Electronic Design

Prototyping At The University Of New Brunswick

Higher educational research often demands repeated creation of new and improved prototypes. The Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, has a long history in the research and clinical aspects of advanced myoelectric controls systems for artificial limbs, and it's recognized worldwide for this work.

"The design and fabrication of prototypes is a key element of much of this research, and it is here that we utilize the Protomat S62," says chief technologist John Hayden. He looked to the S62 because of the increasing demands placed on board production by surface-mount components. He also indicated that some designs were using the minimum isolation width to keep board size to a minimum.

Research that uses RF layout for wireless bio sensors will be one of the projects tackled in the near future.

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Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick


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