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News : AR/AI
From the Editor – Mitigating Device Misuse and Lability via Virtual Reality Training

A virtual reality system for training surgeons is gaining traction with major medical device companies looking to mitigate misuse and liability concerns.

Features : 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...

Features : Design
The Digital Future of Medical Device Development

Digital design tools — computer modeling and realistic simulation — have emerged as key contributors to success in medical device product design and manufacturing, and increasingly in the...

Features : Medical
Augmented Reality Helps Surgeons See Through Tissue to Reconnect Blood Vessels
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In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary’s...

Products : Test & Measurement
New Products & Services: April 2018 Medical Manufacturing & Machining

CT Measurement Software

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, has released a computed tomography machine designed to reduce time lag caused by the start-stop positioning...

News : Medical
High-Tech Scans Can Help Redefine Intelligence

A new NYU Langone study offers the first solid evidence that functional MRI scans of brain entropy are a new means to understanding human intelligence. High-tech scans of the resting human brain...

News : Software
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 : Software
Software: Improving Risk Management in Medical Device Manufacturing

In an industry where people's health and wellness are on the line, manufacturers can't afford to let risk go unaddressed. As the International Organization for...

Features : Photonics/Optics
More than Just Measurement: Dimensional Inspection FAQs

With the ever-increasing influx of automation in the manufacturing industry, the process of prioritizing accurate measurements is needed now more than ever to ensure that products are not only being manufactured on time, but that production is repeatedly accurate. In this continuous,...

Features : Software
Implementing IEC 62304 for Safe and Effective Medical Device Software — PART 1

FDA’s introduction to its rules for medical device regulation states: “Medical devices are classified into Class I, II, and III. Regulatory control...

News : Design
Computational Model Designs Building Blocks for Synthetic Muscle

In order to develop synthetic muscles for applications in regenerative medicine or robotics, scientists must understand which combination of myosin produces each desired action. This would require a labor-intensive process of nanoscale trial and error that could take years in the...

Features : Software
Designing Cybersecurity into Connected Medical Devices

Cyber threats to health delivery organizations (HDOs) and the medical device industry as a whole have hit a new level of maturity in the last year. A decade ago, the attack scene was...

Briefs : Software
Sonic Cyber Attack Shows Security Holes in Ubiquitous Sensors

Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including medical devices, smart-phones, automobiles, and the Internet of Things,...

Features : Medical
Open Core Engineering: New Freedom for Machine Automation Programming

The increasing sophistication and complexity of medical devices is compounded by strict regulatory requirements that demand systems that can produce consistent, repeatable results. Automation has been key to achieving these goals while maximizing output and minimizing...

Features : AR/AI
MES as a Single Source of Truth: Achieving Regulatory Compliance at Sparton

A couple of years ago, contract manufacturer Sparton Corporation faced increasing demand for high-quality, highly complex products that were delivered as quickly as possible. The multisite contract manufacturer serves highly regulated end markets, including the medical...

Features : Connectivity
Building an Integrated Home Health Monitoring System

Among the challenges faced by the healthcare sector is a population that is growing older. The elderly population is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. Having an independent lifestyle is highly desired by elderly people, but independence for older adults often comes with...

Features : Medical
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...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
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...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
CT Measurement Software

Werth, Old Saybrook, CT, has introduced WinWerth® measurement software, which takes two computed tomography (CT) measurements with spectra tuned to a specific material and computationally combines them into a single volume. This volume can be used to check dimensions in any desired cross section using 2D contour image...

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 : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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...

Products : Software
Network-Based Backup Solution for CNC Files

FANUC America Corporation, Rochester Hills, MI, introduces FASBacCNC, a powerful and easy to use network-based automatic backup solution for CNC files created and customized by a machine tool builder or end user to a remote network server. Files backed up can include CNC parameters, PMC ladder and...

Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Engineering and Construction Process for Custom Device Cases

Design and development considerations can protect portable devices.

When bringing new medical equipment or portable mobile medical devices to market, manufacturers turn to packaging engineers to develop custom case solutions that can enhance and protect their...

Products : Software
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 the hub for controlling their deployment, distribution, and use, allowing design teams to share...

Products : Software
PC-DMIS 2014.1 Measurement Software

Hexagon Metrology, N. Kingstown, RI, has launched PC-DMIS 2014.1, a significant update of the popular measurement software to collect, evaluate, manage, and present manufacturing data. The new mid-term software release introduces tools and technologies to help laser and optical measurement devices perform...

Products : Medical
Software Verification on VxWorks 7 Platform

LDRA, Wirral, UK, a leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, has fully integrated the LDRA tool suite with the next generation Wind River® VxWorks® 7 realtime operating system to achieve full compliance with industry safetyand...

Features : Connectivity
How to Simplify Medical Device Software Integration and Certification

Medical device manufacturers operate in a challenging environment filled with stringent regulatory requirements and industry pressures. With a rise in mainstream...

Products : Lighting Technology
PowerGrid Technology

Cognex Corporation, Natick, MA, announces its PowerGrid™ technology, a texture-based location algorithm that takes a unique, inside-out approach to reading 2D matrix and Direct Part Mark codes. While conventional feature-based algorithms start by locating the finder pattern, Cognex’s PowerGrid technology looks for a...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Simotion Version 4.4

Siemens Corporation, Washington, DC, has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users new functions to make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient. Simotion applications can be quickly, easily, and efficiently engineered, configured, and commissioned through the...

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...

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