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.
Headset reads brain waves
Implant cools back pain
8-bitter drives disposable pump
Bluetooth clip on reads vitals
Wired clip carries Freescale chip
A call to design innovation
Clocking progress in weight loss
Keeping an eye on elders
ADI drives beat of heart monitor
Patient monitor gets graphical
FDA decodes software regs
Legos for design engineers
Next stop—the golf course