How to effectively design and develop batteries for the medical and healthcare field

British battery manufacturer, Accutronics, offers its latest whitepaper for free download, which tackles the issues facing battery design, development and use in the medical and healthcare field. The intention is that it will help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) better understand the possibilities and limitations of rechargeable battery technology in designing products for the medical sector. “We

AVX introduces high reliability, low DCL tantalum SMD capacitors for medical applications

AVX, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the new T4J Medical Series tantalum SMD capacitors. Specifically designed for use in implantable non-life-support and non-implantable life support medical applications, T4J Medical Series capacitors exhibit high standard reliability of fewer than 0.1% failures per 1,000 hours at 25° C and rated voltage, which

High performance motor in a small package, maxon sets new standards in micro drives

maxon motor, a manufacturer of DC motors, gearheads and controllers, showcases its smallest DC brushless motor yet. Only 4 mm in diameter, the EC 4 brushless DC motor comes in two different lengths. Certified in accordance with ISO 13485, the new brushless micro drive is ideal for medical applications. The EC 4 brushless DC motor is maxon motor’s ultra-compact

MEMSIC launches a flow sensor for medical applications

MEMSIC, a leading sensing solutions provider, announced the availability of its MFC2030 Bi-Directional Flow Sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices such as, process control and natural gas measurement. MEMSIC uses its thermal accelerometer platform, which the company has shipped hundreds of millions of units into a variety

Identify problematic operational bottlenecks sooner with the new NovoPath Dashboard

NovoPath announces the addition of the “NovoPath Dashboard” to its Anatomic Pathology Software Platform. The Dashboard offers lab managers a quick and reliable, at-a-glance view of operational data, enabling them to monitor progress, anticipate bottlenecks and avoid potential problems throughout the lab. “Having the ability to monitor operational efficiency in real-time is crucial to a lab’s

Mindray introduces TE7 Touch Enabled Ultrasound System for Point-of-Care

Mindray announces its new TE7 Touch Enabled Ultrasound System, which supports rapid and confident evaluation in multiple point-of-care (POC) settings. The intuitive tablet-like operation, superior image quality with one-touch image optimization and exam presets improve both diagnostic confidence and efficiency. Mindray continues to innovate ultrasound technologies to meet the demands of the fast-paced critical care

Mechatronics: How electrical engineers are impacting health care

Editor’s Note: This information and infographic is published by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Electrical engineers are professionals dedicated to developing electrical solutions and equipment. They are responsible for providing a variety of industries with powerful, long-term solutions, designed to help solve many types of problems. One of the most prominent industries to benefit

Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon, which favors the film’s performance compared to typical graphene characteristics shown in

Building better (and less costly) medical devices with lasers

Dave Hudson is president and CEO of Joining Technologies, a precision fusion company He can be reached at Healthcare has been transformed by the development of smaller, more powerful and more useful medical devices over the past generation. In fact, in recent years, the accelerated innovation in the development of new healthcare technologies has

Schneider Electric’s new motor is ideal for small spaces

Schneider Electric presents the smallest Lexium MDrive integrated motor, 1.7 in. (42mm) NEMA size 17, which delivers a large range of features to small spaces. Features that now include an IP65 rated version with industrial M12 connectors. M12 Lexium MDrive products provide a robust interface, with IP65 certification for protection against water and dust in

Start of helpful humanoid robots? CITEC uses compact LDS component as sensor array

Editor’s Note: LaserMicronics, a service provider for laser-based manufacturing, has released the whitepaper “Robot hand with a sensitive touch: LDS tactile sensors for sensorimotor skills.” The paper describes a 2014 project from the CITEC department at Bielefeld University in Bielefeld, Germany, where researchers created a tactile sensor resembling a human fingertip. The sensor was then

Athermal laser machining cuts bioabsorbable polymers and more

A the recent MD&M East trade show in New York, Norman Noble, discussed the capability of athermal laser manufacturer. The company has developed the Noble S.T.E.A.L.T.H. (System To Enable Ablation Laser Technology Haz-free). The athermal laser machining process was developed to create precise features in any material, including bioabsorbable polymers, shape memory metals and other

Cosasco’s wireless communications protocol makes electrically hazardous areas safer

Cosasco has expanded the functionality of its CWT-9020 wireless water system corrosion monitor for electrically hazardous areas by offering ISA100 Wireless communications protocol. Along with WirelessHART 7, the new protocol option allows the transmitter to integrate with an even wider range of existing wireless systems. ISA100 Wireless supports more wireless devices and provides an effective

Vicon captures a new development in motion capture (mocap)

Vicon announced the launch of its new flagship camera platform, the Vicon Vantage. Drawing on over 30 years’ of motion capture (mocap) experience, the Vantage platform combines innovative technology with accessible design to open up motion capture to a broader audience. Vicon is a motion capture technology specialist company for science and life industries. Advances in

For advanced shielded plastic connector solution, ODU delivers with latest product

ODU, a company which designs and manufactures connector solutions and cable assemblies, is announcing ODU MEDI-SNAP EMC, the advanced shielded plastic connector solutions, to the US market. ODU MEDI-SNAP EMC is the latest addition to ODU’s Push-Pull circular connectors. The advanced medical connector solution is lightweight, autoclavable, sterilizable and it offers a touch proofed housing and reliable