Metal is a tried and true material used in a variety of applications in the human body because it offers strength, durability, and reliability. Unfortunately, like most materials, it also has its downside and new materials being introduced may become better alternatives.
What will medical device manufacturers have to look forward to in terms of molding for their
The Project: Determine the best method with which to attach the image sensors of an intraoral camera. The Solution: Use a miniature connector that employs a split pin contact to ensure high signal integrity. By Joe Held Joe Held is the Asia Pacific sales manager for Omnetics Connector Corp.
The Project: Create a realistic, virtual reality simulation with which doctors and students can practice a knee arthroscopy procedure. The Solution: Use two off-the-shelf haptic devices instead of a computer mouse, and a haptics software development kit to touch-enable the procedure.
Selecting the right motor to control the movements of a medical analyzer can be difficult given the range of options available to designers.
From critical design errors to poor communication, outsourcing solution providers have experienced the gamut of problems from working with medical device clients who don't always know the best route to take to ensure a product's success.
The Project: Design a tourniquet in a little over two weeks that needs to offer exceptional strength and durability, while also enabling ease of use.
Safety labels seem like a basic enough component of a product to not warrant serious consideration, but for medical device manufacturers, that type of thinking could lead to serious consequences.
The market for combination products is rapidly increasing in size and reaching across more medical sectors with each new advancement.
Adhesive technology is critical to many aspects of medical device technology, from securing components within a finished device to adhering wound care products or electrical pads directly to a patient's skin.
Silicone gel pressure sensitive adhesives are offering a revolutionary solution to applications such as medical device attachment and wound care.
The unique properties of piezo film as a dynamic strain sensor make it particularly well-suited to the detection of vital signs, whether mounted in direct contact with the skin or mechanically coupled through intervening layers.
The Project: Preserve prior IP investments in long-lifecycle applications while also enabling new features to be introduced without compatibility issues.
Transdermal drug delivery offers numerous advantages over other more commonly used techniques. However, the size of a pharmaceutical’s molecules has traditionally been a limiting factor in terms of the type of drug that could benefit from this method.