CES 2017: Medical technologies you need to know

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Danielle Kirsh, MDO Assistant Editor

Updated Jan. 6, 2017

The year’s biggest tech event—the annual Consumer Electronics Show—has been about eye-popping television displays, driverless cars, wireless audio and, of course, a host of wearables and other mobile health devices.

Some of the claims should be taken with a grain of salt. (Anyone ever heard of Theranos?) But some of the health and medical devices could truly improve people’s lives.

Here are some show highlights.

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MDO managing editor Chris Newmarker contributed to this slideshow.

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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