Jennifer Chu at the MIT News Office writes, “MIT engineers have designed what may be the Band-Aid of the future: a sticky, stretchy, gel-like material that can incorporate temperature sensors, LED lights, and other electronics, as well as tiny, drug-delivering reservoirs and channels. The ‘smart wound dressing’ releases medicine in response to changes in skin temperature and can be designed to light up if, say, medicine is running low.”
Tech-Etch has released a six-page design guide covering flexible printed circuits. The guide comments on materials, plated-through vias, cover layers, stiffeners, outlining, and mechanical properties. The company offers special capabilities including EMI/RFI shielding and photo etching. Markets served include medical and implantable, telecommunications, and industrial.
“Auto makers losing battle for dashboard apps,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Customers prefer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Hyundai Motor Co. is the first to embrace the software from its potential rivals.
“Emissions testing has been subject to much scrutiny over the past months,” according to a blog post at Automotive Technology Testing International. “Given the complexity of the topic, it does not come as a surprise that it has caused confusion. Separate issues have been mixed up, and factual errors regarding the testing process have been reported.” The post, by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), looks at some common misconceptions.