Is this body scanner a medical device?

Omron's Body Composition Monitor and Scale measures 7 fitness indicators including body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, body age and body weight. Download our "Are you making a medical device?" Whitepaper    

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, V2019|

Is this “smart toilet” a medical device?

The smart toilet seat includes three key sensors: an electrocardiogram to measure electrical activity of the heart; a photoplethysmogram to measure blood oxygen levels; and a ballistocardiogram to measure the mechanical force of the heart pumping blood. Sensors in this battery-powered, cloud-connected toilet seat–based cardiovascular monitoring system successfully demonstrated cardiovascular monitoring of blood pressure, stroke [...]

February 15th, 2019|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, V2019, Wearable Devices, Whitepaper|

I am thankful for my team – even if they have fun at my expense!

It’s the season to be thankful ... I am thankful for my customers. I am thankful to be here to help them achieve their goals! I am thankful to work with a great team that are personally and emotionally invested in the success of their customers. As a thank you, I thought I would share [...]

November 8th, 2018|Categories: Customer References, Infographic, News, V2018|

A little pizzazz to our logo

We added a little pizzazz to our logo. But our signature brand and commitment to high quality are still the same!

October 15th, 2018|Categories: Infographic, News, Video|

Wake-Up Circuits

Accelerometers are widely used in electronic products such as phones, gaming controllers and cars. Since they are cheap and ultra-low power, in many products they are part of the wake-up circuit. When they sense movement, they turn on the rest of the systems. However, if they are deployed incorrectly, they will cause intermittent problems with [...]

December 5th, 2017|Categories: Infographic, Motion Control, News, Sensors, V2017|

Wearable Device Design Mistakes

Frequently, we are called in to perform design reviews of wearable devices. Here are a couple of common design mistakes we see for wearable devices: Design draws too much power To save power, you will want to turn off portions of your design when you're not using them.  Design and testing of shut-down and sleep [...]

July 5th, 2017|Categories: Infographic, V2017, Wearable Devices|

LoRaWAN

Cost, power, IP, and latency issues are driving IoT designers away from current standards like Zigbee and toward an emerging set of long-range wireless solutions. LoRa, an abbreviation of "Long Range", is one such technology that is gaining traction. LoRaWAN™ (Long Range WAN) is an emerging LPWAN specification developed by the LoRa® Alliance (www.lora-alliance.org). Like all [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Infographic, IoT, V2017, Wireless|

Biosensors: Avoiding errors measuring physiological functions like EKG, heart rate, and temperature

Wearable medical devices are biosensors attached to the human body to detect and monitor changes and capture biological / physiological data. These devices are usually non-invasive devices that function autonomously. Monitoring older adults and subjects with chronic conditions in the home and community are a growing focus of these applications. Common types of physiological functions [...]

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, Sensors, V2017, Wearable Devices|

Engineering Manager: Are You a Boss or a Leader?

Learning to be a leader to your team, instead of being a boss, can be a challenge. This is true whether you have just transitioned from a product developer to a management position, or you have been a manager (or team leader) for a while. There are things you can do and ways you can behave [...]

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Infographic, Management, V2017|

An Interesting CBInsight Article About Medical Device Startups

In CBInsight's article "Redefining The Future of Medicine: 72 Medical Device Startups Advancing Treatment And Prevention", they estimate medical device funding as $3.5B in 2016. It highlights and categorizes 72 private medical device companies. Their 9 business categories are: General Surgery - Companies developing advances to common surgical techniques as well as procedures such as suturing. Examples [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Infographic, Medical Devices, V2016|