Sensors http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8241/more en Improving Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper explores the exciting new trend toward designing smart medical devices that provide critical force feedback to eliminate guesswork, improve outcomes, and increase consistency. Technical</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/improving-medical-devices-force-sensing-technology#comments White Papers Sensors Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:00 +0000 34471 at http://machinedesign.com Tekscan Force Sensors for Design http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tekscan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This white paper provides insights into various force sensing technologies including a comparison of load cells, piezoresistive</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tekscan-force-sensors-design#comments White Papers Sensors Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:00:00 +0000 34481 at http://machinedesign.com Benefits of Programmable Linear Position Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/benefits-programmable-linear-position-sensors <div class="node-body article-body">This technology can help engineers save costs, simplify and shorten development time with all...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/benefits-programmable-linear-position-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/benefits-programmable-linear-position-sensors#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:43:00 +0000 56591 at http://machinedesign.com Load Pins Help Crane Operators Reduce Maintenance Costs http://machinedesign.com/sensors/load-pins-help-crane-operators-reduce-maintenance-costs <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HBM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help reduce maintenance costs, new cranes have monitoring systems that actually monitor the stresses experienced...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/load-pins-help-crane-operators-reduce-maintenance-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/load-pins-help-crane-operators-reduce-maintenance-costs#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:10:00 +0000 27211 at http://machinedesign.com An Introduction to Stress Analysis and Transducer Design Using Strain Gages http://machinedesign.com/sensors/introduction-stress-analysis-and-transducer-design-using-strain-gages <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by HBM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The strain gage has become an essential tool in stress analysis, part optimization, and safety testing and...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/introduction-stress-analysis-and-transducer-design-using-strain-gages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/introduction-stress-analysis-and-transducer-design-using-strain-gages#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:50:00 +0000 27191 at http://machinedesign.com Nanotechnology in Manufacturing: The Future is Now (Part 1) http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1 <div class="node-body gallery-body">How close is the Nanoscale industrial revolution? The following gallery highlights the work of five DARPA- funded projects aimed at advancing manufacturing techniques in nanotechnology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/materials/nanotechnology-manufacturing-future-now-part-1#comments Defense Medical Robotics Semiconductor Materials Sensors News Gallery Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:11:00 +0000 56091 at http://machinedesign.com Shedding Some Smart Light on Sleep Disorders http://machinedesign.com/iot/shedding-some-smart-light-sleep-disorders <div class="node-body article-body">RPI’s automated-LED-lighting testbed will be used to study the mental and neurological impact of LED lighting on sleep behavior. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/iot/shedding-some-smart-light-sleep-disorders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/iot/shedding-some-smart-light-sleep-disorders#comments IoT Sensors News Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:37:00 +0000 55731 at http://machinedesign.com <p>Smart-lighting&nbsp;systems&nbsp;from the ERC can be&nbsp;fine-tuned to display a range of&nbsp;colors at different&nbsp;intensities&nbsp;and angles. The new testbed&nbsp;the University of New Mexico Health Center&nbsp;will use such a system to&nbsp;study the effects of LED lighting on human behavior and mental health.&nbsp;</p> Courtesy of the Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Machine Design’s Products of the Week (1/11-1/18) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Machine Design's Products of the Week include reliable couplings, brushless-motor controllers, and automated case packers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-design-s-products-week-111-118#comments Products Cables, Connectors, Enclosures Controllers Packaging Hydraulics Pneumatics Sensors Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:29:00 +0000 55381 at http://machinedesign.com Fluorescent Proteins Stimulate Action-Potential Mapping between Neurons http://machinedesign.com/news/fluorescent-proteins-stimulate-action-potential-mapping-between-neurons <div class="node-body article-body">The protein biosensors were tested in the brains of mice and implemented in the cells through the use of a virus. A surprising characteristic of the technique was its ability to read voltage drops generated by different sub-compartments of neurons such as individual dendrites. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/news/fluorescent-proteins-stimulate-action-potential-mapping-between-neurons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/news/fluorescent-proteins-stimulate-action-potential-mapping-between-neurons#comments Medical Materials Sensors News Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:19:00 +0000 55041 at http://machinedesign.com <p><span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Yiyong">Yiyong</span>&nbsp;Gong is the first author of the Duke&nbsp;publication in&nbsp;<em>Science</em>&nbsp;describing his team&#39;s work with&nbsp;protein sensors on individual neurons.&nbsp;</p> True Cost of Ownership for Linear Position Sensors, Part 2 http://machinedesign.com/sensors/true-cost-ownership-linear-position-sensors-part-2 <div class="field-byline"> Harold G. Schaevitz, Alliance Sensors Group </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To help you focus on the actual true cost of ownership, part 2 of our series will examine the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies and evaluate their specification parameters and what they mean. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/true-cost-ownership-linear-position-sensors-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/true-cost-ownership-linear-position-sensors-part-2#comments Basics of Design Sensors Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:13:00 +0000 54681 at http://machinedesign.com