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Stretchable Antenna for Wearable Health Monitoring

March 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices. “Many researchers – including our lab – have developed prototype sensors for wearable health systems..."

Marlow Introduces Thermal Management for Industry

March 18, 2014 2:00 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Marlow Industries has announced the Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers. The new Climatherm range of Air to Air heat exchangers from Marlow brings increased heat power transfer...

HotSpot Episode 54: Floating Sphere Sonically Responds to Environment

March 17, 2014 11:17 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a floating sphere that responds sonically to its environment; a ground-breaking diagnostic system based on smart cards and skin patches; and catching satellites with radio-frequency sensors...                         

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Radiall Launches New Line of Low PIM Coaxial Switches

March 13, 2014 3:48 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW has announced application and sales support for a new line of LOW PIM coaxial switches from Radiall (France). Radiall developed a series of switches based on their RAMSES modular concept...

Molex zCD AOC Interface Scalable Up To 400 Gbps

March 13, 2014 1:11 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Molex has released the interface of their zCD active optical cable (AOC) interconnect solution has been selected by the CDFP MSA as the interface for the consortium’s 400 Gbps hot pluggable module...

Vishay Intertechnology’s New Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

March 13, 2014 12:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of its high-stability thin film chip resistors. The TNPW0402 e3 (LTW0402 e3 96/4) and TNPW0603 e3 (LTW0603 e3 96/4) kits...

FDA Approves Electric Headband to Prevent Migraine

March 12, 2014 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who cannot tolerate migraine medications. The Cefaly device is a battery-powered plastic band worn across the forehead...

TIA Submits Comments on Changes to Medicare Policies

March 11, 2014 10:38 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has submitted comments with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its Advance Notice regarding changes to Medicare Advantage capitation rates, and Medicare Part C and D payment policies...

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Diagnosing Diseases with Smartphones

March 10, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Houston | News | Comments

Smartphones are capable of giving us directions when we're lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find the best burger joint in a three-mile radius. But University of Houston researchers are using smartphones for another very important function: diagnosing diseases in real time...

Blind Can 'Hear' Colors and Shapes

March 10, 2014 11:28 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments

What if you could "hear" colors? Or shapes? These features are normally perceived visually, but using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) they can now be conveyed to the brain noninvasively through other senses. At the Center for Human Perception and Cognition, the blind and visually impaired are being offered tools...

HotSpot Episode 53: Entire Movie Shot with iPhone

March 10, 2014 10:45 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Components Corporation, an entire movie shot with the iPhone; a fiber cable system that eliminates the complexities of small cell installation; high-frequency electrical stimulus to heal chronic wounds; and taking finger gestures to the next level...                   

Inspire Young Women to Pursue Careers in Technology

March 10, 2014 10:12 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | Videos | Comments

The videos are aimed at high school and young college students, teachers, and counselors. But the Stanford undergraduates who made the videos hope that parents will share the interviews with children to help them expand their horizons...                   

Silicon Valley Women Star in Video Series Urging Young Women to Study Computing

March 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Tom Abate and Priya Ganesan, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Many people talk about encouraging young women to study computer science. Now some female undergraduates at Stanford hope to do just that by starting an online video library that features motivational interviews with Silicon Valley women in computing...                   

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Engineering Newswire 80: Body-Mounted Joystick Gives Astronauts Touch-Feedback

March 7, 2014 9:02 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re getting touchy feely with a body-mounted joystick, 3D printing heart attack predictors, and installing a fifth eye. This episode features ...          

Harwin Gecko Connector Selected as Finalist in Ultimate Products Category

March 6, 2014 12:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Harwin has announced that its Gecko connector has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 ACE Awards. Harwin’s Gecko Series connectors are shortlisted in the Passive, Electromechanical...

Why it’s Time for a Useful Internet of Things

March 5, 2014 2:26 pm | by Matthias Poppel, Chief Operation Officer, EnOcean | Blogs | Comments

It was one of the hot trends at CES show: Communicating devices and objects. There were a toothbrush, a fridge, or even a garbage can that send information to the smart phone. It shows two things: First, there are many technical possibilities today to realize the...                 

Physics in 3D? That's Nothing. Try 0D

March 4, 2014 3:58 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by University of Cincinnati researchers could someday have a big effect on a variety of technologies, such as solar energy, lasers and medical diagnostics. In physics, there's small, and then there's nullity – as in zero-dimensional...

Parker’s New Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors

March 4, 2014 11:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin has introduced a low energy wireless sensor platform for monitoring pressure, temperature, and humidity in liquid and gas applications. Parker’s SensoNODE Low Energy Wireless Monitoring Sensors and SensoNODE mobile iOS application puts data in the palms of users’ hands...

HotSpot Episode 52: WiFi Virus Attacks Belfast and London

March 3, 2014 10:04 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a mobile network in a backpack for disaster situations; a WiFi virus attacks London and Belfast; a phone that place privacy and control directly in the hands of its users; and smart space spheres receive an upgrade...                    

Wearable Technology: The $70 Billion Picture

March 3, 2014 9:27 am | by Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Wearable technology mainly concerns devices and apparel/textiles. Devices are discrete electronic and electrical hardware sold on its own for bodywear. It may be utilized by being attached to apparel or by constituting worn accessories such as electronic watches and...                     

Shaky Hand, Stable Spoon: Device Helps Essential Tremor

February 28, 2014 10:48 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal – enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. But a small new study conducted at the University of Michigan Health System suggests that a new handheld electronic device can help...

Gems Sensors & Controls Announces the Launch of the 3500 Series Pressure Transducer

February 27, 2014 4:36 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Gems Sensors & Controls has announced the new 3500 Series pressure transducers follow on from the highly successful 3100 and 3200 series transducers, bringing a versatile low pressure capability to the product line and opening up a host of new applications across medical and general industrial markets. The 3500 Series...

Sierra Wireless &Tech Mahindra Sign Agreement to Provide Turnkey M2M Solutions Globally

February 26, 2014 3:48 pm | by Sierra Wireless | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless and Tech Mahindra have announced they have signed a formal teaming agreement to work collaboratively to develop and deploy end-to-end M2M solutions for customers worldwide. The collaboration leverages Sierra Wireless device-to-cloud offerings and Tech Mahindra’s system integration and application development...

Cloudpath Brings Automated Device Enablement to Healthcare Industry

February 25, 2014 4:43 pm | by Cloudpath Networks | News | Comments

Cloudpath Networks has introduced its XpressConnect Enrollment System 3.0 for healthcare organizations looking to bring scalability, sustainability and security to their Wi-Fi networks. XpressConnect ES provides self-service, automated onboarding...

3-D Printer Creates Transformative Device for Heart Treatment

February 25, 2014 12:52 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Using an inexpensive 3-D printer, biomedical engineers have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could transform treatment and prediction of cardiac disorders. An international team of biomedical engineers and materials scientists have created a 3-D elastic membrane...

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