Membrane switches can be combined with laminated overlays for complete panel assemblies, and can be designed in numerous shapes, sizes, and layouts. Surface-mount LEDs can be incorporated, and options such as tactile response, static discharge, and EMI/RFI/ESD shielding are also available. Switch assemblies can be attached to rigid subpanels that can include mounting hardware. Complete assemblies can be installed as a single component during final product assembly.
Cost, product development rigor, the patient-as-a-user movement, and consumer electronics that include wireless connectivity are just a few hot topics swirling around medical devices. Each brings challenges that create innovation opportunities. If we briefly look at each one, we can see that one common need will be innovation in simplicity.
The supply chain will change significantly over the next 10 years as industry 4.0 technology enhances supply chain performance, according to the 2015 MHI Annual Industry Report, “Supply Chain Innovation — Making the impossible possible.”
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