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Teen’s Wearable Sensor Designed for Alzheimer's

February 13, 2015 8:54 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Sixty percent of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his...

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Motion Controller

February 13, 2015 8:44 am | by Siemens Industry Inc. | Siemens Industry Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users many new functions that make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient. Simotion applications, such as packaging, can be quickly, easily and efficiently engineered, configured and commissioned through...

Manufacturability and Miniaturization in the Molding Market

February 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Tim Reis, VP of Healthcare Business Development, GW Plastics | GW Plastics, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Two-shot molding from a soft touch perspective, surface finishes, color, and in-mold decorating are all driving the aesthetic view of the devices, right down to the shape of the device. Using plastic allows the product designer to manipulate...

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3D Printing Making Enormous Strides in Molding, but Still Has Limitations

February 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Dale Gildemeister, Program Manager, Sil-Pro | Sil-Pro, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Soft touch molding with materials such as silicone and thermoplastic elastomers allow for some part features to be molded into the geometry without the use of mold actions to create undercuts. The ability of elastomers, especially silicone...

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5 GS/s Digitizers

February 13, 2015 6:35 am | by Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum is offering a solution to engineers and scientists looking to capture and analyze fast electronic signals in the DC to 1.5 GHz frequency range. The company has greatly extended the performance of its PCIe based instruments by adding nine new models to its M4i series of digitizers...

Peelable Heat Shrink

February 12, 2015 5:40 pm | by Zeus | Zeus | Product Releases | Comments

A new peelable heat shrink from the leader in extruded polymer tubing solutions. The new FluoroPEELZ offers medical catheter manufacturers a new method to increase yield and improve safety. Catheter construction is a delicate process that leaves no room for error. The last step of removing the recovered...

New MRI Technique to Improve Heart Disease Diagnosis

February 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by Heart Research UK | News | Comments

Researchers are to develop a new heart imaging technique that could help give a more accurate diagnosis of heart disease. A team at Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London have been given a three year grant of just over...

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Digital Indicators

February 12, 2015 2:55 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has added a selectable resolution option to MarCator 1086 and 1087 digital indicators. These digital indicators provide easy operation, a large display, powerful application features and a built-in wireless system for simple transmission of measurements...

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'Lab-in-a-Box' Takes Aim at Doctors' Computer Activity

February 12, 2015 2:54 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

They call it "the Lab-in-a-Box." According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of California, San Diego, inside the box are assorted sensors and software designed to...

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HealthPatch MD Provides Clinical-Grade Measurements of Core Health Metrics

February 12, 2015 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vital Connect announced today that it received Medical Device Ninsho certification to market its HealthPatch MD as a telemetric electrocardiography transmission device and body movement sensor in Japan. As an industry pioneer of advanced...

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Miniature Spectrometer

February 12, 2015 2:06 pm | by Ocean Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ocean Optics has launched a spectrometer line that combines decades of miniature spectrometer design expertise with industry-leading manufacturing techniques. The Flame spectrometer delivers high thermal stability and low unit to unit variation without compromising the flexibility and configurability that are the hallmark...

2-Minute Screening Test Now Required for All Newborns in Michigan

February 12, 2015 1:51 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

At birth, Payton was the image of perfect health - rosy cheeks, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and eating like a champ. But just minutes before parents Holly and Rob Morris expected to take her home from Hillsdale Community Health Center...

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Are All Defibrillators Created Equal?

February 12, 2015 1:46 pm | by Valley Health System | News | Comments

The Valley Hospital has been selected as the United States Coordinating Center for the PRAETORIAN trial, an international trial designed to compare for the first time the traditional implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with a newer...

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High Brightness LED

February 12, 2015 12:40 pm | by SCHOTT North America | Product Releases | Comments

The international technology group SCHOTT has developed a new ring-shaped high brightness LED. The Solidur Ring LED is the world’s first ring-shaped autoclavable light source, performing efficiently over a long period of time. It is designed for applications in dental and medical lighting, especially for devices that need autoclaving...

3 Obstacles to IoT Success in Healthcare

February 12, 2015 12:07 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a vision of the future where every device in a house, office, or car is connected to each other and “communicates” efficiently to enable a much greater user experience. It can be observed in next generation video...

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