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 .
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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.
By Erik Fadlovich Erik Fadlovich is a quality control expert with more than 13 years experience in the manufacturing industry. Fadlovich holds a bachelor's degree in Aviation Technologies and Operations from Western Michigan University.
Ever since the Venice Arsenal started mass producing ships in the world’s first factory in the 13th century, manufacturers have been driven by the need for speed. In today’s environment, consumers demand for new products is driving ever shorter product lifecycles.
In the fall of 2005, Bob Elson, vice president of engineering at Coapt Systems Inc, wanted to develop their design for a new cosmetic surgical device, known as the Surgiwire Incisionless Dissector, into a finished product ready for shipment to surgeons.