The medical electronics balancing act: Lower costs with greater innovation
Lower costs and greater innovation, in medical? This I have to see. It’s a webinar being hosted by a colleague of mine, Bruce Rayner, so I asked him to send me a description of what he’ll be covering, and here’s what he sent me. It may be worth your while stopping by for a bit.
Also, if you have any questions you’d like to ask in advance, post them here, and we’ll pass them along to Bruce and he’ll be happy to ask them for you.
“Hey Patrick, with panelists Steven Dean of Freescale and Matt Klassen of PTC we’ll be discussing the challenges hardware and software engineers face designing next-generation medical devices,” sounds good to me. Can you give me an example? Here’s the download (it’s a case of “be careful what you ask for,”):
“We’ll discuss market and design trends and drill down on the factors that will help you accelerate the design process and ensure regulatory compliance across a range of devices from portable wireless consumer products to clinical equipment.
One area of focus will be wireless. As medical devices go mobile, we’ll look at the spectrum of technology options available to engineers, from RFID to Zigbee to Bluetooth to 802.11 to WBU, and discuss where and why each has its place in the medical device market. We’ll also review a case study.
Another key area is the growing importance of software in medical devices and applications. Indeed, software is becoming the critical market differentiator for many medical devices. We’ll explore the strategies for effective software/hardware co-development and processes to ensure compliance to demanding governmental standards including FDA 510K.
Here are some of the topics we’ll discuss in the webinar:
• Review the critical medical market drivers
• Cutting edge medical applications
• How to navigate the wireless connectivity maze
• Discuss solutions for data connectivity
• Understanding the increased role of software in product innovation
• Strategies of conformance to standards & FDA regulations”
Seems like something worth looking into. It’s titled “The Medical Electronics Balancing Act: How to lower cost while boosting innovation” and it’s on December 7, 2011 at 1 pm EDT.
See you there! Don’t forget to pose your questions below, or email me at email@example.com.