News tagged with medical device

Tips on protecting devices from hackers

Billions of fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in automobiles now are connected as part of a rapidly expanding "internet of things."

dateNov 15, 2016 in Security
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A composite thread that varies in rigidity

EPFL scientists have developed a new type of composite thread that varies in stiffness depending on its temperature. Applications range from multifunctional robots to knitted casts, and even tunable medical devices.

dateOct 27, 2016 in Materials Science
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Bringing medical products to market faster

Developing medical devices takes a lot of time: large parts of the control systems can be designed and tested only once the hardware is ready. Using the hardware-in-the-loop method, which Fraunhofer researchers have transferred ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Engineering
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Fast-tracking medical device development

A portable ultrasound scanner is a marvelous device for medical diagnostic imaging—safe, painless, relatively inexpensive, and available instantly in a medical office or at a patient's bedside. But current scanners don't ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Engineering
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