Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. CardioChek Self-Test System (http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-548).This accurate, palm-sized self-blood test system allows users to determine their cholesterol levels (Total, HDL, and LDL) as well as measure glucose, ketones, and triglycerides in about a minute. The unit requires accurate temperature measurements to provide the correct results. The CardioChek uses the aSM121 SiMistor, a CMOS silicon thermistor, with integrated linear calibration from Andigilog that measures temperature to ±1C. The aSM121 measures the ambient temperature and allows the CardioChek to calibrate itself prior to determining the various levels in the sample. For more information on Andigilog's aSM121silicon thermistor, go to http://rbi.ims.ca/4911-549.
Altair has released an update of its HyperWorks computer-aided engineering simulation suite that includes new features focusing on four key areas of product design: performance optimization, lightweight design, lead-time reduction, and new technologies.
At IMTS last week, Stratasys introduced two new multi-materials PolyJet 3D printers, plus a new UV-resistant material for its FDM production 3D printers. They can be used in making jigs and fixtures, as well as prototypes and small runs of production parts.
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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