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Electronics

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

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda (San Diego, CA) has introduced the NVM175 series of medically approved AC-DC power supplies. Combining 4.5 kVac reinforced input to output isolation with dual input fusing and an output-to-ground isolation of 1500 Vac, the NVM175 meets UL/EN/IEC60601-1 and is suitable for use in BF (Body Floating) type medical...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Power-Assist Control Interface for Wheelchairs

A computer-controlled, programmable control interface allows safe, intuitive manual control for motorized wheelchairs that operate in variable terrain. The key feature of this technology is its proprietary computer program that enables an operator to manage a load as if it were light and on a smooth...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Socket Strip

Interpower (Oskaloosa, IA) has introduced a medical socket strip with an attached hospital-grade power cord and six NEMA hospital-grade outlets. It features a manual reset circuit breaker, no inlet or outlet covers, and no connector locks. It is rated for a maximum of 15A with service at 125V. The attached power cord can be...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supply

The MTB080 Series switch mode power supply from International Components Corporation (Chicago, IL) features a power density of 12.5 watts per cubic inch. It measures 2 × 4 × 1" and is suitable for medical applications with limited space and little to no airflow. The MTB080 series delivers 80 watts of continuous output power with...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Molded Interconnect Device Technology Enables Smaller Medical Devices

The need to minimize healthcare costs is creating greater demand for equipment that, among other things, improves and expands patient diagnostics, both inside and outside healthcare facilities. For example, portable medical instruments such as glucose meters, blood pressure...

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Power Supply

Daitron (Wilsonville, OR) has released the MFS series of low-noise AC-DC power supply products that provide 50W of switching power for noise-sensitive medical applications. They feature an output noise of less than 10mV (rms) range and meet EMI class 8 requirements. Leakage current is less than 75 μA at 264VAC input...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

Protek Power North America (Hudson, MA) offers the PM42 Series of AC/DC power supplies that provide 30-48W and compliance to both EN60101-1 medical safety standards and EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. They are suitable for a variety of applications, including patient vicinity medical devices, dental electronics, and laboratory...

Products : Electronics & Computers
RF/EMI Shields

Photofabrication Engineering (Milford, MA) has introduced a line of EMI/RF shields with snap-on/snap-off covers, allowing access to components within the shields. The shields are designed to protect components from radio frequency/electromagnetic interference and environmental hazards, and to provide electrical grounding in...

Briefs : Materials
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...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Modular Electronic Air Sterilization Technology

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technologies are being used as infection control devices, primarily in healthcare facilities. No standard exists, but the dose of UV and the airflow are critical to ensuring all contaminated air is treated. The UVGI process is mainly influenced by the...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Equipment Connectorss

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has an nounced the QLC ZIF (zero insertion force) connectors for portable medical equipment that feature a 260-position pin count. Constructed with a lightweight aluminum shell, the connectors feature a quick-disconnect latch for easy mating and unmating, as well as EMI and...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Remote Diagnostic Technology for Hearing Assessment

Individuals with hearing loss need to have ready access to hearing screenings, assessments, treatment, and consultation. This diagnostic technology facilitates early detection and intervention of hearing loss. It allows for improved monitoring and expands service scope, reach, and access. By...

Briefs : Medical
Nano-Pervaporation Membrane With Heat Exchanger Generates Medical-Grade Water

A nanoporous membrane is used for the pervaporation process in which potable water is maintained, at atmospheric pressure, on the feed side of the membrane. The water enters the non- pervaporation (NPV) membrane device where it is separated into two streams —...

Briefs : Medical
Wireless Brain Implant Using a Telemetric Electrode Array System
Wireless Brain Implant Using a Telemetric Electrode Array System

The ability to monitor the activities of ensembles of single neurons is critically important in understanding the principles of information processing in the brain that...

Wireless Brain Implant Using a Telemetric Electrode Array System
Features : Electronics & Computers
Handheld Instrument Fights Acne

For companies that do not need NASA-developed technology or advanced test facilities but still want to leverage some of the brain power of NASA’s engineering teams to solve a design problem in their product, NASA funds the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP). Administered by Bay Area Houston...

Briefs : Software
Wireless, Handheld Electronic Medical Record Application

PocketChart™, available in numerous medical specialty editions, is a wireless, handheld electronic medical record application that will help physicians increase productivity, reduce transcription costs, and increase revenue through improved code levels. PocketChart enables a PocketPC to...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Microfluidic Extraction of Biomarkers Using Water as Solvent

A proposed device, denoted a miniature microfluidic biomarker extractor (μ-EX), would extract trace amounts of chemicals of interest from samples, such as soils and rocks. Traditionally, such extractions are performed on a large scale with hazardous organic solvents; each solvent...

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC-DC Power Supplies

Astrodyne (Mansfield, MA) has introduced the PMK/PMMK AC-DC switching power supplies that deliver 450W with active PFC. They are qualified for medically approved AC-DC power supply applications. The series provides standard output voltages of 5, 12, 24, 36, and 48V, and are available in two styles: one contains an enclosed...

Products : Electronics & Computers
External and Embedded Modems

Radicom Research (San Jose, CA) offers a series of external and embedded modems designed to meet medical requirements. Avail - able in both serial TTL and USB interfaces, the modems operate under Windows, Linux, or Mac environments. The mo dems are safety, emissions, and telco compliant to meet most medical device...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supply

GlobTek (Northvale, NJ) has introduced the GS-1549 power supply that delivers up to 50W of continuous output power. It features dual regulated outputs of +12 Vdc at 2A, and variable 10-100 Vdc at 26W. The power supply also features a PCB frame style and Class B EMI filter, and accepts universal input of 85- 264 Vac. It measures...

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