Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. This article looks at intuitive controls that can be used for radiological applications that offer an interface much closer to familiar consumer devices.
XPRIZE and Nokia today announced the 12 finalist teams for the first competition in the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, two separate and consecutive competitions to advance innovative sensing technologies that capture meaningful data about a consumer’s health and surrounding environment.
CAS Medical (NSDQ:CASM) won a round in a legal battle with Covidien's (NYSE:COV) Nellcor patient monitoring subsidiary over technology used to measure oxygen levels in the brain, after a federal judge in Michigan tossed a breach-of-contract claim against CasMed.
Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first implant of a novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) system that, for the first time, enables the sensing and recording of select brain activity while simultaneously providing targeted DBS therapy. This initiates research on how the brain responds to the therapy...
A new analysis has found that a type of radiation therapy called carbon ion radiotherapy can control cancer growth and prolong survival in patients with spinal tumors. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that the treatment is a promising alternative for patients whose spinal tumors cannot be surgically removed.
Unlike the market for power supplies in many sectors that declined or remained flat in 2012, the power supplies business used in medical applications remained resilient and grew 4.0 percent last year. Moreover, strong annual growth is forecast for the space in the next five years, driving an additional $100 million during this period.
According to Millennium Research Group, the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, spinal nonfusion volumes will grow rapidly over the forecast period due to an accumulation of positive clinical evidence and the emergence of new segments within this market.
Cardica, Inc. and Century Medical, Inc. today announced that Century Medical filed for regulatory approval of Cardica's MicroCutter XCHANGE™ 30 cutting and stapling cartridge in Japan. The submission to the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) includes design, validation and verification data for the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 cartridges.
Lab-made organs could do more than just serve as ready options for patients in need: with the right blend of biology and materials science, they might even be able endow people with superhuman abilities. That’s what researchers at Princeton University see as the future of tissue engineering, and they believe 3-D printing is the way there.
PEM Types PF50 and PF60 self-clinching captive panel screws keep hardware parts count to a minimum by integrating a captive screw in a spring-loaded assembly to promote easy and efficient handling and installation.
ABB Robotics has added an 8 kg model to its IRB 360 FlexPicker line, supplementing the existing 1 kg and 3 kg models and expanding the high speed picking and packing performance of the most widely used Delta robot in the industry to heavier items.
Pres-On is bringing manufacturers a cost-effective alternative to silicone foam with its N3000, a lightweight, closed cell, cross linked foam based on Nylon 6. It is offered in 39" x 78" sheets in thicknesses ranging from 1/16-inch to 1/2-inch, and can be specified with or without an acrylic adhesive.
Texas Instruments (TI) has welcomed the newest member to its popular microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad ecosystem. At $19.99, the Hercules LaunchPad is the lowest cost evaluation platform for Hercules MCUs and provides an entry-level option enabling developers to gain familiarity with TI Hercules MCUs and evaluate the MCUs’ performance and safety features.
As processing speeds in electronics continue to rise and packaging continues to shrink, sensitive internal components are located closer and closer together. Higher clock speeds coupled with increased density of components leads to increasing amounts of electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference noise.
Today, a diagnosis is now possible even if the medical professional isn't at their workstation, or even in the hospital at all. In fact, diagnostic images can be securely reviewed over smartphones, tablets, and laptops from any location in the world. The benefits of this flexibility are endless.