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Human Vision Components

April 7, 2015 10:57 am | by Omron Electronic Components, LLC | Omron Electronic Components, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

OMRON is pleased to announce the release of the Human Vision Components (HVC) module. The HVC integrates Omron’s best in class image sensing technology (OKAO Vision) along with a camera, processor, and external interface onto a single PCB, sized at 60x40 mm...

Giving Robots and Prostheses the 'Human Touch'

April 7, 2015 9:26 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Biomechatronics Lab are designing artificial limbs to be more sensational, with the emphasis on sensation. With support from the National Science Foundation...

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Detecting Rare Cancer Cells with Sound Waves

April 7, 2015 9:12 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Cancer cells often break free from their original locations and circulate through the bloodstream, allowing them to form new tumors elsewhere in the body. Detecting these cells could give doctors a new way to predict whether patients’ tumors will...

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Exploring the Unknown Frontier of the Brain

April 7, 2015 9:00 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

To a large degree, your brain is what makes you... you. It controls your thinking, problem solving and voluntary behaviors. At the same time, your brain helps regulate critical aspects of your physiology, such as your heart rate and breathing...

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Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations

April 7, 2015 8:54 am | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its second annual list of the...

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Disaster Expo Shows Innovations in Thriving Japan Industry

April 7, 2015 8:44 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Mankind is powerless to prevent calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, but in Japan where the devastating 2011 tsunami still looms large, there's a flourishing industry in devising ways to cope with catastrophe. Some of the products...

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'Quantum Magnet' for Medical Imaging and Contraband Detection

April 7, 2015 8:37 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical and materials imaging, contraband...

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EMR and EHR: Orienting the Focus

April 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Zev Ginzburg, UX Researcher & Copywriter, Codal Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The EHR and EMR mandates in the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA) provisions in conjunction with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) create noticeable fiscal incentives...

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3D Printing Is a Technological Step Up for Rapid Prototyping

April 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Prototyping has always been an essential part of the development process. But advancements in materials and part accuracy allow evaluation of feature, functions, ergonomics and risk assessment to take place at the earliest possible stages...

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Voltage Controlled Oscillator

April 6, 2015 4:45 pm | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3000-3000 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3000 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is +7.0 dBm typ. Engineered and...

Metering Pumps

April 6, 2015 4:05 pm | by Fluid Metering, Inc. | Fluid Metering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The STH and STQ Duplex metering pumps from Fluid Metering, Inc. are ideal for precision mixing, diluting, and proportional metering for OEM medical, analytical, and industrial instrumentation. FMI’s OEM Duplex Metering Pumps consist of two FMI valveless pump heads direct coupled...

Circuit Protection Selection Platform

April 6, 2015 2:24 pm | by Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc., a global provider of circuit protection, has expanded the range of circuit protection devices included in the Littelfuse iDesign online simulation and product selection tool. First introduced in April 2014, this robust web-based tool now includes an ESD selection tool...

Photos of the Day: Monitoring Vitals with a Video of Your Face

April 6, 2015 2:01 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients’ vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn’t new, but engineering researchers in Rice’s Scalable...

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Camera Chip Provides Superfine 3D Resolution

April 6, 2015 1:41 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Imagine you need to have an almost exact copy of an object. Now imagine that you can just pull your smartphone out of your pocket, take a snapshot with its integrated 3D imager, send it to your 3D printer, and within minutes you have reproduced...

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Inspection Gage for Micro Tools

April 6, 2015 12:33 pm | by Euro-Tech Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Euro-Tech’s patented REACTION software has elevated cutting tool inspection to a new level making both scale and edge detection inspections possible in real time. Make, save and recall inspection scenes for new tool inspections of a tool image using scales, screen, edge detection...

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