Although the lure of low-cost labor is tempting, offshoring production of printed circuit boards can lead a company into a host of problems. Firms can find themselves dealing with increased costs, regulatory hurdles and pitfalls relating to quality control. Here are 10 reasons why: Intellectual property: It is very difficult to defend IP piracy abroad. […]
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Paraplegics walk again with exoskeleton while US Army researches similar technology for the battlefield: Rex Bionics launched Rex, a robotic exoskeleton consisting of a pair of robotic legs that enables wheelchair users to stand up and walk. The device can be used by anyone who can self-transfer and operate hand controls, with most users to-date having sustained spinal cord injury. Operators control movement using a joystick and a control pad. Currently, users need to be between 1.46m and 1.95m long, weigh less than 100kg and have a width of less than 380mm.