Electronics

  • Wearable Technologies and Health: Prospects and Challenges
    By: Julien Penders, Program Manager Wearable Health, Imec Healthcare is changing. Thanks to the rapid developments in wearable technologies, consumers now have in their hands a myriad of wearable devices to track their health and lifestyle. This creates new opportunities in lever...
    (March, 2014)
  • Connectors for harsh environments
    Fischer Connectors has introduced the size 07 into its "Ultimate" Series. The new connector is smaller, more compact and lighter than the other sizes, yet withstands the same stringent requirements and is therefore suitable for harsh and extreme environments.
    (December, 2013)
  • Driving Advances in Next-Generation Endoscopy
    Miniaturised precision drives improve image quality and instrument functionality. Birgit Bauer, PI (Physik Instrumente)
    (December, 2013)
  • Microdiaphragm Pump Improves Efficiency of Portable Wound-Care Devices
    A microdiaphragm pump has been introduced for integration with portable medical devices designed for advanced wound-care applications. The Parker T2-05-IC pump from the Precision Fluidics division of Parker Hannifin Corp. generates negative pressure to draw down dressings over the wound area and mai...
    (September, 2013)
  • Advanced Anode Takes Medical Imaging to New Heights
    Innovative materials for a rotating anode increase performance while lowering radiation doses in fluoroscopy, CT and mammography systems. By John Brosky
    (September, 2013)
  • Bibus Reinvents Wheel; Hospital Equipment Benefits
    An electric wheel with integrated motor and batteries provides power assistance to move hospital beds, gurneys, wheeled stretchers, wheelchairs, roll cages and other hospital equipment. Described as the first component of its kind, the ez-Wheel from Bibus (UK) Ltd can help transport payloads weighin...
    (September, 2013)
  • Western Europe's Medical Imaging Market Expected to Rebound by 2015
    Pent-up demand will boost sales of medical imaging systems as the overall economy recovers. By Stephen Holloway, ICS Inc.
    (August, 2013)
  • Sensorik in Beatmungsgeräten – Anwendungen und Messprinzipien
    Die Anforderungen an die Sensorik unterscheiden sich sehr stark - je nachdem, ob die Geräte in der Notfallmedizin, der Intensivmedizin oder beim Patienten zuhause eingesetzt werden. Daher ist die Wahl des richtigen Messprinzips vom entscheidender Bedeutung.  Read the English version of thi...
    (August, 2013)
  • Sourcing Sensors for Medical Ventilators
    Specifications vary, depending on whether the sensor is monitoring or controlling patient inhalation, exhalation or multiple parameters. Um eine deutsche Version des Artikels zu lesen, klicken Sie bitte hier.
    (August, 2013)
  • Printed Electronics for Display Elements Benefit Microfluidics
    Flexible electrochrome or electroluminescent display elements are now available from CDA.
    (August, 2013)
  • Dc-dc Converter Complies with UL 60601-1
    Murata has introduced a series of isolated 1-W dc-dc converters. The MEJ1 series converters are encapsulated in a seven-pin SIP package and offer basic and supplementary isolation in compliance with the internationally recognised UL 60950 standard. The electronic components are designed for low ...
    (August, 2013)
  • Medtech Breakthroughs of 2013: Fraunhofer Data Glass
      While Google Glass made headlines, the folks at Fraunhofer quietly developed their own data glasses to bring augmented reality to the surgical suite. Wearers can view the real world, or the patient, while simultaneously browsing a wealth of virtual data using only their eyes. Next Breakthro...
    (July, 2013)
  • Medtech Breakthroughs of 2013: Brain Computer Interface
      An implantable and rechargeable wireless sensor developed by researchers at Brown University has been hailed as the next advance in brain-computer interfaces. Notably, the device was shown to be capable of operating for more than 12 months during animal studies. The sensor could one day help...
    (July, 2013)
  • The Inevitability of Digital Health
    User-friendly technologies and better visibility into the cost of care are setting the stage for connected health to take off in Europe.
    (June, 2013)
  • RTOS Medical Software Considerations for Certification of Safety-Critical Systems
    As safety-critical medical equipment evolve in complexity and make use of more powerful microprocessors, they increasingly take advantage of commercial RTOS technology for medical software.
    (June, 2013)
  • Emitter Features Broadband Performance and Low-Input Power Requirements
    Cal Sensors has introduced a MEMs pulsed emitter that combines broadband emission and low-input power requirements.
    (June, 2013)
  • Kontron Carrier Hubs Now Support MTCA.4 Specification
    MicroTCA carrier hubs (MCH) from Kontron have been upgraded to include support of the MTCA.4 specification, aligning the devices with high-speed data acquisition and processing application requirements. Physical research centres and high-bandwidth medical applications will benefit from the upgrade, ...
    (May, 2013)
  • The Risks and Rewards of Medical Wireless Technology
    Patient security, reimbursement and product classification may be speed bumps on the road to widespread wireless connectivity in the medical device space, but make no mistake: the journey has begun, and you don’t want to be left behind.
    (March, 2013)
  • And for My Next Trick, I Will Make Your Implanted Electronic Device Disappear
    With apologies to Paul Simon and minus the layers of ambiguity that infuse his pop masterpiece, it does seem like we are living in the age of miracles and wonder, when “medicine is magical and magical is art.” Consider transient electronics. Once upon a time, built-in obsolescence had...
    (February, 2013)
  • Die Rolle von Echtzeit-Betriebssystemen bei der Zertifizierung von sicherheitskritischen medizinischen Systemen
    Sicherheitskritische Anforderungen in medizinischen Geräten nehmen zu, um die Zahl der Systemausfälle zu reduzieren. Schlüsselfertige Lösungen zur Einhaltung behördlicher Vorschriften können hier entscheidend zur Entwicklung hochwertiger, umfassend erprobter Embedded...
    (February, 2013)
  • Medtech Teardown: Inside the AgaMatrix iBGStar
    A revealing look at the first blood glucose meter that can be used as a stand-alone device or connected to an iPhone.
    (February, 2013)
  • Medtech’s Prime Directive
    Thanks to Google, I was reminded the other day of the 45th anniversary of the first Star Trek TV show. Not being a Trekkie, I don’t have the show's milestones committed to memory. So thank you, Google and your delightful doodle, for bringing that to mind. There is much to lampoon about the o...
    (September, 2012)
  • In Focus: Power Supplies Comply with Stringent Medical Safety Regulations
    XP Power Unveils Convection-Cooled Power Supply XP Power has announced a new series of single-output 250-W ac-dc power supplies aimed at a range of industrial and medical applications. With up to 95% operating efficiency, the &nb...
    (September, 2012)
  • Listen to Your Heart
    The development of small user-friendly sensors will enable an individualised and preventive approach to medicine and a delocalisation of care from hospitals to home. Recently, an ECG patch was developed that demonstrates the strength of combining a dedicated ultralow-power ECG system-on-chip wit...
    (July, 2012)
  • An Internet of You: Bringing Sensors Out of the Clinic into Our Lives
    The healthcare system is ripe for disruption, according to some technologists. Ubiquitous sensors will be the change agents. Get ready for the “big kaboom.”
    (July, 2012)