ANAHEIM, Calif. – The annual MD&M West show here, one of the world's largest medical electronics events, gathers a cross section of the medical electronics industry and much more. This year it included DesignMed, a new engineering conference located a few floors above the massive exhibition floor.
A handful of semiconductor companies exhibited the latest in medical devices using their silicon. We invite you to take a virtual walk through their demos which provide a window on the future of a medtech sector in its transition to digital, network technology.
The systems ranged from implantable devices to hospital patient monitors and consumer fitness devices such as the Omron Body Mass Index (BMI) meter demonstrated by a Texas Instruments spokeswoman (below). The device takes weight, height and age information and automatically calculates body fat percentage and BMI based on readings through sensors in the handle.
Thanks for virtual walk through. However, we may like to see walk through video along with talk and interviews. That will be more useful for people who can not attend this trade shows.
Most of this products has wonderful engineering. Many things to learn from these images.
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