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Explore the advancements in medical electronics and instrumentation, including new embedded systems and power supplies. Read technical briefs that demonstrate successful engineering applications.

A new type of pressure sensor is based on micro-optomechanical systems (MOMS) technology. Developed by imec, a research and innovation hub focusing...

Many medical applications require heat for optimal performance. For patient comfort, effective treatment, and a variety of diagnostic processes, equipment and fluids...

High-voltage power supplies (HVPSs) are required in multiple configurations and capabilities. The dimensions, type of enclosure, weight, input and outputs, thermal and...

Power Supply

A 400-W power supply is now available from Integrated Power Designs, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The power supply comes with two to four outputs in a compact 4 × 7...

People who are hearing impaired have a difficult time following a conversation in a multi-speaker environment such as a noisy restaurant or a party. While current hearing aids can suppress...

The market for medical electronics is huge and growing. The astounding capabilities of digital technology and broadband connectivity are “a perfect storm,” enabling doctors...

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are critical components in many medical devices. Prior to shipment to the OEM, PCBs must undergo a thorough cleaning process to remove excess...

Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A Noninvasive Method for Deep Brain Stimulation

Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep brain...

A new, noninvasive test developed by researchers at the University of Georgia shows how exercise can help people with neurological injuries and illnesses. Until now, evaluating the muscle...

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a new biofriendly energy storage system called a biological supercapacitor, which operates using...

A wristband-type wearable sweat sensor could transform diagnostics and drug evaluation for cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and other diseases.

Stretchable and transparent electrodes — called omnidirectionally stretchable electrodes — have been developed for applications in flexible and wearable electronics. For...

A team of engineers and scientists have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that...

News: Packaging & Sterilization
Interactive screens on your packages

Instead of reading a label, consumers could be interacting with an electronic screen on packaging in the future, thanks to a development by scientists at the University of Sheffield. The...

Safety and reliability are the key concerns when determining the right power source for a medical device. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are often considered for their higher...

Researchers from the Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (ARMC), Sheffield, UK, are developing an advanced mobility aid that could change the lives of millions of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Bionic Wheelchair Breaks New Barriers

People confined to a wheelchair are still confronted with insurmountable obstacles in everyday life — even in today’s more wheelchair-accessible society. There are often no elevators in a building...

A skin-like biomedical technology that uses a mesh of conducting nanowires and a thin layer of elastic polymer might bring new electronic bandages that monitor biosignals...

NASA Technology

We often imagine that inventions are born whole: Thomas Edison creates the incandescent light bulb and lights up Christie Street in Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve,...

Swing a baseball bat, eat with a fork and knife, steer a bike with both handles — without two hands, a child can’t do any of these ordinary activities that most children take...

The demand for thermal management materials and adhesives is driven by the unwanted and potentially harmful heat generated by ever-shrinking electronic components...

Products: Electronics & Computers
External Power Supply

Sager Power Systems, Middleborough, MA, offers the ME60 Series of the SL Power family of medical-grade external power supplies. The 60- W ME Series meets IEC 60601-1-2, fourth edition, electromagnetic compatibility...

Nontoxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with...

Products: Medical
Wireless Handheld Controls

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, introduced wireless, medical-grade, handheld controls designed with its proprietary 2.4-GHz frequency-hopping protocol. The bidirectional, 32 RF-channel protocol changes...

Electronic human machine interface (HMI) technology goes back as far as the 1940s with the punch card batch interfaces from IBM. Today, when you think of user interfaces, you may...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Underground Radar Sheds Light on Post-Katrina Damage

An innovative underground radar technology developed at Louisiana Tech University is helping the City of Slidell in south Louisiana to identify and document underground infrastructure damage that had gone undetected in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina.

News: Medical
UL and VA Sign CRADA for Medical Device Cybersecurity Standards

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Washington, DC, and UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Northbrook, IL, a global safety science organization, have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for current and emerging medical devices cybersecurity...

An international team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Korea University say that they have developed an ultrathin film that is both transparent and highly...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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