Lumileds (San Jose, CA) is supplying 460-nm (blue) LED light sources for curing dental filling polymers. Rather than conventional halogen lamps, which need to be filtered and produce high heat with short lifespans, the LEDs enable small, easily positioned hand pieces. The cool beam is safer to handle and, when turned on, is immediately at full illumination.
These new 3D-printing technologies and printers include some that are truly boundary-breaking: a sophisticated new sub-$10,000, 10-plus materials bioprinter, the first industrial-strength silicone 3D-printing service, and a clever twist on 3D printing and thermoforming for making high-quality realistic models.
Ear-based heart-rate monitoring gained momentum recently, as sensor maker Valencell Inc. announced it has licensed its biometric earpiece technology to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd for use in so-called “hearable devices.”
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