Biomedical engineering students at Johns Hopkins University (www.bme.jhu.edu) have invented an unobtrusive device to measure the force doctors or midwives use when delivering a baby. An electromyographic instrument, the device can measure electrical impulses in the muscles of the user's forearm. A wireless transmitter then sends the data to a computer across the room for assessment.
Determining the quantities and location of sensors in an Internet of Things application requires a thorough problem statement and a clear vision of success, an expert will tell engineers at the upcoming Design & Manufacturing Show in Minneapolis.
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.
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