Keyword: Protective equipment

Stories

Applications: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Applications: Medical
While AM brings speed, efficiency, and an alternative supply chain, the manufacturing method can also lead to better patient care.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded much of the U.S. aerospace business in 2020, a Massachusetts-based contract manufacturer was forced to improvise.
Features: Wearables
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new period of growth for wearables.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how ultrasonic welding technology is being widely used in nonwoven PPE production.
R&D: Medical
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new measurement method to test whether an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
Features: Test & Measurement
Regardless of the pace of production, quality control testing is still required to ensure that the products being sent to our front lines will perform as required.
Features: Medical

As summer 2020 gives way to fall and we continue grappling with unprecedented challenges, healthcare industry efforts persist to ensure that medical supplies are available when and where they are...

Applications: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Major ventilator manufacturers began implementing "crash programs" to expand their production lines, attempting to cram multiple years’ worth of output into the span of a few months.
Briefs: Design
The prototype mask, which includes an N95 filter, can be easily sterilized and worn many times.
Features: Design
Collaboration and innovation, born of necessity, hold potential to improve the healthcare industry’s PPE product choices and supply reliability.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor has remarkable sensitivity, allowing the wearer to detect the light brush of a feather.
Briefs: Medical

“Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents globally involve brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain being the primary cause of death,” According to NHTSA....

R&D: Materials

Researchers hope to make everything from protective clothing to medical implants stronger and more corrosion resistant thanks to a newly developed hyper glue formula. The team of...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Most football fans have seen players get hit so hard they can barely walk back to the sideline. All too often in years past, those players were back on the field just a few plays...

R&D: Medical

A University of North Texas (Denton, TX) graduate student is taking a step toward making exoskeletons available to help more people. Typically, exoskeletons, which are wearable mobile...

Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the number one risk factor for premature death worldwide, affecting 70 million American adults (one out of three). Day-to-day...

R&D: Medical

In partnership with General Motors, researchers from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, have revealed that honeycomb “cellular” materials support a range of new...

R&D: Medical
Flexible Rehealing Glove Treats Traumatic Hand Injuries

Engineers at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (Fort Worth, TX) and The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) have developed a healing glove that delivers needed medicine to an injured hand. The device, known as the Bioengineered Smart-Glove for Regenerative Healing...

Features: FDA/Regulatory

Many medical devices, both existing and new designs, are laser-based. For some time, lasers have been designed into medical devices from...

Briefs: Imaging
Visual Image Sensor Organ Replacement

This innovation is a system that augments human vision through a technique called “Sensing Super-position” using a Visual Instrument Sensory Organ Replacement (VISOR) device. The VISOR device translates visual and other sensors (i.e., thermal) into sounds to enable very difficult sensing tasks.

Global Innovations: Medical
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cpa/polyu/index.php

Ateam of researchers in the Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering...

Briefs: Medical

The EyeBrain Tracker (EBT) is an eyetracking medical device, which uses algorithms to accurately track eye movements for the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and...

Applications: Software

In 2005, Creaform (Quebec, Canada) launched the first Handyscan 3D scanner, based on an innovative technology using triangulation as a way to position itself in space, and...

Briefs: Medical
Advanced Liquid-Cooling Garment Using Highly Thermally Conductive Sheets

This design of the liquid-cooling garment for NASA spacesuits allows the suit to remove metabolic heat from the human body more effectively, thereby increasing comfort and performance while reducing system mass. The garment is also more flexible, with fewer restrictions on...

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