eLEGS is a wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that enables people with paralysis to stand up and walk again. The exoskeleton is battery-powered and rechargeable, fitting...

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used a miniature atom-based magnetic sensor to successfully track a human...

In a healthy eye, the photoreceptors (rods and cones) on the retina convert light into tiny electrochemical impulses that are sent through the optic nerve and into the brain, where they...

Products : Software
Mobile FEA Tool

NEi Software (Westminster, CA) has introduced the NEi Stratus, a free finite element analysis (FEA) mobile application that allows engineers to view results on their iPhone and iPad. It works in conjunction with the NEi...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Real Time Operating System

The ThreadX® RTOS from Express Logic (San Diego, CA) is designed for microcontroller-based applications and features a memory footprint as small as 2 KB to reside on limited on-chip MCU memory. It provides...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Glass Optical Filters

Abrisa Technologies (Santa Paula, CA) offers custom glass optical filters for medical imaging, testing, monitoring, and analytic instrumentation display screens and panels used for real-time imaging, vital sign...

Products : Motion Control
Low Profile Rotary Encoders

HEIDENHAIN Corporation (Schaumburg, IL) has introduced low profile incremental rotary encoders with block commutation tracks for use in small-dimensioned servo motors. The encoders come equipped with a 35-mm...

Products : Software
Graphic Human Machine Interface

QSI Coporation (Salt Lake City, UT) offers the panel-mount QTERM®-G72 terminal, featuring a 7" (177 mm), 800 × 480 pixel, LED-lighted TFT-LCD display, resistive touch screen, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, Atmel®...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Push-to-Connect Fittings

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) offers Newloc® push-to-connect fittings in acetal copolymer and brass. Both allow quick connections to rigid and semi-rigid tubing such as nylon, polypropylene, and polyethylene....

Products : Medical
Multi-Lumen Tubing

Wire reinforced, multi-lumen tubing from Putnam Plastics (Dayville, CT) offers two or more passageways for gas/fluid management and mechanical/electrical delivery within minimally invasive devices. Reinforcements are...

Products : Medical
Imaging Module

DALSA (Ontario, Canada) has developed the Argus platform of CCD/TDI-based X-ray image scanners for use in the medical and dental fields. Argus modules include high-resolution scintillation technology and standard Ethernet...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Desktop Power Supplies

Power Partners (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PPWAMD250 Series of medical desktop power supplies, featuring 250 Watts of power in a compact 7.42" × 4.1" × 2.36" package. The series is approved to UL60601-1,...

EPSON Robots (Carson, CA) has introduced a high performance 110 VAC power solution with EPSON C3 Compact 6 Axis Robots for non-manufacturing environments such as medical laboratories, clinics, and...

Products : Medical
Plug and Play Imaging Solution

Lumenera Corporation (Ontario, Canada) has released a new Mac Camera Driver and ImageJ Plug-In to provide support for both 32 and 64-bit versions of Mac OS X 10.6 and greater. The software also provides a stand-alone INFINITY CAPTURE application for Lumenera’s scientific USB 2.0 camera line.

Products : Photonics/Optics
Imaging System

The iBox® Explorer™ Fluorescence Microscope from UVP (Cambridge, England) offers new micro imaging technology that incorporates imaging of tissues, tissue margins, and individual cells. The system operates in the visible...

Products : Software
Virtualized Device Sharing

LynuxWorks (San Jose, CA) has released the LynxSecure 5.0 separation kernel and hypervisor that offers 64-bit and Symmetric Multi-processing (SMP) guest OS virtualization support. The release has also added a...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
LED Mounting Spacers

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a series of self-retaining, T-1 LED mounting spacers designed to assure uniform and perpendicular LED positioning. The spacers feature internal retention “teeth” that...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Wireless Power Generation

Thermobility™ power generation technology from Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) uses heat as a source of electricity for low-power wireless applications. Solid-state thin-film thermoelectric technology is...

Products : Imaging
Coordinate Measuring Machine

Werth (Old Saybrook, CT) has introduced the Inspector® FQ, a multisensor coordinate measuring machine with linear drives. Positioning speed is up to 1,000 meters/second with acceleration speed of 10...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Contact Sensor

Morgan Technical Ceramics (Cleveland, OH) has launched a new tube contact sensor for accurate detection of occlusions in medical infusion lines. The sensor gives non-invasive detection of pressure changes in a flexible tube without the requirement for disposable cassettes. It is suitable for soft thin-walled tubing and can be...

Electronic biosensing technology could someday displace the multi-welled microplate, long a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories. Essentially arrays of...

Although the concept of nanotechnology (controlling matter on an atomic scale) dates back to 1959, it is only now becoming more commercially realized. It has the potential to challenge...

The MDMouse system incorporates a pre-existing medical device into a conventional computer control mouse. The tool is designed to measure blood pressure outside of the medical environment, and to provide that...

Engineers have long been aware of the potential of laser sintering to create innovative and beneficial medical products. Because it is an additive (layer-by-layer) manufacturing process,...

A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system. The pressure monitor is...

A lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image has been developed. Other 3D microscopes use multiple lenses or cameras...

The time and investment needed to bring an idea for a new medical product successfully to commercial realization can be daunting. In developing new drugs, the costs and timing...

In October of 2010, the first all-robotic surgery reportedly took place at Montreal General Hospital in Montreal, Canada. Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci surgical robot...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
What’s So Hard About Medical Device Software Compliance?

The IEC 62304 standard for medical device software is causing system engineers worldwide to step back and examine their software development methods with considerable scrutiny. Although at one time, software development and testing was an integral part of overall system design and...

Mission Accomplished : Materials
Freeing Water From Viruses and Bacteria

Argonide Corporation, a company focused on the research, production, and marketing of specialty nano-materials, was seeking to develop applications for its NanoCeram® fibers. Only 2 nanometers in...

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