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betajet
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Re: MEMS Markets
betajet   9/27/2013 5:35:48 PM
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Is that screwdriver any relation to Gyro Gearloose, master inventor?

Max The Magnificent
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Re: MEMS Markets
Max The Magnificent   9/27/2013 5:25:55 PM
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@lakehermit: Perhaps some manufacturer will take up the idea and give me some sort of recognition like a generous idea submission fee. Not likely but I can hope.

Hope springs eternal... :-)

Now, this isn't MEMS-related, but it's still impressive. I was out at the Tech Shop in San Jose at Design West earlier this year. They have a monster circular saw (like a 2-foot diameter blade). If human flesh touches the blade while the saw running, thsi is detected and an explosive bold is fired through the blad halting it in a fraction of a second such that the owner's finger (or whaterer part of their anatonomy) is not even scratched .... pretty amazing!!!

 

lakehermit
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Re: MEMS Markets
lakehermit   9/27/2013 5:20:13 PM
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Thanks for the comment. I thought about doing it myself but I really don't have any interest in starting a power tool company. Perhaps some manufacturer will take up the idea and give me some sort of recognition like a generous idea submission fee. Not likely but I can hope.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: MEMS Markets
Max The Magnificent   9/27/2013 4:55:44 PM
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@lakehermit: I wish someone would start putting MEMS devices in hand held power tools to reduce or stop dangerous kickbacks when the blade or bit unexpectedly sticks in the workpiece.

This is a brilliant idea. I hope some manufacturers see it -- you should contact them directly and suggest it -- the first one to adopt it coudl get a lot of marketing milage out of it.

I'm all into MEMS at the moment. Did you see my column about wearable electronics?

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: MEMS Markets
R_Colin_Johnson   9/27/2013 4:37:08 PM
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That's a great idea! The only power tool I know that uses MEMS, however, is the Black and Decker Gyro screwdriver, which sense which way to rotate by which way you flick your wrist:

http://www.blackanddecker.com/power-tools/BDCS40G.aspx

lakehermit
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MEMS Markets
lakehermit   9/27/2013 4:24:21 PM
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I wish someone would start putting MEMS devices in hand held power tools to reduce or stop dangerous kickbacks when the blade or bit unexpectedly sticks in the workpiece. They are fast enough that they could virtually instantly reduce or disconnect the power to the motor hundreds or thousands of milliseconds before the operator can take his finger off of the trigger.  

daleste
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Re: Must be the season of MEMS
daleste   9/26/2013 9:52:45 PM
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Medical MEMs for monitoring and medicine delivery should start to become part of the market.  It will be high ASP but low volume.

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Must be the season of MEMS
R_Colin_Johnson   9/26/2013 9:03:09 PM
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The progress so far, at least in terms of volume, has been for wellness devices such as Nike Fuel, FitBit and the like. FDA approval is an obstacle to healthcare, but a handful have surmounted that hurtle, such as Preventice and its  BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System which "sends the hospital home with the patient".

wilber_xbox
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Re: Must be the season of MEMS
wilber_xbox   9/26/2013 8:52:48 AM
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Collin, the news of MEMS application in healthcare sector has been there for few years without much growth. Why is there no or little progress? Also, which companies are making progress in healthcare and medical equipments sector.

krisi
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Re: Must be the season of MEMS
krisi   9/25/2013 8:01:24 PM
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thank you Colin...great, brief explanation

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