Continua Health Alliance Executive Director Talks Low-Power Wireless and What’s Next in Connected Health
Chuck Parker discusses why Bluetooth low energy is gaining popularity among medical device designers and what Continua's role will be as consumer and medical devices converge.
(October, 2012)
The Role of Reverse Software Engineering in Medical Devices
 As software plays a bigger part in medical devices, tearing it down is becoming increasingly important.
(October, 2012)
Oscilloscopes Enable Accurate Microvolt Biomedical Measurements
Measuring electrical phenomena presents a number of challenges for biomedical signal measurement systems. The tiny, microvolt-level electrical pulses that signal a firing neuron or a muscle response are often obscured by high-amplitude noise or accompanied by significant dc potentials. Quite often,
(September, 2012)
Lithium Polymer Batteries Power Wireless Digital Radiography
Imaging is one of the first medical applications to adopt these exceptionally thin batteries.
(August, 2012)
Multilayer Information Protection Methods
Tips to get started securing your weakest link in information protection, which may not be what you would expect.
(July, 2012)
Wireless Opportunities in Medical Devices
It is a classic image: a critically ill patient in a hospital bed connected to various medical devices by wires and IV tubing for monitoring and treatment. These devices are attached to the wall beside the bed and wired into the hospital infrastructure. While this is certainly still a real and neces
(July, 2012)
Bluetooth Low Energy vs. Classic Bluetooth: Choose the Best Wireless Technology For Your Application
Bluetooth low energy technology isn’t just another Bluetooth revision—it’s a whole new technology.
(June, 2012)
Medical Device Mechatronics Maturity
Even if your only motive is maximizing profit, not maximizing your organization’s mechatronics maturity is a waste of your resources.  
(May, 2012)
Easing IEC 62304 Certification for Medical Devices—Part 2
Integrating requirements traceability with legacy and third-party software is a key to device success.
(May, 2012)
Easing IEC 62304 Certification for Medical Devices
Properly applying the standard to medical development and integrating third-party software will pay dividends down the road.
(May, 2012)
Choose the Right Touch Technology for Your Display
There’s one touch technology that’s most suited for your design. Understanding all the tradeoffs makes that choice easier.
(April, 2012)
Does the Battery Fuel Gauge Lie?
Why the battery state-of-charge cannot be measured accurately.
(April, 2012)
FPGAs Help Drive Innovation in Complex Medical Systems
More processing power and advanced configurability let designers run the algorithms needed for cutting edge platforms.
(April, 2012)
Better, Faster, Smarter—What's Next For Connected Health
The evolution of connected healthcare is starting to accelerate. Even though medical devices and services can take years to go through FDA approval, consumers and individual doctors are moving to adopt new practices based on connected health devices and services. In 2011, we surveyed consumers and
(March, 2012)
The Challenges of Designing USB Charging Ports
An introduction to the common issues a designer faces in creating this highly desirable, omnipresent USB charging port.
(March, 2012)
Emerging Technologies Enhance Drug-Delivery Efficacy
Malfunctions and errors can be significantly reduced by integrating such technologies as MEMS, energy-harvesting RFID, and low-power CMOS process technologies and IP.
(March, 2012)
Exploiting the 5 GHz Band for Medical Devices
In the early 2000s, wireless local area networking became a mainstream technology known as Wi-Fi. Computing devices such as laptops and notebooks began to support the IEEE 802.11b standard, which has a top data rate of 11 Mb/s and operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. After 802.11b came 802.11g, w
(February, 2012)
Arming Patients with Physiological Data
Electronically savvy patients, or “e-patients,” are thought to have better clinical outcomes than patients treated in a clinician-only controlled environment. That is the conclusion of a recent article titled “Exploration of the E-Patient Phenomenon in Nursing Informatics.”
(February, 2012)
Charge Medical Devices Without Wires
Wireless charging offers convenience, but the tradeoffs may be too great.
(February, 2012)
Leverage Commercial Off-the-Shelf Tools to Create Verifiable Hardware and Software Solutions
Designing solutions for medical applications is growing more complex as adherence to regulations is shifting to more of the designer’s responsibility. Taking advantage of FPGAs can help designers reduce their time to market.
(January, 2012)
Battery Fuel Gauge: Factual or Fallacy?
Measuring stored energy capacity is easy. Doing it accurately is a whole different ballgame.  
(January, 2012)
Be Aware of Risk Management in Batteries
Battery failure is common, but avoidable, if you know how.
(January, 2012)
A Better Probe for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
The device combines two optical techniques to compensate for the shortcomings of each other.
(January, 2012)
Build and Validate Safety in Medical Device Software
The complexity of the software employed in many medical devices means that ensuring their safety requires complement testing with a combination of other techniques such as design validation, implementation validation, and remaining fault estimation.
(January, 2012)
Inside the Dexcom Seven Plus Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
A tear down reveals the innards of an increasingly popular product.
