Products : Electronics & Computers
Solar Midget Fuse Holders

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has broadened its selection of PCB & SMT Mounted Fuse Holders to include a series intended specifically for photovoltaic systems. The new fuse holders are designed to accommodate the Midget Fuses (10x38 mm), 5AG in the SPF Solar Protection Fuse series. The Midget Holders feature UL...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Extension Position Sensors

ASM Sensors (Elmhurst, IL) has expanded its product line of tape extension position sensors, POSITAPE®, with the introduction of the WB25 series. The measurement ranges are 12m, 15m, 20m, and 25m. The tape is constructed out of a high-tech stainless steel material that is 10 mm wide and with only a 0.08 mm thickness....

Products : Packaging & Sterilization
Film-Based Labels

Victrex Polymer Solutions (West Conshohocken, PA) offers labeling solutions for critical medical instruments based on APTIV® films made from VICTREX® PEEK polymer. The film labels retain their properties after multiple...

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Power Supply Module

The Minmax ABF-04 Series from Minmax Technology (Hudson, MA) is designed for direct PCB mounting. The product features EMC compliance to EN55022 Class B emissions and EN61000 immunity standards. This miniature, fully encapsulated AC/DC power supply module offers a universal 85-264VAC input and is suited for applications...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Design and Evaluation Kits

MEDER electronic (West Wareham, MA) has released four new reed sensor and magnet design and evaluation kits, which take the guesswork out of the sensor design process. It is suitable for designers who want to start designing without waiting for samples. These RoHS-compliant kits provide quick and convenient evaluation...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Triaxial Connectors

Intelliconnect USA (Crossville, TN) now offers an extended range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors to include various adaptors and bulkhead mount jacks for several different cable types. Two new families are now available: the TRB series bayonet connectors and the TRT series featuring a threaded coupling sleeve. Key...

Products : Medical
Crimp Terminal

Molex Incorporated (Lisle, IL) has introduced the Mini-Fit® Plus HMC (High Mating Cycle) crimp terminals, suitable for medical equipment manufacturers developing commercially available products such as patient monitors, diagnostic imaging devices, therapeutic machines, and patient handling equipment. They are rated up to 1,500...

Products : Test & Measurement
Sensor Head

Werth (Old Saybrook, CT) offers the IP 40 T Sensor, which provides flexible measurement with image processing on a rotating/tilting head. This feature is also available on large coordinate measuring machines. The compact sensor head includes telecentric optics that provide measurement of regular geometric elements and scanning of...

Products : Medical

Teleflex Medical OEM (Raleigh, NC) has announced an expanded array of sizes, colors, and patterns for the Force Fiber® family of sutures. Force Fiber is a combination of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) yarn and a proprietary braid design that creates a strong, durable, pliable, and lubricious suture. The product...

Briefs : Medical
Cloud-Based Product Lifecycle Management for the Medical Industry

The medical industry stands to benefit immensely from cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM). The mountains of information that medical companies must manage when bringing a new product to market are truly massive. Every aspect of the product — and every change made to...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-Accuracy Closed Loop Force Feedback

Hand-driven press assemblies, which require a specific amount of force applied for a given amount of time, present challenges when attempting to accurately measure or replicate results in production or quality control processes. In contrast, servo-driven digital presses are able to provide accurate,...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultra-Sensitive Biosensor for Medical Diagnostics

Researchers have created an ultrasensitive biosensor that could open up new opportunities for early detection of cancer and “personalized medicine” tailored to the specific biochemistry of individual patients. The device, which could be several hundred times more sensitive than other...

Briefs : Medical
Beat-to-Beat Blood Pressure Monitor

This device provides non-invasive beat-to-beat blood pressure measurements and can be worn over the upper arm for prolonged durations. Phase and waveform analyses are performed on filtered proximal and distal photoplethysmographic (PPG) waveforms obtained from the brachial artery. The phase analysis is used...

Global Innovations : Photonics/Optics
Laser Direct Writing Technique May Repair Damaged Nerves
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Injuries to the peripheral nervous system (PNS) are extremely common and affect 1 in 1000 individuals every year. Axon regeneration in the PNS is possible, but typically cannot occur over distances of more...

Mission Accomplished : Robotics, Automation & Control
ER Doc, Sandia Engineer Join Forces to Develop Better Trauma Shears

An Albuquerque physician teamed with a Sandia National Laboratories engineer to improve the design of doctors' trauma shears so emergency personnel can get to the injuries they need to treat more quickly. “Sometimes seconds count. This product will make a difference for the...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
New Early Warning System for Seizures Could Lead to Fewer False Alarms

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt. But brain implants designed to...

News : Medical
A Joint Effort to Improve Joint Rehab

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects millions of Americans. Implantable sensor technology and custom-designed cartilage scaffolding systems could greatly improve quality of life for these patients. Researchers at the University of Arizona and three other universities around the world...

Videos : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Robots Get A Feel For The World

Researchers at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering have demonstrated that a specially designed robot can outperform humans in identifying a wide range of natural materials according to their textures - paving the way for advancements in prostheses, personal assistive robots, and...

Leveraged Freedom Chair

The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) was developed through the MIT Mobility Lab, which Amos Winter created as a graduate student in 2007. The LFC is a mobility aid specifically designed for developing countries. It has a variable mechanical advantage lever drive train that enables its user to travel ten to 20 percent faster...

Stopping Epileptic Seizures With Fewer False Alarms

Epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide, but in a third of these cases, medication cannot keep seizures from occurring. One solution is to shoot a short pulse of electricity to the brain to stamp out the seizure just as it begins to erupt. But brain implants designed to do this have run...

A Simple Way to Study Cells

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research engineer Javier Atencia has a reputation for creating novel microfluidic devices out of ordinary, inexpensive components. This time, he has combined a glass slide, plastic sheets, and double-sided tape into a “diffusion-based gradient generator” - a...

No More Needles: New Device Can Inject Variety of Drugs

MIT researchers have engineered a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of a hypodermic needle. The device can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to various depths — an improvement over similar jet-injection systems that are...

News : Medical
Robotic Device to Aid Early Breast Cancer Detection

Mammograms involve placing one breast at a time between two plates that compress and spread breast tissue, causing discomfort for many women. A newly developed robotic device has been designed to mimic manual breast palpations, enabling doctors to record accurate data about the underlying...

News : Medical
Tactile Sensors Add the Perfect 'Touch' to Prostheses

By incorporating the right sensors and software, robots can be given the ability to identify different materials by touch. A specially designed robot even outperformed humans in identifying a wide range of natural materials according to their textures, in a recent study by research from the...

News : Medical
Satellite Technique Could Help Surgeons Scan for Cancer Cells

A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room, with the efforts of scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). A technique called hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has frequently been used in satellites...

News : Imaging
OCT Imaging Device Pinpoints Source of Chronic Ear Infections

Ear infections are the most common conditions that pediatricians treat. Studies have found that patients who suffer from chronic ear infections may have a film of bacteria or other microorganisms that builds up behind the eardrum; finding and monitoring these so-called biofilms are...

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News : Medical
Two Thumbs Down for Prosthetic Hands, Study Finds

The development of body-powered prosthetic hands has stagnated over the past 20 years, concludes a recent study from the Netherlands. Researchers at TU Delft and the University of Groningen conducted a test comparing the results of contemporary body-powered prosthetic hands to earlier...

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