Digital technologies continue to help improve the lives of stroke victims and others. O'Brien Technologies is finalizing design of a speech-generating device that will assist those who can't speak. The handheld devices are designed to assist speech language pathologists and other health care professionals who treat individuals with severe communication disabilities. The devices can be customized to supplement communication for many users. O'Brien is working closely with the Kessler Foundation, a public charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities caused by stroke and brain or spinal cord injuries. The Advance Micro Power Research Technology Incubator (AMP-RTI) helped design the system it produces in conjunction with 1-Source Electronics.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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