EPDT August 2022 issue (inc. Displays + Medical features) now available online

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

02 August 2022

EPDT August 2022 cover image
EPDT August 2022 cover image

This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Displays technologies & Medical applications...

In this month’s Editor’s Comment, I report from last month’s Grand Finals of Engineers Without Borders’ Engineering for People Design Challenge (p4 digital issue or web version)…

Our cover story (p6 digital issue or web version) details how next-level innovation for HMI & vehicle control, alongside the latest in sustainable flexible electronics, have enabled a game-changing steering wheel technology demonstrator.

Sticking with Displays, we discuss the integral role ASICs play in uniting man & machine when it comes to touchscreen interfaces (p10 digital issue or web version); we explain why touch interfaces, though now ubiquitous, are challenging to optimise – before outlining criteria for selecting the best touch controller (p12 digital issue or web version); and we shed some light on what OLED brings to the gaming & VR industry (p16 digital issue or web version).

For Medical, we review the main types of modern medical imaging systems – and the analogue front end that performs data acquisition, signal conditioning & conversion of raw imaging data (p18 digital issue or web version); we discuss how MedTech design engineers need connectors that help address increasing complexity & smaller form factors, while at the same time ensuring high levels of reliability & performance (p22 digital issue or web version); we discuss the challenges facing the medical device sector as the post-pandemic supply chain crisis continues – and how reconditioned & obsolete components can help (p26 digital issue or web version); we include a case study on an airfreight shipping container designed to deliver precise temperature control, remote monitoring capability & unsurpassed autonomous operation (p28 digital issue or web version); and we consider the challenge that the lack of regulatory requirements addressing the unique & complex characteristics of devices incorporating AI poses for medtech manufacturers seeking approval (p30 digital issue or web version).

And finally, for T&M, we explain how transparent pressure vessels – designed to manage fluids on production lines – are becoming ideal R&D testing environments for electronic products & components (p32 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. You can email me at: mark.gradwell@imlgroup.co.uk...

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