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Making It Smaller Isn't so Simple

February 26, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Metrigraphics, LLC, American Swiss Products Co., Inc., Hutchinson Technology, Inc. | Articles | Comments

“Smaller” is a word that most medical device designers are hearing more often these days. It keeps in step with a trend that has been happening in this industry for many years. Perhaps getting the biggest initial push from the demand for...

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IoT-Enabled Product Portfolio

February 26, 2015 4:42 am | by Publitek Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Wind River, delivering software for intelligent connected systems, today announced that it has enhanced and expanded its Wind River Helix product portfolio to address the system-level opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, the company has created...

Driving Toward Better Health…Literally

February 25, 2015 4:11 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | TE Connectivity, Ltd. | Blogs | Comments

Does combining sensors in textiles (i.e., the seats of the car) with the connected car of the future create an ideal environment in which to conduct regularly scheduled heath "check-ups"? What other healthcare applications could be realized? Check out my thoughts.

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Shining New Light on Vascular Diseases in Diabetics

February 25, 2015 3:15 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. The plaque accumulation...

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Bar-Ilan University Neuroscientists Change the Way We Think

February 25, 2015 3:10 pm | by Bar-Ilan University | News | Comments

Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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Using Graphene to Neutralize Cancer

February 25, 2015 2:59 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralize cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers, using non...

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Hospital Execs Have Data Security, But Don’t Know Which Brand

February 25, 2015 2:29 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Confidentiality and online security are hot topics everywhere, including in hospitals. The 2015 Healthcare Technology Purchasing report from peer60 reported that over 24 percent of hospitals plan to purchase data security technology in...

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Bacterial Infections Associated with Duodenoscopes: FDA’s Actions to Better Understand the Problem and What Can be Done to Mitigate It

February 25, 2015 2:16 pm | by William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H. | Blogs | Comments

Duodenoscopes are flexible, lighted tubes that are threaded through the mouth, throat, and stomach into the top of the small intestine (duodenum). Duodenoscopes are used in more than 500,000 procedures, called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography...

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Custom Contact Lenses for Growing Eye Slows Myopia Progression

February 25, 2015 1:56 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K")--using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing eye--has a significant effect in slowing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to a research review in...

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Twitter Could Bring Better Understanding of Vaccine Refusal Patterns

February 25, 2015 1:44 pm | by George Washington University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a new way to understand vaccine refusal by drawing upon an unlikely resource: Twitter. “People really do tweet about everything, and conversations about vaccines are no exception,” said David Broniatowski...

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Custom Decals

February 25, 2015 12:15 pm | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom decals that can be produced in a wide range of complex shapes and sizes with only a 10 piece minimum, for interior and outdoor use, are being manufactured by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Custom Decals feature full-color imaging with bright colors including metallic inks and can be printed on a variety of materials with reflective phosphorescent, met...

Flush Cutter

February 25, 2015 12:09 pm | by Xuron Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

An ergonomic plastics degating tool that employs by-pass cutting rather than conventional compression cutting to produce clean, flat cuts without edge deformation is available from Xuron Corp. of Saco, Maine. The Xuron® Model 2175A Maxi-Shear Flush Cutter is ideal for removing molded plastic parts from sprues because it employs by-pass cutting which produces clean, flat cuts without the edg...

Laser Research Optics

February 25, 2015 12:04 pm | by Laser Research Optics | Laser Research Optics | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of laser-grade zinc selenide (ZnSe) optics including discs, output couplers, and mirrors that are optimized for medical Nd:Yag laser OEMs is available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research ZnSe Optics are optimized at 1064 nm and 10.6 microns for Nd:Yag lasers and include plano-convex and plane-parallel discs, output couplers, and mirrors. Suitab...

3 Ways an Algorithm Could Help Me Lose Ten Pounds

February 25, 2015 11:09 am | by Kerri McMaster, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, Performance Lab | Articles | Comments

The makers of wearable devices are now very awake to the importance of prompting positive behavioral change. Many customers are buying these wearables or their attendant apps with the expectation that they will lose weight, get fitter, or...

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Design Helps People Sit In and Stand Out of Wheelchairs

February 25, 2015 10:39 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Medical device manufacturers can license, develop and manufacture a Purdue University design that incorporates an electric seat lift and integrated walker that could help users more easily sit into and get out of a traditional wheelchair...

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