(December, 2011)
Continua Health Alliance Executive Director Talks Low-Power Wireless and What’s Next in Connected Health
Chuck Parker discusses why Bluetooth low energy is gaining popularity among medical device designers and what Continua's role will be as consumer and medical devices converge.
(October, 2012)
The Role of Reverse Software Engineering in Medical Devices
 As software plays a bigger part in medical devices, tearing it down is becoming increasingly important.
(October, 2012)
Oscilloscopes Enable Accurate Microvolt Biomedical Measurements
Measuring electrical phenomena presents a number of challenges for biomedical signal measurement systems. The tiny, microvolt-level electrical pulses that signal a firing neuron or a muscle response are often obscured by high-amplitude noise or accompanied by significant dc potentials. Quite often,
(September, 2012)
Lithium Polymer Batteries Power Wireless Digital Radiography
Imaging is one of the first medical applications to adopt these exceptionally thin batteries.
(August, 2012)
Multilayer Information Protection Methods
Tips to get started securing your weakest link in information protection, which may not be what you would expect.
(July, 2012)
Wireless Opportunities in Medical Devices
It is a classic image: a critically ill patient in a hospital bed connected to various medical devices by wires and IV tubing for monitoring and treatment. These devices are attached to the wall beside the bed and wired into the hospital infrastructure. While this is certainly still a real and neces
(July, 2012)
Bluetooth Low Energy vs. Classic Bluetooth: Choose the Best Wireless Technology For Your Application
Bluetooth low energy technology isn’t just another Bluetooth revision—it’s a whole new technology.
(June, 2012)
Medical Device Mechatronics Maturity
Even if your only motive is maximizing profit, not maximizing your organization’s mechatronics maturity is a waste of your resources.  
(May, 2012)
Easing IEC 62304 Certification for Medical Devices—Part 2
Integrating requirements traceability with legacy and third-party software is a key to device success.
(May, 2012)
Easing IEC 62304 Certification for Medical Devices
Properly applying the standard to medical development and integrating third-party software will pay dividends down the road.
(May, 2012)
Choose the Right Touch Technology for Your Display
There’s one touch technology that’s most suited for your design. Understanding all the tradeoffs makes that choice easier.
(April, 2012)
Does the Battery Fuel Gauge Lie?
Why the battery state-of-charge cannot be measured accurately.
(April, 2012)
FPGAs Help Drive Innovation in Complex Medical Systems
More processing power and advanced configurability let designers run the algorithms needed for cutting edge platforms.
(April, 2012)
Better, Faster, Smarter—What's Next For Connected Health
The evolution of connected healthcare is starting to accelerate. Even though medical devices and services can take years to go through FDA approval, consumers and individual doctors are moving to adopt new practices based on connected health devices and services. In 2011, we surveyed consumers and
(March, 2012)
The Challenges of Designing USB Charging Ports
An introduction to the common issues a designer faces in creating this highly desirable, omnipresent USB charging port.
(March, 2012)
Emerging Technologies Enhance Drug-Delivery Efficacy
Malfunctions and errors can be significantly reduced by integrating such technologies as MEMS, energy-harvesting RFID, and low-power CMOS process technologies and IP.
(March, 2012)
Exploiting the 5 GHz Band for Medical Devices
In the early 2000s, wireless local area networking became a mainstream technology known as Wi-Fi. Computing devices such as laptops and notebooks began to support the IEEE 802.11b standard, which has a top data rate of 11 Mb/s and operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. After 802.11b came 802.11g, w
(February, 2012)
Arming Patients with Physiological Data
Electronically savvy patients, or “e-patients,” are thought to have better clinical outcomes than patients treated in a clinician-only controlled environment. That is the conclusion of a recent article titled “Exploration of the E-Patient Phenomenon in Nursing Informatics.”
(February, 2012)
Charge Medical Devices Without Wires
Wireless charging offers convenience, but the tradeoffs may be too great.
(February, 2012)
Leverage Commercial Off-the-Shelf Tools to Create Verifiable Hardware and Software Solutions
Designing solutions for medical applications is growing more complex as adherence to regulations is shifting to more of the designer’s responsibility. Taking advantage of FPGAs can help designers reduce their time to market.
(January, 2012)
Battery Fuel Gauge: Factual or Fallacy?
Measuring stored energy capacity is easy. Doing it accurately is a whole different ballgame.  
(January, 2012)
Be Aware of Risk Management in Batteries
Battery failure is common, but avoidable, if you know how.
(January, 2012)
A Better Probe for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
The device combines two optical techniques to compensate for the shortcomings of each other.
(January, 2012)
Build and Validate Safety in Medical Device Software
The complexity of the software employed in many medical devices means that ensuring their safety requires complement testing with a combination of other techniques such as design validation, implementation validation, and remaining fault estimation.
(January, 2012)
Inside the Dexcom Seven Plus Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
A tear down reveals the innards of an increasingly popular product.
(December, 2011)