EPDT August 2020 issue (inc. Manufacturing & Medical features) now available online

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

03 August 2020

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EPDT August 2020 cover image_580x280

This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Manufacturing technologies & Medical applications, as well as editorial on diversity in engineering and, for STEM Matters, a review of the latest report on ‘Educational Pathways into Engineering’.

In the light of recent Black Lives Matters protests, my Editor's comment this month considers the wider issue of diversity in STEM... (p4 digital issue or web version).

Our cover story (p8 digital issue or web version) explains how the security and safety of embedded medical devices have become top priorities when it comes to designing connected medical equipment.

Sticking with Medical, we explain how, as greater emphasis is being placed on home-based healthcare, technology can help overcome patient non-adherence (p6 digital issue or web version); we explore how the proliferation of smartphones and wearable devices, powered by low power precision components, is enabling consumers to use health monitoring applications to assist them in maintaining optimal health (p12 digital issue or web version); and we include a case study on how, to accelerate the diagnosis & treatment of COVID-19 patients, 4G cellular technologies were used to provide diagnostic image transmission services at the NHS Nightingale Hospital at ExCel London (p18 digital issue or web version).

For Manufacturing, we explore how standard components can be used to implement Industry 4.0 digital, supply chain and robotics solutions to help manufacturers minimise downtime and maximise productivity (p16 digital issue or web version); we explain why, within the IIoT ecosystem, electronics design engineers should consider what memory and storage technologies are used in IIoT hardware (p20 digital issue or web version); we explain how industrial automation software can help manufacturers stay resilient during times of crisis (p24 digital issue or web version); and, as the manufacturing industry approaches a ‘new normal’, we explore how manufacturers can increase their productivity potential (p26 digital issue or web version).

For T&M, we review the factors to consider when specifying thermal imaging cameras for COVID-19 screening (p28 digital issue or web version); and we consider the features to look for in an oscilloscope when designing and debugging high speed digital interfaces for today’s electronic devices (p31 digital issue or web version).

And finally, our regular STEM Matters column reviews the latest report from EngineeringUK on ‘Educational Pathways into Engineering’ (p34 digital issue or web version).   

As always, I hope you enjoy the issue – and I’d love to hear what you think or any ideas for topics you’d like EPDT to cover in the future. You can email me at mark.gradwell@imlgroup.co.uk...

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