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Getting the Perfect Fit for Artificial Hips

April 8, 2015 9:36 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

A painful hip that feels unstable and no longer has the same range of motion: For many patients, this means they need a prosthetic hip – something that happens to more than 200,000 people each year in Germany alone. Implant manufacturers face...

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Sensor Technology Helps Clinicians Improve Breast Exam Skills

April 8, 2015 8:53 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a highly effective sensor system to improve the quality of clinical breast examinations by physicians. The training system addresses a critical need for physicians to develop the technique and skill...

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Self-Assembling, Bioinstructive Collagen Building Blocks

April 8, 2015 8:42 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University researcher and entrepreneur is commercializing her laboratory's innovative collagen formulations that self-assemble or polymerize to form fibrils that resemble those found in the body's tissues. These collagen building blocks...

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Prototypes Allow Subjective Testing for Non-Engineers and Engineers Alike

April 8, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Stratasys, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Digital design/simulation and physical expression are complementary to each other. Software cuts down the cost and time of testing concepts, interrogating strength, optimizing design, and searching for complex interactions that physical prototypes...

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Stainless Steel Coiled Spring Pins

April 7, 2015 4:12 pm | by Spirol International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

SPIROL International Corporation is pleased to introduce a line of 316 stainless steel Coiled Spring Pins designed for applications used in highly corrosive environments. Easily recognized by its unique 2¼-coil cross-section, Coiled Spring Pins are self-retaining pins that compress...

Lubrication System Instructional Video

April 7, 2015 3:22 pm | by Motion Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Motion Industries, a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts is pleased to announce the release of the newest MiHow2 video. The goal of these videos is to provide instruction to the viewer to help them with their practical applications...

How Robots Can Help Build Better Doctors

April 7, 2015 3:11 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A young doctor leans over a patient who has been in a serious car accident and invariably must be experiencing pain. The doctor's trauma team examines the patient's pelvis and rolls her onto her side to check her spine. They scan the patient's...

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Recharging Medical Devices in a Minute

April 7, 2015 3:05 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to developing a portable medical device, one of the constant challenges for design engineers is determining a suitable power source. The list of concerns that can be associated with the battery in a medical device can include...

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Office Inkjet Printer Could Identify Infectious Diseases

April 7, 2015 2:56 pm | by McMaster University | News | Comments

Consumers are one step closer to benefitting from packaging that could give simple text warnings when food is contaminated with deadly pathogens like E. coli and Salmonella, and patients could soon receive real-time diagnoses of infections such...

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You May Go Blind...but Your Brain Doesn't!

April 7, 2015 2:30 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Restoring sight is tricky business, and this approach turns a blind eye to traditional rehabilitation for vision loss. Once the optic nerve is rendered useless, sadly there’s not much that can be done to regain vision. Sure, a bionic eye might...

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5-Megapixel CMOS Camera

April 7, 2015 1:34 pm | by JAI, Inc. | JAI, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SP-5000-CXP4 features a 4-channel CoaXPress interface enabling the camera’s high performance 5-megapixel CMOS imager to run at its maximum full frame rate of 253.8 frames per second for 8-bit, 10-bit, or 12-bit pixel formats. Two models are available – the SP-5000M-CXP4...

Emailing Emotions on the 'Brain-Net'

April 7, 2015 12:10 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PD&D, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

In February, I had the opportunity to attend Solidworks World 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Not only was it a great opportunity to escape Wisconsin’s sub zero temperatures (I was sunburned after the first day) but I was also able to meet with...

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Infographic: Bionic World: Better Living Through Technology

April 7, 2015 11:47 am | by Solidworks | News | Comments

These days there is no shortage of amazing stories demonstrating how engineers are making huge strides in the medical device field. From “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. donating a 3D-printed prosthetic arm to destroying cancer cells with...

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Shock and Vibration-Resistant Folding Carton

April 7, 2015 11:42 am | by Rondo-Pak | Product Releases | Comments

Rondo-Pak, a provider of quality folding cartons to the pharmaceutical, beauty and consumer industries, has introduced a shock- and vibration-resistant folding carton. Ideal for steriles or liquids that require extra protection, Rondo Safepack is designed to naturally dissipate...

Photos of the Day: 3 Pretty Cool Assistive Robots

April 7, 2015 11:08 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Professor Gil Weinberg has already built a band of robotic musicians in his Georgia Tech lab. Now he’s created a robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans. The robotic drumming prosthesis has...

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