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April  2019   Issue Vol. 51  No. 4 

Medical Electronics Market Watch
Use of electronic equipment in the medical field for clinical and research purposes has been enhanced tremendously in the past few years. This report throws light on the growing medical electronics market

New Products
• Components
• LEDs
Precision Treatments Unfold as AI Takes Over Healthcare
Medical professionals have identified the scope of improving success rates and quickness in treatments while reducing mortality with the help of AI tools. This opens up opportunities for AI solution providers to find a high demand market
CONNECTIVITY: Wi-Fi In 60GHz Band to Solve Bandwidth Challenges
Compared to 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, millimetre-wave-based 60GHz Wi-Fi offers a low-interference, bandwidth-rich spectrum that delivers increased wireless capacity and ultra-low latency
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AI in Healthcare: Will AI Replace Doctors?
AI technology is making its presence felt in the healthcare industry at a very fast pace. However, these new developments raise the question: Will AI replace doctors and nurses in the future? Read on to find out…
Mobile Apps for Fitness and Other Uses
Scan the QR codes to download the apps based on the operating system of your device
Smart Inspection Technologies Reduce Industrial Opex
Inspection processes we had in past were unreliable, time-consuming and unsafe for humans. To address these challenges at the industrial scale, smart inspection solutions are taking over
GREEN TECH: Greg Moran, co-founder and chief executive officer, Zoomcar: “An EV is about eight to ten times cheaper as compared to an IC car”
Electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to be more economical than internal combustion (IC) engine cars in the long run and, of course, more environment-friendly. But four-wheeler EVs have still not managed to hit the high note in India in terms of demand and customer adoption. What is the root cause of this situation? What options do Indian purchasers have? Paromik Chakraborty of Electronics For You spoke with Greg Moran, co-founder and chief executive officer, Zoomcar, to get these questions answered and to learn about Zoomcar’s venture with EVs
A Sticker to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation
Cellphones are the most popular electronic gadgets today. Reports estimate the total number of cellphone users to touch 4.7 billion globally in 2019, including an estimated 2.5 billion smartphone users. While cellphones have indeed made our lives easier in many ways, what has been a concerning point of discussion is the effect of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by them
INTERNET OF THINGS: How Business Processes are Evolving with the IoT
All business processes need to be future-proof and adaptable when dealing with technological advances. Many businesses are already using the Internet of Things (IoT). As the technology becomes more and more integrated into our lives, business processes will have to continue to adapt as well as the way these are managed
HEALTHCARE: Marvels of the Emerging Healthcare Technologies
From small innovations like fitness bands to larger, more complex technologies like artificial organs and robotic prosthetic limbs, technology is laying the path for accurate health treatments. Technology helps doctors make sure the right patient receives the right treatment at the right time
TEST & MEASUREMENT: Testing in a Multi-Converged World: What Lies Ahead
Convergence at its core revolves around the sharing of ideas that allow for learning from other industries to be leveraged in order to avoid wasting time and effort on creating solutions that already exist. While this is often discussed in the context of product innovation, the analogy can also be applied to test strategies
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Optimising Data Centres a Must to Shape the Smart Cities of Tomorrow
Smart cities bring together technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving cars to change the way we live and do business. This article looks at how data centres will benefit from the emergence of smart cities—and vice-verse—which will require lots of connectivity, data storage and compute power for analytics to crunch the massive river of data to come
EMBEDDED: Latest Technologies to Enhance the Performance of Memories
Several initiatives have been taken to improve the performance of memories. The aim is to achieve decreased memory power, terabyte per second memory speed, and hybrid DRAM, flash and CPU module architectures to speed up in-memory operations significantly
Control with Authentication for up to Four Devices
This circuit can be used to control up to four electrical devices through a cellphone or computer. The main advantage is that you can login from anywhere to control the device(s). If you try to login using invalid credentials 10 times, the system gets locked for the next three minutes
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Accidental Switch On and Switch Off Protection Using Delay
The accidental pressing of the on/off switch due to human error may cause failure of the system it is connected to, or cause unnecessary delay to a part of the parent circuit. This could, in turn, cost money and time to reset/reboot the system
Innovative Air Purifiers to Improve Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality
Air quality index (AQI) is a measure of air quality used by governments and regulatory bodies to indicate pollution levels in a particular area. The higher the AQI, the less fit the air quality to live in that particular area. Poor air quality affects public health and increases the chances of airborne diseases
Industry News: Industry Updates
• Government’s new schemes to turn India into an export hub for electronics
• India to impose anti-dumping duty on solar EVA sheet imports
• SEMI launches skills development programme
for global electronics industry growth
Tech News: Technology Updates
• Lab-on-a-chip detects cancer faster, cheaper and less invasively
• Scientists gain clues into how deep brain stimulation can help tackle Parkinson’s symptoms
• Floating solar panels to power mines, save water
Smart Glove to Predict Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a common, yet serious, neurological disorder that leads to associated health problems and risks. It is found in more than 50 million people worldwide—more than 2.4 million people are diagnosed with it every year. It is recognised most commonly through recurrent seizures and, at times, loss of bowel control and loss of consciousness. Epilepsy is treatable if diagnosed properly
AI-Powered Camera that Can be Your Video Director
For filmmakers and video creators the biggest satisfaction lies in capturing innovative videos from difficult angles smoothly. Manual shooting comes with many limitations that can make taking certain shots hard. As a solution to this, Hong Kong-based Remo Technologies have come up with an AI-powered auto-director camera, called Obsbot Tail. The device comes as a camera lens held by a three-axis gimbal, resting on top of the base body
TEST & MEASUREMENT: How High-Quality Testing of Medical Devices is Ensured
Medical devices have a direct impact on the lives of patients. To deliver superior and safe experience to patients, medical device manufacturers are continuously innovating their devices using software. However, software come at the risk of defects and bugs
ACADEMIA: Centres of Excellence: Must for Shaping the Future
Educational institutions must seek the support of industries and research institutions to pave the way for an innovative learning environment through strategic alliances. This will help create facilities in the frontier areas of science and technology for world-class research. Read on to discover how this is being done at some centres of excellence
Kiryl Chykeyuk, co-founder and managing partner, HYPERVSN: “3D holographic visuals can convert passive audiences into real buyers”
Successful branding and audience engagement depend on innovative and eye-catching marketing strategies. 3D holographic visuals have become a globally popular technology to generate audience interest. Kiryl Chykeyuk, co-founder and managing partner of UK-based HYPERVSN, talks to Paromik Chakraborty of Electronics For You about the various design elements of hologram systems and how such technologies are benefitting businesses
BUYERS' GUIDE: Features to Look for in Your New Smart TV
Televisions with high-definition picture quality are what viewers expect at the least today. Having smart features added to them makes TV viewing experience even more enjoyable. All TV manufacturers have their own smart interface, each having significant differences. These smart TV platforms enhance your viewing experience. This article takes you through the list of features you should look for while buying a new smart TV
DESIGN: HDI PCB Technology Enhancing the Performance of Equipment
High-density interconnection (HDI) PCB takes advantage of recent technologies to amplify the functionality of circuit boards, motivated by the tininess of parts and semiconductor packages that provide superior characteristics in innovative new products, including touchscreen phones
FIRST LOOK: Some New Gadgets
• Power bank
• Bluetooth speaker
• Wireless charger
• Bluetooth earbuds
• Robot vacuum
• Home security camera
HEALTHCARE: Medical Devices for Home-Use
In the fast-pace modern life, it is difficult to find time to visit doctors for regular checkups. However, we must all be aware of our various health parameters like blood pressure, insulin levels, haemoglobin, pulse rate and so on. With the advent of portable medical testing devices, we can take care of ourselves from home, without having to visit medical facilities often. These devices are compact and easy to use
Digital Frequency Meter Using Arduino
This article describes the implementation of a digital frequency meter using Arduino Uno to determine the sinusoidal frequency signal in the range of 20Hz to 5kHz. The logic involves counting the total number of pulses per second that appear at a digital pin of Arduino
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Solar USB Bicycle Power Box
The circuit presented here can be used to drive USB-powered smart devices, including smartphones, while riding a bicycle. Smartphones suck battery power extremely fast, particularly when GPS and data connectivity are in constant use, and display and backlight are permanently powered up
Wireless Caller ID Display for Bikers
This simple telephone caller identification display can be very useful for bikers. While riding a bike or any two-wheeler, the cellphone is usually kept in a pocket. When you receive a phone call on your cellphone, you do not know who is calling unless you look at the screen. And sometimes you may not even hear the incoming ringtone. In this project, when someone calls you on your cellphone, the caller’s number can be seen on the display attached to your vehicle
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Force-Operated Toy Organ
This toy organ for children uses a readily-available force-sensitive resistor (FSR) and an NE555 timer IC. Resistance of the FSR varies with the amount of force or pressure being applied on its surface to play the toy organ
Intelligent Drone for Industrial Inspections
An industrial setup requires strict vigilance of the functioning of all operational units. A single undetected problem in the setup can lead to long-lasting issues like long operational downtime, hassles with repair and maintenance of machines and, in critical situations, health and life risks to workers. Repercussions of such setbacks often lead to heavy financial losses, delay in deliveries, compromised quality, hassle to the entire workforce and a situation of complete chaos
INTERNET: Communication and Internet Technology: How It All Began (Part 1 of 6)
According to Wikipedia, the Internet (or, interconnected network) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless and optical networking technologies
Q&A: Things You Wanted to Know!

