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The Fully Wired Wheelchair

The classic wheelchair is one of the most basic — and for many, most essential — machines ever invented. By adding wheels to a seat, inventors gave injured people mobility, which translates into freedom and quality of life. Things can always be improved, however. For centuries, improvements came in the form of design and materials Read More >>

Ambidextrous Connectors

You don’t always need to seek out a specialty medical connector. Many products that weren’t specifically designed for the medical realm can perform admirably in medical applications, while meeting the needed standards, and keeping costs low. We take a look at ambidextrous products from LEMO and AVX to learn more about multi-use connectors. LEMO’s new Read More >>

Push-Pull Connector Roundup

This week’s product roundup highlights some of the most rugged and reliable push-pull connectors available on today’s market. SCHURTER’s waterproof, push-pull IEC connector provides a strong, reliable connection with audible confirmation, allows for cable breakaway in the event of excess stress, and offers IP67 or IP69K protection both when connected and when unconnected and paired Read More >>

Stretchable Electronics are the New Machine-Body Interface

A new class of connectors is poised to enable stretchable electronic devices that will revolutionize patient care. Sensors have long played a leading role in medicine. They’re employed in every area of patient care, aid in the gathering of data for research, star in applications like patient monitoring, and help medical professionals gather critical data Read More >>

One Waterproof Connector Does Not Fit All

A host of variables define a waterproof connector. Here’s how one company helps its customers get exactly what they need. Roy Phillips, Managing Director, Intelliconnect When a customer asks a supplier for a waterproof connector, their exact requirements are often unclear. In fact, many customers find the specific factors involved in waterproofing tech a mystery. Read More >>

Autoclavable glass-sealed connector from Schott

Glass-Sealed Connectors Help Increase the Longevity and Reliability of Medical Devices

Medical devices benefit from the dependability and resiliency provided by glass-sealed connectors as protection against autoclaving conditions. by Jochen Herzberg, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging In today’s era of rapid technological advancement, medical devices have become more complex and capable than ever thanks to the integration of advanced electronic components. Steam sterilization in the autoclave is a Read More >>

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Onanon’s Novel Manufacturing Approach Efficiently Produces Small-Volume Lots of Medical Connectors

Robots and customizable PCB materials help Onanon streamline production of medical connectors The connector industry has evolved around a group of fundamental manufacturing processes: Stamping reel-to-reel Electroplating processes (either reel-to-reel or batch-plating in tanks) Molded housings Automated high speed machines that singulate contacts and insert them into the housings The advantages of manufacturing connectors this Read More >>

Post-Brexit: New Opportunities, New Markets, New Applications, New Products

So here we are in our ‘apocalyptic’, ‘disastrous’ post-Brexit world just waiting for our businesses to collapse and our markets to disintegrate…. Certainly, that’s what I thought was going to happen. As a staunch ‘inny’, I was convinced that the ‘outies’ had it wrong and the uncertainties surrounding ‘Brexit’ would cause a major economic collapse Read More >>

Advancements in Medical Technology Demand Next-Gen Medical Connectors

Technological advancements throughout the medical market are dramatically enhancing the quality and accessibility of diagnostic information, improving patient treatment, and reducing infection rates. To support this rapidly evolving market, suppliers are being challenged to develop smaller, lighter, higher-speed, and higher-density medical connectors capable of handling big data, meeting demanding cost targets, and delivering additional capabilities, Read More >>

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Medical Interconnects Improve to Serve the Rapidly Evolving Industry

Connector suppliers are actively working to improve the medical interconnects required to support advanced patient monitoring, diagnostics, and treatment equipment designed to reduce the overall cost of patient care. Such devices span digital stethoscopes, scanners, lasers, and pain management products to neuromodulation implants, probes, and digital displays. The medical industry is enjoying a dramatic increase in the Read More >>

Specifying medical device connectors

Designing handhelds, wearables, and tomorrow’s smaller medical devices comes with a unique set of design challenges. Engineers and designers are striving to drive size, weight, and cost from their devices, looking critically at every component, including medical device connectors.   Handhelds, wearables and more: Smaller medical devices mean smaller, multi-tasking connectors New technology in connector Read More >>

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Software and Analytics are Revolutionizing Medical Sensors

From Monitoring to Disease Fighting: Software and Analytics are Revolutionizing Medical Sensors Electronic sensors have been in use in medicine for decades, but their status is currently being elevated from monitoring tools to one of the most powerful sources of data used in disease fighting. This revolution is not being spurred directly by innovations in Read More >>