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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in August 2012
V2V Technology Gets Its First Big Test
8/27/2012  14 comments
The US Department of Transportation launched the first big test of V2V and V2I technologies last week, equipping nearly 3,000 cars, trucks, and buses in Michigan with modules that might one day prevent up to 80 percent of the crashes on American roadways.
LEDs Need Circuit Protection, Too
8/20/2012  6 comments
Designers of LED-based systems may be glossing over one of the most important components, leaving their products susceptible to catastrophic failures, a circuit protection manufacturer said recently.
Robot Provides Virtual Medical Care
8/17/2012  13 comments
iRobot and InTouch Health have joined forces to create a state-of-the-art device called RP-VITA, which is making it easier for doctors to visit hospitalized patients' bedsides even if they can't get there in person.
Ingestible Sensor Serves as Prescription Drug Monitor
8/14/2012  29 comments
The FDA has approved an ingestible sensor that can be integrated into tablets to track when people take their medicine.
Video: Humanoid Robot Used to Treat Autism
8/13/2012  18 comments
Zeno will help children with autism develop more appropriate emotional responses to everyday social interactions.
TI Chip Helps Calculate Human Body Composition
8/6/2012  11 comments
Engineers have devised a way to transform the home bathroom scale into an advanced body composition system worthy of a health club or doctor's office.
2012 Brings Increased Salaries & Job Satisfaction
8/1/2012  32 comments
Our annual salary survey shows earnings are up and gives insight to the factors that impact an engineering career.

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