Briefs : Medical
CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System Offers Precise, Customizable Care

In the field of radiation oncology, the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is capable of delivering high doses of radiation with submillimeter accuracy anywhere in the body. The newest addition to the CyberKnife® product line, the CyberKnife® VSITM System,...

Briefs : Medical
3D Constrained Surface Controller for Medical Imaging

To make diagnoses from imaging technologies such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists use 2D image planes that slice through these data at a variety of angles to obtain the most clinically informative view. However, current approaches used to...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Linear Sensor

The flat-profile MMP sensor from Metallux (West Conshohocken, PA) is suitable for medical technology positioning applications, including adjusting the position of operating tables and indicating fluid levels in devices such as syringe pumps and dialysis machines. The sensor is made from a VIC-TREX® PEEK™ polymer APTIV film that...

Products : Materials
Porous Plastics

Porvair Filtration Group (Ashland, VA) has expanded its range of BioVyon™ porous polymeric, composite, and functionalized materials for the healthcare industries. Using proprietary processes to immobilize materials such as carbon, C18 coated silica, and antimicrobials onto the BioVyon™ matrix, the properties of the sintered...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offers high-density, 0.050" pitch through-hole and surface mount spring-loaded connectors (SLC) available in single and double-row strip packaging. Series 854-22-0XX-10-001101 and 855-22-0XX-10-001101 through-hole insulators feature molded standoffs. Tail diameters of .016" require minimal...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Injection Molding

Parmatech Corporation (Petaluma, CA) provides metal injection molding technology for medical device manufacturing. Small part component manufacturing of intricate shapes and highly engineered alloys is available for the design of surgical tools and handheld mechanisms for drive components, as well as articulation...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measurement System

Optical Gaging Products (Rochester, NY) offers the SmartScope® Flash™ 500 automatic dimensional measurement system. The Flash 500’s 500×450×200 mm measurement volume is now available with a volume as large as 500 × 610 × 400 mm (20 × 24 × 16") to accommodate large parts, fixtures, and rotaries. It features an rotary...

Products : Medical
Proximity Sensors

HSI Sensing (Chickasha, OK) has introduced the 11000 Series of steel sensing proximity sensors for implantable medical devices and valve control applications. The series is offered in three versions, and users can choose which side of the product the sensing target location is placed. The series features a quarter-inch...

Products : Medical
Medical-Grade LCD Displays

Panasonic (Seacaucus, NJ) has expanded its line of HD camera and recording systems designed for medical applications. The 32" EJ-MLA32U-W and 37" EJ-MLA37UJ-W HD LCD displays offer several viewing options including side-by-side display of two high-definition, vivid medical images, with independent adjust of each; three...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Six-Axis Force/Torque Sensor

ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) offers the Nano17, the smallest commercially available six-axis force/torque sensor. It is made of hardened stainless steel, with integrated interface plates made from high-strength aircraft aluminum. For measurements in highly magnetic environments, the Nano17 is also available...

Products : Motion Control
Servo Motors

Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) has introduced AKM™ 8 servo motors as part of the AKM motor series, which offers 8 frame sizes, 28 frame/stack combinations, and 112 “standard” windings. The AKM8 is available in two standard flange/shaft combinations designed to integrate with 80 to 90% of machine builder needs around the globe. The...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Modeling Tool for Connectors

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has developed an online modeling tool that allows design engineers to create virtual 3D connector models, even for designs that have yet to be manufactured. Users may use a single interface to search for medical, military, industrial, and high-reliability interconnect...

Products : Motion Control
Medical-Grade Foot Controls

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) offers “medical-grade” foot controls that meet relevant IEC 60601, MDD (93/42/EEC), UL, and CSA standards. Optional design features include custom housings/colors/icons, powder-coated consoles, rocker/pushbutton/joystick/footmouse™ actuators, analog/digital outputs, durable...

Products : Motion Control
Miniaturized Positioning Controller

Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA) has introduced the EPOS2 24/2 miniaturized positioning controller for commanding and controlling in the CANopen network. USB and RS232 are available as further communication interfaces. It features a dual loop position and speed controller. In the Interpolated Position...

Products : Software
CAM Software

Delcam Healthcare (Birmingham, UK) has launched new versions of its OrthoModel and OrthoMill software for the design and manufacture of custom orthotic insoles. Used in conjunction with the iQube 3D scanner, data can be captured directly from the patient’s foot, either in weight-on, weight-off, or semi-weight-bearing modes, or it...

