6 innovative technologies in AR/VR

AR/VR technologies have become big industries with mainstream availability. Total spending on AR/VR products and services was $11 billion in 2017 and expected to grow to be $215 billion in 2021. Augmented reality (AR) is an "augmented" view of the physical, real-world environment which displays computer-generated  sound, video, graphics or GPS data while still viewing [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Recent Electronic & Embedded Design Projects, Sensors, V2018|

Innovation from Inside the Corporation

Innovation means driving change. Every change starts with an idea, a vision of what could happen that would create a tangible benefit for an organization. Driving change can be difficult, but often "intrapreneurs" see a need and then gather limited resources to transform that vision into a new reality. These individuals need a fast, efficient [...]

July 14th, 2018|Categories: Medical Devices, Sensors, V2018, Wearable Devices|

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|

Electronic Design: “These Presentations Turned Heads at MDTX Day 2” by Chris DeMartino

We are excited to at MDTX 2018 and thrilled to be listing in Chris DeMartino's "These Presentations Turned Heads at MDTX Day 2" article about the conference. Here is what Chris DeMartino, Technical Editor at Electronic Design, had to say about Walt Maclay's talk. "Walt Maclay of Voler Systems focused in on “Building a Better [...]

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Batteries, Medical Devices, News, Sensors, V2018, Wearable Devices|

Audio system for conference rooms

Voler developed a prototype for an audio system with advanced digital signal processing for acoustic echo cancellation, ambient noise cancellation and equalization to maximize performance. The system gets its input through an analog front end that filters, amplifies, and powers microphones.  It can also drive multiple speakers through high quality, high performance DACs.  In addition, the [...]

Finding some “sense” in 2018

In 2018, sensors will continue to be a driving force for innovation. Low-cost sensors are revolutionizing medical, home health and wearable devices, as well as other Internet of things gadgets. These smart devices benefit from the ongoing development and fusion of low-cost, high-volume sensors.  Whether it is temperature, pressure, vibration, acceleration, flow, sound or vision, [...]

January 6th, 2018|Categories: Sensors, V2018|

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: Motion Control, News, Sensors, V2017|

Overview of Wearable Device Sensors Slides 2017

Wearable fitness devices are influencing today’s medical devices that target clinical and everyday applications. Some of the innovation involves new modalities of measurement: for example an iPhone that analyzes your eyeball to determine blood pressure. But fundamentally the challenge has shifted from determining how to make accurate and precise measurements to how to enable a compact [...]

October 30th, 2017|Categories: News, Sensors, 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|

In the news “Finding some “Sense” in 2015

  January 27, 2015 - Walt Maclay appeared in the MDT blog.  

February 5th, 2015|Categories: Medical Devices, News, Sensors, Trends|