News : Medical
Great Future Foreseen for Wireless Body Sensors

According to a recent report from ABI Research, a market intelligence company specializing in global technology markets, while the market for disposable wireless Medical Body Area Network (MBAN) sensors within professional healthcare is in its earliest stages, the foundations to support adoption...

News : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Developing Sensors to Assess Blast Effects on Soldiers

There are two parts to a blast created by an improvised explosive device: a shock wave traveling at supersonic speed, and compressed air, which travels in front of the shock wave. Both can cause considerable damage to the human body, but the exact effects are unclear. To prevent injuries...

News : Materials
Is Zinc Right for Bioabsorbable Stents?

Once implanted, coronary artery stents to prop open blood vessels usually remain in place for the rest of the patient’s life. The longer a stent is in place, the greater the risk of late-stage side effects. That's why researchers are trying to develop a bioabsorbable stent, one that will gradually and...

News : Materials
Studying Silicone Could Lead to Self-Healing Materials

Polymer scientists at Rice University, Houston, TX, discovered that the liquid crystal phase of silicone, which is partway between a solid and a liquid, becomes up to 90 percent stiffer when repeatedly compressed. Their research could lead to new strategies for self-healing materials or...

News : Medical
Orthotic & Prosthetic Companies to Aid Boston Marathon Attack Victims

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) launched its "Coalition to Walk and Run Again," an effort to aid uninsured and under-insured victims of the April 15th Boston Marathon terror attack. The bombing killed 3 people and left more than 200 injured, several...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Choosing Chiller Pumps to Cool Medical Lasers

Laser systems continue to grow in application use throughout the medical industry. Applications for laser systems include diagnostic analysis systems, DNA sequencing systems, dental cleaning and surgery, skin care, eye surgery, tattoo removal, and much more. These systems commonly require cooling of...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Micro-Endoscope as Thin as a Human Hair

Engineers at Stanford University have developed and demonstrated a prototype single-fiber endoscope that, they say, quadruples the resolution over existing designs, which might lead to the development of needle-thin, minimally invasive endoscopes able to view features out of reach of today’s...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
New Material Enables Improved Ultrasound

Ultrasound technology could soon be improved to produce high-quality, high-resolution images, thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Features : Medical
Dry Electrodes Facilitate Remote Health Monitoring

NASA Technology

You wouldn’t find a big bowl of spaghetti served on the International Space Station (ISS). In microgravity, it would be a complete mess. There is, however, something like spaghetti on the ISS: the wires that connect electrodes for an electrocardiogram (EKG). They can...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Creating Cathodes for Air-Breathing Biobatteries

Devices that support various functions of our bodies are being used increasingly. Today, they include cardiac pacemakers or hearing aids. Tomorrow, they may be contact lenses with automatically changing focal length or computer-controlled displays generating images directly in the eye. But, none...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Machine Vision Enables Detection of Melanoma at Most Curable Stage

Introduction

A well-known legend has it that one of the greatest scientists and inventors of antiquity, Archimedes of Syracuse, stepped into a bath only to eject and propel himself naked throughout the city, yelling “Eureka!”, Greek for “I have found (it),” thus...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Removing Need for Leads in Cardiac Monitoring

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measurements typically involve time-consuming skin preparation, lead application, conductive gels, and even shaving of body hair. More recently, dry contact sensors have come into use in some sports and home health monitoring units, but these frequently experience...

Features : Medical
Eight Things to Look for in a Medical Device EMS Provider

Today’s medical device OEMs live in an age of abundance: both abundant options and abundant regulatory requirements. With so many options and so many restrictions, it can be very difficult to select the right contract manufacturer (CM) or electronics manufacturing services (EMS)...

Features : Medical
Laser Technologies Support Diverse Applications in Medical & BioPhotonics

Today, a wide array of laser technologies support an amazingly diverse range of medical and biomedical applications. In fact, it would take a large volume to discuss all the current uses of lasers in medicine. This article selects just four representative examples, and...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Generation Pumps for Medical Applications

The Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduced a new range of 400RXMD panelmount pumps designed specifically for medical device specialists serving the surgical ablation market. A range of precise pressure settings tailors products for specific customer applications, and the pumps are...

Products : Imaging
AccuVein AV400

AccuVein Inc., Huntington, NY, announc ed the launch of the AccuVein AV400 vein illumination device to help healthcare professionals locate veins by displaying a map of the patient’s vasculature directly on the surface of the skin. The AccuVein AV400 can be held in any direction over the skin’s surface and can see veins up to...

Products : Photonics/Optics
SV300 Series of Heat Sinks for LED Modules

Ohmite Manufacturing, Arlington Heights, IL, introduces a new line of heat sinks for single LED power modules. The SV300 Series is composed of high performance, low cost, scalable heat sinks designed to accommodate a single LED. Ideal for use with LEDs in medical industry applications, these high aspect...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Silicone Cables for Telepresence Robots

Cicoil, Valencia, CA, designed ultraflexible flat silicone cables are halogenfree, flame retardant, and provide premium current carrying capacity, reduced skewing effects, weight and space savings, tighter bend radius, and consistent electrical characteristics. The silicone is “selfhealing” from small...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Ultrasonic, Air-in-Water Sensors

Strain Measurement Devices Inc., Wallingford, CT, announces a new line of ultrasonic, air-in-water sensors for medical applications. The A230/240 air-in-water sensor is based on proprietary, digital, non-invasive, ultrasonic bubble sensing technology to accurately and reliably detect bubbles in a wide variety of...

Products : Medical
VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer

Fluke Biomedical, Everett, WA, announced today the debut of its new VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer. The VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer features internal sensors, a four-button control panel, auto-orienting color LCD screen, and single flow channel. And, it provides instant readable graphs that can be saved or transferred using an SD...

Products : Medical
Wireless 4 Channel Light Logger

TandD Corporation, Saratoga Springs, NY, has introduced the RTR-574-H, a Wireless 4 Channel Logger that monitors illuminance, ultraviolet, temperature, and humidity, and achieves a temperature measurement accuracy of ±0.3°C (between 10° to 40°C) with an overall range of -30° to 80°C. The humidity measurement...

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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Electronics & Computers
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 : Motion Control
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...

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