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Working 9 to 5, treating patients or finding equipment?

[fa icon="calendar'] 21-Jul-2022 14:39:51 / by Stone Junction posted in Medical industry insight

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~ How RFID can help healthcare maintain an effective working environment ~

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Batteries can help the remote patient monitoring market to grow

[fa icon="calendar'] 15-Jun-2022 14:02:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Medical industry insight

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~ Remote patient monitoring could grow by 128 percent but is the power sufficient? ~

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Batteries for Smart Meters/Utility Meters

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Mar-2022 14:17:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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The first smart meter was developed and produced in the late 70s and, by the mid-80s, manufacturers of these devices found Lithium Thionyl Chloride (Li/SOCl2) cells to be an extremely well-suited source of power due to their long service life that reduces the need for replacement.   Ultralife has recently introduced a new line of Li/SOCl2 cells, called ER Generation X, that are a great option for those who consider performance, price and lead time.

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Managing festive fires in hotels

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Dec-2021 12:04:25 / by Rob Brown posted in Safety and security industry insight

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In hotels over Christmas, there is an increase in the use of electrical items (such as light up decorations), which may pose a risk of fires developing.  Therefore, smoke alarm battery manufacturer Ultralife Corporation has put together an infographic offering a few fire safety tips to hoteliers, while emphasising the importance of installing proper smoke alarm batteries.

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S is for Singh… and his views on project methodology

[fa icon="calendar'] 12-Nov-2021 10:13:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Project Management

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When OEMs are undertaking new product development, asking the right questions and having a competitive advantage can mean the difference between success or failure.  For instance, can improvements be made to ensure the products operate more effectively in their intended environments (particularly in industries such as medical and military)?  Plus, with over 20 new laws and legislations being passed in the UK every year, there is the challenge to stay compliant in the process.

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Is Finch movie preparing us to welcome robots into our family?

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Nov-2021 11:26:45 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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Tom Hanks' 2021 film, Finch, tells of a man who is terminally ill and must teach his robot how to look after his dog when he's gone.  The film conveys a possible family unit of tomorrow (a man, his dog and his robot – named Jeff – living in harmony).

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Is your smart home device under the Christmas tree?

[fa icon="calendar'] 03-Nov-2021 15:18:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Products & Services

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According to Amazon, a record number of smart home devices were sold during the 2018 holiday season, a trend that looks set to continue this year.  However, sales are dominated by household names, such as Amazon and Google, making it difficult for competitors to secure a coveted place under the Christmas tree.  Here, we look at a home automation and smart home security device from other manufacturers and discuss the ways that batteries are developing to meet the emerging power needs.

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Search and rescue product development calls on batteries

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Oct-2021 15:07:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Manufacturing industry insight

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In an emergency, search and rescue devices need to be put swiftly to use and cannot shutdown until the mission is complete.  Therefore, the source of power should be a vital consideration for OEMs early in the product development or design process.  Taking emergency beacons and drones as examples; here we consider how the functionality of these devices can dictate the battery design.

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How batteries made surgical robots safer

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Oct-2021 10:57:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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If there is one form of robotics where safety is of paramount importance, it would be in the medical or surgical sectors.  Batteries have played a vital role in allowing surgical robots to become accepted by medical professionals and patients alike.  To understand the impact that batteries have had on surgical robots and, perhaps more importantly, the impact they could have in the future, it is useful to go back to the beginning.

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The robot celebrity – not just on your TV anymore

[fa icon="calendar'] 04-Oct-2021 16:00:00 / by Rob Brown posted in Robotics

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When the word “robot” is mentioned, most people think about old sci-fi depictions like droids in Star Wars or Cybermen in Dr Who; where actors hid inside shiny, light covered costumes.  Back then, little more than metallic spray-paint and a ring-modulated audio track was enough to create a robotic superstar, but today’s world is filled with genuine robotic celebrities.

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