Nanotechnology is still very much in the development phase in terms of having a meaningful impact on healthcare treatment options.
Drug reconstitution can be a challenging task for non-healthcare trained patients trying to prepare a drug for self-administration.
Inhalation therapy has proven to be an effective method of administering a number of pharmaceuticals for more than a century. However, achieving the optimal particle size for a treatment with particular pharmaceutical formulations has been a troublesome task.
As medical devices have become more advanced through the implementation of sophisticated technologies within the finished product, the amount of expertise required to efficiently design and engineer the device has grown.
With patients demanding medical devices that are convenient, yet discreet, electronics manufacturers are tasked with making internal components as small and compact as possible.
Medical news excites both the media and the public alike as new medicines, methods, and procedures bring relief to millions who suffer from various ailments.
It is in the best interest of healthcare providers to receive technology that has been thoroughly tested to ensure successful implementation into an existing environment. Additionally, the medical professional wants to be certain the new system will enable greater care to patients.
Sensors have become an integral part of medical devices across most industry sectors. Providing vital information to the healthcare provider or patient, they can significantly enhance the quality of a treatment solution.
The Project: Find a linear motion solution that will carry the spray jet in a water massage machine over 7 ft. within a challenging environment. The Solution: A custom nut/lead screw assembly that does not absorb water was developed specifically to meet the needs of this application.
While RoHS doesn’t directly affect medical device manufacturers in the U.S., many component suppliers are changing their products to be in compliance with the regulation.
There is more to finding the right barb style connector for tubing than engineers might currently consider. Taking the extra time to conduct the proper tests will go a long way in ensuring a reliable system.
Designers of today’s sophisticated medical devices need to use whatever tools they can to help ensure their project results in a successful product that meets all expectations.
The Project: Establish a system that ensures a maximum and consistent electromagnetic field exposure and SAR for the cells within the waveguide. The Solution: Utilize electromagnetic simulation software to optimize the overall effectiveness of the research model.
The Project: Identify a method with which to determine whether or not chest compressions are being performed properly on a CPR mannequin. The Solution: Attach cable extension transducers (i.e., string pots) to the chest area to measure the movement of the chest compression being applied.
While traditional positioning systems offer an adequate motion control solution for devices such as OR tables and hospital beds, they create other concerns related to their effect on the surrounding environment.