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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 ...

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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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Human Vision Components

April 7, 2015 10:57 am | by Omron Electronic Components, LLC | Omron Electronic Components, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

OMRON is pleased to announce the release of the Human Vision Components (HVC) module. The HVC integrates Omron’s best in class image sensing technology (OKAO Vision) along with a camera, processor, and external interface onto a single PCB, sized at 60x40 mm. Each HVC offers...

Giving Robots and Prostheses the 'Human Touch'

April 7, 2015 9:26 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Biomechatronics Lab are designing artificial limbs to be more sensational, with the emphasis on sensation. With support from the National Science Foundation...

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Detecting Rare Cancer Cells with Sound Waves

April 7, 2015 9:12 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Cancer cells often break free from their original locations and circulate through the bloodstream, allowing them to form new tumors elsewhere in the body. Detecting these cells could give doctors a new way to predict whether patients’ tumors will...

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Exploring the Unknown Frontier of the Brain

April 7, 2015 9:00 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

To a large degree, your brain is what makes you... you. It controls your thinking, problem solving and voluntary behaviors. At the same time, your brain helps regulate critical aspects of your physiology, such as your heart rate and breathing...

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Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations

April 7, 2015 8:54 am | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its second annual list of the...

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Disaster Expo Shows Innovations in Thriving Japan Industry

April 7, 2015 8:44 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Mankind is powerless to prevent calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, but in Japan where the devastating 2011 tsunami still looms large, there's a flourishing industry in devising ways to cope with catastrophe. Some of the products...

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