Keyword: Hardware

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

In the medical industry, metal parts play an integral role in a vast array of diagnostic, testing, medical instruments, and equipment. Although certain complex metal parts can only be machined, thinner...

Features: Medical

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disease that affects premature infants. It is the leading cause of childhood blindness. Although effective treatments exist, many infants are...

Technology Leaders: Medical

Engineers designing their own motor drives must accomplish many different tasks, from selecting a microcontroller to choosing the right connectors and power supply for mechanical...

Briefs: Medical

Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including medical devices, smart-phones, automobiles, and the Internet of Things,...

Features: Medical

Diabetes is not only one of the most common chronic diseases, it is also complex and difficult to treat. Insulin is often administered between meals to keep...

Briefs: Medical

A team of computer scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) say that they have created a 3D printer that uses machine vision and 3D scanning to self-correct and...

Global Innovations: Medical
Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
www.desyre.eu

Three years ago, the DeSyRe (on-Demand System Reliability) project was begun with the goal of enabling extremely reliable medical...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Manufacturing interventional cardiac devices, such as stents, has traditionally employed two-axis systems consisting of a rotary...

Features: Connectivity

Today’s modern medical devices are evolving at a record pace. From small wearable watches and bands worn by health enthusiasts, to portable wireless units for patients to...

Briefs: Medical

Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. To combat some of the costs, a team of scientists led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, has published an...

Technology Leaders: Medical

There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To choose a motor, users must have a full understanding of the application...

R&D: Medical

Traditional X-rays generally cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents that must be swallowed or injected, and their resolution is limited. But a new approach...

Mission Accomplished: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Have you heard of Robohand? No, it’s not the next sci-fi blockbuster. It’s a story of compassion, technology, and a collaboration from 10,000 miles apart between Richard...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping

When engineers at a Swiss medical device company began designing an implantable low-flow pump to treat the condition known as ascites, or peritoneal cavity fluid, they knew they were on...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensordrone Tricorder Platform for Consumers and Mobile Device Developers
Mark Wagner
Sensorcon, Inc., Buffalo, NY

The Sensordrone, an invention that dramatically extends the sensing capabilities of...

Briefs: Medical

This technology helps technical application developers incorporate mathematical and statistical functionality in their applications, while providing the documentation...

Briefs: Motion Control

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...

Briefs: Medical
Virtual Ultrasound Guidance for Inexperienced Operators

Medical ultrasound or echocardiographic studies are highly operatordependent and generally require lengthy training and internship to perfect. To obtain quality echocardiographic images in remote environments, such as on-orbit, remote guidance of studies has been employed. This technique...

Features: Medical

Time to market is of critical importance for medical instruments. A difference of even a few months in the release of a product can significantly impact the ROI of the project,...

Briefs: Medical

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...

Mission Accomplished: Imaging

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...

Briefs: Medical
Identification of Bacteria and Determination of Biological Indicators

The ultimate goal of planetary protection research is to develop superior strategies for inactivating resistance-bearing micro-organisms like Rummelibacillus stabekisii. By first identifying the particular physiologic pathway and/or structural component of the cell/spore that...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

Inside Story

Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.