Products : Motion Control
Linear Arc Motors for Large Diameter Applications

Applimotion, Inc., Loomis, CA, scales its LARC motors (Linear Arc) for large diameter applications greater than 1 meter diameter. The modular nature of these motors allows them to integrate with large assemblies for scanning, imaging, and metrology applications where size requirements take...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
CADD-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion System

Smiths Medical, St. Paul, MN, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to launch its CADD®-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system with CADD™-Solis medication safety software. It is a multi-therapy infusion platform that includes a Smart infusion pump, medication safety software, and dedicated medication...

Products : Test & Measurement
Pre-Mounted Fluorescence Filter Cubes

Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ, introduces new TECHSPEC® Pre-Mounted Fluorescence Filter Cubes. These fluorescence filter cubes easily integrate into Olympus and Nikon microscopes for use in a range of life science applications. Each filter cube includes one TECHSPEC Fluorescence Dichroic Filter and two...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Robust Gripper with High Sprue Control

FIPA, Cary, NC, now offers a new Sprue Gripper GR04.101A for the removal of injection-molded parts. It identifies work pieces with high reliability, regardless of the position of the sprue, and guarantees a secure, maximum gripping force even at high cycle times. Large jaw opening and compact construction...

Products : Electronics & Computers
RIO-47300 Pocket PLC

Galil Motion Control, Rocklin, CA, announced the latest product in its RIO Pocket PLC Series, the RIO- 47300, which includes more I/O, screw terminals, and two Ethernet ports, which allow management of an unlimited number of inputs and outputs without an external Ethernet switch. It allows 400 program lines, 254 variables,...

Products : Medical
New Digital Position Sensor

Measurement Specialties, Hampton, VA, a global manufacturer in sensorbased measuring of pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity and fluid properties, has released the KMA36, a digital position sensor for precise rotational and incremental measurement of magnetic field fluctuations. The KMA36 is a...

Products : Software
Configurable CAD Models for Brushless Motors

PITTMAN Motors, Harleysville, PA, a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced configurable 3D CAD model downloads for its entire offering of brushless DC motors. The 3D model system is an online system through the PITTMAN website that allows an engineer to fully configure a motor with a...

Products : Electronics & Computers
High Performance QFP Socket

Ironwood Electronics, Eagan, MN, introduced a new high performance QFP socket for 0.4mm pitch 128 pin QFP. The SG-QFE- 7011 socket is designed for 14mm x 14mm x 1.6mm package size with 16mm x 16mm lead tip to tip and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The socket connects all pins...

Products : Electronics & Computers
PMP135 Series of AC/DC Power Supplies

The PMP135 Series of AC/DC power supplies from PROTEK Power, Hudson, MA, offer 135 watts of performance packed design and are compliant to UL60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd Edition medical safety standards. Units are also RoHS compliant and meet the requirements of CEC and Energy Star Level V. This Series is ideal...

Products : Medical
RNV14 High Voltage Metal Film Resistor

The RNV14 from Stackpole Electronics Inc., Raleigh, NC, is a ¼ watt high voltage metal film resistor with a maximum working voltage of 1,600 volts DC, 1,150 AC. It can withstand thousands of surges of up to 7KV per IEC60065.14.1, and its protective coating allows it to withstand prolonged exposure to...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
TwinTech Casters for Medical Equipment

The Revvo Caster Company, Inc., West Seneca, NY, introduced its new TwinTech Ultimate Solus casters designed for a wide range of medical equipment. The Solus is a twinwheel, threaded-stem caster built with a ball bearing swivel head and sealed precision wheel bearings with lightweight polyurethane tires....

Products : Materials
Resins for Medical Equipment Housings

Styron, Berwyn, PA, introduces new resins for medical equipment enclosures, which can be used with all types of therapeutic and diagnostic equipment applications. The EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7700 Advance Resins blend provides a well-balanced, cost-effective solution for powered medical devices, with a UL...

