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  Medical Device Link - The Online Information Source for the Medical Device Industry
From simple drainage catheters to complicated neurological and cardiovascular catheters, catheter designs must be robust, they must be able to be produced reliably, and their quality must be reproducible.
In the medical device industry, blazing a successful trail into uncharted technological and clinical areas sometimes takes a couple of tries.
End-users voiced complaints that sterile device packaging often lacks an intuitive design and, consequently, attempting to open such a package incorrectly could compromise device sterility.
www.devicelink.com   (532 words)

  Device Independence Activity
device that can access the Web has grown from a small number with essentially the same core capabilities to many hundreds with a wide variety of different capabilities.
The mission of the Device Independence Activity is to avoid fragmentation of the Web into spaces that are accessible only from subsets of devices.
The Device Independence Working Group (member only link) is open to W3C members and invited experts.
www.w3.org /2001/di   (1321 words)

  Medical Device Use--Safety: Incorporating Human Factors Engineering into Risk Management
Devices that can be used safely under conditions of low stress (i.e., low workload) could be difficult or dangerous to use under conditions of high stress.
Users will expect devices and device components to operate in ways that are consistent with their experience with other similar devices or device interface components.
For example, some devices include "interlocks," or mechanisms that prevent a critical process from being initiated without users verifying their intent to initiate it or necessitating extra control steps to be performed before proceeding.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/humfac/1497.html   (9783 words)

 Device driver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The function of the device driver is then to translate these OS mandated function calls into device specific calls.
Writing a device driver is considered a challenge in most cases, as it requires an in-depth understanding of how a given platform functions, both at the hardware and the software level.
All of this means that the engineers most likely to write device drivers come from the companies that develop the hardware - since they have more complete access to information about the design of their hardware than most outsiders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Device_driver   (723 words)

 DEVICE - Definition
A device usually has reference to something worked out for exhibition or show; a contrivance usually respects the arrangement or disposition of things with reference to securing some end.
Devices were worn by knights-errant on their shields; contrivances are generally used to promote the practical convenience of life.
The word device is often used in a bad sense; as, a crafty device; contrivance is almost always used in a good sense; as, a useful contrivance.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/device   (260 words)

 device - a Whatis.com definition
2) In the context of computer technology, a device is a unit of hardware, outside or inside the case or housing for the essential computer (processor, memory, and data paths) that is capable of providing input to the essential computer or of receiving output or of both.
The units of a computer to which the term device is not applied include the motherboard, the main processor and additional processors such as numeric coprocessors, and random access memory (RAM).
The term peripheral (a truncation of peripheral device) is sometimes used as a synonym for device or any input/output unit.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci211937,00.html   (250 words)

 Device manager information and help
First introduced with the release of Microsoft Windows 95 the Windows device manager is a program that allows a user to view hardware devices and their status.
You may also be able to resolve this issue by removing the device in device manager and going through the Add New Hardware Wizard in control panel.
This code indicates that the.inf file for this device may be incorrect or the registry may be damaged.
www.computerhope.com /win95er.htm   (2585 words)

 Device Polling support for FreeBSD
"Device polling" (polling for brevity) refers to a technique for handling devices which does not rely on the latter to generate interrupts when they need attention, but rather lets the CPU poll devices to service their needs.
The latency for processing device events is thus upper bounded by one clock tick (that is, when the system is not overloaded).
The system replaces interrupt-based handling of network devices with a mixed interrupt-polled mode ("polling" for brevity), where polling-enabled network cards will be polled at every clock tick, in the idle loop, and optionally at each system call.
info.iet.unipi.it /~luigi/polling   (2785 words)

 DEVICE: Dynamic Environment for Visualization in Chemical Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The goal of DEVICE (Dynamic Environment for Visualization in Chemical Engineering) is to facilitate student learning through construction of models and evaluation of the models executing as simulations.
With DEVICE, we hope to find a middle ground between merely viewing a simulation and building one from scratch where the students are able to actually complete and learn through modeling tasks.
A new version of DEVICE was created that allowed students to create and manipulate at the model level, and supported them in deciding how to measure the system.
www.cc.gatech.edu /gvu/edtech/DEVICE.html   (610 words)

 Device to measure one's stupidity - PRAVDA.Ru
The device to measure whether the person is stupid or clever, looks simple: two thick steel wires attached to the fur cones on one side and to spiral on another side.
The inventor said that the average level of intellect in a person is equal to 2.5 turnovers.
One detail: the device cannot be applied to drunk and mentally ill people.
english.pravda.ru /science/19/94/377/12596_stupidity.html   (461 words)

