Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

Learn about the design and testing of mechanical components in medical devices, including MEMS pressure sensors, connectors, wires, and cables.

Foot Switches

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, has released a line of medical table/chair foot switches that are easy to navigate. Its ergonomic designs make for...

CT scanners have far greater accuracy than x-ray technology but place more demands on patients. Getting the high precision, three-dimensional images necessary for accurate diagnosis...

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeletons, Surgical Robotics Drive Advances in Motion System Technologies

New technologies are coming along every day that are designed to make an engineer's life easier when attempting to fulfill his or her motion control system needs....

Because atrial fibrillation (AF) often does not present symptoms, stroke is too often its first manifestation. For effective stroke prevention, timely diagnosis of AF is crucial. Mobile devices...

The need for thermal management continues to increase in the medical industry. Active thermal management is critical for applications such as patient core temperature management, skin cooling,...

From the Editor: Motion Control
From the Editor — And the Winners Are ...

In December, we asked Medical Design Briefs readers to cast their ballot to choose from our 12 Products of the Month the technology they felt was the most significant new introduction to the design...

Global Innovations: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Brainwave-Controlled Exoskeleton Restores Functional Grasp
École Polytechnique Fédéral de LausanneLausanne,
Switzerland
https://actu.epfl.ch

An extremely lightweight and portable hand exoskeleton may one day help the...

Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Orthopedics: Springs Provide Precision, Cleanability

When engineers develop orthopedic surgical devices, they must often think beyond the design of the device, and find a way to make its installation easier, safer, and more accurate....

Packaging System

CleanCut Technologies, Anaheim, CA, has added a new packaging system to the company's portfolio of packaging products. The Vault packaging system is...

To reduce total cost of care, healthcare providers are increasingly turning toward home and ambulatory infusion pumps to free the patient from the...

Power Supply

A 400-W power supply is now available from Integrated Power Designs, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The power supply comes with two to four outputs in a compact 4 × 7...

A number of medical applications need high-speed actuation in the lower load band. Many OEMs use pneumatic actuators or electric solenoids for this purpose; however, these options do not...

Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fully Calibrated MEMS-Based Single-Use Proximal Flow Sensors

In the past, the decision to opt for a particular flow sensing technology in respirators and ventilation devices was a painstaking and complex process. More recently, however, flow...

Products: Motion Control
DC Miniature Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA added a 16-mm-diameter frame size to its DCP range of Athlonix™ brush DC mini motors. The 12-V 16DCP motor is 26 mm long, and features a coreless design with a self-supporting coil and...

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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire

In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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