Medical automation applications: HMI in contacts, robotic arm for humans

Sensors, motion control, and human-machine interface technologies used for manufacturing are being adapted for use in the medical field.


Sensors, motion control, and human-machine interface technologies used for manufacturing are being adapted for use in the medical field.
Contact lenses with embedded circuits may soon provide

on-eye human-machine interface

, says the April

ifm efector

newsletter. Another technology application describes a robotic innovations applied to a new

prosthetic arm

, providing 18 degrees of motion, just a little less than the human original. Other automation applications, including many

level-sensing applications with diagrams

, are listed on the ifm efector website.
Design News , a sister publication to Control Engineering , has a

Medical Technologies supplement

devoted to

Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief
Control Engineering News Desk
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