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June 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Thomas Lotz, SKF Motion Technologies, Inc.
Thomas Lotz of SKF Motion Technologies discusses the parameters for specifying actuators and pillars for precise positioning of surgical tables, chairs, and other apparatus in medical applications.
June 13, 2018 8:00 am
R&D Editors
The R&D 100 Awards—now in its 56th year—is best known for its annual recognition of 100 of the most exceptional innovations in research and development from the past year. R&D 100 Awardees fall under five general categories— Mechanical Devices/Materials, IT/Electrical, Analytical/Test, Process/Prototyping, and Software/Services...
June 8, 2018 2:33 pm
April Wilson
The new systems are arriving as health systems face multiple challenges due to the vast amounts of data contained in electronic medical records and billing systems. Hospitals already use AI applications and big data analysis in many areas...
June 11, 2018 10:25 am
Michael F Murphy, EMC Engineering Supervisor, Intertek
The increasing prevalence of medical electrical (ME) equipment and systems is increasing their exposure to other electronics. With these changes, manufacturers and developers of ME equipment and systems should consider electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for ...
June 11, 2018 3:30 pm
Northwestern University
A Northwestern University team has developed a new device, called a regenerative bandage, that quickly heals these painful, hard-to-treat sores without using drugs. During head-to-head tests, Northwestern's bandage healed diabetic wounds ...
June 8, 2018 9:00 am
Tierney King
In a study, researchers reviewed evidence on mHealth interventions for multiple risk factor reduction for heart disease in both smartphone applications and test messaging...
June 5, 2018 9:00 am
Thomas Renner
SoftWheel’s technology revolves around a triangular hub. “With this technology, we allow people in wheelchairs to do things nobody ever thought they could do. We are allowing them to go anywhere they want," says Daniel Barel, CEO of SoftWheel...
June 4, 2018 9:00 am
The MDR could drastically impact the way that medical devices are made in the EU, particularly those that are produced using additive manufacturing. Bryan Austin, General Manager of Renishaw’s Medical and Dental Products Division, gives his advice...
June 1, 2018 9:00 am
Tierney King
Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases have significant, noticeable effects on patients, but a recent report examined caregivers and their own modifications for a healthy lifestyle, according to Business Wire...
May 31, 2018 9:00 am
Tierney King
A new app called Constant Therapy gives users a mobile cognitive training app that integrates digital speech, language and cognitive exercises, enabling patients to access brain exercises from their phone or tablet while remaining at home...
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