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Features : Medical
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 : Wearables
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 : Software
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 throughout the design process to characterize diverse concurrent aspects of the design, from thermal effects and...

Briefs : Software
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 : Software
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 : RF & Microwave Electronics
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

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...

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 : 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...

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...

Briefs : Packaging & Sterilization
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...

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 : 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
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 : 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 : Medical
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...

Spinoff : Medical
Brainwave Monitoring Software Improves Distracted Minds

NASA Technology

Imagine moving an object using only your mind. Software company Unique Logic’s Time on Task exercise makes that feat possible, at least on a computer screen....

Products : Test & Measurement
LDRA Optimization of Tool Suite

LDRA, Wirral, UK, has optimized the LDRA tool suite target implementation to deliver the same comprehensive software test and verification capabilities with a 60 percent smaller on-target footprint. LDRA has added a new form of instrumentation that integrates all platform coverage dependencies into one structure....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 : Medical
Medical Imaging Software Helps Diagnose Lung Cancer

Scientists at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, are developing imaging software that, they say, could give radiologists a tool to measure the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer. In a two-year study, Nathan Cahill, an associate professor in RIT’s School of...

Briefs : Medical
NASA Releases New Software Catalog to Spur Innovation

On April 10, NASA released more than 1,000 codes in a new online software catalog. Organized into 15 broad categories, the new catalog offers a wide variety of applications for use by industry, academia, other government agencies, and the general public.

News : Medical
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...

News : Medical
New Surgical Guidance System for Minimally Invasive Surgery

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, has designed a computerized imaging process to make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room.

Features : Medical
The Pursuit of Design Democratization for Medical Devices

Advances in medical instrumentation, implantation, imaging, and telemetric technologies combined with the need to integrate medical devices into user’s activities of daily living is causing paradigm shifts in the design of medical devices. The new approach is focused on delivering...

Features : Markets
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...

Products : Software
Embedded GUI Development Tools

Express Logic, San Diego, CA, introduces GUIX™, a new graphical user interface (GUI) development framework. GUIX is a small-footprint, low-overhead runtime engine and development tool that targets the ARM 32-bit MCU and MPU architectures, including Cortex-M3, M4, A8, and A9, in medical devices, electronics, and...

Products : Medical
Solderpaste Stencil Software

Infinite Graphics Incorporated, Minneapolis, MN, introduces Ge nerate Solderpaste Stencil, a software program that’s part of a customizable suite of software solutions that function as a general hierarchical editing tool. The software finds components and/or devices on a circuit board, integrates an assembly...

News : Software
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...

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