2017 Mentor at Stanford’s Health++

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

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

Stanford’s heath++ Hackathon 2017

Voler Systems was excited to participate in health++ 2017 In Review Stanford’s Annual Health Hackathon on October 21-22, 2017, as a mentor and sponsor. health++ is a two-day event that brings together 300 engineers, designers, business experts, and healthcare professionals for a weekend of ideating, designing, and building for affordability in healthcare both domestically and [...]

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 [...]

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|

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: Medical Devices, V2016|