Feedback: Your Suggestions

HEALTHCARE: Electronic Pill, the Holy Grail of Healthcare Technology
Innovative digital devices making smart use of personalised data will bring about a revolution in healthcare technology. While there are many difficulties and barriers to their adoption, these excuses can no longer stop us from embracing technologies that could have a positive impact on our lives
Marie Ma, senior director - technical marketing solutions and general manager - enterprise business, Comba Telecom International: “With 5G developments gathering pace, the move to an OpenRAN architecture may be even more urgent”
OpenRAN solution will provide opportunities for more vendors to participate in the market, and will allow them to drive technical innovations. Marie Ma, senior director - technical marketing solutions and general manager - enterprise business, Comba Telecom International, discusses the components, benefits, risks and future of OpenRAN technology with Deepshikha Shukla of Electronics For You
Software for Healthcare and Design Applications
• FieldTrip
• Rhythm
• Xyce
• SolidWorks
Real-Time Face Detection and Recognition for Security Purposes
This article demonstrates real-time training, detection and recognition of a human face with OpenCV using Eigenface algorithm. There are various biometric security methodologies including iris detection, voice, gesture and face recognition, and others. Among these, face recognition plays a vital role and is one of the emerging technologies for security applications. To begin with, we need to understand the logic of training, detection and recognition of human faces.
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