NLT Technologies, together with its sales and marketing channels in the Americas and Europe, Renesas Electronics America, Inc. and Renesas Electronics Europe GmbH, today announced the successful development of three mid-size color LCD modules based on projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel technology.
Using just her thoughts, a 58-year-old paralyzed woman instructed a robotic arm to grasp a cup of coffee and guide it to her mouth where she sipped from a straw, the first drink she has been able to serve herself in 15 years.
HiWave Technologies launched a touch feedback platform for control panels for everyday household appliances. The platform will enable manufacturers to simplify the production process by replacing button controls with flat control panels that maintain the feel of a mechanical key press, when touched.
WAGO Corporation’s MCS-MIDI 2721 and 2231 MIDI Classic Push-Button Female Connectors are said to streamline assembly via push-button and PUSH WIRE terminations. Accommodating all conductors AWG 28–12, MCS-MIDI Female Connectors carry
CUI announced a release of its first high efficiency medical external power supplies. Offerings include both multi-blade wall adapters and desktop adapters. All units meet Level V efficiencies and come with UL/cUL and TUV 60601-1 safety certifications.
A sweeping study of hundreds of families with autism has found that spontaneous mutations can occur in a parent's sperm or egg cells that increase a child's risk for autism, and fathers are four times more likely than mothers to pass these mutations on to their children, researchers said on Wednesday.
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced the TR15RAM Series of AC/DC medical grade wall mount switching power supplies. The series provides up to 15 Watts of continuous output power. All models meet EN60601-1 / UL60601 3rd Edition and EN55011, FCC Class B emissions limits. The supplies meet
Thoratec Corporation, HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS): Class 1 Recall- Outflow Graft May Kink or DeformApril 4, 2012 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments
May result in reduction of blood flow from the pump, pump/graft thrombosis, or perforation of the outflow graft.
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd, has extended its range of high-reliability Triaxial connectors. Two new families of Triax connectors are now available; the TRB series bayonet connectors and the TRT series featuring a threaded coupling. These connectors are
OKW has created the “BLOB” Series of contoured enclosures with housings that employ touch and feel to impart the functionality of the electronics while accommodating a wide range of users with different hand sizes and grasping volumes. When grasped, the user’s
OKW has launched the new ’CARRYTEC’ range of plastic enclosures for portable electronics equipment. These enclosures have a modern contoured design and feature an integrated handle which is ergonomically designed for
iWorx has introduced the IX-404E Data Acquisition System for OEM applications that require data recording and analysis. The system features four single-ended analog inputs and a 16 bit analog-to-digital converter. It is capable of
The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to present their views on the draft recommendations for the reauthorization of the medical device user fee program. We welcome this opportunity to hear from stakeholders as we...
FDA reported that they have concluded negotiations with Industry. On February 17, 2012 they reached agreement with all four industry associations Industry on the final details of the fee structure and minor changes to the draft Commitment Letter and...
Guidance for Industry, Third Parties and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Medical Device ISO 13485:2003 Voluntary Audit Report Submission Pilot ProgramMarch 19, 2012 10:21 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | News | Comments
This guidance provides information on the implementation of section 228 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA), Public Law 110-85, which amended section 704(g)(7) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act)...
Skin Creams, Soaps and Lotions Marketed as Skin Lighteners and Anti-aging Treatments: May Contain the Toxic Metal, MercuryMarch 19, 2012 6:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments
Products with this toxic metal have been found in at least seven states, are manufactured abroad and often sold in shops in Latino, Asian, African or Middle Eastern neighborhoods and online.
Acclarent Inspira AIR Balloon Dilation System: Class 1 Recall - Potential For Balloon To Not Deflate Or To Deflate To SlowlyMarch 13, 2012 1:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments
Prolonged obstruction of the airway may prevent adequate blood oxygenation, which could cause temporary or permanent impairment to the patient
Electronic bone healing technology has been around for a while but has increased in popularity as electronics technology enables increased functionality in significantly smaller form factors. The need to integrate advanced functionality into a small device also creates
Atmel Corporation announced 14 new devices in its AVR microcontroller (MCU) family, providing more options to meet unique design requirements. Used by well over 100,000 engineers worldwide, AVR microcontrollers are regarded for their performance, power efficiency and flexibility across many application areas. Adding more memory, connectivity peripherals and system integration, the newest devices
Molex Incorporated introduced SlimStack B8 connectors, featuring a robust housing and unique CleanPoint contact for removing flux and other contaminants to provide desirable electrical reliability. These 0.40-mm pitch SMT board-to-board connectors, with a 0.80-mm height and
Honeywell is extending its linear Hall-effect sensor integrated circuits (IC) product line with the addition of the new SS39ET Series. The SS39ET Series are designed to monitor magnetic fields from a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. All packages can be
Addressing the increasing demand for automated washroom functionality driven by sensor-based convenience systems, GlobTek’s Level V GT-41076-0609-2.5-IS-P2 family of inline encapsulated power supplies has IP64 ingress protection and
Cardiac Science Powerheart, CardioVive, CardioLife; GE Responder and Responder Pro; and Nihon-Kohden Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs): Class I Recall - Defective Compo...March 2, 2012 2:21 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments
Unexpected component failure may lead to AEDs not delivering defibrillation therapy, causing serious adverse health consequences, including death.
Honeywell announced that it has added new flow ranges to its Zephyr Analog and Digital Airflow Sensor portfolio to provide high sensitivity at very low flows – making the sensor portfolio ideal for use in a variety of medical equipment and industrial applications.
This issue discusses medical electronics including wireless healthcare opportunities and challenges and next-gen device design. The Brainstorm Q&A section asks about transflective displays, while former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre says a fond farewell.