Is your doctor a technophobe? Increasingly, the answer may be no. There's a stereotype that says doctors shun technology that might threaten patients' privacy and their own pocketbooks. But a new breed of physicians is texting health messages to patients, tracking disease trends on Twitter, identifying medical problems on Facebook pages and communicating with patients through email.
Freescale Semiconductor announced its support of Microsoft® Windows® 8 sensor requirements with a fully enabled 12-axis sensor development reference platform.
Molex Incorporated announces the addition of two new products in its Premo-Flex line of flat flex cable (FFC) and etched polyimide jumpers. Both products provide ultra-flexible, durable PCB connections for a variety of applications including medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive electronics.
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Thanks to a group of University of Houston students, the hearing impaired may soon have an easier time communicating with those who do not understand sign language. During the past semester, students in UH's engineering technology and industrial design programs teamed up to develop the concept and prototype for MyVoice, a device that reads sign language and translates its motions into audible words.
A laboratory test used to detect disease and perform biological research could be made more than 3 million times more sensitive, according to researchers who combined standard biological tools with a breakthrough in nanotechnology.
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Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations.
For U.S.-based medical device start-ups, speed to global markets is often the most pressing concern, but trying to move too fast often leads to preventable mistakes that could take the CE Marking process back to the drawing board, according to healthcare experts at BSI Group America, a leading Notified Body that helps companies comply with the essential regulatory requirements of the European Union.
NLT Technologies (NLT) Ltd., together with Renesas Electronics America, its sales and marketing channel in the Americas, today introduced two new color thin film transistor (TFT) LCD modules, expanding its robust lineup of industrial wide aspect ratio display modules.
Medical device companies deploy technologies to address unmet clinical needs, and of course, to make a profit in so doing. In some cases, the cost of new generations of medical devices increases, sometimes substantially, but that’s actually not what’s important. We have to evaluate the total cost of healthcare. In some instances, a substantially more expensive medical device can actually reduce the overall cost of healthcare.
Scientists and doctors are using the creeping metallic tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs. The snakebots carry tiny cameras, scissors and forceps, and even more advanced sensors are in the works.
Linear Technology Corporation announces the H- and MP-grade versions of the LTC3787. This high power two-phase single output synchronous step-up DC/DC controller replaces the boost diodes with high efficiency N-channel MOSFETs, eliminating the heat sink typically required in medium to high power boost converters.
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