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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

Service Robots Use Flat Motors

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Service robots being designed for the disabled must be reliable, safe, and easy to use. Having the right motion system components is essential for these highly specific applications. Unlike industrial robots

Climbing with maxon Drives

POSTED: 03/19/2018

A robot able to climb transmission towers makes short work of routine checks. Equipped with powerful maxon drives, autonomous robots can go almost anywhere, to great heights or into narrow

Hull Cleaning Robot for Large Ships

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Specially designed robotic crawler navigates around the underwater portion of a ship to remove

Implantable Medication Delivery Systems: Where Every Microliter Counts

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Implantable medication delivery systems can have a decisive influence on the quality of life of the patients. In many cases, such delivery systems are vital for the survival of the patients – the systems have to

Trusting the Next Step

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Enjoying life to the fullest – Taking carefree strolls through shopping malls, cycling with friends or perhaps going on a mountain hiking tour. With the right leg prosthesis, being active

Three Multileaf Collimators

POSTED: 03/19/2018

When it came to designing a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) device, ViewRay (Oakwood Village, OH) took on the challenge to produce an end product that would be more accurate than others on the market. ViewRay collaborated with

Minimally Invasive Tissue Removal System

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Medical engineers consistently look for ways to provide devices to physicians that offer smaller incision requirements, a more accurate procedure, and the opportunity for a quicker recovery. The five man engineering team at Interlace Medical worked on

Portable Ultrasound Probe System

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Plug-and-play probe connects to any computer’s USB port for instant ultrasound use. The Ultrasound Probe System developed by Interson (Pleasanton, CA) delivers all the capabilities of a standard ultrasound probe but without the six-figure price tag. The device does not require

Mini Pan/Tilt for HD Cameras

POSTED: 03/19/2018

With digital television fast approaching, camera manufacturers are flooding the market with new, lightweight units, but few companies are providing the professional equipment that goes with the upcoming change. Up until 2006, the only broadcast-use professional motorized

Pocket-sized Delta Robots

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Today, various microassembly tasks present ever greater challenges to drive technology. Whereas the microcomponents and systems are continuously getting smaller, the development

Wing-flapping Aircraft Hovers and Flies

POSTED: 03/19/2018

Life-sized hummingbird-like unmanned surveillance aircraft weighs two-thirds of an ounce, including batteries and video camera. The Nano Hummingbird (Figure 1) is a miniature aircraft developed under the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program funded through the


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