In this video, Walt Maclay discusses the issues involved with bringing wearable medical devices from an idea to FDA approval based on his firms many experiences. He explores areas including user interface issues, battery life, different sensing technologies, data security, and verification to meet FDA and CE requirements.
Transcript of Walt Maclay "Battery Limitations for Wearable Devices" video Walt Maclay: If battery technology advanced like semiconductors have, you would have a device the size of a pinhead that could power your car and it'd cost a penny. Unfortunately, we're never going to have that. If you want to get much, much denser [...]
Voler System's Walt Maclay will join three leading medical device developers on a panel discussion at the SV Hardware to Scale Meetup a panel discussion on "Medical Device Development for Newbies". May 24, 2018 in Mountain View The free program, Medical Device Development for Newbies, additionally features Jennifer Ernst, CEO at Tivic Health, Jeffrey Christian, [...]
"Voler played a huge part in solving an electrical engineering problem that we'd run into with another firm. We needed a very specific form factor and feature set matched and it was handled perfectly. They moved incredibly quickly, which was another requirement. We can't recommend them highly enough, and have already moved forward with another [...]
Let’s talk about disruptive startups in 2018. Entrepreneurs create more than six million new businesses in the United States. Every year, a small percentage of them are successful and put existing business out of business. So who are those companies that are disrupting old industries and creating new ones? Here is a look at some [...]
A good starting place for help when you want to develop a medical device for the US market is a short article by Rob Church for Voler Systems, Developing Product Requirements for Medical Devices. Write your Requirements Documents You must first define the market need, which is done in the MRD or "Market Requirements Document". This [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]