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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.

Mission Accomplished: Electronics & Computers
Diaphragm Pacing Helps Patients with ALS Delay Need for Ventilator

An electronic system that stimulates the nerve of the diaphragm muscles received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients with Amyotrophic...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Digital High Airflow Sensor Portfolio

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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Harvard Programmable Peristaltic Pumps

Harvard Apparatus, the world leader in syringe pumps, announces the new Harvard Peristaltic Pump series. These remote-controlled, programmable peristaltic pumps with interchangeable sealed pump heads...

Electrical equipment used in medical technology must not place patients or medical staff in danger. This, in turn, requires that designing safe equipment starts at the...

For medical device OEMs seeking compliance to the 3rd Edition of IEC 60601-1 for their power supplies, what is quite clear by now are the regional dates for...

Contour Energy Systems, Inc., Azusa, CA, introduces its new Lithium/Carbon Fluoride (Li/CFx) primary batteries to be used in medical devices. A proprietary Fluoronetic fabrication...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Wireless ELF 2 System

Tekscan, Inc., Boston, MA, has released a Wireless ELF 2 System, which eliminates wires and enables a laptop or PC to quickly capture and store force data for product research, quality assurance, and testing. Wireless...

Product development teams are under increasing pressure to engineer more complex products that combine numerous electrical systems within a single design, including visual interfaces,...

No other industry in the US is under more pressure than medical electronics, and those pressures continue mounting each year for greater innovation and products that...

Products: Electronics & Computers
EMS Capabilities for Medical Devices

Suntron Corporation (Phoenix, AZ), a leader in integrated electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) and embedded computing solutions, will showcase its capabilities for the medical industry in Booth #126 at...

News: Medical
Defibrillator Setting Change Leads to Health Gains

A new study shows that many implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which are designed to detect and correct dangerous heart rhythms, are programmed to too low a setting, delivering painful shocks for heart rhythms that aren’t dangerous. Making a simple change in the way physicians...

News: Medical
Disposable MEMS Market Growing, Study Says

The market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) used as pressure sensors in medical electronics is likely to grow by 7 percent this year, aided by the use of disposable devices as well as respiratory monitoring, according to iSuppli, El Segundo, CA, a global leader in technology value chain...

In today’s medical technology field, having a reliable and stable power source is a critical requirement for safe operation. Wireless power provides a unique advantage in that a device can...

Features: Electronics & Computers
High Power LED Chip Array Packaging

The last few years have seen the development of larger, higher power, higher luminescence light-emitting diode (LED) chips. Prior to this, LEDs were typically 0.020" x 0.020", came in various colors and...

The element lithium possesses fundamental properties that make it ideal for use as the anode in both primary and rechargeable batteries. Vendors have paired the popular lithium anode with a variety...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
VA Developing New Heat-Enhanced Pulse Ox Device

Pulse oximetry has gained widespread clinical acceptance as a standard patient vital sign measurement because it can give clinicians an early warning of low arterial blood oxygen saturation...

Features: Medical
Creating a Healthier Future

The 10th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest, attracted more than 950 innovative product ideas from engineers and students in 65 countries. The Medical category itself received 92 outstanding entries...

Features: Electronics & Computers
Grand Prize Winner
Sensordrone Tricorder Platform for Consumers and Mobile Device Developers
Mark Wagner
Sensorcon, Inc., Buffalo, NY

The Sensordrone, an invention that dramatically extends the sensing capabilities of...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Honorable Mentions
SwipeSense
Yuri Malina and Mert Iseri
Evanston, Illinois

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to prevent the two million annual cases of hospital-acquired infections is by increasing...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Most Popular Entries
Virtual Walking Stick for the Visually Impaired
Jonathan Tolstedt and Maxwell Tolstedt
Fargo, ND

Current navigational aids for the visually impaired include global positioning systems (GPS) and other...

Global population aging is unprecedented: the global population of children under age five is expected to fall by 49 million by midcentury, while the number of people...

Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Seeing the Light
Bionic Vision Australia
http://www.bionicvision.org.au

The main cause of inherited blindness is retinitis pigmentosa, which affects 1.5 million people worldwide and is characterized by the progressive loss of vision....

The need to minimize healthcare costs is creating greater demand for medical electronics equipment that, among other things, improves and expands patient...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Sensors Offer View into Epileptic Seizures

Tapping into the human brain to understand its functions in daily life — as well as its malfunctions in illness — has long been a challenge for researchers. Mapping brain activity...

A quick, inexpensive and highly sensitive test that identifies disease markers or other molecules in low-concentration solutions could be the result of a Cornell-developed nanomechanical biosensor,...

News: Electronics & Computers
New Process for Flexible Electronics

An associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, has developed a silicon-on-insulator (SOI)–complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process for fabricating flexible electronics. As reported in Applied Physics Letters, the technology may some day be...

For decades now, the medical industry has been automating to improve throughput, yield, and performance of medical devices. Slide scanning, for example, has...

Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Hypothermia Emergency Vest for Cardiac Arrest Patients
Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany
www.hohenstein.de

Scientists from the Hohenstein Institute in Bönnigheim have developed textile cooling pads to be used to prevent...

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the world. About 1.2 million Americans suffer from heart attacks every year. Approximately 2,000 Americans get heart...

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