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Smart patrol robots built with Advantech’s UNO-2484G edge gateway deployed to fight coronavirus

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Shenhao Technology Co has deployed smart robots that use Advantech technology to monitor body temperature and conduct identity detection in schools, banks, and other public places. Shenhao, a leading provider of IoT products and solutions aimed at smart city applications, offers a smart patrol robot …

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NMITE rallies resources to support COVID-19 response

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) has converted its administration offices at Gardner Hall, Hereford into a makeshift factory producing vitally needed PPE items for both NHS acute hospitals and local care homes. Operated 24/7 by NMITE staff, the factory has so far manufactured over 500 and delivered …

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RS Components rallies its DesignSpark engineering community to produce 3D-printed visors to help protect COVID-19 health workers

RS Components (RS) has embarked on a partnership with the National 3D Printing Society (N3DPS) in the UK to enable frontline health workers to quickly access vital personal protection equipment (PPE) as they tirelessly continue their efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus. To directly support this urgent action, RS has teamed up …

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Sense accelerates instrument-free molecular diagnostic test for COVID-19

Sense Biodetection has today announced an accelerated programme to launch the world’s first instrument-free, point-of-care molecular diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Sense is partnering closely with Phillips-Medisize, a Molex company and leading global medical device innovator, developer and manufacturer, to scale-up production of its …

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Detecting elevated body temperature using thermal imaging

FLIR Systems has reported on how its thermal cameras have a long history of being used in public spaces as an effective frontline screening tool to non-invasively measure skin surface temperature and identify individuals with Elevated Body Temperature (EBT). In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, society is deeply …

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High demand for image processing systems in the medical sector

Health has become the dominant topic worldwide. Research and development to protect the physical well-being of each individual as well as the entire population have an unprecedented significance. More than ever, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies are striving to accelerate their processes, for example by increasing the throughput of tests or …

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Renesas creates open-source ventilator system reference design to fight COVID-19

Renesas Electronics today introduced a new open-source ventilator system reference design that customers can use to swiftly design ready-to-assemble boards for medical ventilators. Many regions are experiencing a critical shortage of ventilators as COVID-19 infections continue to rise and hospital demand exceeds supply. “Renesas’ engineers have created a ventilator system …

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UK companies tackle the challenge of large scale COVID-19 testing

Ziath manufactures instruments for tracking large numbers of scientific sample tubes. Based near Granta Park Research Campus, just outside Cambridge UK, this small business is now gearing up to produce its tube readers faster than ever before. That’s because Ziath tube scanners are a critical part of the procedure for …

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RS Components and Allied Electronics & Automation pledge practical support for wider distribution sector to tackle the impact of COVID-19

RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics & Automation (Allied) the trading brands of Electrocomponents, have pledged support for distributors worldwide, reaching out to the supply chain to offer practical assistance with fulfilment as shipping channels come under increasing strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Electrocomponents has published a COVID-19 action plan, summarising …

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MTC develops intubation shield to protect NHS staff

Engineers at the Coventry-based Manufacturing Technology Centre have developed a fast-make protective shield for front line NHS staff involved in the intubation procedure for COVID-19 patients needing linked up to ventilators. The shields, developed in collaboration with medical experts and industrial partners Rolls-Royce PLc, Aston Martin and Multimatic, with wider …

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