Products : Software
3D Scanning Software

Following the recent release of its fastest 3D scanhead to date, ShapeGrabber, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, announced the release of its ShapeGrabber Software v.7, which encompasses a wide range of features, APIs, and tools that power the company’s automated 3D scanners and enables users to rapidly set up, scan, and measure...

Products : Medical
Mitsubishi Machining Technologies

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, presents the new Mitsubishi MV2400-S Advance Wire EDM, a wire EDM developed for the medical industry featuring the M700 series control with 15" touch screen, and providing an easy user interface with innovations including a new non-contact cylindrical drive system. The...

Briefs : Medical
Hand-Based Biometric Analysis

Hand-based biometric analysis systems and techniques provide robust handbased identification and verification. An image of a hand is obtained, which is then segmented into a palm region and separate finger regions. Acquisition of the image is performed without requiring particular orientation or placement...

Features : Medical
From the Editor: May

In the same week in late March, three friends/family of mine entered three different hospitals in three different states. Their illnesses were very different and had varied results.

News : Medical
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News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Preventing Shoulder Injuries in Baseball Pitchers

A new 3-D motion detection system could help identify baseball pitchers who are at risk for shoulder injuries, according to a new study by scientists at the Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL. The laptop computer-based system can be used right on the field.

News : Medical
Surgical Robot Influenced by Tree Frog

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK are using the feet of tree frogs as the inspiration for a tiny robot designed to crawl inside patients’ bodies during laparoscopic surgery. The tiny device is designed to move across the internal abdominal wall of a patient, allowing surgeons to see what...

News : Software
Finding and Fixing Software Bugs in Surgical Robots

Surgical robots could make some types of surgery safer and more effective, but proving that the software controlling these machines works as intended is problematic. So say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory,...

News : Medical
Medwatcher App: Keeping Eyes on Devices

MedWatcher is a mobile app available from the iTunes Store or Google Play Store that allows individuals to submit voluntary reports of serious medical device problems to the FDA using a smart phone or tablet. The app makes it easier and faster for healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers to send...

News : Medical
Tiny Surgical Tools to Perform Biopsies

Using hundreds of untethered grippers, each as small as a dust mote, engineers and physicians at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, say they have devised a method to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or...

News : Medical
Pine Cones Inspire Self-Shaping Material

Material scientists from ETH Zurich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), who say that they were inspired by plant components like pine cones that respond to external stimuli, have developed a new means of producing composite materials from a variety of materials that adopt a pre-programmed...

News : Medical
Sensor Collects Vitals, Makes E-Health Easier

A tiny, paper-thin skin patch to collect vital information, called the Bio-patch sensor, has been developed by researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It is inexpensive, versatile, and comfortable to wear.

News : Materials
Rise of ‘Microrockets’ and ‘Micromotors’

At the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, in New Orleans, scientists from the University of California, San Diego, described their advances in micromotor technology that, they say, could open the door to broad new medical uses.

News : Medical
More Sensitive Touch for Robot Hands

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Cambridge, MA, have developed an inexpensive tactile sensor for robotic hands that is sensitive enough to enable a machine to handle objects with sensitivity and dexterity.

Designed by researchers in the Harvard Biorobotics...

News : Medical
Developing Edible Electronics for the Medical Device Industry

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, are developing edible electronic devices that can be implanted in the body, and say that the device could be programmed and deployed in the gastrointestinal tract or the small intestine and once the battery packaging is in...

News : Medical
3D Printed Anatomical Reproductions Prep Surgeons

Experience is the greatest teacher, but being able to have actual experience with a patient’s individual anatomy prior to surgery has been out of reach of surgeons until now. Currently, there are various software systems that use 3D animation, interaction, and virtual participation to rehearse...

News : Medical
Awake Imaging Device Without Movement Blur

A technology being developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, promises to provide clear images of the brains of children, the elderly, and people with Parkinson's and other diseases without the use of uncomfortable or intrusive restraints.

This new type...

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