of Texas at Dallas engineers to induce different two-dimensional materials to form directly on top of one another. The stacking approach achieves clean interfaces between layers — an important factor for novel nanoelectronic...

News : Medical
July 2015 Mid-Month Industry News

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News : Test & Measurement
Addressing Challenges in Manufacturing Technologies

There’s no doubt that additive manufacturing (AM), including emerging 3D printing technologies, is booming. Despite its promise though, AM still has far to go to in understanding the impact of subtle differences in manufacturing methods on the properties and capabilities of resulting...

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