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Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about the motion-control options that give robot makers a wider stride than their competitors.
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Features: Design
Makers of medical, exoskeletal and surgical products that use cables are still asking for stronger, more flexible materials.
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Features: Materials

There is no one-size-fits-all material when producing mechanical cable. The material chosen to produce wire rope can vary from one application to the next, because commonly, no two applications place the same...

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Features: Electronics & Computers

The myriad of devices used in surgical, interventional, imaging, diagnostic and therapeutic, sensors, and single-use medical applications use some form of transmission medium...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Even the simplest medical cable assembly projects contain numerous engineering considerations. And among the most complex applications, the quantity of requirements can...

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Global Innovations: Medical
École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

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Technology Leaders: Medical

Handheld medical devices must perform across a wide range of device specifications and end-user environmental conditions. Mechanical and signal...

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Features: Medical

Connectors are getting smaller and denser. The question is, how small can connectors go? To answer this question, it is important to remember that the applications that use connectors...

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Technology Leaders: Medical

As the advancement of medical technology continues, it is important to note that progress could not have been made without advancements in signaling, control, and power system interconnect...

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R&D: Medical
Implantable Device Improves Optogenetics Methods

An implant built by Stanford University engineers produces light to stimulate nerves of the brain, spinal cord, or limbs in mice. The technology is powered wirelessly, using the mouse's own body to transfer energy. Scientists will use the new optogenetic nerve stimulation methods to investigate a...

Applications: Medical

Slit lamp biomicrography is paramount to the practice of ophthalmology, allowing for an inside look at various areas of the eye with a range of magnification levels and light sources. The...

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Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Silicone, a highly versatile synthetic polymer, seems to show up everywhere from cooking utensils and adhesives to sealants and cosmetics. Its unique properties have contributed to...

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R&D: Medical
Microendoscope Offers Alternative to Costly Biopsies

A low-cost, portable, battery-powered microendoscope developed by Rice University bioengineers increases the sensitivity of esophageal cancer screenings. The new technology could eliminate unnecessary biopsies for patients with benign lesions.

Technology Leaders: Medical

While a number of countries have standards in regards to overall medical equipment, a few countries have related component requirements (e.g. plugs...

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Features: Medical

Building on the success of smartphones, mobile gadgets, and wearable sports fitness gear, the medical industry has steadily trended toward improved portability of...

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Features: Medical

To design and successfully sell medical devices, manufacturers must ask themselves a number of key questions. What range of functions should this product offer? In what type...

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Mission Accomplished: Medical

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...

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Briefs: Medical

The testing of individual respiratory protection (IRP) devices is now accomplished with panels of human wearers. Historical attempts to simulate the human face and head have...

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Applications: Medical
Molding Technology Pays Off for Medical Manufacturer

Medical device manufacturers that collect and analyze patient data are developing innovative ways to integrate electronics and wireless technology into their products. These innovations often present new design and production challenges. That was the case for American TeleCare Inc. (Eden...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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Inside Story: Validating Your Sterilization Process
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To find out more about sterile product development and registration, MDB recently spoke with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology of Eurofins Medical Device Testing (Lancaster, PA). Read the interview.

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