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Motion Control Resources

Project Pegasus: Gallop Like a Horse

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The Pegasus robot, which was created by students of the ETH Zurich during a research project, does not have wings like the famous horse from Greek mythology. But instead, the autonomous robot has strong legs that can gallop almost like

Automatic Transfer Device Helps Nurses

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Nurses face the daily challenge of caring for an overweight population, which leads to debilitating injuries. A motorized lateral transfer device allows even the smallest nurse to move a heavy patient. One of the growing problems facing

Circulatory Support without Surgery for Heart Failure Patients

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal. Chronic heart failure patients draw hope from a new technology. A team of life science entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas has developed

Surgical Simulators

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Surgical simulators that impart the actual feeling of performing surgery provide obvious training benefits. Here’s how one company helps clinicians perfect the practice. Immersion Medical (Gaithersburg, MD) designs and manufactures surgical simulators. Similar in idea to that of flight simulators for

Surgical Robots for Minimally Invasive Procedures

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The latest, next generation surgeries are being performed today using Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s (Sunnyvale, CA) da Vinci™S HD Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform the most minimally invasive procedures to date. The system incorporates the height of motion control

Beauty Through Technology

POSTED: 03/23/2018

For the past three decades, French company LPG has been offering a special treatment for tightening skin and tissue, using mechanical stimulation powered by maxon motors. The ideal beauty changes throughout time. During the Renaissance, women with

Keeping muscles in shape

POSTED: 03/23/2018

For paraplegic people, rehabilitation is frequently a long process; this is why methods and tech-nology that optimize these measures for the patient are so important. At the Bern University of Applied Sciences, many years

Getting a Second Grip on Life

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Losing a hand in a tragic event turns everyday tasks into a constant battle. Nothing is the way it was before and even small things suddenly seem impossible. The high-tech Michelangelo Hand prosthesis gives back quality of life

Inked to Precision

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The tattoo scene is driven by younger artists who have little in common with the old stereotypes. They create true masterworks using the latest technology. And they all know the maxon “Swiss motor”. The age of rockers and sailors

Respiration therapy with maxon motors

POSTED: 03/23/2018

There are a multitude of sleep diseases and sleep disorders - therefore there is also a large range of available therapy options. Respiration devices for use in clinics and those for home use have one thing

Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery System

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Engages a shape-shifting multi-leaf collimator to focus radiation on tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue in sensitive areas of the body. The problem can be a matter of life and death to the patient. Until a few years ago, head and

Efficient pump system for improved quality of life

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Implantable pump systems are used to treat many medical conditions – including ascites. Severe disorders are frequently the cause for this symptom. To control the fluid that has collected in the abdomen, Sequana Medical

Guardians between two worlds

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The kinetic sculptures of the Korean artist U-Ram Choe are composed of acrylic resin, stainless steel and moving elements, and have been fascinating people for two decades. To breathe life into his mythological creature

maxon motors for better door security

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Around 5.5 million burglaries are committed worldwide every year – more than ten per minute on average. Using secure doors significantly reduces the risk

Please Smile with Maxon Motors

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Digital SLR cameras can deliver extremely sharp photos – regardless of whether the photo-grapher is a professional or a hobbyist. Not only does the skill of the photographer, but also the technology inside the camera play a


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