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Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: June 2018

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs : Data Acquisition
Wearable System Monitors Stomach Activity

A wearable, non-invasive system was developed to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours — essentially an electrocardiogram for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Monitoring for...

Articles : Materials
5 Ws of The Sentinel Wrap

Who

Food manufacturers, as well as manufacturers of medical supplies and instruments.

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
All-Terrain Wheelchair

Researchers have developed an innovative design for a wheelchair that can more easily navigate on soft and uneven outdoor terrain such as grass and gravel. The chair uses three wheels — two wheels in the front...

Briefs : Data Acquisition
Mobile Health Platform

A mobile health technology was developed to monitor and predict a user’s psychological status, and to deliver an automated intervention when needed. The technology uses smart-phones to monitor the user’s location and ask questions about psychological status throughout the day.

On-Demand Webinars : Medical
Chemical Characterization and Toxicological Risk Assessments: A Smart Approach to Biological Evaluation

Upcoming changes to the general guidance for biocompatibility testing will soon dictate a new approach to biological risk assessment for all types of medical devices. Regulatory agencies will require a more rigorous Chemical Characterization...

White Papers : Medical
How Chemical Characterization Can Supplement and Support Biocompatibility Testing

Manufacturers producing medical devices that involve patient contact are typically required to perform biological safety evaluations, including biocompatibility tests to ensure patient safety, as specified by ISO 10993. Chemical characterization can help support...

INSIDER : Medical
Contact Lens Could Prevent Blindness

Diabetic retinopathy destroys cells of the retina, leading to blindness. Existing treatments are painful and invasive, involving lasers and injections into the eyeball. A Caltech graduate student developed a glow-in-the-dark contact lens that interrupts the process that destroys cells of the retina.

Webinars : Medical
Design for Manufacturability, Cleanability, & Serviceability

Designing durable medical devices is challenging due to the rise of superbug threats causing more stringent disinfecting protocols throughout medical facilities.

White Papers : Medical
3D Printing Applications for Medical Education and Training

3D printed multi-material models can replicate the complexity and wide range of patient pathology, making them superior tools for medical education. But how do 3D printed models compare to traditional training methods? In multiple peer reviews, users agree they can be an invaluable...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Shaping the Future of Medical Robotics

Medical robotics is a relatively new field. In a short period of time, the market for surgical robots and other medical robots has grown considerably with organizations like Seed Solutions paving the way with innovative advances.

Tech Talks : Medical
Choosing the Appropriate Assembly Platform

There are five critical factors to consider when looking for the most cost-effective solutions for complex assembly automation problems. After these are addressed, it’s important to determine the best transport and tooling actuation technology – non-synchronous, synchronous, or synchronized. This...

Tech Talks : Medical
Disposable Syringe Reliability with Light-Cure Adhesives

One of the challenges of disposable syringe production is how to attach the stainless steel cannula or needle permanently and safely to the plastic hub. Most designs rely on adhesives to ensure a high-strength bond. Critical to avoiding failure is validating not only the appropriate...

White Papers : Medical
Intelligent BOM Management for Today’s Product Innovators

Today’s global manufacturers rely on having an accurate bill of materials (BOM) to design, build, and ship quality products on-time and on-budget. This whitepaper explains how an intelligent BOM management solution will help avoid errors and costly delays.

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