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Briefs : Software
Four Best Practices for Software Testing
Four Best Practices for Software Testing

Great quality assurance is what turns great software into great product. Testing is a crucial part of any software development process, whether to ensure safety in a medical device, to minimize risk...

Four Best Practices for Software Testing
Features : Wearables
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing
Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing

Orthopedic devices play a crucial role in providing pain relief, improving mobility, and enhancing the quality of life for patients suffering from musculoskeletal...

Industrial CT is Hip: Quality of Life Enhanced with Additive Manufacturing
Briefs : Wearables
Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation
Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation

The increasing demand for miniaturized electronics and Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created new challenges for the specialists who design microdevices such as...

Reliable Structures and Wearable Systems Call for Multiphysics Simulation
Briefs : Materials
New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes
New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes

NIBIB-funded engineers are designing and testing aortic heart valve replacements made of polymers rather than animal heart tissues. The goal is to optimize performance of these valves in an...

New Polymer Heart Valves Improve Patient Outcomes
INSIDER : Wearables
Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack
Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack

Guided by computer simulations, an international team of researchers has developed an adhesive patch that can provide support for damaged heart tissue, potentially reducing the stretching of...

Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage after Heart Attack
Briefs : Software
Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function
Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function

A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor...

Finger Support Could Help Regain Motor Function
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

New Products and Services: December 2018 Medical Design Briefs
News : Medical
Simulations Address Delays in MRI Breast Imaging
Simulations Address Delays in MRI Breast Imaging

Without a way to prove that a new MRI technique is safe for all women, clinical MRIs haven't been able to keep pace with the latest advances in MRI research. More informative cancer detection...

Simulations Address Delays in MRI Breast Imaging
Features : Test & Measurement
Bringing Glucose Monitoring to New Levels through Integrated Sensor Design
Bringing Glucose Monitoring to New Levels through Integrated Sensor Design

Close metabolic control through glucose monitoring is a well-known way for persons with diabetes to maintain good health and avoid medical complications. The current...

Bringing Glucose Monitoring to New Levels through Integrated Sensor Design
News : AR/AI
Computation Modeling, Digital Health Focus of Design of Medical Devices Conference

The University of Minnesota’s Design of Medical Devices Conference is poised to to bring together medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers, and students to share perspectives and innovations in medical device design. This year’s event, which takes...

Features : Medical
Enhancing Performance and Safety of Medical Implantable Devices with Multiphysics Simulation
Enhancing Performance and Safety of Medical Implantable Devices with Multiphysics Simulation

At St. Jude Medical, ventricle assist devices are developed to improve the lives of patients with heart failure. Numerical simulation is used...

Enhancing Performance and Safety of Medical Implantable Devices with Multiphysics Simulation
Briefs : Medical
The Helping Hand Project: Changing Lives One Hand at a Time
The Helping Hand Project: Changing Lives One Hand at a Time

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 Helping Hand Project: Changing Lives One Hand at a Time
News : Software
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 : Software
Five-Fingered Robot Gets a Grip
Five-Fingered Robot Gets a Grip

Intricate tasks that require dexterous in-hand manipulation — rolling, pivoting, bending, and sensing friction — are a challenge for today's robots. A University of Washington team of computer scientists...

Five-Fingered Robot Gets a Grip
Products : Software
COMSOL Server
COMSOL Server

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, announces the release of COMSOL Server™, a new product developed specifically for running applications built with the Application Builder. COMSOL Server is the engine for running COMSOL apps and...

COMSOL Server
Products : Medical
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Multiphysics 5.0 and Application Builder

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, has released COMSOL Multiphysics® 5.0, featuring extensive product updates, three new add-on products, and the new Application Builder. Designers can now build applications for use by engineering and manufacturing departments, expanding...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
FDA Signs Agreement with Dassault for Living Heart Project

The FDA has signed a five-year collaborative research agreement with Dassault Systèmes Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, a world leader in 3D design software, for the development of testing paradigms for insertion, placement, and performance of pacemaker leads and other cardiovascular...

Products : Test & Measurement
Enhanced NSG 438 ESD Simulator

Teseq, Edison, NJ, has enhanced its NSG 438 electrostatic discharge (ESD) simulator to include a brand new color touch display, allowing changes to settings and features right on the pistol. This is the first ESD pistol on the market with a color touchscreen display. NSG 438 offers the longest battery life of any...

News : Software
Free Online Simulation Tools for Composite Materials

Individuals in industrial associations, educational institutions, and government organizations who are interested in composite materials made from constituent materials with different physical or chemical properties now have free, 24/7 access to simulation tools through an online community...

News : Software
Advancing Virtual Artificial Heart Implantation

Researchers and medical professionals from Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital have performed what they believe is the first virtual implantation of a pioneering artificial heart, and implantation of that artificial heart in an undersized adolescent patient. The...

Features : Software
Material Property Simulation Offers Longer-Lasting Spinal Disc Implants

One of the most promising surgical options for treating spinal injury and deterioration of spinal discs is the use of artificial discs to replace the patient’s natural spinal disc. The materials used in these artificial discs are an important factor in the development of...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Surgery Training Tool in Beta Available

The Altair Robotics Laboratory at the University of Verona, Italy, has developed and is making available its Xron, a new simulator for training in robotic surgery. With Xron, a trainee controls the virtual robots in a realistic environment using stereoscopic rendering and advanced input...

News : Software
New App for Tablet PCs Aids Surgeons in the OR

Until now, surgeons had to memorize the precise location of important blood vessels in organs and where tumors were likely to be found. But, a new app for tablet computers developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS research institute in Bremen, Germany, could help surgeons reduce the rate of complications during...

News : Medical
3D Simulation Trains Surgical Residents

An interactive 3D simulation software platform gives surgical residents the unique opportunity to practice diagnostic and patient management skills, and then have their skills evaluated, according to a new study appearing in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Using an...

News : Software
Supercomputer Used to Create Giant Neuronal Network Simulation

Using the full computational power of the Japanese supercomputer, K Computer, researchers from the RIKEN HPCI Program for Computational Life Sciences in Kobe, the Okinawa Institute of Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have carried...

Features : Photonics/Optics
Computer-Aided Diagnosis and Cardiac Surgery

A newborn is diagnosed with a heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome in which the left ventricle of the heart is severely underdeveloped, and requires immediate surgery. While there are different surgical options to consider, parents and doctors face a daunting decision of selecting...

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