HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Feature
Electronics & Test

Safe, Portable Power Source

NO RATINGS
Page 1 / 2 Next >
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Orthopaedic surgery
Cabe Atwell   6/27/2013 11:07:39 PM
NO RATINGS
The idea of having a display for how many charging cycles may be left is a great idea,  but why can't they implement some type of wireless charging for back up purposes just in case of failure?

C

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
Orthopaedic surgery
AnandY   6/13/2013 7:52:09 AM
NO RATINGS
Several studies indicate that the noise generated by performing orthopaedic surgery has the potential to cause hearing loss. Noise produced by several orthopaedic surgical instruments such as saws, drills, and hammers during surgery exceeds 100 dB, especially during knee replacement procedures. Surgical protection suit may help to protect surgeon from noise-induced hearing loss.

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Battery Life
Nancy Golden   6/11/2013 4:53:31 PM
NO RATINGS
I like the idea of a display, Greg - that would allow the user to know immediately whether or not the battery should be considered for service without any additional steps. Sounds like a good PIC project to me ;)

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Battery Life
Greg M. Jung   6/10/2013 10:28:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, the data chip idea would be nice.  Ideally, the charging station would have some type of display which would show the user what percent of charging cycles are left in the battery (and warn if a battery should be replaced soon).

Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Battery Life
Nancy Golden   6/10/2013 8:15:44 PM
NO RATINGS
That's a great idea, Greg - from a reliability standpoint they could then discard the battery before it neared the end number of its specified charge cycles - in a critical application such as this that might be a good approach to ensure sufficient battery life. For example - maybe a battery that is spec'ed at 500 charge cycles you could pull it out of service at 400 charge cycles.

It would be really nice to have a data chip in the battery pack that keeps track of the number of cycles and the maximum temperature of the battery pack - that might help you be able to tell when a failure is imminent.

Tool_maker
User Rank
Platinum
Military use
Tool_maker   6/10/2013 12:28:56 PM
NO RATINGS
I can see where this technology would be extremely valuable in a military wartime setting. The medical facilities are rarely state of the art and usually dependant on generator power.

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Battery Life
Greg M. Jung   6/8/2013 6:21:12 PM
NO RATINGS
Good point about monitoring remaining run-time to avoid unexpected power-down during operation.  Is there also a feature on the charging station which monitors the number of charges each individual battery pack receives?  (monitoring charge cycle life).

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Earlier this year paralyzed IndyCar drive Sam Schmidt did the seemingly impossible -- opening the qualifying rounds at Indy by driving a modified Corvette C7 Stingray around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
As companies rush into IoT connectivity, the choice of doing it yourself or using a platform from a service company becomes a major issue.
Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort.
Last week, the bill for reforming chemical regulation, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015, passed the House. If it or a similar bill becomes law, the effects on cost and availability of adhesives and plastics incorporating these substances are not yet clear.
This year, Design News is getting a head start on the Fourth of July celebration. In honor of our country and its legacy of engineering innovation -- in all of its forms -- we are taking you on an alphabetical tour through all 50 states to showcase interesting engineering breakthroughs and historically significant events.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 6 - 10, Building Raspberry Pi Controllers with Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service