This new bionic hand reacts automatically: Here’s how

British researchers are trying out a new bionic hand that they’ve developed that allows the wearer to reach out and grasp objects automatically – without the user consciously thinking – mimicking how people fluidly react to with the world around them. The key to allowing the hand to do this was a camera. The biomedical engineers at Newcastle

These new electronic glasses allow the legally blind to see

Toronto-based eSight Corp. has launched a pair of electronic glasses that allow the legally blind to see. The eSight3 glasses use high-tech image processing to give those who are legally blind the chance to experience what it is like to have 20/20 vision. Users can control a variety of functions that are important for vision,

Canfield Scientific launches Vectra WB360 whole body imaging solution

Canfield Scientific has commercially launched a version of its whole body, 3D imaging system, the Vectra WB360. It announced the launch during the 75th annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Orlando, Fla. The Vectra WB360 imaging system is able to capture the entire exposed skin surface with 46 stereo vision pods and

This tiny camera on a needle could enable safer brain surgeries

A team of researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics at the University of Adelaide in Australia have developed a brain biopsy needle with a tiny camera attached to the end to make brain surgery safer. When performing surgery on a brain tumor, regular biopsy needles usually pose the risk of hitting a blood vessel,

5 Golden Mousetrap winners and finalists you need to know

Updated February 8, 2017 Some of the latest and greatest design and manufacturing innovations were highlighted this week at Design News’s annual Golden Mousetrap Awards,  held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Here are five award winners and finalists that medical device industry insiders should especially pay attention to: Next>>

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AGTC and Bionic Sight partner to cure blindness

Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. (AGTC) and Bionic Sight have announced their collaboration to develop an optogenetic therapy device for visual deficits and blindness. AGTC is a biotechnology company that conducts human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus-based gene therapies to treat rare diseases. Bionic Sight is an innovator in optogenetics and retinal coding. Those who have

Basler expands Microscopy PowerPack with fast camera models and new sharpening feature

Basler AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial digital cameras, is supplementing its PowerPacks for Microscopy with additional Microscopy ace camera models including the latest CMOS sensor technology. The PowerPacks offer high-quality cameras together with components for a simple system setup and installation. The Microscopy ace 3.2 MP and Microscopy ace 5.1 MP are equipped

LPKF to demonstrate circuit board prototyping at Satellite 2017

LPKF Laser and Electronics is set to exhibit its ProtoMat E44 in-house printed circuit board prototyping at Satellite 2017. The ProtoMat collection is a low-cost introduction to professional in-house printed circuit board prototyping. The E44 has a 40,000 rpm spindle with a maximum travel speed of up to 100 mm per second. The ProtoMat circuit

Philips is bringing augmented reality to surgery: Here’s how

Royal Philips, a leader in integrated image-guided therapy solutions, has developed an augmented-reality (AR) surgical navigation technology. The new technology is designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. Philips has 750 hybrid operating rooms installed worldwide to assist with surgical and minimally-invasive endovascular procedures. These hybrid OR solutions paired with the

CEL and THine introduce high performance HD video interface for industrial, machine vision, surveillance, and automotive applications

THine Electronics, a semiconductor company focusing on high-speed serial interfaces, announced an AEC-Q100 (Grade 2) compliant single-chip solution (THCV241-Q) that integrates the MIPI CSI-2 interface with THine’s well established V-by-One HS product family. The new THCV241-Q is optimized for advanced camera requirements including: High definition support (e.g., 1080p, 4K2K) Uncompressed real-time, zero-latency video transmission 50x

Basler will demonstrate the power of image optimization at Photonics West

Camera manufacturer Basler will host an exhibit at SPIE Photonics West, with approximately 20,000 attendees and 1,300 exhibitors. Basler will show its latest products: the ace with Sony IMX252 sensor and the image optimization feature set PGI, the Basler Time-of-Flight camera and the PowerPack dart USB, the toolkit for embedded applications. Scott Graber, Senior Applications Engineer

Excelitas to showcase new imaging lenses and software at VISION

Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company, will showcase its new imaging lenses and lens selection software at VISION in Stuttgart, Germany from Nov. 8 to 10, 2016. Recent additions to the company’s portfolio on display at Qioptiq’s exhibit will include: New Fetura+ Advanced Zoom Lens: The enhanced, high-end Fetura+ enables high speed and reliable optical performance

Air Techniques introduces CamX Triton HD with interchangeable caries detection and intraoral imaging heads

Air Techniques, an innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment, announces the next generation of cameras with CamX Triton HD, which features an interchangeable head system. CamX Triton HD allows you to easily and quickly change between intraoral imaging and caries diagnosis. Air Techniques’ new CamX Triton HD camera allows dental professionals to use one device

DePuy Synthes Spine launches new spine imaging system for MIS

Image-guided surgery systems that provide real-time guidance for minimally invasive spine surgery can help improve patient outcomes, but these systems are costly for many hospitals. Surgeons may rely on checking implant placement with multiple static X-ray images that do not provide the real-time guidance of navigation. A new visualization option from DePuy Synthes Spine, the

Qioptiq mag.x system 125 now Optimized for 35 mm Camera Format Sensors

Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company and global technology leader focused on delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions, introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens