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5 Key Benefits of Using Rapid Prototyping for Product Design & Development

March 6, 2015 | by Nikunj Patel, Design Engineer, Hi-Tech CADD Services | Comments

One of the prominent challenges that product designers face, is not having the ability to make clients or in-house management staff to realize how the product will look and feel actually. Despite the possible advancements in 3D CAD technologies...

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Low-Profile Orthosis for Tremor Attenuation: Optimizing Damping System Design

February 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Manilka Abeysuriya, Richard Wheatley, Pera Technology Ltd.; Juanma Belda, Instituto de Biomechanica de Valencia; Antonio Reddavid, Cultraro Automazione Engineering S.r.l.; Pedro Fernandez, ; Leopoldo Fernandez, Especiliades Medico Ortopedicas | Comments

More than 4.25 million people in the EU and approximately 10 million people in the US are affected by essential tremor (ET). ET is a progressive neurological disorder of which the most recognizable feature is tremor of the arms. ET is also...

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Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?

February 26, 2015 9:24 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

We are all connected people, according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society. Engineering...

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Making It Smaller Isn't so Simple

February 26, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Metrigraphics, LLC, American Swiss Products Co., Inc., Hutchinson Technology, Inc. | Comments

“Smaller” is a word that most medical device designers are hearing more often these days. It keeps in step with a trend that has been happening in this industry for many years. Perhaps getting the biggest initial push from the demand for...

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3 Ways an Algorithm Could Help Me Lose Ten Pounds

February 25, 2015 11:09 am | by Kerri McMaster, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, Performance Lab | Comments

The makers of wearable devices are now very awake to the importance of prompting positive behavioral change. Many customers are buying these wearables or their attendant apps with the expectation that they will lose weight, get fitter, or...

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Making The Case for Pressure Forming Medical Device Enclosures

February 24, 2015 10:52 am | by Jason Middleton, VP of Sales & Development, Ray Products | Comments

In some ways, pressure forming is a niche plastic manufacturing process. In many of the same ways, medical device enclosures are a niche product. It just so happens that the unique capabilities of pressure forming often match up very well...

Telemedicine Set to Bloom in 2015

February 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Steve Boccone, GreyBox Communications | Comments

“Telemedicine may just be the biggest trend in digital health in 2015,” wrote Skip Fleshman, partner at Asset Management Ventures, in an article for Forbes. He noted that in his work, he has spent “a lot of time crisscrossing the country...

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Developing a New Web of Connected Healthcare Products

February 19, 2015 10:59 am | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder, Greenpeak Technologies | Comments

There are four components to a web connected health care product. Three are obvious – sensors, internet connectivity and a smart phone. The fourth – the analytics for the data itself - is finally getting the awareness it deserves. Today...

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EMS Achieves UDI Compliance, Reduces Print Time to Less than One Second

February 18, 2015 10:38 am | by Loftware, Inc. | Comments

Founded more than 30 years ago in Switzerland, EMS Electro Medical Systems is a manufacturer of micromechanical instruments. The company designs and develops orthopedic, urological and dental prophylaxis devices, and has a multinational...

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Empowering Medical Technology

February 13, 2015 3:41 pm | by Louis Adams, Regional Sales Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Comments

Advanced lithium battery technology is powering the development of a new generation of medical devices. These products are becoming increasingly sophisticated, feature-rich, and miniaturized, necessitating the use of the lithium options. This...

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4 Questions to Ask when Validating Quality Computer Systems

February 11, 2015 8:30 am | by Penny Goss, Penny Goss Technical Solutions | Comments

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of your manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines...

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Mobile Medical Apps: Recreational or Medical Devices?

February 5, 2015 9:50 am | by Seppo Vahasalo, Product Line Manager of Medical Devices, SGS Fimko Ltd, Finland | Comments

Today the trend in healthcare is ‘patient centric care model’. This is an addition to the previous five ‘P’s of modern healthcare: Prevention, Prediction, Personalization, Preemption and Personal Responsibility. The rise of smartphones as a...

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Heart Simulation to Spur Innovation

February 4, 2015 8:30 am | by Steve Levine, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes | Comments

Simulation is something with which many people are familiar, whether from video games, occupational training, or movies. However, it’s not often thought of as being involved with the development of medical device technology. A collaborative...

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Using Next-Generation Design Tools and Telling the FDA About It

February 3, 2015 11:17 am | by Arvind Ananthan, Medical Devices Industry Manager, MathWorks | Comments

Regulators and companies are in a constant tug of war, causing innovation in the medical device industry to be stifled. On one end, companies are feeling the effects of strong market pressure and customer demands to innovate only to run up...

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Single Blood Drop Diagnostics Enhance Healthcare

January 30, 2015 3:10 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Diagnostics technology is experiencing a bit of an innovation revolution with advances and discoveries impacting the space seemingly more often today than ever before. As research continues, more diseases and medical concerns are being detected...

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Overcoming Patient Leakage Current Issues

January 30, 2015 10:04 am | by Dante De Guzman, XP Power | XP Power | Comments

IEC 60601 is the generally accepted standard for medical electrical and electronic equipment, required for the commercialization of this type of equipment in many countries. To guard against electric shock, the specification defines maximum

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