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News : Software
New Balance Tool to Inexpensively Diagnose Concussion

In the US, there are millions of sports-related concussions yearly, and a large percentage go unreported or undiagnosed because many high school, college, and professional athletes do not report them. Balance tests are the primary method to detect concussion. However, the current means of...

Products : Medical
First Test Solution for SuperSpeed USB

Tektronix, Beaverton, OR, the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced a series of enhancements to its USB 3.0 test solutions including an industry first transmitter test solution for the SuperSpeedPlus 10 Gb/s specification. The new TekExpress USB automation software provides...

News : Medical
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
Safeguarding Internet-Enabled Devices from Cyber Attacks

The Center for Internet Security (CIS), East Greenbush, NY, announced a new initiative to help bolster the protection of Internet-enabled medical devices from cyber attacks. CIS, a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing cyber security readiness and response, issued a request for...

News : Medical
Computerized Methods to Diagnose and Treat Autism

A team of researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, says that they have developed a quantitative screening method to diagnose and track autism in children after age 3. The technology works by tracking a child’s random...

News : Software
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...

Briefs : Software
Wireless Body Area Networks for Health Monitoring

Faculty in the departments of electrical and computer engineering are leading research in mHealth at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. mHealth capitalizes on what Dr. Emil Jovanov, associate dean for graduate education and research in the College of Engineering, calls “major...

Features : Software
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...

Features : Medical
FEM Simulation Speeds Analysis of Durability for Replacement Joints

The demand for joint replacement surgery is mushrooming and, along with it, the demand for replacement joints that endure longer with less maintenance.

Younger people who expect to be physically active later in life are driving much of the growth in joint replacement...

Features : Markets
Brain Retraining Device for Stroke Rehabilitation

Ateam of researchers in the Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) say that they have created the world’s first brain training device, which can detect brainwaves, and use them to control the movement of limbs paralyzed from...

Briefs : Medical
Addressing Compliance Mandates with Product Lifecycle Management

Regulations from the FDA impact every step of the medical device lifecycle from properly classifying a device and developing a regulatory strategy, to preparing FDA submissions. So, just how are successful medical device manufacturers cost effectively achieving compliance while, at...

Products : Medical
BREAKTHROUGH ANALYSIS TOOLS

COMSOL, Inc., Burlington, MA, released major new additions to the COMSOL simulation platform. The latest version of COMSOL Multiphysics, version 4.3b, introduces five new application- specific modules: Multi-body Dynamics, Wave Optics, Molecular Flow, Semiconductor, and Electro chem istry modules, as well as expanded...

Products : Software
3D IMAGE MANIPULATION CAPABILITY FOR EQUIPMENT

Grayhill, Inc., La Grange, IL, announces the release of the latest version of its ground-breaking Instinct™ Gesture Recognition Library. Instinct is an innovative software tool that converts multi-touch sensor data into gestures, giving any device functionality similar to the iPhone®. The new...

News : Software
Cloud-Based System to Analyze Cancer Data Launched

The University of Chicago has launched the first secure cloud-based computing system that enables researchers to access and analyze human genomic cancer information without the costly and cumbersome infrastructure normally needed to download and store massive amounts of data.

The...

Features : Medical
Physician Uses Multiphysics Simulation to Improve Dialyzer Designs

Steven Conrad, MD, PhD, an emergency and critical care physician at Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, is not your typical physician. When he’s not conducting rounds on patients or teaching residents in internal medicine, emergency medicine, or...

Products : Imaging
Vision Hardware and Software

Matrox Imaging, Montreal, Canada, a supplier of machine vision components to OEMs, machine builders, and integrators in manufacturing industries including packaging, announces new hardware and software for traceability, inspection, and guidance. Design Assistant 3.0 is the latest release of the flowchart-based...

Products : Software
CADD-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion System

Smiths Medical, St. Paul, MN, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to launch its CADD®-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system with CADD™-Solis medication safety software. It is a multi-therapy infusion platform that includes a Smart infusion pump, medication safety software, and dedicated medication...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Configurable CAD Models for Brushless Motors

PITTMAN Motors, Harleysville, PA, a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced configurable 3D CAD model downloads for its entire offering of brushless DC motors. The 3D model system is an online system through the PITTMAN website that allows an engineer to fully configure a motor with a...

Products : Software
3D Scanning Software

Following the recent release of its fastest 3D scanhead to date, ShapeGrabber, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, announced the release of its ShapeGrabber Software v.7, which encompasses a wide range of features, APIs, and tools that power the company’s automated 3D scanners and enables users to rapidly set up, scan, and measure...

News : Software
Finding and Fixing Software Bugs in Surgical Robots

Surgical robots could make some types of surgery safer and more effective, but proving that the software controlling these machines works as intended is problematic. So say researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory,...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Eye on the Medical Device Industry: Technology Is Key to Compliance

The medical device industry is a highly competitive arena, and earning market recognition depends on the ability to keep innovating. To remain competitive, medical device companies are pushing products out the door to be the first to market while working on the next best...

Features : Robotics, Automation & Control
From the Editor: April

At the time of this writing I am just back from MD&M West in Anaheim. What a pleasure to meet with representatives from so many of the companies who have graced these pages and more still to come. This, coming right after BIOS/Photonics West in San Francisco, officially kicks off the medical device conference season, which...

Briefs : Imaging
Instantly Capture, Edit, and Store Medical Images via Online Applications

A new image capture software development kit (SDK), called the Dynamic Web TWAIN, allows the simplified creation of an online tool to manage images of patient records. It enables image application providers to deliver a method to capture images from medical devices, such...

Features : Electronics & Computers
Meeting the Chronic Disease Care Challenge with Secure Medical Devices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that, in 2005, 133 million Americans suffered from at least one chronic disease. The magnitude of the effect of chronic diseases on society, both in terms of cost and quality of life, is often more than a statistic,...

Briefs : Medical
Integrating Electrical Systems into 3D Mechanical Models

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

Features : Medical
Formally Verifying Heart Pump Software with SPARK and Echo

The Ada-based SPARK programming language and toolset offer strong guarantees about the behavior of software systems. This powerful core underpins Echo, a complete approach to practical formal verification developed at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, by Dr. John Knight and...

Products : Medical
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 ELF 2 combines ultra-thin (0.008”) piezoresistive FlexiForce single-element load sensors with a...

Briefs : Software
Developing Physiologic Models for Emergency Medical Procedures Under Microgravity

Several technological enhancements have been made to METI’s commercial Emergency Care Simulator (ECS) with regard to how microgravity affects human physiology. The ECS uses both a softwareonly lung simulation, and an integrated mannequin lung that uses a physical...

Features : Medical
Oxford Software Spin-out Improving Ultrasound Diagnostics

With medical costs rising year after year worldwide, it becomes increasingly important to make the correct diagnosis, yet keep diagnostics costs contained. Conventional imaging techniques like X-ray and ultrasound scans are less expensive options but have their limitations. A new spin-out...

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