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'Intelligent' liner could ease pain for amputees

Researchers in the UK have created a device that could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of lower-limb amputees as a result of poorly fitted prosthetics.

While synthetic liners, worn like a sock over the stump, provide some cushioning against the hard socket, they can result in pressure sores and even ulcers due to the fact that they are not designed for each individual patient Now, an interdisciplinary team at the University of Southampton has ...
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Electric drive module


Schaeffler has introduced a 48V electric drive module for hybrid electric vehicles.

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Electric linear actuators


Optimised for high power density and energy efficiency, the PC-series of precision electric linear ...  Read More

High precision angle ...


UK firm Zettlex has expanded its IncOder range of high precision, harsh environment angle ...  Read More

M12 T-pieces from Binder


Binder has enhanced its range of connecting cables and distributors with the introduction of new ...  Read More

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Defining innovation


Good design usually involves innovation and these days, good design and innovation are as essential ...  Read More

The communications ...


Last month saw the 25th anniversary of the internet. During that quarter century, we have witnessed ...  Read More

Pipe welding problems ...


Global expenditure on pipeline construction and servicing is expected to reach $216billion over the ...  Read More

Light work of fastening


The need to reduce weight in automotive design is an ongoing obsession for the industry that shows ...  Read More


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Bio-inspired wind turbine


The latest innovation to come out of Festo's Bionic Learning Network is a wind turbine that mimics ...  Read More

Festo unveils bionic ...


Festo engineers have created a bionic kangaroo that, like its natural couterpart, can effectively ...  Read More

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Lighting up the road


Can a better light improve safety for the UK's cyclists? And if so, how can it be powered?

Using a bicycle to get around has become hugely popular in the UK, both in the city and the suburbs. And while UK Councils and the Highways Agency are drawing up plans and policies to improve the ...
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The cost conundrum


Self-improvement comes with a cost. Whether it's a personal or company-wide goal, investment of ...  Read More

EU Service Transformation


The Service Council's (TSC) service market outlook research for 2014 highlighted that increasing ...  Read More

High speed machines


There is a continual demand for high speed advanced electrical machines and drives for wide ranging ...  Read More

Defence science & tech


Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology talks about investment in ...  Read More

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Jez Gibson-Harris


From leading prosthetics and animatronics company for the entertainment industry to supplying the ...  Read More

Keith Lewis, MD, Matchtech


Recruitment consultants have a very close view of the skills shortage. Paul Fanning talks to one of ...  Read More

Neill Ricketts & Will ...


It's a risky business placing all of your eggs in one basket, but when the opportunity of a ...  Read More

Sebastien Cuvelier ...


A double winner at this year's BEEAs, Sebastien Cuvelier Mussalian is a man whose work is nothing ...  Read More

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