IoMT & Connectivity

IoMT/​IoT

What are the components of an IoMT architecture? This section of Medical Design Briefs will show you examples of IoMT and IoT devices, including continuous patient monitoring, connected inhalers, and ingestible sensors.

News : AR/AI
From the Editor: The Future of Medical Manufacturing

The Future of Medical Manufacturing implementing automation. It is embracing 3D printing, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence (AI), and even augmented reality — the layering of the physical and digital worlds.

Features : FDA/Regulatory
MAKING THINGS INTELLIGENT: The Advent of RFID in Medical Devices

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 receive...

Features : IoMT
Designing Cybersecurity into Connected Medical Devices

Cyber threats to health delivery organizations (HDOs) and the medical device industry as a whole have hit a new level of maturity in the last year. A decade ago, the attack scene was...

News : Design
Ultraviolet Light Sensor for Wearable Devices in the IoT Era

Mass production technology for silicon-based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been jointly developed by a research team at Tohoku University and SII Semiconductor Corp., a semiconductor manufacturer...

Briefs : Software
Sonic Cyber Attack Shows Security Holes in Ubiquitous Sensors

Sound waves could be used to hack into critical sensors in a broad array of technologies including medical devices, smart-phones, automobiles, and the Internet of Things,...

Features : IoMT
Plastic Welding Technologies for Medical Device Design and Assembly

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 this may be done with mechanical fasteners or adhesives, plastic welding may offer significant advantages....

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Revolutionizes Medical Device Production

For years, the medical device industry has been leading the adoption of additive manufacturing. With the evolution of high-precision printers that span a large offering of performance resins, thermoplastics, and metals, the small size and high customization requirements of today's...

Features : Medical
Quality Assurance: Risk Mitigation for Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Safety and reliability are the key concerns when determining the right power source for a medical device. Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are often considered for their higher energy density, lighter weight, longer cycle life, superior capacity retention, and ability to withstand a...

Features : Medical
The Next Industrial Revolution and What It Could Mean for Medical Device Manufacturing

The next industrial revolution is on its way. It is bringing innovative technologies that are available and proven and placing them in the modern manufacturing plants. The cloud, the Internet of Things, mobile computing technology, embedded computing, advanced...

Features : Wearables
Emerging Technologies: Challenge or Opportunity for the Medical Device Industry?

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...

Features : Medical
How the IoT Is Enabling the Next Generation of Medical Devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) has penetrated all sectors of the technological sphere at an accelerating pace. According to Gartner, by the end of 2016, 6.4 billion IoT connected...

Briefs : Medical
Cybersecurity Standards for Medical Devices

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announced a signed Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) program to create medical device cybersecurity standards and certification approaches. CRADA was established as part of the Federal Technology...

Features : FDA/Regulatory
The Internet of Things and UDI Compliance

Consider for a moment the modern automobile. A car’s computer can pinpoint for a mechanic exactly what’s going wrong, and provide a thorough history of how things have been working (or not) in recent weeks. Data networks keep tabs on recalls and alert drivers when parts need to be replaced. In some...

News : IoMT
UL and VA Sign CRADA for Medical Device Cybersecurity Standards

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Washington, DC, and UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Northbrook, IL, a global safety science organization, have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for current and emerging medical devices cybersecurity...

Features : Connectivity
Electronics Integration into Disposable/Single-Use Medical Devices

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 state the digital health market to currently be a greater than $5 billion industry, with growth...

News : Medical
FDA Recommends Cybersecurity Measures for Device Manufacturers

Cybersecurity threats to medical devices are a growing concern that present a potential risk to the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. To address this, the FDA has issued a draftguidance outlining important steps medical device manufacturers should take to continually...

News : IoMT
IEEE Advances Standards and Works to Expand Interoperable eHealth Communications

IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, has announced a new standard and two new standards development projects designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications across eHealth devices. The new eHealth standard is IEEE 2410™-2015, Biometrics Open Protocol Standard,...

Features : IoMT
Powering Tomorrow’s Medicine: Critical Decisions for Batteries in Medical Applications

Technological advancements are making medical devices increasingly feature-rich and miniaturized: two performance characteristics that are inherently conflicting, thus requiring increasingly sophisticated battery power management solutions.

Briefs : Medical
Smooth Compliance: Considerations for UDI Labeling Initiatives

In September 2013, the FDA announced new regulations for medical device manufacturers known as UDI (Unique Device Identifier) that would require all medical devices to bear a label containing specific information by the year 2020. The regulations were designed to phase in over a...

Features : Connectivity
Designing and Testing the Next Generation of Connected Medical Devices

Smart, connected devices are an increasing reality of daily life. It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 33 billion internet devices in the world—enough for 4 connected devices per person, according to research by Strategy Analytics, Inc. This growth will inevitably...

Features : IoMT
Standard Security Framework for Medical Device Technologies: A Work in Progress

Collaboration among healthcare technology stakeholders—from device manufacturers and healthcare delivery organizations to healthcare security intelligence organizations—is needed to integrate medical and IT security requirements and develop a standard security...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
Engineers Reveal Surgical Robot Security Flaws

University of Washington engineers hacked a teleoperated surgical robot to test how easily a malicious attack could hijack remotely controlled operations. Incorporating security measures will be critical to the safe adoption and use of the robotic technology.

Features : Communications
Everything’s Connected: Strategies for Testing New Medical Devices

Imagine you are recovering from an operation and are fitted with wireless body sensors that allow you to move in the hospital bed or around the room in comfort. Once past...

Briefs : Packaging & Sterilization
Engineering and Construction Process for Custom Device Cases

Design and development considerations can protect portable devices.

When bringing new medical equipment or portable mobile medical devices to market, manufacturers turn to packaging engineers to develop custom case solutions that can enhance and protect their...

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Amends Reporting Rules to Align with UDI Program

Medical device regulators at the FDA have issued correcting amendments to their post-market electronic Medical Device Reporting (eMDR) requirements to eliminate any disparities between those rules and their Unique Device Identification (UDI) system.

Features : Information Technology
Transforming Healthcare with M2M and mHealth Technology

Modern mobile networks are ubiquitous and accessible virtually everywhere, from remote villages in Africa to deep inside warehouses and hospitals. This universal wireless coverage,...

News : FDA/Regulatory
FDA Finalizes Guidance to Manage Medtech Cybersecurity

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the FDA has finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. On October 1, the agency issued a final guidance on the content of premarket submissions for the management...

News : Medical
FDA Issues Small Entity Compliance Guidance for UDI

On August 13, The FDA issued a guidance for industry and FDA staff called “Unique Device Identification System: Small Entity Compliance Guide”. This guidance is intended primarily to provide information to the medical device industry, including small businesses, concerning FDA’s...

News : Medical
Handheld Diagnostic Device Delivers Quick Medical Readings

NASA Technology

In a 1962 speech, President John F. Kennedy said, “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but...

News : Medical
FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Cybersecurity

Recognizing that the need for effective cybersecurity to ensure medical device functionality has become more important with the increasing use of wireless, Internet- and network-connected devices, and the frequent electronic exchange of medical device-related health information, the FDA has issued a...

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