 Gadget may wreak traffic havoc - 10/26/03
But even more fundamentally, the dashboard device may be impossible to detect even from a police car right next to it, and it may be perfectly legal anyway.
Unlike other devices, like radar jammers and certain laser detectors that emit radio signals, the MIRT and other signal changers emit an infrared beam, so it doesn't run afoul of the Federal Communications Commission, said Chelsea Fallon, a spokeswoman for the agency.
Pregler said he hasn't even tried the device yet, and plans to focus on selling it to small police and fire agencies that can't afford the more expensive version of the technology, marketed by 3M, which bigger cities and counties buy.
www.detnews.com /2003/commuting/0310/26/a01-307303.htm   (1242 words)

 The Enterprise Mission - Anti-Gravity
Measuring about 12in across, the device is said to reduce significantly the weight of anything suspended over it.
By using the devices to raise fluids against gravity, and then conventional gravity to pull them back to earth against electricity-generating turbines, the devices could also revolutionise power generation.
In recent years, many so-called "anti-gravity" devices have been put forward by both amateur and professional scientists, and all have been scorned by the establishment.
www.enterprisemission.com /antigrav.html   (1462 words)

 OverDrive--Device Resource Center
The Device Resource Center is a tool to allow you to determine which devices we have found to be compatible, or incompatible, with OverDrive Media Console and OverDrive Media content, such as protected audio books, music, and video.
Use this section to learn terms related to devices, test your device for compatibility, and answer your questions about transferring media from your computer to your device.
If your device will not play the test file(s), or if playback is erratic, your device may not support the playback of DRM-protected Windows Media Audio files.
www.overdrive.com /deviceresourcecenter   (751 words)

 Tabletop nuclear fusion device developed
The device, which uses two opposing crystals to generate a powerful electric field, could potentially lead to a portable, battery-operated neutron generator for a variety of applications, from non-destructive testing to detecting explosives and scanning luggage at airports.
The device is filled with deuterium gas — a more massive cousin of hydrogen with an extra neutron in its nucleus.
Such a device could be used to detect explosives or to scan luggage at airports, and it could also be an important tool for a wide range of laboratory experiments.
www.physorg.com /news10806.html   (753 words)

 Devfs (Device File System) FAQ
For miscellaneous character devices a second step is required: there is a scan for the driver entry with the same minor number as the file that was opened, and the appropriate minor open method is called.
The devfs solution allows a device driver to "tag" certain device files so that when an unopened device is opened, the ownerships are changed to the current euid and egid of the opening process, and the protections are changed to the default registered by the driver.
to be the mouse device for XFree86 and GPM.
www.atnf.csiro.au /~rgooch/linux/docs/devfs.html   (9232 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Device lets you out-Fox your TV
Kimery says he has sold about 100 of the little silver bits of metal that screw into the back of most televisions, allowing people to filter Fox News from their sets.
But he likens his device to burning a draft card, a tangible example of disagreement.
After buying the $8.95 device online, would-be blockers are shown a letter that they can send to advertisers via the Fox Blocker site.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002220590_foxblocker26.html?syndication=rss   (520 words)

 Troubleshooting Device Conflicts with Device Manager
Note that a device that is in a problem state can be functioning.
A disabled device is a device that is physically present in the computer and is consuming resources, but does not have a protected-mode driver loaded.
A green question mark "?" in Device Manager means that a compatible driver for this device is installed, indicating the possibility that all of the functionality may not be available.
support.microsoft.com /kb/310126   (751 words)

 New invention allows humans to live forever.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Both devices consist of rare earth or ceramic magnets and plastic braces which hold magnets onto the fingers of the user.
The inventor explained that the fingers and toes are the negative (-) and positive (+) terminals of your body.
When placing the magnetic devices, the magnetic pole on the right side of the human body is opposite to the left side.
www.alexchiu.com /eternallife   (599 words)

 Device Drivers
Assuming that you need to write a ``real'' device driver, there are some things that you need to know regardless of what type of driver you are writing.
TTY drivers are character devices that interface with the kernel's generic TTY support, and they require more than just a standard character device interface.
Issue 29 is slated (as of this writing) to have an article on writing network device drivers, written by Alan Cox.
www.tldp.org /LDP/khg/HyperNews/get/devices/devices.html   (662 words)

 device driver - a Whatis.com definition
A device driver is a program that controls a particular type of device that is attached to your computer.
A device driver essentially converts the more general input/output instructions of the operating system to messages that the device type can understand.
There is a virtual device driver for each main hardware device in the system, including the hard disk drive controller, keyboard, and serial and parallel ports.
searchwin2000.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid1_gci211938,00.html   (247 words)

 (Insignia - General) Devices on Square Knots
I especially enjoy the uniform questions, because it reflects their willingness to wear and display the insignia they have earned, are going to present to their youth or put on their son or daughter's uniforms with pride and care.
The second option is to wear the square knot with the approviate device (which are described on page 45 of the BSA's Insignia Guide) or devices which represent which level(s) the award was earned in.
There is not a restriction as to not wearing the device while still in the same level/program area (i.e., A Wolf earns the emblem, he is able to wear the Cub Scout device while still a Wolf or Bear, as well as later on).
www.mninter.net /~blkeagle/devices.htm   (2062 words)

