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A 12-Second, High-Resolution 3D Full Body Scan

May 22, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

Imagine 3D printers churning away, producing a rhythmically mesmerizing technological cacophony of additive manufacturing. Amidst the din stood an enormous booth, which immediately caught my eye, as it was quickly rotating around someone standing inside...

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Figure Out How to Open Centralized Data Stores

May 26, 2015 8:40 am | by Charlie Berg, VP of Engineering, LiveData | Comments

The medical device industry has moved a long way towards providing individual devices that impact patient safety, resource utilization, and improving visibility into operational aspects of delivering care. However, the next step of integrating...

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How Established Companies Can Leverage a Startup Approach to Innovation

May 22, 2015 10:28 am | by Steve McPhilliamy, Partner and Director of Design, Insight Product Development | Insight Product Development | Comments

When corporate structure, not core user needs or evolving technology, becomes the driving factor behind decision making in whether to make updates or shifts in approach, companies end up stuck, locked in a self-fulfilling prophecy of devaluation...

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Address Security and EMC Compliance in Your Connected Device

May 22, 2015 8:49 am | by Nicholas Abbondante, Chief Engineer for EMC, Intertek | Comments

It’s increasingly critical to ensure that connected medical devices are tested and evaluated to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and to ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance. One aspect of this is co-existence testing...

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Protect Your Connected Device from Cyber Threats

May 21, 2015 8:36 am | by Kaushal Vora, Global Segment Lead, Smart Healthcare Solutions, Renesas Electronics America Inc. | Renesas Electronics America, Inc. | Comments

In the era of connected everything, protecting connected devices from unauthorized access is critical, particularly for healthcare, where medical devices offer a continuous stream of vital health statistics for more comprehensive health management...

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A Commentary on Medical Tubing Innovation

May 20, 2015 3:08 pm | by Joe Rowan, CEO (USA and Europe), Junkosha | Junkosha USA, Inc. | Comments

Long seen as a source of yield loss, poor throughput, and ergonomic challenges, the removal of FEP after catheter lamination, tipping, or bonding created a receptive market for PHST. Though commanding a slight price premium over conventional FEP...

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MedTech Memoirs: Neurostimulation

May 20, 2015 1:30 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

The first recorded attempt at neurostimulation dates back to 46 A.D., beginning with Mesopotamian healer Scribonius Largus. He would enlist the help of the electrical torpedo fish (more commonly referred to as the “electric ray”) providing pain relief...

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Open Call for Insight Product Development Startup Competition

May 20, 2015 12:08 pm | by Steve McPhilliamy, Partner and Director of Design, Insight Product Development | Comments

Insight Product Development and MATTER Chicago are inviting local medical device and digital health start-ups to apply by June 1st to compete in our newly expanded, 2-phase Startup Competition. Created to encourage entrepreneurship in the...

The Challenge of Shrinking Connected Medical Devices

May 20, 2015 9:38 am | by Joe Held, Director of International Sales, Omnetics Connector Corp. | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Comments

Our greatest challenges come from the ever growing market for patient worn devices. These devices need to be small, lightweight and user friendly. They must also be robust enough to withstand the punishment that comes along with strapping a...

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Market Research Can Help You Design Smarter

May 19, 2015 12:16 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Comments

An engineer could have a fantastic idea, but if no one is going to buy it, if there is no real demand for it, if it doesn’t offer all the necessary functions (or offers too many and ends up being too complicated), what good is the effort...

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Module Suppliers Should Be Viewed as Long-Term Partners

May 19, 2015 8:50 am | by Mike Rohrmoser, Senior Product Manager, Embedded Solutions, Digi International Inc. | Comments

The ever-growing number of connected medical devices is driving significant benefits that are directly impacting many aspects of healthcare including clinical outcomes, patient safety, treatment cost, and record accuracy. Most of today's...

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4 Consequences of Building the Bionic Human

May 18, 2015 4:02 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Comments

If we’ve got the technology, and we’re willing to modify our bodies, should be making serious advances to ensure our longevity? This certainly makes sense for people who need it, but there’s quite a bit to consider before we all run off making ourselves into robots.

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FDA Website Tracks IDs of Medical Devices

May 18, 2015 10:58 am | by Dave Taylor, VP Product Strategy, PRISYM ID | Comments

The implications of product recall are well understood, and they serve as an operational driver for a change of approach. But the latest FDA announcement that its online Global Unique Device Identification Database, AccessGUDID, is now available...

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Connected Medical Devices Need to Optimize Power Use

May 18, 2015 8:41 am | by Walt Maclay, President, Voler Systems | Comments

Power, power, power - The biggest challenge in wireless medical device is battery life: how to maximize the length of time between charges given the anticipated level of use. One big factor is the power need to transmit the required data volume...

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Dean Kamen and Coca Cola Are Improving World Health

May 15, 2015 3:45 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Comments

I realize that a water purification system isn’t classified as a “medical device.” When you look at the impact clean water can make on global health, however, I think the argument can certainly be made that it could be seen as a healthcare...

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Real-Time Patient/Doctor Feedback for Implanted Medical Devices

May 15, 2015 10:05 am | by Mark Russell, Senior Global Market Manager, Medical Electronics, Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Comments

The greatest challenge facing the development of connected medical devices is the desire to gather information beyond simply how the device is functioning. For active implantable devices in both the cardiac and neuromodulation sectors, the...

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