Excited to be speaking at Smart Health 2018

Walt Maclay will be presenting on "Sensors and wearable devices for home health" on Friday, April 27, 2018. It looks like an amazing program and an extraordinary conference! We hope to see you there. https://www.smarthealth.tech/speaker/walter-maclaypresident-and-founder/

February 16th, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2018|

Developing products for clinical settings

Voler developed the next generation clinical lice treatment unit that improved the usability and aesthetics, increased functionality, decreased costs, and improved portability. We provided very tight temperature control: hot enough to kill lice, not so hot it burns a child's head. Voler also added a cellular modem to enable tracking of each use (for reimbursement [...]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, Recent Projects, V2018|

2017 Mentor at Stanford’s Health++

We are excited to be mentor at Stanford University's Health Hackathan. We will assess their technical feasibility and help provide guidance on product development.    

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2017|

Voice Activated Wake Up and Ultra Low Power Design for Medical Devices

Many mobile applications use sensors to monitor various activities- movement, sound, temperature, and the like. The sensors, if "always on" in full power would shorten battery life. Recent chip developments enable applications and devices to operate in a low power mode until they detect the signal that wakes them up and activates them for the [...]

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices|

User Interface for Chemical Analysis

Voler Systems developed an instrument that measures turbidity (cloudiness) of water for industrial water processing.  It uses the refractive index of the fluid to measure the volume of minute particles in the water.  The user interface provided control for operational, diagnostic, and calibration functions. We provided a clear and intuitive user interface for the instrument [...]

October 16th, 2017|Categories: Embedded Systems, Medical Devices, Recent Projects, Software and Firmware, V2017|

Self-Care Medical Devices and Health Wearables Require Increased Focus on Design for Human Factors

image source: Human Factors and Medical Devices on FDA website by Walt Maclay Recently, I attended a fascinating panel discussion that explored the increasing importance of understanding human factors and user experience in the design and successful use of a medical device for home care or self-care. Medical devices like insulin pumps and home dialysis [...]

July 27th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, V2017, Wearable Devices|

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: Medical Devices, Sensors, V2017, Wearable Devices|

New Regulations for CE: Changing Landscape for Medical Devices in Europe

by Walt Maclay At the 10x Medical Device Conference, which was held in San Diego the first week of May, I learned that major changes have been made in CE requirements for medical devices. After a long delay, the new rules were finally adopted in April of this year. The requirements are becoming more stringent, [...]

May 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, News|

MDT: Testing Error Conditions in Control Software for a Heart Pump

In a recent medical device project, we designed the control software and wrote the verification protocol for a class III heart pump. Our client submitted to the FDA and we are very happy to say that it was approved without any conditions or comments. It was quite unusual that the FDA had no comments on [...]

April 6th, 2017|Categories: Medical Devices, News, V2017|

Diagnostic design works extremely well – met cost target

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Analog Circuit Design, Customer References, Medical Devices, V2017|