Robotic arm for real-time MRI guidance

Fannin Innovation Studio, an early-stage life science commercialization firm, and the University of Houston have formed a startup company around the college’s robotic arm technology, which enables interventions using real-time MRI guidance. GuidaBot is developing a robotic, four-degree-of-freedom manipulator designed to work within the powerful magnetic field of an MRI, allowing physicians to perform interventions

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

Silicone: Expanding the horizon for modern medical devices

Editor’s note: This article comes from Albright Technologies a manufacturer of custom silicone prototypes and provides volume production for medical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and other applications. Silicone materials have been around for more than 70 years. Beginning in the 1960s, silicones have played an important and evolving part in products designed for the medical field. Since that time,

Vibration Isolators for Medical Applications

New Hyde Park, NY — Advanced Antivibration Components – AAC offers functional vibration isolators for the Medical Industry including silicone gel pads, sheets, silicone gel as well as wire rope isolators for larger applications. Applications include medical equipment such as flow cytometers, blood analyzers, life science cameras, sensitive electronic scales, handheld devices, carts, motors and

Micro Miniature Metal Bellows

Servometer / Precision Manufacturing Group, LLC presents micro miniature electrodeposited nickel bellows manufactured with diameters as small as 0.020 in. (0.5 mm) that are dynamically flexible. Servometer micro bellows can bend, compress, cycle, and are helium leak-tight. Servometer’s custom designed products serve a variety of needs in Aerospace, Medical, Semiconductor, Instrumentation, and related technologies. Key