Products : Electronics & Computers
4-Outlet Medical Socket Strip

Interpower (Oskaloosa, IA) offers a medical socket strip with an attached hospital-grade power cord and four NEMA hospital-grade outlets. It features a manual reset circuit breaker, no inlet or outlet covers, and no connector locks, and is rated for a maximum of 15A with service at 125V. It includes an attached...

Products : Medical
Piston Pumps

Thomas Division of Gardner Denver (Sheboygan, WI) offers Series 660/680 WOB-L® Piston pumps that provide clean air flow, long life, low noise, and low vibration. They are suitable for medical applications including oxygen concentrators, respirators, and blood analyzers. The pumps’ oil-less pistons and cylinders ensure a...

Products : Electronics & Computers
RF Capacitors

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) offers the SQ Series, the RF capacitor series rated at 50 VDC to 500 VDC with capacitance values ranging from 0.1pF to 1000pF. It is suitable for medical devices such as MRI coils, and offers low ESR, high Q, high current, and high self-resonance frequency values. The capacitors are constructed...

Products : Medical
Hyperspectral Imaging System

Brimrose (Sparks, MD) has introduced the VA210 series of AOTF-NIR (Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Near Infrared) hyperspectral imaging adapters designed for measuring visible or NIR hyperspectral imaging information on a variety of materials. They are suitable for biological and biomedical research as well as online...

Products : Medical
Medical Imaging Software Toolkit

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has introduced the version 2.0 medical imaging software toolkit (STK), an updated and expanded collection of imaging algorithms optimized for its TMS320C64x+™ digital signal processors. The STK 2.0 enables B-mode ultrasound processing, 3D rendering, and real-time processing for...

Products : Motion Control
Electric Motor Selection Tool

Bosch i-Business Group (Broadview, IL) has introduced a motor search tool available online for design engineers to identify motor options that best match their design specifications within the Bosch DC electric motor catalog. The company offers more than 500 different part numbers for fractional horsepower 12-24V...

Products : Software
Measurement System

The ScopeCheck® coordinate measuring machine from Werth, Inc. (Old Saybrook, CT) includes an image processing sensor and software designed for requirements of dimensional measurement to allow fully automatic measurement of complex, extremely low-contrast workpieces, using transmitted and incident light. Areas of application...

Products : Medical
Continuous Monitoring

Veriteq (Richmond, Canada) offers viewLinc 3.5, a continuous monitoring system for FDA-regulated, GxP-compliant environments. The system provides continuous records, 24/7 alarming, and automated reporting. It may be deployed for monitoring temperature, relative humidity, CO2, differential pressure, level, door...

Products : Electronics & Computers
PC Battery Clip

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a low-profile, thru-hole PC battery clip for lithium-ion-size cells from 17–19 mm in diameter. The clip features a 3-legged, THM design for extra strength and stability plus low-profile placement into dense PC boards. It is manufactured from .012" (.30 mm) thick spring steel,...

Products : Software
Modeling and EM Simulation Software

Remcom (State College, PA) has upgraded the XFdtd® Release 7 (XF7) with XACT Accurate Cell Technology that produces faster results when modeling complex shapes. The XTend Script Library allows users to adapt the software to specific processes and extend the functionality of the tool. In addition to pre-loaded...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Rugged Connectors

CONEC (Garner, NC) offers water-resistant D-sub series of connectors for medical equipment applications. The IP67-rated solid-body D-sub connector has a silicone O-ring panel seal for a watertight connection. Gold-plated machined contacts ensure high performance. The connector is available in standard, high-density, and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda Americas (San Diego, CA) has extended the power range of the digitally controlled EFE-M series of power supplies from 300W to 400W. The EFE400M series was designed for medical and IT applications. With a 4kVAC reinforced input to output isolation and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500VAC, the EFE400M meets...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical PC Keyboard

Hoffmann + Krippner (Peachtree City, GA) offers the keywi CleanBoard medical PC keyboard that features a high-tech film material coated with antimicrobial elements in a fully sealed enclosure. The keyboard includes a disinfection reminder via LEDs, and an integrated mouse pad, numeric keypad, and acoustic feedback. The...

News : Materials
Self-Assembling Polymer Film Shows Promise for Artificial Muscles

A newly developed self-assembling polymer film that bends and stretches when hit by light is pointing the way to a new family of functional materials. This flexing film is the first material to have been made by coaxing complex molecules to form large-scale, highly ordered 3D...

Features : Medical
Touch Me, Heal Me: Haptic Solutions for Rehabilitation

The popularity of games with buzzing joysticks and consumer electronic devices with touchpads has expanded awareness of the role that haptic (touch-enabled) interfaces can play in computing applications. Yet there are other kinds of haptics that are enabling sophisticated computer-based...

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