When designing a medical device that is meant to be used directly by patients in their home, the designer has to keep in mind that the environment of a patient’s home is likely going to be dramatically different compared to a medical facility.
The greatest obstacle to success in the design of a device is that, often times, the design engineer overlooks the need to keep electromagnetic interference in mind when he designs his device. When a product is not in compliance, it can be interfered with by radio waves emitting from other electronic devices in the home, causing the product to malfunction.
On this episode of The Pulse, rewired nerves from amputated limbs allow for prosthetic control with existing muscles, a bioengineered blood vessel is transplanted, diabetes is diagnosed through breath analysis alone, and a new technology is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.
The portable medical devices industry is a fast growing world. With the advent of various smart technology and wireless capabilities, this medical field has become one of the most intriguing with the promise of great potential for future healthcare.
The medical device ecosystem is changing dramatically from stand-alone “device + patient + physician” in the clinical environment to include access and mobility outside the four walls of the hospital. This inforgraphic looks at how connected health can make an impact on the cost of healthcare.
Going Under the Knife—Millions of Americans will have surgery this year. Whether it’s the result of an emergency, an exploratory procedure, or even elective, some surgical procedures are more common depending on your age. An infographic by the team at Top Surgeries Graphic - CompHealth.
Will the OR of the future see robots completely replace human surgeons? While there are some ways in which robots can replace human involvement during surgery, it’s unlikely that robots will completely replace human surgeons. This is because human intuition, reasoning, and experience will continue to be invaluable.
Will the OR of the future see robots completely replace human surgeons? Robotic technologies combined with improved sensors and sophisticated intelligence will make inroads into many aspects of medical care, including surgical centers and operating rooms.
The medical world is full of devices that wouldn’t be possible—or as effective—without the brushless DC motor. This infographic features four of them: sleep apnea treatment, bodily fluid testing, blood clot prevention, and mobile breathing assistance.
The new CAVE system is currently being used in applications related to the visualization of museum pieces, cooperative ship design and medicine, although its sphere of application is broader still, covering industrial design, visualization of simulation results, molecular design, architecture and urbanism, archaeology and the study of monuments, and geonavigation.
Surgeons say the advantages of the system include allowing them to operate sitting down, using small robotic hands with no tremor. But critics say a big increase in robot operations nationwide is due to heavy marketing and hype, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking into problems and deaths that may be linked with robotic surgery.
The Spleen-on-a-chip, developed at the Wyss Institute, will be used to treat bloodstream infections that are the leading cause of death in critically ill patients and soldiers injured in combat.
A team of interventional neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons at Johns Hopkins reports wide success with a new procedure to treat pseudotumor cerebri, a rare but potentially blinding condition marked by excessive pressure inside the skull, caused by a dangerous narrowing of a vein located at the base of the brain.
A new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could routinely spot specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and other maladies early, when they're most treatable, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center suggest.
Dr. Carlos Meriles, associate professor of physics at The City College of New York, and an international team of researchers at the University of Stuttgart and elsewhere have opened the door for nanoscale MRI. They used tiny defects in diamonds to sense the magnetic resonance of molecules. They reported their results in the February 1 issue of Science.
If engineers at Stanford have their way, biological research may soon be transformed by a new class of light-emitting probes small enough to be injected into individual cells without harm to the host. Welcome to biophotonics.
The Microsoft Kinect game controller could cut the US healthcare bill by up to $30 billion by allowing physicians and other medics to interact with patients remotely so reducing the number of hospital visits and the associated risk of infection.
Would you please comment on the medical device industry as we move into 2013? Contract manufacturing continues to shift from just “manufacturing” to include a full road map of your finished products, including design, test, manufacturability, and distribution.
Would you please comment on the medical device industry as we move into 2013? The need for medical device manufacturers to have product recall plans in place was reaffirmed by the release of the latest figures on medical device unit recalls. According to the quarterly ExpertRECALL Index released August 22, 2012, over 123 million medical device units were recalled in the second quarter of 2012...
Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of precise, reliable, and long-lasting miniature switches, sensors and relays, announces its 3-dimensional magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors.
A new 10-page, 4-color, brochure highlighting the COORD3 line of CMM products is now available from COORD3 Metrology. The brochure can be found on the COORD3.com web site for downloading...
PITTMAN Motors, a brand of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, introduces a new DC brush and brushless motor catalog, available on request. The new catalog serves as a “starting point” for helping...
Can Therapeutic Systems' Vayu Vest change the way autism is treated? For the parents of autistic children, few treatment options exist other than powerful anti-psychotic medications or alternative therapies with little supporting clinical evidence.
Standex-Meder Electronics, a manufacturer of standard and custom electro-magnetic components, including magnetics products and reed switch-based solutions, announces the release of a new product training module...
Wireless devices have the ability to become self-contained diagnostic laboratories, communication devices for medical records, and medical therapy devices. One of the biggest challenges facing both the consumer and the clinical wireless healthcare market is large scale adoption. Adoption is limited by the regulatory environment, current product prices, and ease of device use.