Neurostimulation Comes of Age Neurostimulation could improve the quality of lives for patients with conditions ranging from chronic pain and epilepsy to deafness and morbid obesity.&NOBR> Full Story &/NOBR>
New Controller Operates Multiple Dispense ValvesEFD's new ValveMate™ 8000 Controller is a cost-effective way to operate up to four dispense valves. The control unit contains the timer and electronics, while external solenoids open and close valves. Only one set of air/electrical connections is needed, and mounting solenoids near valves ensures fastest possible response time. Click Here.
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The Cutting Edge of Haptic Research Graphical System Design Have you ever played a car racing video game that shakes when you go off-road? If so, you have interacted with a haptic interface. Full Story Design Considerations for Wireless Implants Wireless medical implants represent an exciting market that includes cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants and neurostimulators. For continued growth, optimum balance among power consumption, range and data rate is key. Full Story In Tune with Cochlear Implants Technical breakthroughs in cochlear implants are making the quality of life much richer for individuals with moderately severe to profound hearing loss. Full Story View the Medical Supplement Table of Contents
HyperGrip Highly Reliable Circular ConnectorsHypertronics Corporation is proud to offer HyperGrip™ circular connectors with 12, 20, 34, or 85 pin positions. HyperGrip is user-configurable, customer keyable and color-coded for accurate and quick connections on medical equipment. HyperGrip options include IP67 level sealing and front or rear panel mount receptacle designs. Click Here.
Sponsored Technology Content Paving the Way to the MarketplaceIn partnership with Phillips Plastics How do you improve on success? The new AERx Essence™ — an all-mechanical device — would need to be smaller, lighter and lower in cost than its electrically-operated first generation predecessor. A partnership with Phillips Plastics helped Aradigm meet those goals. Click here to learn more. Read More
Engineer's Portal for High-Performance PlasticsIn partnership with Solvay No matter what you're working on, you need a material that performs. One that makes a real difference in your design. After all, the material you specify this year will determine the success of your product next year and beyond. That's where Solvay Advanced Polymers can help. Click here to learn how.
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Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.