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2015 Will Require Implementation of Thorough Security Programs

January 28, 2015 8:30 am | Blogs | Comments

In April of 2014, Wired Magazine made the rattling proclamation that “it’s insanely easy to hack hospital equipment,” citing cybersecurity researcher Scott Erven’s two years of medical device vulnerability investigations and the many ways in...

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Photos of the Day: Smart Fabric Measures All Aspects of Physicality

January 28, 2015 8:30 am | News | Comments

According to one innovator, smart fabric is posed to become the future of clothing everywhere. Keith McMillen has been a leader in the music technology industry for almost 30 years; however, his new goal is to integrate smart technology into everyday...

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Smart Fabric Sensors Make Wearables Look Good

January 28, 2015 8:30 am | Articles | Comments

Over the course of the past decade, wearable technology has become increasingly pervasive in the electronics industry. Fitness trackers, smart watches, and action camcorders are among some of the most prevalent wearable technologies on the market...

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Micromotors Powered by Stomach Acid

January 27, 2015 3:22 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer...

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FPGA Chip with an Integrated AFDX Protocol

January 27, 2015 2:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible FPGA Chip with Integrated AFDX Protocol Available from MEN Micro New CS1 is DAL-A certified for safety-critical applications BLUE BELL, Pa. January 2015 – MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has released the CS1, an FPGA chip with an integrated AFDX protocol that...

Detecting Ebola with Infrared Light

January 27, 2015 2:30 pm | News | Comments

The Caregiver thermometer was developed by Sanomedics with “TouchFree” – infrared – technology. Since it received FDA certification and became available for purchase in 2012, it has gone around the world to airports that see traffic from...

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3D Printing Gives the Children a Helping Hand

January 27, 2015 2:18 pm | Blogs | Comments

On a freezing, snow-blanketed day like this (the Northeast US was recently slammed by a nor’easter) I decided to ease the chill on both the local readers and myself with some heartwarming medtech innovation. You may have heard mention of...

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Miniature Snap-Acting Switches

January 27, 2015 1:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components, a leading global manufacturer of electromechanical switches, smart card interconnect devices, and high reliability connectors, has introduced the TF2 Series miniature snap-acting switches with a range of ordering options that enable design engineers to select the ideal operating force, actuator style, termination type, and electrical rating for their specific applications. ...

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3D Printed Tissue for Treacheal Reconstruction

January 27, 2015 11:51 am | News | Comments

Three-dimensional (3D) printing can effectively create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient’s own cells for use in complex tracheal reconstruction, according to a proof of concept study abstract released today at the 51st Annual...

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Using Stem Cells to Grow New Hair

January 27, 2015 11:43 am | News | Comments

In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for...

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Video Server for Ethernet Streaming

January 27, 2015 11:35 am | Sensoray Company | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announces that its Model 2453 IP Video Server allows users to capture and compress analog audio and NTSC/PAL video and send the resulting streams over Ethernet. With a range of configurations, the Model 2453 is flexible and powerful enough to meet the needs of medical manufacturing applications. The Model 2453 can simultaneously produce two output streams with independe...

Engineering Self-Assembling Amyloid Fibers

January 27, 2015 11:04 am | News | Comments

Nature has many examples of self-assembly, and bioengineers are interested in copying or manipulating these systems to create useful new materials or devices. Amyloid proteins, for example, can self-assemble into the tangled plaques associated...

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Though Tiny, Nanomachines Offer Huge Potential for Medical Applications

January 27, 2015 10:58 am | News | Comments

As nanomachine design rapidly advances, researchers are moving from wondering if the nanomachine works to how long it will work. This is an especially important question as there are so many potential applications, for instance, for medical uses...

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Device for Surgery of Angular Deviations in Long Bones

January 27, 2015 10:44 am | News | Comments

CEU-UCH Cardenal Herrera University patented a device that can be applied in surgeries to correct deviations in long bones. The research team found how to use the 3D reconstruction of an affected bone to determine the mathematical formula that...

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Photos of the Day: Will Digital Pathology Retire the Microscope?

January 27, 2015 10:15 am | News | Comments

Three years ago, Ian Cree, professor of pathology at Warwick Medical School in Coventry, UK and his team started testing a machine that allows them to digitally scan images of tissue slides and patient histories, attach matching barcodes and upload...

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