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Motors for Portable Medical Devices
6/6/2013

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New slotless, brushless ECS Series motors from Portescap are targeting hospital invasive ventilators and home care bi-level respiratory machines, where high-speed operation and highly dynamic control are used to quickly adjust the pressure output of the ventilation system.   (Source: Portescap)
New slotless, brushless ECS Series motors from Portescap are targeting hospital invasive ventilators and home care bi-level respiratory machines, where high-speed operation and highly dynamic control are used to quickly adjust the pressure output of the ventilation system.
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Charles Murray
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Lots of potential
Charles Murray   6/6/2013 7:28:34 PM
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Great story, Al. If you consider all the different types of medical diagnostic machines that are expected to become portable -- CAT scans, MRIs, various types of X-ray equipment -- the potential for motors in these applications is tremendous. I've heard of MRI makers who plan to build portable MRIs that could be used on the sidelines of football fields.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Lots of potential
Rob Spiegel   6/6/2013 8:08:33 PM
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Nice article Al. Revamped, highly tech, highly portable medical equipment will probably soar in development and sales for many years to come. There are huge savngs to be had by putting the hospital into mobile devices. Add that to the aging population we'll see significant growth.

Mydesign
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Mydesign   6/7/2013 3:26:12 AM
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"targeting applications in respiratory therapy ranging from hospital invasive ventilators to home care bi-level respiratory machines, where high-speed motor operation and highly dynamic control are required to quickly adjust the pressure output of the ventilation system."

AI, brushless dc motors are in place for more than a decade and even we are using it for space/avionic applications. But obliviously it's lagging in terms of performance of Hall-effect sensors and throughputs. I hope these new series of motors can address such issues.

Mydesign
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Mydesign   6/7/2013 3:30:12 AM
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Rob, there is no doubt that major application side developments are going to happen in medical electronics sector. It can be in terms of both Hardware and software, so such innovation and technology can boost the developments for a handy and compact devices.

apresher
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Portable Medical Devices
apresher   6/7/2013 4:40:06 PM
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Motor manufacturers definitely have targeted this market, and have been working over a long period to develop motion solutions that work in mobile applications -- and also deliver the best performance. Lots of attention on it because of the potential growth possibilities.

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