Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Sanjib.A
User Rank
CEO
Re: Medical Device Recalls Growing...
Sanjib.A   3/26/2014 2:14:59 PM
NO RATINGS
The FDA report says:

"The most frequent causes for recalls are related to device design, software, and non-conforming material or component issues."

All of these failures such as inappropriate design, software bug & non-conforming material or component use sound like "systematic failures" to me, which could be avoided (ideally) by rugged processes, reviews, testing and also by adhering to the best practices & processes, procedures as recommended in the standards.

docdivakar
User Rank
Manager
Re: Medical Device Recalls Growing...
docdivakar   3/25/2014 6:40:31 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for this informative article. What is surprising to me that software is listed as one of the major causes for recall. Could it be that the major reason for this is that the product vendors like to keep control of updates to firmware/software?

MP Divakar

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Manager
Good News
elctrnx_lyf   3/25/2014 8:57:48 AM
NO RATINGS
This is a definitely a good news and underlines the importance of regulations applied in the medical device industry.



EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

How to Fly Without Catching the Dreaded Lurgy?
Max Maxfield
21 comments
I am currently not wearing my happy face. In fact, I am a "poorly soldier," as my mother would say when I was a little lad.

EDN Staff

11 Summer Vacation Spots for Engineers
EDN Staff
19 comments
This collection of places from technology history, museums, and modern marvels is a roadmap for an engineering adventure that will take you around the world. Here are just a few spots ...

Glen Chenier

Engineers Solve Analog/Digital Problem, Invent Creative Expletives
Glen Chenier
15 comments
- An analog engineer and a digital engineer join forces, use their respective skills, and pull a few bunnies out of a hat to troubleshoot a system with which they are completely ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
45 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)