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Briefs: Medical

Clutches can be used to enhance the functionality of springs or actuators in robotic devices. A research team headed up by Steve Collins, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at...

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Applications: Medical

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems, and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold...

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R&D: Medical
Low-Cost Prosthetic Knee Mimics Walking Motion

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed a low-cost prosthetic knee that mimics normal walking motion. The MIT team's prototype generates a torque profile similar to that of able-bodied knees, using only simple mechanical elements like springs and dampers. The team is...

Briefs: Medical
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Humans grow to be quite efficient at walking. Simulations of human locomotion show that walking on level ground at a steady speed should theoretically require no power input at...

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Briefs: Medical

The pipette is a basic fluid control tool for transferring tiny amounts of liquids. Electronic or motorized pipettes are an ergonomic alternative to manual pipettes and an efficient way to increase...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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