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Facial Recognition 'Smart' Cane for the Blind

May 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Birmingham City University | News | Comments

A revolutionary ‘smart’ cane enabling the visually impaired to instantly identify friends and family could be available soon, thanks to students at Birmingham City University. The ‘XploR’ mobility cane, being developed by ICT students...

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Nameplates

May 7, 2015 5:20 pm | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom nameplates and faceplates for appliances, instruments, machinery, and equipment where high product quality is a critical brand identifier are available from Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Nameplates are custom...

Elegant Delivery Solution for Reagents in POC Diagnostics

May 7, 2015 3:58 pm | by Blake S. Perkins, Executive Director, Diagnostic Business Development, J-Pac Medical | J-Pac Medical | Articles | Comments

The continuing growth of point-of-care (POC) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) testing is supported by technology improvements and the recognition that rapid test results offer economic and patient outcome benefits. Frangible seal technology offers...

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An LED Foot Pain Reliever

May 7, 2015 3:42 pm | by Hammacher Schlemmer | News | Comments

Continuing its 167-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The LED Foot Pain Reliever, the only device for the feet that produces safe infrared heat to stimulate blood circulation...

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Hacking a Teleoperated Surgical Robot to Reveal Security Flaws

May 7, 2015 3:39 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

To make cars as safe as possible, we crash them into walls to pinpoint weaknesses and better protect the people who use them. That's the idea behind a series of experiments conducted by a University of Washington engineering team who hacked a...

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Implant May Eliminate Need for Eye Drops After Cataract Surgery

May 7, 2015 3:32 pm | by Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a drug-releasing implant that controls pain and inflammation, eliminating the need for eye drops following cataract surgery. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in...

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Robotic Project to Assist the Elderly

May 7, 2015 3:30 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | News | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers received a grant for a project to advance assistive robotics that will help the elderly complete everyday tasks. The goal of the project, "Follow Me: Proxemics and Responsiveness for Following...

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3D 'Organoids' Grown from Tumors Could Personalize Drug Screening

May 7, 2015 3:26 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Three-dimensional cultures (or "organoids") derived from the tumors of cancer patients closely replicate key properties of the original tumors, reveals a study published May 7 in Cell. These "organoid" cultures are amenable to large-scale drug...

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Sounding Out Scaffolds for Eardrum Replacement

May 7, 2015 3:23 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has created tiny, complex scaffolds that mimic the intricate network of collagen fibers that form the human eardrum. It is hoped the scaffolds can be used to replace eardrums when they become severely damaged...

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Integrated Optical Sensor

May 7, 2015 2:09 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The SFH 7051 from Osram Opto Semiconductors is an integrated optical sensor specially designed for heart rate monitoring. This component is used in fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables. The new sensor consumes very...

Clamshell BGA Socket for Power Semiconductors

May 7, 2015 12:19 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket design using high performance elastomer capable of 75GHz, very low inductance and wide temperature applications. The GT-BGA-2024 socket is designed for 2.64x3...

Enclosures with Glass Panels for Touchscreens

May 7, 2015 11:42 am | by OKW Enclosures, Inc. | OKW Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s multifunction INTERFACE-TERMINAL enclosures are now suitable for touchscreen applications. The cases can be ordered with a high quality glass panel fitted in the top to protect the touchscreen underneath. INTERFACE-TERMINAL is an extremely...

The Next Step in DNA Computing: GPS Mapping?

May 7, 2015 10:22 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Conventional silicon-based computing, which has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent decades, is pushing against its practical limits. DNA computing could help take the digital era to the next level. Scientists are now reporting progress toward...

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Redesigned MRI Systems for Patients with Implants

May 7, 2015 10:19 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to many patients whose access to MRI is currently limited. A redesign...

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Mass Flow Meter

May 7, 2015 10:18 am | by European Sensor Systems S.A | Product Releases | Comments

The ESF series mass flow meter enables fast and accurate measurements of gas flow over a very wide dynamic range. Each system integrates the highly stable and field proven MFD5 MEMS flow sensor and readout electronics inside a compact housing...

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