Sport Science Puts Athletic Performance in Engineering Terms
In Sport Science, Fox Sports uses wireless accelerometers, high-speed cameras, tactile sensors, load cells, gyroscopes and more to learn about athletic performance. Full Story Robotic Manipulators Combat Cancer The Lebanese University has created a robotic manipulator that precisely positions a laser used in photodynamic therapy. The laser activates drugs given to the patient, causing these photosensitizer drugs to activate and destroy cancerous growths. Full Story SmartPill Medical Advance Not Hard To SwallowWhen a radio receiver is sending out signals as it moves through a human gastrointestinal tract, battery lifetime is a critical parameter. Once SmartPill Corp.’s ingestible capsule is swallowed, it transmits data to a Data Receiver worn by the patient or placed on a nightstand. Full Story Miniature Motors
New engineering designs, and the desire to make smaller, more compact mobile phones, medical devices and other consumer products, is fueling the need for more miniature motors. Full Story
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- PODCAST At the University of Virginia's Holt-Géléoc Lab of Sensory Neurophysiology, researchers use piezo actuators and nano-positioning devices to help unlock the secrets of human hearing. Dr. Jeffrey Holt, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, tells us about the design and capabilities of these precision motion control systems.
Reflective Optical Encoder Technology for Miniaturization- WEBCAST In partnership with Avago This webcast reviews how optical encoders were successfully used in applications including pick and place machines, digital camcorders, printers, security cameras and miniature motors. There is also a selector guide of alternative encoder technologies. Watch Now
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A new service lets engineers and orthopedic surgeons design and 3D print highly accurate, patient-specific, orthopedic medical implants made of metal -- without owning a 3D printer. Using free, downloadable software, users can import ASCII and binary .STL files, design the implant, and send an encrypted design file to a third-party manufacturer.
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.