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How to Prevent EMI When Designing an Interconnect Solution for Medical Devices

Electromagnetic interference poses a threat to product functionality as well as patient health. The right shielding architecture can help avoid it. By Zachary Blanden, Industrial Engineer, Nicomatic LP EMI, or electromagnetic interference, is a branch of EMC, which stands for electromagnetic compatibility. EMI refers to the study and mitigation of interference of noise signals to Read More >>

Tiny Interconnect Products Bring Sound to Life – Cochlear Implant Connectors

A new generation of micro-sized electronics is helping hearing-impaired people connect with the world. By Bob Stanton, Director of Technology, Omnetics Connector Corporation Cochlear Implant Connectors The cochlear implant, one of the most dramatic and effective treatments for hearing impairments and loss, has been around since 1957. In its earliest version, the device consisted of Read More >>

Amazing Therapeutic Exoskeletons Move Into Medicine

Exoskeletons have been around for more than 50 years, but new lightweight materials have spurred growth in therapeutic and rehabilitation products that use compact, rugged connectors. By Caroline Hayes An exoskeleton mimics the insect world’s natural protection. In invertebrates, a rigid external cover protects soft body parts and organs. General Electric and the US armed Read More >>

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Fluidic Connectors Go With the Flow

Connectors that carry fluid or air through a bore, paired with connectors that carry signal and power, are a critical component in modern medicine. Electronic connectors typically handle power and signal. In the world of medical equipment, however, connectors can often take on additional jobs, carrying fluid, gases, and light. These specialty or hybrid connectors, which Read More >>

Medical Connectors: Measuring Creepage and Clearance for Performance and Compliance

Electrical connectors play a key role in advancing product capabilities and ensuring consistent, reliable performance in medical electrical and electronic equipment, especially in today’s IT- enabled and interoperable world. By Patrick Kinyanjui, Principal Engineer, Fischer Connectors, Inc. Connectors are an important element to consider when developing a risk assessment for a new or updated device. Read More >>

The Portable Doctor

As telehealth and telemedicine bring health care to new places, connectors play an important role. As health care costs continue to rise, and many people — particularly those in rural or sparsely populated areas — encounter roadblocks to good health care, consumers are looking for viable alternatives to traditional doctor office visits. One of the Read More >>

Integrating Electronics into Connectors Gives New Flexibility to Medical Device Designers

Specialized connectors that integrate other components save space and add capabilities. By Julie Carlson, Marketing Manager, LEMO USA Design engineers who create small, portable devices such as those used in medical and military equipment face a challenge: the need to save valuable PCB space. One popular solution is to integrate electronics into a connector. One Read More >>

Smart-Home Technology for the Disability Community

A new wave of connector-rich technologies are giving greater independence to people with disabilities By Adam Wahlberg When Mark Siegel wants to play music in his Minneapolis condo, he twitches his left ear. This is how he controls his iPad, which is how he manages his home environment. To him it’s all quite remarkable. “I Read More >>

Five Medical Systems That Stand to Benefit from Proper Cable Protection

Specialized conduit systems provide high-reliability cable protection in a variety of medical applications. See how designs for five top devices can be improved. By George Sims, Vice President, AerosUSA The demand for variety in medical cable protection products is increasing as medical devices continue to evolve with technological advances. These specialized products are designed to Read More >>

Choosing the Right Interconnect Systems for Medical Device Designs

Guidelines for the effective selection of medical connectors By Tom Kannally, product specialist/applications engineer, Contact Technologies, Smiths Interconnect Choosing the Right Interconnect Systems for Medical Device Designs Medical devices, such as patient monitors, imaging systems, electrophysiology catheters, and other diagnostic and therapeutic systems, require dependable connectivity and accurate signal transmission. Equipment for the medical market Read More >>

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Connector Supplier’s market-focused coverage offers insights into a world of applications that are made possible by connectors. In 2017, our coverage of the connector industry showcased connector, sensor, and cable assembly products in action. We found connectors in virtually every industry, from healthcare to agriculture to transportation. As connectors empower the Internet of Things (IoT), Read More >>