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Turning the Smartphone into Star Trek’s Tricorder

April 2, 2015 9:40 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek's "Tricorder" was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe. It simplified a number of Starfleet...

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Imaging the Autistic Mind

April 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Shilo Rea and Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

According to a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, autism — a complex developmental disorder — will affect one out of every 68 children born in the United States. The lifetime cost to care for a child with autism is estimated...

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Engineers Will Pioneer the Future of Medicine

April 2, 2015 9:28 am | by Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego | News | Comments

Many of tomorrow’s solutions to today’s challenges in medicine will require feats of engineering in addition to biology, chemistry and health sciences. In fact, inventions such as valve prostheses, vascular stents and heart rhythm control...

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Wearable Vital Sign Monitors: Gadgetry or Healthcare 3.0?

April 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Thomas Heldt, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Blogs | Comments

The microelectronic revolution of the past 40 years has brought to the mass market the likes of pocket calculators, personal computers, cell phones, and recently a great variety of miniaturized consumer electronic devices. At the core of this...

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Photo IC Diode

April 2, 2015 8:30 am | by Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces a new Photo IC diode, the S11154-201CT, with spectral response characteristics designed to closely match that of the human eye. This chip is designed for use as an energy saving sensor within large screen televisions, for example, and other...

Exoskeleton Increases Walking Efficiency

April 1, 2015 3:48 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

It's taken millions of years for humans to perfect the art of walking. But research results published today in the journal Nature show that humans can get better 'gas mileage' using an unpowered exoskeleton to modify the structure of their...

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4 April Fool's Day Devices that May Not Be a Joke After All

April 1, 2015 3:28 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Tech companies are some of the most committed pranksters of them all! Every April Fool’s Day they release a slew of joke products – and oftentimes it’s difficult to tell whether they’re pulling our legs or not. I assumed that medical technology...

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Direct-Drive Pick & Place and Multiple-Axis Modules

April 1, 2015 3:05 pm | by Weiss-Aug | Product Releases | Comments

Specialist for rotary tables and automation, WEISS (Buchen, Germany), and its subsidiary WEISS North America, Inc. (Willoughby, OH), is a pioneer of direct-drive pick & place and multiple-axis modules. In an effort to advance palletizing applications that do not require the traditional SCARA...

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Pitch BGA Socket Adapter

April 1, 2015 12:43 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics' new high performance socket - SFS-BGA500C-52 allows 0.65mm pitch, 14x17mm body, 20X25 array 500 ball BGA package to be placed in socket and operated without compromising performance in high speed applications. The Giga-snaP BGA socket adapter...

New Pumps and Valves Take the Pain Out of Designing Anesthesia Support Devices

April 1, 2015 11:20 am | by Richard N. Whipple, Marketing Communications Manager, & Jonathan DeSousa, Division Applications Team Supervisor; Precision Fluidics Division, Parker Hannifin Corp. | Parker Hannifin Corporation | Articles | Comments

Most next-generation medical devices are getting smaller and more portable to meet the needs of an ever changing hospital environment. But while device sizes are decreasing to help reduce weight and facilitate portability, device performance...

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Multiple ROI Readout

April 1, 2015 10:30 am | by Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces the new ORCA Flash4.0 LT with W-VIEW Mode which enables read out of two different regions of interests (ROIs) with different exposure times. The ORCA Flash4.0 LT is equipped with the latest Gen II sCMOS technology having a spatial resolution...

Film Thickness Measuring

April 1, 2015 10:27 am | by Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has developed a new film thickness measurement system, the Optical NanoGauge C13027, which offers easier integration into inline manufacturing equipment thanks to its reduced size and compatibility with automation controllers. The new system’s footprint...

First FDA-Registered Hearing Aid Smartphone App

April 1, 2015 10:17 am | by Jacoti | News | Comments

Jacoti bvba announced the US release of Jacoti ListenApp, the first FDA registered and CE certified medical device hearing aid application for smartphones. Indicated for mild to moderate hearing loss, ListenApp precisely adjusts the sound...

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Diagnostic Test for TB-Based Disease in Cats

April 1, 2015 10:09 am | by University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

Scottish veterinary diagnostic testing company Biobest Laboratories Ltd, collaborating with veterinary experts at the University of Edinburgh, has developed and improved a diagnostic test that will help in the diagnosis of mycobacterial disease...

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Engineered Molecules Bind to More Than 60 Types of Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

For all their lethality, cancer cells don't look much different from healthy cells, a simple fact that causes endless pain and suffering. Finding cancer cells that have spread and threaten to grow into metastatic tumors is often a life-and-death...

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