 Device Drivers at Mister Driver (printer drivers, cdrom drivers, modem drivers, sound drivers, mouse drivers, monitor ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Every device, whether it be a printer, disk drive, or keyboard, must have a driver program.
For other devices, you may need to load a new driver when you connect the device to your computer.
A driver acts like a translator between the device and programs that use the device.
www.mrdriver.com - !http: //www.mrdriver.com   (142 words)

 Tom Duff on Duff's Device   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I cannot quote chapter and verse, but Larry Rosler, who was chairman of the language subcommittee (I think), has assured me that X3J11 considered it carefully and decided that it was legal.
Of course, the device is also legal C++, since Bjarne uses it in his book.
Don't try to be smarter than an over-clever C compiler that recognizes loops that implement block move or block clear and compiles them into machine idioms.
www.lysator.liu.se /c/duffs-device.html   (881 words)

 demsey.org - Life as a device guy part III -- Software   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Understanding that device applications are necessarily different from desktop / tablet applications, I’m not suggesting that we port our desktop apps, rather developers of mobile applications dedicate the necessary resources to make them Great Device Applications.
It comes back to trust again – the customer must trust that the device has the needed data, and although it may take more taps to navigate to that data, it must be there.
Today we’re in a scenario where customers synchronize data between their PC / server and their device and then check to make sure the info they need is on the device.
www.demsey.org /blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=7ad3200a-94ce-4865-a852-778e30e10e58   (802 words)

 NetLingo.com Dictionary of Internet Terms: Online Definitions & Text Messaging
Within the context of computer technology, a device is a unit of hardware, outside or inside the case or housing for the essential computer (the processor, memory, and data paths).
A device is capable of providing input to the essential computer, receiving output, or both.
The term "device" does not refer to the motherboard, the main processor, and the additional processors, (such as the numeric coprocessors) and random access memory (RAM).
www.netlingo.com /lookup.cfm?term=device   (205 words)

 A device light-years ahead of its time - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Badly corroded and shattered and an object of fascination for scholars since its recovery in 1902 from a Roman shipwreck, the device "stands as a witness to the extraordinary technological potential of ancient Greece," the study concludes.
The ship carrying the mechanism sank off the Greek island Anti-kythera in about 60 B.C. Originally housed in a roughly 12-by-7-inch wooden box, the bronze-doored calculator was probably on its way from the island of Rhodes to Rome when it sank, Edmunds says.
With one dial in front and two in back, the hand-cranked device replicated cycles of the sun and moon's appearances in the sky over a repeating 76-year pattern, the study suggests, as well as the planets' motion.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/discoveries/2006-11-30-antikythera-mechanism_x.htm   (628 words)

 LWN: Porting device drivers to the 2.6 kernel
Linux Device Drivers sample code to 2.6, your humble LWN Kernel Page author is producing a set of articles describing the changes which must be made.
A device model overview (November, 2003; 2.6.0-test10); an introductory look at the Linux device model and sysfs, with definitions of some commonly encountered terms.
The zen of kobjects (October, 2003; 2.6.0-test6); an attempt to demystify the kobject abstraction and its use in the kernel.
www.lwn.net /Articles/driver-porting   (2887 words)

 oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Linux Device Drivers, Second Edition
Linux Device Drivers, already a classic in its second edition, reveals information that heretofore has been shared by word of mouth or in cryptic source code comments, on how to write drivers for a wide range of devices.
You don't have to be a kernel hacker to understand and enjoy this book; all you need is an understanding of C and some background in Unix system calls.
You'll learn how to write drivers for character devices, block devices, and network interfaces, guided by full-featured examples that you can compile and run without special hardware.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/linuxdrive2   (1120 words)

 Biofeedback and Electrotherapy Devices Information | Business.com
Descriptions and pictures of non-invasive neuro and muscle stimulating devices for bioconductance and pain management.
Developer of illumination devices used in research to determine the effect of light on the biological clock as well as by consumers to treat sleep phase disorders, seasonal depression and jet lag.
Manufacturer of clinic and home care computerized instruments, for biofeedback and related physiological monitoring applications in the area of behavioral medicine, stress management training, physical and rehabilitation medicine.
rd.business.com /index.asp?epm=s.1&bdcq=device&bdcr=5&bdcu=http://www.business.com/directory/health_care/medical_devices/biofeedback_and_electrotherapy/index.asp?partner=2662601&bdcp=&partner=2662601&bdcs=nwuuid-2662601-BEAEB3C4-32A3-F5C7-AAAD-A4D843A90769-ym   (496 words)

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