Recent Articles

March 5, 2015 8:30 am
Clive Nicholls, Product Design & Development Manager, Owen Mumford
The applications of 3D printing in the medical industry will continue to grow throughout 2015 and beyond. Recent research by SmarTrech shows that by 2020 the number of 3D printers being shipped annually for medical use will have almost...
March 4, 2015 8:30 am
Carolyn Rose, Director of Strategy and Research, Insight Product Development
As anticipation grows for the seemingly limitless opportunities that big data represents for healthcare, a clear path to leveraging the massive information repository that exists today continues to elude the masses. Enamored with the possibilities...
March 3, 2015 11:07 am
Al Fosco, Global Marketing Manager, Frigel North America
Faced with an ever-changing product development market, medical device product manufacturers are seeking new ways to optimize their processes and cut costs where possible to remain competitive. Enter closed-loop cooling. Widely adopted in Europe...
February 27, 2015 11:14 am
Manilka Abeysuriya, Richard Wheatley, Pera Technology Ltd.; Juanma Belda, Instituto de Biomechanica de Valencia; Antonio Reddavid, Cultraro Automazione Engineering S.r.l.; Pedro Fernandez, ; Leopoldo Fernandez, Especiliades Medico Ortopedicas
More than 4.25 million people in the EU and approximately 10 million people in the US are affected by essential tremor (ET). ET is a progressive neurological disorder of which the most recognizable feature is tremor of the arms. ET is also...
February 26, 2015 9:24 am
Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi
We are all connected people, according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society. Engineering...
February 26, 2015 8:30 am
Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske
“Smaller” is a word that most medical device designers are hearing more often these days. It keeps in step with a trend that has been happening in this industry for many years. Perhaps getting the biggest initial push from the demand for...
February 25, 2015 11:09 am
Kerri McMaster, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, Performance Lab
The makers of wearable devices are now very awake to the importance of prompting positive behavioral change. Many customers are buying these wearables or their attendant apps with the expectation that they will lose weight, get fitter, or...
February 24, 2015 10:52 am
Jason Middleton, VP of Sales & Development, Ray Products
In some ways, pressure forming is a niche plastic manufacturing process. In many of the same ways, medical device enclosures are a niche product. It just so happens that the unique capabilities of pressure forming often match up very well...
February 23, 2015 10:06 am
Steve Boccone, GreyBox Communications
“Telemedicine may just be the biggest trend in digital health in 2015,” wrote Skip Fleshman, partner at Asset Management Ventures, in an article for Forbes. He noted that in his work, he has spent “a lot of time crisscrossing the country...
February 19, 2015 10:59 am
Greenpeak
There are four components to a web connected health care product. Three are obvious – sensors, internet connectivity and a smart phone. The fourth – the analytics for the data itself - is finally getting the awareness it deserves. Today...
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