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Photos of the Day: Pegging Down a Cerebral Palsy Test

May 13, 2014 11:25 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The DeXcellence device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University tracks the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients through their ability to move a Bluetooth-enabled cylinder through a series of tasks. The peg can be tracked...

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Device Could Standardize Pacemaker Lead Stability Tests

May 13, 2014 10:14 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Cardiac surgeons could use a patent-pending invention by Purdue University engineering students to standardize a test that determines if a pacemaker's leads, or the thin insulated wires that extend from the pacemaker, are securely embedded...

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Quadriplegic Races 'Vette with Help from AF Performance Lab

May 13, 2014 9:54 am | by Ted Theopolos, U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Human performance technologies developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., were on display here May 6 as quadriplegic Sam Schmidt, a former Indy Racing League driver, got back behind...

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35W DC/DC Converters

May 13, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

BetaDyne announces the EBL35 Series of High Voltage Output DC/DC products designed for use in telecomm systems, DSL systems, micro mirror drivers, and high voltage power OPAMs. The 35 Watt Series of High-Voltage Output DC/DC...

10 kW Diode Laser System

May 13, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new direct-diode laser system from Coherent Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) now offers higher power, which translates into increased throughput for applications in metal cladding and heat treating. The new HighLight 10,000D outputs 10 kW (at 975 nm)...

Sanitary Sampling Valves

May 13, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Sample Valves & Equipment | Product Releases | Comments

Sample Valves & Equipment, Inc. is a US manufacturer of Sanitary Sampling Valves for pharmaceutical, medical and many other industries. With over 300 configurations available the valves can be customized for connection for branch sampling...

CO2 Laser Marking Systems

May 13, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Videojet Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

As line speeds increase to cope with more demanding production targets, manufacturers need easier, more efficient laser marking to print high quality codes consistently on their products. To meet manufacturers’ demands for speed...

Contact Lens Could Open New Vistas for the Blind

May 12, 2014 2:34 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Engineers in Israel are developing a contact lens they say will allow the blind to recognise objects by feel rather than sight. The lens is being designed to translate electrical signals into shapes on the cornea, producing a tactile effect similar to Braille on the fingertips. Rob Muir has more.

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Lightweight 'Upsee' Harness Allows Severely Disabled Children to Walk

May 12, 2014 2:28 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A five-year-old boy previously unable to walk has taken his first steps, thanks to a simple new walking harness which its designers believe will transform the lives of disabled children world-wide. Jim Drury paid Jack McCrystal and his family a visit.

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Implantable Cuff Lowers High Blood Pressure

May 12, 2014 2:21 pm | by University of Freiburg | News | Comments

High blood pressure is the greatest health risk worldwide behind smoking and alcohol consumption. In Germany, around 25 percent of the population suffers from arterial hypertension, as the condition is referred to in medical circles...   

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Five Hard-Learned Lessons from a Medical Device Start-Up

May 12, 2014 1:37 pm | by Emily Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Just the idea of starting something from scratch can be overwhelming.  Ask the average shopper at your local grocer how they prepare a simple meal at home and you’ll find the majority who cook use prepared ingredients, making the whole...

Recent Advances in Die Attach Film

May 12, 2014 12:09 pm | by AI Technology Inc. | Articles | Comments

The advantage of using die attach film at the wafer level compared to using die attach material on individual die are known for many years.  To completely take advantage of the use of die attach film at the wafer level, the die attach film...

Evolutions in the EU IVD Regulatory Landscape

May 12, 2014 11:44 am | by Sarah Stec, Legal and Regulatory Director, GMED North America Inc. | Articles | Comments

Of the two medical device regulations that are currently being debated in the European Union, the regulation covering in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) contains the more comprehensive changes to the EU IVD market access regulations...

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DARPA-Funded DEKA Arm System Earns FDA Approval

May 12, 2014 11:23 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA launched the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program with a radical goal: gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an advanced electromechanical prosthetic upper limb with near-natural control that enhances independence...

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Photos of the Day: Revolutionizing Prosthetics

May 12, 2014 11:18 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA launched the Revolutionizing Prosthetics program with a radical goal: gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an advanced electromechanical prosthetic upper limb with near-natural control that enhances independence...

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