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Cypress’ Asynchronous SRAMs with On-Chip Error-Correcting Code

July 2, 2014 1:43 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced the sampling of a 16 Mb Fast Asynchronous SRAM with Error-Correcting Code (ECC). The on-chip ECC feature enables the new SRAMs to provide the highest levels of data reliability...

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

July 1, 2014 1:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern or worry. PD&D recently asked engineers ...

Football Mouthguard Senses Head Impacts

July 1, 2014 9:10 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

A group of bioengineers at Stanford is working to understand the head trauma that footballers experience during a game and is making steps toward developing technology that reports dangerous hits in real time...          

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HotSpot Episode 69: Wireless, Connected Chemistry Analyzer

June 30, 2014 11:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

First, we’re giving GameReality honorable mention... Sweden-based GameReality developed an IP-enabled first person shooter game that allows players to remotely control actual holonomic combat robots over the internet. Think first generation Gamer...

FDA Clears Robotic Legs for Some Paralyzed People

June 28, 2014 10:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind set of robotic leg braces that can help some disabled people walk again. The ReWalk system functions like an exoskeleton for people paralyzed from the waist down, allowing them to stand and walk with assistance from a caretaker...

Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord

June 27, 2014 12:41 am | by The Ohio State University | News | Comments

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first ...

New Technology Developed to Diagnose and Monitor Adrenal Gland Diseases

June 25, 2014 12:21 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | News | Comments

Diseases of the adrenal gland have long been difficult to diagnose. But now, researchers have found an affordable and easy way to diagnose and monitor endocrine diseases of the adrenal gland by using saliva and a smartphone. Researchers have developed new smartphone technology...

Acopian Power Supply Announces Launch of New Website

June 24, 2014 5:58 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Acopian Power Supplies recently announced the launch of their new website. The redesigned site provides richer online content, and a menu of user-friendly tools to help engineers quickly and easily access the power supplies...

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The First Demonstration of a Self-Powered Cardiac Pacemaker

June 24, 2014 12:57 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average...

Ultraview Announces Dual Channel 0.05 - 800 MHz PCIe Direct Digital Synthesizer

June 23, 2014 10:19 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultraview Corporation, a maker of high speed data acquisition and frequency synthesis boards, announces a Dual DDS PCIe board with rapid profile switching for demanding uses in communications, RADAR, medical imaging, spectroscopy, RF/Microwave testing, and other critical applications...

Engineering Newswire 95: Urinal Videogame Is Controlled by User's 'Stream'

June 19, 2014 1:00 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re kicking cancer sticks with a new wearable, developing the wind tracer at Lockheed Martin, and playing videos games, with your pee ...            

Sensor in Eye Could Track Pressure Changes, Monitor for Glaucoma

June 16, 2014 8:48 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. Engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed permanently in a person’s eye...

Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 16, 2014 10:08 am | by MIT | News | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of more than 1 million fitness bands...

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Coaxicom Manufactures Virtually Non-Magnetic SMA Connectors

June 12, 2014 4:35 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Coaxial Components recently introduced a truly non-magnetic SMA connector series in response to the growing medical equipment industry...

TIA Encourages HHS Secretary to Examine Changes in Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

June 12, 2014 10:07 am | by Farrah Kim, Rational 360 | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, joined a number of stakeholders in urging newly-confirmed Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell to take a technology-neutral approach towards a fully-connected health ICT ecosystem...

Telehealth Improves Forensic Examinations for Sexual Abuse

June 11, 2014 2:57 pm | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

Researchers have shown that telehealth consultations for clinicians at rural hospitals improve their ability to provide forensic examinations for sexual abuse. Published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect, the study showed that clinicians with access to...

Improvements in MRIs, Other Image-Detection Applications on the Horizon

June 11, 2014 2:48 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport passenger screening, food inspection and other applications. A paper in Nano Letters journal describes a technique...

API Technologies’ GaN Power Amplifier Drivers

June 10, 2014 11:27 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

API Technologies debuted a new line of Gallium Nitride (GaN) drivers to provide a complete, front-to-back amplifier solution for applications requiring high levels of gain and output power...

HotSpot Episode 66: Quantum Teleportation

June 9, 2014 9:54 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot researchers successfully teleport quantum information; a new system that remotely senses objects across long distances; electronic medical devices that could replace pharmaceuticals; and a recap from IMS2014...                         

Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn to Telemedicine

June 9, 2014 9:50 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the chest...

Can Virtual Reality Therapy Help Alleviate Chronic Pain?

June 5, 2014 8:54 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News | News | Comments

Chronic pain due to disease or injury is common, and even prescription pain medications cannot provide acceptable pain relief for many individuals. Virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the perception...

Making Artificial Vision Look More Natural

June 5, 2014 8:34 pm | by NIH/National Eye Institute | News | Comments

In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural, high-fidelity vision to blind people...

Design of Self-Assembling Protein Nanomachines Starts to Click

June 5, 2014 10:33 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

A route for constructing protein nanomachines engineered for specific applications may be closer to reality. Biological systems produce an incredible array of self-assembling, functional protein tools. Some examples of these nanoscale protein materials...

Prototype Electrolyte Sensor to Provide Immediate Read-Outs

June 3, 2014 9:55 pm | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Patients trying to navigate today's complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte levels...

Apple Expands into Health, Home with New Software

June 3, 2014 9:42 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly digital lives. The new tools for tracking health and controlling household...

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