Curious about which parts are inside an Animas Ping insulin pump? The device will the subject of a live teardown at the MD&M West conference on February 12 in Anaheim, CA, which will shed insight into the inner workings of the device as well as the insulin pump market and relevant intellectual property considerations. The teardown will be performed by Bill Betten, medical technology director at UBM TechInsights, who previously has led a number of medical device product development efforts.
|The components of the Animas Ping insulin pump from UBM TechInsights' teardown.|
On February 13, Betten will provide teardown analysis of the iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7, which will shed insight on their design. Although tablets are not medical devices per se, they are being used for a growing number of medical applications and proven to be popular among physicians.
Betten also will provide teardown analysis of another Apple product, the iPhone 5, on February 14, along with the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is now the most popular handset on the market.
Additionally on February 14, Betten will give a presentation titled "When Worlds Collide: When Consumerization Meets Medical Device Technology." Although the intersection between the two has been growing in recent years, the design philosophies found in the two industries remain much different.