Briefs : Medical
Zinc-Doped Tricalcium Phosphate Ceramic for Surgical Implants

A ceramic body consisting of the phases of tricalcium phosphate and/or hydroxyapatite provides biocompatibility with hard tissues. When such a ceramic body is implanted in a bone, direct connection is formed between the bone and the ceramic body without intervention of any fibrous...

Briefs : Medical
Micro-Electrode Visual Inspection System Utilizing Image Processing Tools

A system was devised to aid in the inspection of micro-electrode assemblies utilized in clinical lab instruments to conduct impedance measurements on living cells in a 384 bottomless well casing with the electrode layer bonded to the housing, creating the closed-cell,...

Briefs : Medical
Power-Assist Control Interface for Wheelchairs

A computer-controlled, programmable control interface allows safe, intuitive manual control for motorized wheelchairs that operate in variable terrain. The key feature of this technology is its proprietary computer program that enables an operator to manage a load as if it were light and on a smooth...

Briefs : Medical
Neuroprosthetics and Solutions for Restoring Sensorimotor Functions

Advances in body armor and life-saving technology have increased survival rates of severely injured military personnel. Unfortunately, the survivors of improvised explosive devices are often left with amputations and/or spinal cord injuries. The increase in amputations and...

Briefs : Medical
Implantable Microsystems for Anatomical Rewiring of Brain Circuitry

It has been demonstrated that after a stroke-like lesion in the cerebral cortex of non-human primates, the remaining intact tissue undergoes extensive neuro-physiological and neuroanatomical remodeling. The ability of cortical areas remote from the infarct to form new...

Briefs : Medical
Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Control of Combat-Related Hemorrhage

Blood loss is a major cause of death among combat casualties, accounting for nearly half of all deaths on the battlefield. The great majority of these deaths is due to intracavitary hemorrhage that cannot be controlled by traditional methods such as tourniquets or pressure...

Briefs : Medical
Biotic-Abiotic Interface Between the Body and an Artificial Limb

Because of its high mechanical properties, chemical stability, and biocompatibility, titanium is a commonly used material in dental and orthopedic applications. Its excellent biocompatibility allows titanium implants to be directly anchored to bone, or osseo-integrated. The...

Briefs : Medical
RF Device for Acquiring Images of the Human Body

A safe, non-invasive method for forming images through clothing of large groups of people, in order to search for concealed weapons either made of metal or not, has been developed. A millimeter wavelength scanner designed in a unique, ring-shaped configuration can obtain a full 360° image of the...

Features : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Selecting Motors for Medical Pumps

Creation of small, portable infusion pumps opened a new chapter in medical care. A patient can receive carefully metered and timed doses of medicine without requiring a visit to a medical practitioner, allowing life to be less restrictive. Ambulatory pumps have been developed to deliver insulin, nutritive...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Molded Interconnect Device Technology Enables Smaller Medical Devices

The need to minimize healthcare costs is creating greater demand for equipment that, among other things, improves and expands patient diagnostics, both inside and outside healthcare facilities. For example, portable medical instruments such as glucose meters, blood pressure...

Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotics Offer Newfound Surgical Capabilities

Anyone who has ever worked on a car’s engine or tried to fix a sink knows the frustration of trying to perform precision work in a hard-to-reach place. Now imagine conducting repairs on the International Space Station while floating nearly 200 miles above Earth. To ease this frustration, NASA...

Features : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ingestible Thermometer Pill Aids Athletes in Beating the Heat

From the football turf to high above the Earth, heat exhaustion is a life-threatening concern. Heat exhaustion, or hyperthermia, is an acute condition caused by excessive exposure to heat and dehydration. It occurs when the body can no longer dissipate heat adequately because of...

Features : Medical
Magnetic Separator Enhances Treatment Possibilities

Since the earliest missions in space, NASA specialists have performed experiments in low gravity. Protein crystal growth, cell and tissue cultures, and separation technologies such as electrophoresis and magnetophoresis have been studied.

Features : Software
Robotics Algorithms Provide Nutritional Guidelines

On July 5, 1997, a small robot emerged from its lander like an insect from an egg, crawling out onto the rocky surface of Mars. About the size of a child’s wagon, NASA’s Sojourner robot was the first successful rover mission to the Red Planet. For 83 Martian days, typically about 40 minutes...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Athermal Laser Machining

Norman Noble (Highland Heights, OH) offers Noble UltraLightTM, an athermal laser machining process designed to create precise features in materials such as bioabsorbable polymers, shape memory metals, and other exotic alloys without producing any heat affected zone (HAZ). This ultrashort pulse (USP) laser enables the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Power Supply

Daitron (Wilsonville, OR) has released the MFS series of low-noise AC-DC power supply products that provide 50W of switching power for noise-sensitive medical applications. They feature an output noise of less than 10mV (rms) range and meet EMI class 8 requirements. Leakage current is less than 75 μA at 264VAC input...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electric Cylinders

EC1 electric cylinders from Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) provide a linear positioning alternative to pneumatic and hydraulic systems in applications requiring continuous thrust of ≤150 pounds. They feature controllable speed up to 0.325 m/s, accurate mid-stroke positioning, and position holding without power (with brake option)....

