December 2016

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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Wearable Medical Devices Enter the Mainstream

Innovative biomedical technology that was once science fiction fantasy is now a reality. Technologically advanced wearable medical devices are now both affordable and widely available. The convenience and ease of these autonomous, innovative “wearables” enable patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, to have their medication and insulin levels monitored and controlled by their physicians.

Other devices help manage pain and prevent cardiac arrest. What’s more, many wearable medical devices can now be controlled with an IOS-based device or smart phone app. Physicians use these medical wearable devices to more effectively and efficiently diagnose and monitor patient progress and health. Telehealth and virtual medicine allow devices to collect data and transmit it wirelessly to the physician who can then provide disease management and healthcare remotely. Current market research projects 485-million wearable wireless medical devices will be sold annually while... Read the article...

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding Delivers Precision

Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding — also known as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) — is a process that is used to join thin, non-ferrous metals. Electricity flows through a non-consumable tungsten electrode and creates an arc to the materials to be joined. The weld area is kept free from atmospheric contaminants by the presence of a gas (typically argon, helium, or a mixture of the two) that surrounds the weld during the bonding process. A filler material is frequently fed into the joint, although some metals do not require a filler.

TIG welding creates a strong bond and gives our engineers more control over the weld than with alternate forms of welding. The process was perfected in the 1940s and quickly gained popularity in the aerospace industry. TIG welding can be utilized to join most nonferrous metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and platinum, and can be employed to create bonds between dissimilar materials. Unlike other methods that can change the chemical composition of the metals involved through volatilization, the tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding produces a joint that matches the original metals in chemical composition, making the bond highly resistant to corrosion and cracking over the long term... Read the article...

Achieving Medical Device Security is Imperative

As healthcare services become increasingly interconnected, we can expect that medical devices may become targets for attack by cybercriminals. Stolen data presents an obvious threat to individual privacy, which alone is enough to cause concern. The medical device and healthcare industries need a proactive plan to combat cyberattacks that could compromise wireless devices' accuracy, safety and security.

While the need has been on the industry’s radar for years, regulatory action moves slowly compared to the development of new decryption schemes. Put simply, establishing cybersecurity standards for medical devices is remarkably complicated. Besides the usual IT challenges, medical devices are tightly regulated. Regardless, wireless protocols and standards are urgently needed to protect medical devices from data infringement and nefarious invaders. Read the article...

Ensuring Accurate Fluid & Gas Delivery

Medical devices are often responsible for the transfer of fluids and gasses to and from a patient. From simple bag valve masks to complex respirators, and from basic catheters to advanced blood transfusion machines, it is imperative that these devices perform their task without leaks. For some medical equipment, a leak can severely impede effectiveness, while for others a leak can result in the contamination of fluids and gasses, which can lead to infections and other complications in the patient. It is therefore critical that devices perform leak-free.

To ensure that gasses and fluids are properly delivered, devices must be checked for leaks. Some can be checked with simple pressure tests. With medical instrumentation becoming increasingly complex, however, many require more advanced testing such as Mass Spectrometry Leak Detection. Some devices also need to be retested at regular intervals to maintain leak-free operation. Read the article...

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