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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.

Today, a wide array of laser technologies support an amazingly diverse range of medical and biomedical applications. In fact, it would take a large volume to discuss...

Engineers at Stanford University have developed and demonstrated a prototype single-fiber endoscope that, they say, quadruples the resolution over existing designs, which might lead to the development...

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Devices that support various functions of our bodies are being used...

Mission Accomplished: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dry Electrodes Facilitate Remote Health Monitoring

You wouldn’t find a big bowl of spaghetti served on the International Space Station (ISS). In microgravity, it would be a complete mess. There is, however, something like spaghetti on the...

News: Medical
Developing Edible Electronics for the Medical Device Industry

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, are developing edible electronic devices that can be implanted in the body, and say that the device could be programmed and deployed in the gastrointestinal tract or the small intestine and once the battery packaging is in...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Chroma Sync Hipot Tester

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc., Foothill Ranch, CA, a leading provider of electrical power test equipment and systems, announces its new 19020 Series Multichannel Hipot tester, which allows one unit to perform 10...

Products: Medical
VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer

Fluke Biomedical, Everett, WA, introduces its new VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer, which is small, lightweight, simple to use, and provides quick results. Featuring an intuitive fourbutton control panel, auto-orienting color...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Front End Power Supplies

TDK Corp., San Diego, CA, expands its Lambda HFE1600 range of 1.6kW high-density, front end power supplies with the addition of a 32V model. The HFE1600-32 operates from a universal 85 to 265Vac input. In addition to...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Polarized Nano Connector Line

Omnetics Connector Corp., Minneapolis, MN, offers a new Polarized Nano connector line, the PZN series of ultra-miniature connectors using military style pin and socket designs to provide uninterrupted electrical...

Applications: Electronics & Computers
Passive Thermal Management Options for EMS Devices

High-frequency pulsed electromagnetic stimulation (EMS) devices are more powerful and effective than ever before. These devices are finding applications in many areas, including as...

From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
From the Editor — It’s Showtime!

At the time of this writing I am just back from MD&M West in Anaheim. What a pleasure to meet with representatives from so many of the companies who have graced these pages and more still to come. This, coming right after BIOS/Photonics West in San Francisco, officially kicks off the medical device...

News: Electronics & Computers
Medical Devices to Be Affected by RoHS Directive in 2014

In addition to the Chemicals Regulation REACH (Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances), medical devices will soon have to comply with the European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive on the restriction of...

News: Electronics & Computers
Scaling Up Production of Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors

The demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has led to the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, but energy-storage units, such as batteries and capacitors, have lagged behind. Now, researchers at UCLA say that they have developed an innovative technique using a DVD burner to...

News: Medical
New Method of Controlling Tiny Devices

Electromagnetic devices all require an electric current to create the magnetic fields that allow them to function. But as devices become smaller, being able to efficiently deliver a current to create magnetic fields becomes more difficult. Researchers at UCLA say that they have developed a method to switch...

Facing multiple challenges including cost pressure, global competition, and evolving market de mands, medical device companies may consider engaging with a design...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, in 2005, 133 million Americans suffered from at least one chronic disease. The magnitude of the effect of...

Quest International, Inc., Irvine, CA, a leading supplier of medical imaging display technologies and information technology solutions, introduces the AlphaView®...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Analytical Electronic Valves

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, introduces a new series of electronic valves designed for the analytical industry, and for applications where cleanliness is especially important. The...

Products: Electronics & Computers
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Connectors

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces four new USB 3.0 connectors. USB 3.0, SuperSpeed USB, provides a 10x faster data transfer rate over Hi-Speed USB with a 5 Gbps signaling rate. SuperSpeed USB is a...

Products: Electronics & Computers
“V” Series High Voltage DC/DC Converter

Caritronics, Inc., West Caldwell, NJ, announces its newest high voltage DC/DC converter series. The “V” series offers high isolation, low noise, and high voltage outputs, up to 1.5 watts of...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Industry’s Fastest Piezoelectric Jet Valves

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, has more than tripled the speed of its PICO™ series of piezoelectric jet dispensing systems— from 150Hz (cycles per second) up to an industry-leading...

Products: Electronics & Computers
3D Magnetic Mapping of Reed Sensors

Standex-Meder Electronics, Cincinnati, OH, announces its 3D magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors, which allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Voice Coil Actuator

BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, introduces its latest generation Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA), the LAS28-53-00A. Engineered as an all inclusive package, the new VCA incorporates an integrated position feedback...

Products: Electronics & Computers
COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 Module

ADLINK Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA, presents its latest COM Express offering, the Express-IB, a high performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics...

Applications: Electronics & Computers
Electronic Access for Medical Equipment

The need for physical security in the health care industry is no longer limited to grounds, buildings, and rooms. Today, security must extend down to medical enclosures, including cabinets, dispensing...

The objective of this effort was to demonstrate the feasibility of using ultrasound induced neuromodulation (UNMOD) to manage pain. Pain management for acute trauma is generally...

News: Medical
New Stretchable Battery for Stretchable Electronics

Researchers at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and the University of Illinois have demonstrated a stretchable lithium-ion battery can power their innovative stretchable electronics. The stretchable electronic devices now could be used anywhere, including inside the human body, they say,...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Navigation Aids Enhance Foot Control Usability

The ever-increasing functional capabilities of emerging medical de vices have precipitated new requirements for the multi-function foot controls used to operate the equipment. These foot...

Honeywell Sensing & Control, Golden Valley, MN, announced it has expanded its Zephyr™ airflow sensor HAF Series portfolio with new digital versions that provide airflow ranges of 0 to 20 SLPM (standard...

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