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Roundup: Medical Device and Health Tech Meetups

While the internet allows us to easily stay abreast of new developments in our industry, nothing beats face-to-face meetings for keeping one’s finger on the industry pulse, as well as establishing new and growing existing relationships via networking. We’ve created a roundup of 15 medical device and health tech meetups around Silicon Valley to make [...]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Medical Devices, V2016|

Motion Control for Medical Devices

Today, motion control has moved well beyond its traditional uses in manufacturing. Medical devices, automotive, robotics and personal tools like smartphones and tablets have all benefited from motion control subsystems with lower cost, lower power, and smaller footprints and packaging due to better miniaturization. The key to harnessing the complexity of the electronics and embedded [...]

Longevity Explorers Roll Up their Sleeves

Focus groups are a traditional but powerful way to gather opinions on products, services and ideas. Over the last 18 months Longevity Explorers circles of older adults have had more than 70 face to face meetings providing direct, interactive feedback on products. This information can help companies to build better products. Partnering with programs in [...]

July 14th, 2016|Categories: Medical Devices, V2016|

Voler Systems and V2 Solutions Partner to Provide IoT and Home Health Solutions

Voler Systems and V2Solutions partner to provide high-quality IoT and home health solutions. They can draw upon team members with decades of experience in each of the areas of expertise: electronic design, web and mobile software. V2Solutions delivers cutting-edge solutions for real-time web and mobile applications. Voler Systems provides electronic product development services. "We're thrilled [...]

July 14th, 2016|Categories: IoT, News, Partners|

Electronics and Embedded Software for Medical Devices

We provide full-service R&D consulting from concept and design to production of devices for human use and instruments. Our multidisciplinary team knows the regulatory process and procedures and delivers high-quality products on time and on budget. Voler Systems can design to the strict requirements for federal and European design that include: IEC60601 – medical device requirements IEC62304 [...]

July 10th, 2016|Categories: Embedded Systems, Medical Devices, Recent Projects, Software and Firmware, V2016|

Volume 2016, Issue 2 Newsletter

In This Issue: Liquid Biopsy Platform - A Challenging Design We have completed a challenging project that started with a referral from a partner. The project was the design of a complex medical instrument and it required a combination of skills that we are known for: analog circuitry, FPGA, microprocessors, and firmware. The instrument is used [...]

April 6th, 2016|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2016|Tags: , , |

Liquid Biopsy Platform – A Challenging Design

We have completed a challenging project that started with a referral from a partner. The liquid biopsy platform project was the design of a complex medical instrument and it required a combination of skills that we are known for: analog circuitry, FPGA, microprocessors, and firmware. The instrument is used for non-invasive liquid biopsies and requires the [...]

Team Building: Forming, Storming, Norming & Performing

As an engineering manager, building high-performing teams is critical to your success. Managers must understand how to get groups to work effectively across the organization and how to get tasks accomplished quickly to remain competitive. Understanding group development can help managers develop and shape their team. Leaders must be able to recognize and understand group [...]

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Management, V2016|

Walt Maclay on Dealing with Unpleasant Surprises

I recently interviewed Walt Maclay, president of Voler Systems, on the topic of reporting project status to clients. He highlighted that the real benefit of the methodology appears when the team runs into issues. He shared with me the weekly status report and we discussed what happens when things go wrong. Below are my notes from [...]

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Project Management, V2016|

Best in Class vs. Vertically Integrated?

by Barry Braunstein, Vice President of Business Development/Marketing at Acorn Product Development When looking for an outside engineering/product development firm, clients have many choices both in terms of the specific expertise they’re looking for, as well as the type of firm they’re looking to engage with. For projects that involve software, electronics, hardware, industrial design, [...]

March 8th, 2016|Categories: Partners, V2016|