Posts tagged "Volume 1"

The New World of Home Health Telemonitoring

Monitoring patient vital signs in their homes can lead to better health care at lower cost. However, designers must be ready to address a set of design challenges that are unique among medical devices. Today’s increased quality of medical care comes with a price—higher costs. Remote diagnosis and treatment of illness is fast becoming the...

Creating a Secure Open Platform for Health Information

The increasingly complex requirements of medical systems can be met using a new secure open platform built on multicore hardware with hardware-assisted virtualization with the use of hypervisors and separation kernels. Changing requirements in the healthcare industry are creating interesting consequences for the developers of tomorrow’s medical devices. For instance, there is a growing need...

Precise and Affordable Medical Devices

For small, portable and safety-critical medical devices that can be used at home by nonprofessionals, many require exacting motor control to, for example, administer medication. The choice of a reflective motion controller can positively affect size, power, cost and accuracy considerations. In the highly complex medical device market, device manufacturers strive to develop products that...

Medical Device Safety: Make Software Part of the Solution

Today’s embedded software technologies are fully capable of cutting the cost and complexity of safe medical devices. Three key steps can put developers on the path to safer, more reliable and longer-life medical solutions. Human lives depend on the safety of medical devices. That is why the primacy of safety in medical device development will not diminish,...
PCIe 1080p Frame Grabber Targets Medical Imaging Designs

PCIe 1080p Frame Grabber Targets Medical Imaging Designs

A PCI Express frame grabber offers uncompressed image acquisition and video streaming in full 1080p HD. The HDV62 from Adlink Technology provides 1920x1080p resolution, progressive scan, and noise reduction for greater image quality, as well as a wide aspect ratio that is more comfortable to the human eye. Equipped with an FPGA and 512 Mbytes...
Rugged Atom-Based SBC the Size of an iPhone Targets Medical Apps

Rugged Atom-Based SBC the Size of an iPhone Targets Medical Apps

A new Intel Atom-based rugged SBC offers extremely low power consumption combined with an exceptionally small footprint and high performance. The Atom XPC40x (extended temperature, conduction-cooled) and Atom XP40x (standard temperature) from General Micro Systems satisfy the intense demand for an ultra-small com­puter with full-size processing power. Easily accommodating 64 gigabytes of storage via onboard...
Pocket-sized Visualization Tool for Point-of-care Imaging

Pocket-sized Visualization Tool for Point-of-care Imaging

A new, pocket-sized visualization tool provides physicians with imaging capabilities at the point-of-care. Roughly the size of a smart phone, the Vscan from GE Healthcare houses powerful, ultra-smart ultrasound technology that provides clinicians with an immediate, non-invasive method to help secure visual information about what is happening inside the body. Vscan is portable and can...
Cardiograph Helps Clinicians Deliver Earlier Diagnosis

Cardiograph Helps Clinicians Deliver Earlier Diagnosis

A new cardiograph aims to help clinicians meet demands and shift the focus to patients. Its ability to handle up to 16 leads provides a more complete view of the heart, and its anatomically designed patient interface module makes attaching lead wires quick and intuitive, contributing to timely triage. As heart disease manifests itself in...
Intelligent Sleep Apnea Therapy System for Home Healthcare

Intelligent Sleep Apnea Therapy System for Home Healthcare

A new  line of sleep therapy systems brings significant advancements in therapy for millions of sleep apnea sufferers, along with solutions to healthcare providers to help meet today’s healthcare challenges. The new system provides a range of therapy options for mild to severe sleep apnea  patients and helps providers recognize changing patient conditions that may...
Intel and GE Form New Healthcare Joint Venture

Intel and GE Form New Healthcare Joint Venture

Intel Corporation and General Electric have announced entry into a definitive  agreement to form a 50/50 joint venture to develop and market products, services and technologies that promote healthy, independent living at home and in assisted living communities around the world. The new company will be formed by combining assets of GE Healthcare’s Home Health division...

Editorial: Welcome to MEDS

Welcome to Medical Electronic Device Solutions, a new and dynamic technical publication serving the medical device industry. We here at MEDS bring a unique perspective in that our familiarity with embedded computer systems is a natural fit into the world of medical devices—the fact that they all gather and process information. Medical devices are, of...

Publisher’s Letter: A New Era: MEDs Advance

The world of electronics has changed tremendously over the years. Much like computing technology, medical electronics have become more intelligent, compact, portable and wireless. Contrary to the high volume consumer electronic products that are driven by cost, application and style, medical electronics are less cost sensitive but demand quality, safety and reliability. What are the...