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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Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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