Keyword: Identification

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Briefs: Connectivity

Forty hours is a lot of time — for most of us, it’s a full working week. Nurses in healthcare settings, however, spend this amount of time searching for medical...

Features: IoMT

Hardware manufacturers, including medical device manufacturers, and their product line managers are constantly challenged to increase revenue and profit. For many, the strategy to...

Features: IoMT

Now that medical devices are being labeled and uniquely identified to meet the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identifier...

Features: Medical

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

Applications: Medical

Computed tomography (CAT or CT) imaging is an incredible tool doctors use to help detect and diagnose patients noninvasively. Using specialized x-ray technology, the device has the...

Features: RF & Microwave Electronics

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been described as the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cold forming, or cold forging, is becoming a more popular option for manufacturing precision engineered miniature and micro surgical and medical components. 1...

Features: Medical

A revolution is upon us. Dispense pump technology innovation is quickly bringing improved accuracy, capability, and versatility to medical device manufacturers. This...

Features: Medical

According to a report from Markets and Markets, the diagnostic imaging market is expected to reach nearly $36.43 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 6.6 percent from 2016 to 2021....

Features: Medical

The structures of most medical devices are far too complex to mold as a single piece. Therefore, it is necessary to assemble their components into a finished product. While...

Features: Test & Measurement

Incidents of nosocomial or healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) and bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics (“superbugs”) are a concern for U.S. FDA. These ongoing incidents...

Technology Leaders: Connectivity

Visiongain predicts the global medical devices market will reach $398 billion in 2017.1 To win share in this growing market, device companies need to...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Outsourcing can save costs and provide other commercial benefits. With outsourcing efforts related to medical devices, it is important to understand some aspects of U.S....

Technology Leaders: Medical

The medical device market has been rapidly changing over the last decade and a key area of change is addressing today’s fast paced data-driven environment. Multiple sources...

Global Innovations: Medical
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Patients who have lost their function in their hand due to injury or a nerve-related condition, such as stroke or muscular...

Briefs: Medical

While manufacturers bemoan a lack of skilled potential employees, and returning veterans experience frustration at being able to find employment, one organization— Workshop for...

Applications: Medical

Last year, more than 50 million surgical procedures were performed in the United States. As that number grows each year, the quantity of and preference for minimally...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Many medical devices and applications require small metal components that demand very specific characteristics. These can include:

Features: Regulations/Standards

Many medical devices, both existing and new designs, are laser-based. For some time, lasers have been designed into medical devices from...

Briefs: Medical
HeartBeatID – Heart Electrical Actions as Biometric Indicia

One or more biometric indicia, such as fingerprints, voice prints, retinal scans, and facial features, are often used to identify or authenticate the identity of a user seeking access to a given resource. Cardiac muscle is myogenic and is capable of generating an action potential and...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser machining has long been used in medical device manufacturing to create small sub-components with extremely fine features. More advanced manufacturers are...

Briefs: Medical

Eventually, many design engineers who create new medical devices are faced with choosing a method with which to mark or brand their products. At the end of the...

Features: Connectivity

Like many other devices these days, a select group of fluid connectors can now be found in the growing ranks of “intelligent” products. In addition to moving...

Applications: Medical

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) forms part of the Bluetooth V4.0 specification that has been ratified by the Bluetooth SIG since June 2010. But, in the last 12 months, it has begun...

Applications: Medical

The value of highly accurate, automated, and measurable testing for medical devices cannot be overestimated. As devices become more complex, and patient care becomes increasingly...

Briefs: Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) during the UDI Conference in Baltimore, MD, and released it on September 24,...

Applications: Medical

Diabetes is a widespread metabolic disorder, and having it puts people at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. There are two types of diabetes patients: type...

Briefs: Medical

The use of lasers to mark surgical instruments has become of greater significance, however, the parameters used in these applications are not always fully appreciated. The...

Briefs: Medical
Hand-Based Biometric Analysis

Hand-based biometric analysis systems and techniques provide robust hand-based identification and verification. An image of a hand is obtained, which is then segmented into a palm region and separate finger regions. Acquisition of the image is performed without requiring particular orientation or placement...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.