Briefs : Medical
Hand-Based Biometric Analysis

Hand-based biometric analysis systems and techniques provide robust hand-based 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...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
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.

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: May 2013

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.

Mission Accomplished : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dry Electrodes Facilitate Remote Health Monitoring

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 be just as much of a...

Global Innovations : Medical
Creating Cathodes for Air-Breathing Biobatteries
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
http://www.ichf.edu.pl

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...

Features : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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)...

Applications : Electronics & Computers
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 : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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 : Photonics/Optics
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 : Software
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 : Photonics/Optics
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 : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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 : Medical
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 : Medical
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...

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

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