MEMS, power supplies and signal processing can all be found as topics in the ten most popular contributed design articles on the Medical Designline in 2012. MEMS inertial sensors have reduced in cost due to use in high volume in consumer electronics such as mobile phones and tablet computers. Now engineers are pushing forward with MEMS embedded in contact lens to electronic equipment that could be used to monitor activity and well being.
On the following pages are the top Medical Designline design features of 2012 together with links back to the original articles so that you can see what fellow engineers found interesting, or maybe catch up on something you missed.
Here are the top 10 medical design articles, from #10 to #1, as measured by the reader traffic numbers.
Very useful information in the link above, thanks! I would imagine software applications using these technologies will start to be more prominent in 2013; in particular, analytics-driven prognostics.
@andrew... Thank you... it is common to see survey respondents provide inputs considering the contemporary 'pain points' and may miss future ones. My guess is this list will look radically different in another 5 years. Probably #10 will dominate?
Game Changers: Technology Trends to Watch in 2013
As we look ahead to the New Year and what it may bring, we have collected the most important game-changing, cannot-be-ignored 2013 medical device technology trends.
According to the survey results, the top 10 medical devices challenges are:
1. Managing devices and systems on the IT network (72%)
2. Integrating device data into electronic health records (65%)
3. Broken connectors (50%)
4. Battery management (50%)
5. Alarm management (49%)
6. Maintenance of infusion pump systems (48%)
7. Cybersecurity of medical devices and systems (47%)
8. Setting preventive maintenance strategies (44%)
9. Medical device incident reporting and investigations (42%)
10. Medical devices brought in by patients (42%)
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