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Military 'Brain Thermometer' Receives FDA Clearance

October 21, 2014 10:31 am | by AnthroTronix | News | Comments

AnthroTronix announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its computerized cognitive test battery known as DANA. DANA provides clinicians with objective measurements of reaction time (speed and accuracy) to aid in the assessment of an individual’s...

Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 21, 2014 10:25 am | by Dexcom | News | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can...

Recharging Medical Devices Faster…MUCH Faster

October 20, 2014 11:57 am | by Editor | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to portable electronics, the power source can often be the biggest challenge for a...

HotSpot Episode 85: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, a Wi-Fi connected,...

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Crystallizing the Complex 3D DNA Nanostructures

October 20, 2014 10:07 am | News | Comments

Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depths and complex 3D features, which could create revolutionary nanodevices. DNA has garnered attention for its potential as a programmable material platform that could spawn entire new and revolutionary nanodevices...

iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:03 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...              

Scientific Breakthrough Will Help Design the Antibiotics of the Future

October 17, 2014 10:00 am | News | Comments

Scientists have used computer simulations to show how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics – a breakthrough which will help develop drugs which can effectively tackle infections in the future...                         

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AITEX is Developing Intelligent Autonomous Clothing with Farsens Chips

October 16, 2014 4:15 pm | News | Comments

AITEX is developing technical textiles to act as antennas that harvest energy from RF fields. This energy is used by Farsens RFID chip to drive embedded sensors such as those monitoring temperature or heartbeat.

New Miniature Device Monitors Heart Failure Patients Remotely

October 16, 2014 8:47 am | by Scott Maier | News | Comments

UCSF is the first medical center in the western United States to offer the wireless CardioMEMS HF System implant, an innovative device that monitors heart failure patients remotely.

Tiny, Sound-Powered Chip to Serve as Medical Device

October 15, 2014 11:12 am | by Tom Abate, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

Medical researchers would like to plant tiny electronic devices deep inside our bodies to monitor biological processes and deliver pinpoint therapies to treat illness or relieve pain...                                    

Facebook, Apple Pay for Egg Freezing, Sperm Donors

October 15, 2014 10:16 am | by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Facebook and Apple will now be giving up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women...

Meaghan's Minute: Wireless Pressure Sensor

October 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, Stanford engineers have invented a wireless pressure sensor made by placing a thin layer of specially designed rubber between two strips of copper strips that act like radio antennas...                    

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Meaghan's Minute: Helping Stroke Victims Communicate

October 13, 2014 10:12 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghans' Minute, brought to you by Keysight Technologies, researchers at East Tennessee State University have shown that a brain-computer interface (BCI) device can be beneficial to patients who have suffered a brainstem stroke and are experiencing “locked-in” syndrome...                    

Pin Shaped Battery to Power Wearable Devices

October 13, 2014 10:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week in WDD's HotSpot, a pin shaped lithium ion battery to power wearable devices; a giant modular displayed made from smaller displays; the ultimate data storage protection; and one credit card for all...                             

Step Toward Artificial Hand with a Sense of Touch

October 10, 2014 2:30 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch how gently to grasp, letting them pluck fruit without crushing it. The two men told researchers at ...   

Miniature Wireless Device Provides Better Way of Studying Chronic Pain

October 9, 2014 10:38 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford University | News | Comments

A team of Stanford engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The engineers hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600 billion a year...                    

Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arms Are Now a Reality

October 8, 2014 3:52 pm | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opportunities in their daily life and professional activities. In January 2013 a Swedish arm amputee was the first person...

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From Wearables to Implantables to…What’s Next?

October 8, 2014 1:30 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Some time has passed since the Apple announcement of the company’s “iWatch” (at least as of the time I’m writing this) and all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. Unfortunately, from the mobile healthcare aspect, it was underwhelming...

Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 6, 2014 12:03 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, hotel rooms you can control with your phone; an agreement to explore Mars; Google Glass helps the hard of hearing; and app to help consumers break bad habits; and I try programming a robot...           

Clothing that Thwarts Government Surveillance

October 2, 2014 1:41 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on engineering update, cellphone use aboard airplanes; clothing that thwarts government surveillance; and a bendable phone that fits like a shirtsleeve...                           

Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:20 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...             

Finnish Researchers Developing Digital Maternity Kit

October 1, 2014 5:24 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing a digital maternity package with ... 

'Smart' Bandage Emits Glow for Healing Below

October 1, 2014 5:15 pm | by Angela Stark, The Optical Society | News | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and ...  

Building a Helmet to Peer Deep into the Brain

October 1, 2014 5:10 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe our brains on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will ...

EnerSys Announces Extension to Line of PowerSafe Telecom Batteries

October 1, 2014 1:33 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has introduced resilient, high efficiency PowerSafe SBS 2V batteries for telecom applications...

Chillers and Heat Exchangers Enhance Looped Liquid Electronics Cooling

October 1, 2014 1:04 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Thermal Solutions introduced a series of portable Chiller Systems and liquid-to-air Heat Exchangers for controlling fluid temperatures in looped liquid cooling systems...

Pasternack Releases Their Brand New 2014 RF Product Guide

October 1, 2014 11:39 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Largest Selection of RF Products In One Catalog Now Available from Pasternack Enterprises...

Demos from Analog Devices Spanning Entire RF Spectrum

October 1, 2014 11:28 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices announced that it will demonstrate integrated solutions for the entire RF spectrum from DC – 110 GHz...

A Fully Wireless Motion-Capture System

October 1, 2014 10:42 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for ...   

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