Ensuring medical device safety through design

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Ensuring medical device safety through design

Wireless medical devices that fail to function as intended can cause harm to patients whose lives depend on them. Do you know the elements to consider in the design of a device, especially a life-critical medical device? – By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry and Solutions Lead, Keysight Technologies. Imagine recalling the medical device you designed […]

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Health and safety software a ‘utility belt’ for farmers

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Health and safety software a ‘utility belt’ for farmers

Like many great ideas, Zero Harm Farm started over a beer. The Queenstown-based start-up had its origins in November 2015, when co-founders Mark Orr and Ross Copland were discussing the then forthcoming new health and safety legislation. Both were from farming backgrounds and knew “paper and farming don’t mix”. “Farmers hate paper,” Mr Orr said. […]

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Human factors in offshore oil safety book released

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Human factors in offshore oil safety book released

The National Academies Press (NAP) has released its latest book to follow up on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill entitled, “The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry: Proceedings of a Workshop.” Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill, efforts to improve safety in the offshore oil industry have resulted in the adoption of new technological […]

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Terrafugia’s flying car sets 2019 debut with tech upgrade

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Terrafugia’s flying car sets 2019 debut with tech upgrade

Flying car company Terrafugia insists it’ll launch its first production vehicles in 2019, revealing the latest version of the Transition two-seater this week. Able to convert between a road-going vehicle and a plane, the Transition is getting a cabin upgrade along with a tweaked powertrain, Terrafugia says. Propulsion is now courtesy of a hybrid-electric motor, […]

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Top tech features for a stress-free road trip

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Top tech features for a stress-free road trip

It’s been 35 years since National Lampoon’s Vacation and the Griswold adventures in the Wagon Queen Family Truckster (a 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire). Safety technology and comfort features have come a long way since the days of that Ford station wagon. For summer road trips, here are the top features to have in your next vehicle. […]

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Bosch is leading motorcycle safety technology

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Bosch is leading motorcycle safety technology

Many know Bosch for its safety solutions in cars but the German firm is also leading the way in motorcycle safety technology, or what it terms “Mobility Solutions.” Acknowledging motorcyclists are probably the most vulnerable of road users by population size, Bosch is developing safety technology for two-wheelers to decrease the possibility of accidents. One […]

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