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 [...]
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 [...]
January 27, 2015 - Walt Maclay appeared in the MDT blog.
Walt Maclay shares his perspective on 2015 in Sean Fenske's column "Perspectives On What's Ahead in 2015" in the December 2014 Issue of Medical Design Technology. "During 2015, sensors will continue to be a driving force for innovative medical devices. We will see advances in chemical sensors, especially "lab on a chip" and paper-based sensors. Driven [...]
The demand for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices has led to the introduction of a lot of interesting products. These IoT devices collect data from all kinds of places: from your home, from your shoes, from your body and from your computer. In many cases, what makes this possible is the innovation of sensors. We [...]
There is a massive shift happening in tech, everything is getting connected to the Internet. The convenience and power of the Internet makes these products much more valuable, so clients are rushing to get their IoT (Internet of Things) products to market. They rely on Voler expertise in sensors, wireless communication and data collection technology to [...]
Recently MIT announced the latest research in compressed sensing that may soon be saving us money for a wide range of imaging and signal-processing applications. Compressed sensing is a new technique in signal processing and imaging that takes a weighted linear combination of samples. Using simple linear equations, these few samples can represent the complete signal. [...]
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Voler was recently approached by a large medical device company that relied on test equipment that had been designed several years earlier by a firm that was no longer available. They ask Voler for help because for the last two years the equipment would periodically fail calibration and was providing inconsistent results. They had done [...]
Accelerometers can be used to measure not only acceleration but also vibration. Historically, accelerometers have seen widespread use in manufacturing production lines and automotive electronics. They are now widely used in portable electronic devices such as cell phones, video game controllers, and cameras. Medical devices increasingly incorporate them to add capabilities to measure motion such as the rate and depth of chest compression.