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November 12, 2018
Medical Electronics News 

Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world’s largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94.

Canadian tech companies look to cash in on cannabis with innovations and apps

One of John Lem’s first hints that the technology behind his DNA testing company Spartan Bioscience could be a hit with cannabis users came years ago when an executive asked him if genetics could have caused a bad reaction to pot.

Losing the wires: patient monitoring via electronic skin patches

There are many wearable technology products that focus on getting the user moving. Whether this is achieving those 10,000 steps per day, or getting up from the sofa to enjoy immersive gaming in virtual reality, achieving mobility is a recurring theme. Nowhere is this more relevant than in inpatient monitoring in a clinical setting.
Sponsored Spotlight 

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Myant Technologies weaves its way into wearable tech

Toronto-based textile computing company Myant Inc. is an emerging global leader in the integration of technology, namely biosensors and actuators, into the yarns and fibers that comprise a textile product. » Read More
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Medical Electronics Products 

5mm² circular photodiode serves medical designs

OPTO DIODE AXUV20HS1 high-speed photodetector with a circular active area of 5mm diameter (typically 20mm²) is suitable for high-speed detection of low-energy electrons or X-rays. » Read More

1500W power supplies meet Class B conducted, radiated EMI

TDK LAMBDA AMERICAS 1500W rated CUS1500M series of ac-dc power supplies has both medical and ITE (Information Technology Equipment) certifications and is suitable for industrial, medical, cosmetic laser treatment and analysis equipment » Read More

Environmental sensors based on MEMS technology

BOURNS Precision Sensor (BPS) line of environmental sensors are based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, including three pressure sensor model families and one humidity sensor model family. » Read More

DIN rail power supplies serve medical applications

PULS CP Series of medical power supplies meet high industrial standard, while lowering heat loss, boosting efficiency and providing no noise, fan-less continuous convection cooling. » Read More

Innovation Summit

November 13
Location: Microsoft Vancouver
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electronica 2018

November 13 - 16
Location: Munich Germany
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2018 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting

December 1 - 5
Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
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