Purdue University researchers have designed wearable acoustic emission sensors that could be used to monitor the formation of microcracks that can lead to hairline stress fractures in bones. The goal of the device is to alert users when a stress fracture is imminent so that they can stop potentially damaging physical activity. Purdue researchers say they hope the technology can be used to protect race horses, as well as soldiers, athletes and dancers.
Mentor Graphics acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH last week could be meaningful for automotive electronics engineers, potentially enabling them to accelerate design and verification of products ranging from infotainment packages to autonomous safety systems.
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