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
FPC-to-Board Connectors

Hirose Electric (Simi Valley, CA) has introduced the BM10 series of flexible printed circuits (FPCs)-to-board connectors that are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free. They are available with stacking heights of 0.6 to 0.8 mm, and feature a 2.98-mm depth and 0.44-mm contact pitch. The 40-position connectors feature an enhanced...

Products : Materials
No-Drip Adhesive

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) offers the EP42HT-2ND2, a no-run, two-part medical adhesive that has a paste-like consistency to facilitate application when bonding vertical surfaces. It cures at ambient temperatures, complies with the testing requirements for USP Class VI biocompatibility, and exhibits thermal stability up to 450...

Products : Medical
Passive Voltage Dividers

BI Technologies (Fullerton, CA) offers the SFN06VDKIT, a passive voltage divider engineering sample kit that contains eight SFN Series voltage dividers, including two ultra-stable precision thin film resistors. The resistors are packaged in a SON (QFN) 6-pad package measuring 2 square mm with a 0.65-mm pitch. All...

Products : Materials
Thermoplastic Elastomers

Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) has developed thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds that feature double the adhesive strength of standard TPEs when overmolded onto high-density polyethylene (HDPE) substrates, according to the company. The technology will be used to custom-compound TPEs in the Medalist® range of...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rod and Cylinder Sensor

The Model CR rod and cylinder sensor from MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division (Cary, NC), integrates a standard Model CS or CM sensor inside a rugged, thick steel mechanical package that protects the electronics from mechanical and environmental damage. It employs magnetostrictive, non-contact, absolute position sensing...

Products : Imaging
Mutation Detection Kit

Transgenomic (Omaha, NE) has introduced the SURVEY-OR Scan K-RAS kit, a mutation detection kit that features the SURVEYOR Nuclease and WAVE® HS DHPLC platform. It uses PCR amplification reaction and hybridization to form heteroduplex DNA molecules in samples with K-RAS mutation. K-RAS mutation status is a strong predictor...

Products : Materials
Thermoplastic Elastomers

PolyMedex Discovery Group (Putnam, CT) offers NanoMedTM thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) formulations for minimally invasive medical devices. These formulations increase flexural modulus (stiffness) of polymers while maintaining flexibility, resulting in increased push and torque performance for catheter devices. The...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

Protek Power North America (Hudson, MA) offers the PM42 Series of AC/DC power supplies that provide 30-48W and compliance to both EN60101-1 medical safety standards and EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. They are suitable for a variety of applications, including patient vicinity medical devices, dental electronics, and laboratory...

Products : Electronics & Computers
RF/EMI Shields

Photofabrication Engineering (Milford, MA) has introduced a line of EMI/RF shields with snap-on/snap-off covers, allowing access to components within the shields. The shields are designed to protect components from radio frequency/electromagnetic interference and environmental hazards, and to provide electrical grounding in...

Products : Materials
Hydrophilic Filter Cartridges

PureFlo® PES Mini filter cartridges from JALT Technologies (Manassas, VA) are highly retentive hydrophilic polyethersulfone (PES) membrane filters in an all-polypropylene construction for chemical compatibility. The membrane does not require pre-wetting with IPA or flushing with DI water. They also reduce potential...

Briefs : Medical
Controlling Devices Using the Ear as an Output Source

Current methods of device control include joysticks, which involve using one or both hands, external microphones that are cumbersome and pick up ambient noise, and external arrays that are also cumbersome and can restrict a user’s movement. Additionally, the external microphone and array...

Briefs : Software
Wireless Patient Monitoring Based on Personal Area Networks

The Wireless Patient Monitoring System deploys the Zigbee standard to create a Personal Area Network (a wireless network with a coverage area of around 10 m) that is capable of integrating into the same wireless network used by monitoring systems such as an electrocardiogram, pulse...

Briefs : Materials
Particle Distribution on Webs or Cloths

This technology provides a methodology and products that are formed from fibrous substrates or film-like surfaces by uniform impregnation with a particulate that is subsequently firmly attached. The extremely uniform distribution of the particulate is accomplished by 1) electrically charging a fibrous...

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Tie Layer — Improved Catheter Construction

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