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The Future of Medical Device

HLB Inc. recently released a compellation of comments from its designers,engineers, and researchers on the future of medical device.One prediction is the self-training of medical device. According to thefirm, technologies will mimic those used in the Wii and iPhone. Avatars willbe used to train doctors, surgeons, staff, and patients in the use andoperation of medical devices. Company representatives will also use avatarsto simulate the operation of medical equipment.

November 26, 2008

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The Future of Medical Device

This will allow doctors andsurgeons to determine if the purchase of a new piece of equipment makessense.Another prediction is that companies will move a âEURoeGreenâEUR business model thatemphasizes reduction of medical waste. This trend will promote developmentof smart technology that can enable sterilization of previously single-useequipment (syringes, catheters, IV tubes). The business model could furtherdevelopment of biodegradable body navigation devices.In addition, the company cited other trends, as follows:

  • Movement of medical device from hospital to home.

  • Creation of smaller, handheld and protable devices.

  • Development of home diagnostics using microelectromechanical safeguards to prevent misuse and inaccurate readings.

  • Development of diagnostics that make use of very small fluid samples.

  • Increasing use of wireless technology that eliminates the need for expensive cables.

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