Sensors can be an integral part of medical devices to ensure safe and proper use, whether it is measuring contact pressure, position, temperature and humidity, gas pressure, airflow, odor or carbon dioxide, or even detecting an expiration date. They help patients use products correctly, which means they help therapy happen.
Here are items to consider when incorporating sensors into a medical device:
- Choosing the right sensor during product design isn’t just about what it is sensing, it’s also about choosing the sensor that matches the overall system performance and cost requirements.
- Other key performance parameters come into play including power requirements, digital vs. analog front-end, system integration, and whether it needs to be water-resistant or fully waterproof.
- How the patient uses the device: Designing a smart patch that a patient will wear daily dictates completely different requirements compared to a drug delivery system used on occasion.
- The adoption of the right sensor solution can also help support patient compliance and adherence to prescribed treatment. It can provide more than just data.
Advancements in silicon technology and the development of innovative manufacturing processes are opening up new possibilities for sensors in the healthcare industry. The market is further opened up by the successful integration of sensors and electronics into fabrics and other flexible materials, as well as additive printing manufacturing processes that enable the integration of sensors directly onto biocompatible materials.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
- The current and future trends in sensor technologies to better address the upcoming challenges of medical device design.
- The key performance parameters that drive the selection of the right sensing technology that suits specific applications.
- To recognize how sensors can dramatically improve medical device usability and pharma adherence.
- How modular development platforms can help you conceptualize any device idea right from the start, and ultimately accelerate product development and time-to-market.
Medical Design & Outsourcing