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Content posted in May 2009
Networking Technologies Enhance Automation Control
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5/29/2009  Post a comment
Ethernet software protocols, topologies, interoperability and safety focus on new standards for machine control
New Chemistries Emerge for Flame-Retardant Applications
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Brominated chemicals still dominate, but engineers need to keep an eye on new regulations
Robotic Sensors for High-Risk Situations
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5/18/2009  Post a comment
Robots depend on myriad sensor technologies to investigate potentially dangerous scenes
Industrial Sensors Solve Cost Problems
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5/18/2009  Post a comment
The right sensor involves more than simply a lower price
Miniaturized HeartLander
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Mobile robot driven by ultrasonic vibration motors traverses the heart
Unique Helmet Design Could Reduce Concussions
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5/18/2009  1 comment
Xenith™'s shock-absorbing head protection system minimizes impact
New Technologies May Create Personal Athletic Shoes
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New developments in CAD, digital manufacturing and materials could create a huge breadth of design opportunities
Breaking Down the Sensor Signal Path
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By understanding the stages of an analog signal path, digital developers can more accurately capture sensor data for a wide variety of applications
Growing the Medical Device Industry by Shrinking It
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Extreme Resolution Micro Flex Circuits address growing field of medical application devices with unique material, dimensional requirements
Semiconductors: The Heart of Next-Generation Medical Devices
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Highly integrated chips are paving the way for smaller, more portable equipment
Carnegie Mellon Scores With Smart Football
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Sensors, wireless protocols, 3-D animation software help track the ball in real time
The MathWorks Makes Simulation a 3-D Virtual Reality
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With Simulink 3D Animation, engineers can visually observe the dynamic behavior of systems as part of the design process.
Infineon, Analog Devices Join Forces on Airbag Design
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Reference design will simplify interoperability between sensors and ICs.
Plasan Launches Drive to Put Carbon Composites in Cars
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Weight-saving potential plus strength makes carbon composites ideal for structural components
Shock Absorbers Boost Fuel Economy
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Hydraulic system turn bumps in the road into energy at every wheel
Sensors Help Amputees Restore Lost Muscle Function
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Ossur America's POWER KNEETM uses technology which likens the device to the Segway




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