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Avoid mistakes when selecting a sensor

The most common mistakes in sensor applications include failing to select the most appropriate sensing principle/technology for the task. Below are some case studies where we were able to help teams find the best sensor for their need. Need Sensors Measure blood oxygen level as part of a device to detect sleep apnea and correct [...]

July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, Sensors, V2018|

Feature article on prototypes in Embedded Computing Design June 2018

Don't miss our recent article on prototypes "Testing your key assumptions" in Embedded Computing Design. Prototypes are an important part of the hardware development process. At the simplest level, a prototype is an initial or preliminary model of the product. You build a prototype to test key assumptions that you have about the product. Prototypes [...]

June 30th, 2018|Categories: Embedded Systems, News, V2018|

Voler Systems’ Universal Health-Sensor Platform Jumpstarts Development of Wearable Devices

June 26, 2018 - Sunnyvale CA, Voler Systems is excited to announce the availability of the Universal Health-Sensor Platform that enables gathering data much quicker and innovating that much faster. The Universal Health-Sensor Platform allows firms to save time and money when prototyping wearable devices that gather physiological data. The Universal Health-Sensor Platform allows firms [...]

June 26th, 2018|Categories: IoT, Medical Devices, News, V2018, Wearable Devices|

Moe Sasaki on Externships at Voler Systems

We are committed to providing life-changing opportunities for young, aspiring individuals. This year we had someone from the Japan Biodesign program visit for three weeks as an extern. Below is one of the conversations that Walt Maclay and Rio Valdes had with Moe Sasaki and her startup team.  

June 21st, 2018|Categories: News, V2018, Video|

Featured in Sensors Online June 2018

We are excited to be featured in Sensors Online and look forward to the 2018 Medical Sensors Design Conference in a few weeks. At the Medical Sensors Design Conference in San Jose, Voler will be demonstrating their Universal Health-Sensor Platform. Voler enables your fastest path to capturing and transmitting patient data with a pre-engineered prototype [...]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2018, Wearable Devices|

Sneak peek at Voler’s Universal Health-Sensor Platform at Sensor Expo & Conference

  Voler Systems will offer a sneak peek at their Universal Health-Sensor Platform at the 2018 Sensor Expo & Conference. Voler's wearable health platform makes it possible to innovate faster and at a lower cost with rapid prototyping. It's no longer necessary for a company to design the core electronics and basic software for a new [...]

Building a Better Wearable Device and Getting it Cleared through FDA with Walt Maclay

In this video, Walt Maclay discusses the issues involved with bringing wearable medical devices from an idea to FDA approval based on his firms many experiences. He explores areas including user interface issues, battery life, different sensing technologies, data security, and verification to meet FDA and CE requirements.

June 1st, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2018, Video, Wearable Devices|

Battery Limitations for Wearable Devices

Transcript of Walt Maclay "Battery Limitations for Wearable Devices" video Walt Maclay:  If battery technology advanced like semiconductors have, you would have a device the size of a pinhead that could power your car and it'd cost a penny. Unfortunately, we're never going to have that. If you want to get much, much denser [...]

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Batteries, News, Ultra Low Power, Video, Wearable Devices|

Medical Device Development for Newbies

Voler System's Walt Maclay will join three leading medical device developers on a panel discussion at the SV Hardware to Scale Meetup a panel discussion on "Medical Device Development for Newbies". May 24, 2018 in Mountain View The free program, Medical Device Development for Newbies, additionally features Jennifer Ernst, CEO at Tivic Health, Jeffrey Christian, [...]

May 21st, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2018|

Volume 2018, Issue 2 Newsletter

In This Issue: Disruptive Startups Let’s talk about disruptive startups in 2018. Entrepreneurs create more than six million new businesses in the United States. Every year, a small percentage of them are successful and put existing business out of business. So who are those companies that are disrupting old industries and creating new ones? Here [...]

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Electronic Design Services Newsletters, News, V2018|