Keyword: Electrical systems

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Technology Leaders: Wearables
A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device harnesses the thermal energy generated by body heat.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Global Innovations: Energy

The miniaturization of microelectronic sensor technology, microelectronic robots, and intravascular implants is progressing rapidly. However, it also poses major challenges...

Features: Materials
Before you select RF components for an MRI machine, make sure you first understand the basic physics of the technology.
R&D: Wearables
A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.
Briefs: Connectivity
Batteries must meet high power capacity, small physical size, and reliability requirements.
R&D: Semiconductors & ICs
The device can be used in flexible, stretchable electronics for wearables as well as soft robotics.
Briefs: Medical
The system harvests energy from human breathing and motion.
Briefs: Medical
Miniaturized, front-end IPDs are specifically designed to seamlessly connect.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
Technology Leaders: Medical
Learn about requirements, regulations, and testing procedures for medical device capacitors.
R&D: Wearables
A novel stretchable material, when used in light-emitting capacitor devices, enables highly visible illumination at low operating voltages.
Briefs: Medical

A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and other academic institutions can help users...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

The medical market is becoming more and more impacted by influences of emerging market mega trends including expanding global markets, where products must be made to meet the...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers

People and power don’t mix well, and this is particularly true when people are medical patients. Aside from the more usual environment of a medical facility, patients are also...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Thin nylon films are several 100 times thinner than human hair and could thus be attractive for applications in bendable electronic devices or for electronics in clothing. The researchers...

Global Innovations: Materials

Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have invented a completely new way for wearable devices to interconnect. They incorporated conductive textiles into clothing to...

Global Innovations: Wearables

Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable, and safe...

Features: Medical

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

R&D: Wearables

Researchers have created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly developed supercapacitor has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have 3D printed an all-liquid device that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to...

Briefs: Wearables

Researchers have created a health patch that offers unprecedented comfort and a long battery life, previously unseen in this type of device. The patch can also be manufactured at a...

Features: Connectivity

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

Briefs: Wearables

Treatment to control involuntary body movements characteristic of Parkinson's disease could someday be guided by brain signals recorded by electrodes inside a fashionable hat. That is a piece of a...

Features: Connectivity

A key driver of the medical disposables market is the desire to minimize the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Healthcare providers are turning to disposable...

Features: Wearables

Technology is transforming many aspects of the healthcare industry, and the patient care experience is an important facet of the healthcare ecosystem. With the advent of the...

Briefs: Wearables

If scientists are ever going to deliver on the promise of implantable artificial organs or clothing that dries itself, they’ll first need to solve the problem...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Medical devices powered by synthetic proteins created from repeated sequences of proteins may be possible, according to materials science and biotechnology experts, who looked at...

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John Chandler on Achieving Quality Motion Control

FAULHABER MICROMO brings together the highest quality motion technologies and value-added services, together with global engineering, sourcing, and manufacturing, to deliver top quality micro motion solutions. With 34 years’ experience, John Chandler injects a key engineering perspective into all new projects and enjoys working closely with OEM customers to bring exciting new technologies to market.

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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.