Flowmeters are typically found in machinery and equipment not usually associated with medical devices. However, two companies have determined how they can be used in a circulatory support system that is beneficial during heart recovery.
PTFE and ePTFE offer medical device manufacturers a range of benefits for their finished products. Using the material as a filtration media, it is ideally suited to several application areas, such as in drug delivery, urine collection, and laparoscopic surgery.
The Project: Design a bed handle that will fit onto existing Joerns beds, increase patient comfort, and enhance caregiver safety.
As hospital rooms become more high tech, an important concern for today's medical device designer is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Much attention has already been given to the infamous cell phone case which highlights interference from radio frequency signals.
Most medical devices are designed for the purpose of assisting people who are sick or suffering.
In a world of hungry microorganisms, it is critical that medical devicesdesigned to healdo not inadvertently do the opposite by infecting the patient.
By Allan Evans, VP of Marketing, Samplify Systems Allan Evans is VP of marketing at Samplify Systems. Visit Samplify Systems at www.samplify.com .
By Dave Beckstoffer Dave Beckstoffer is a project manager at Portescap. Visit Portescap at www.portescap.com . One example where miniaturization of medical devices and motion solutions is really making an impact is with portable and home devices.
By Christopher Marchant Christopher Marchant is product manager of the Control Valve Group at The Lee Company. Visit The Lee Company at www.theleeco.com .
By Cochise Mapa Cochise Mapa is director of business development at Emerson Network Power. Visit Emerson Network Power at www.powerconversion.com .
By Randolph J. Sablich Randolph J. Sablich is the VP/GM of DRC Metrigraphics. Visit DRC Metrigraphics at www.drc.com/metrigraphics .
The use of imaging technologies in the diagnosis of health concerns is experiencing very exciting growth and advancement. The technology displays images in much greater quality and in real time.
Tumors in the thorax and abdomen move up to several centimeters during respiration. This intra-fraction motion impacts all forms of external beam radiation therapy and is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the era of image-guided radiotherapy.
Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub and being injected into a dying man's carotid artery.
The Project: Power RFID tags that are used to collect data and track medical equipment throughout the hospital. The Solution: Employ high temperature lithium batteries so devices can go through sterilization cycles without having to remove the power source, enabling a continuous data stream.