Latest diagnostic tools offer edge in race against disease
Seal Beach, CA--A patient sits quietly on the edge of an examination table watching as her doctor takes a bio-scan with a hand-held tricorder. The diagnosis? Vulcan flu, strange for a human. Strictly science fiction-Star Trek technology, to be exact-the tricorder represents the ultimate medical diagnostic and monitoring tool: It's non-invasive, speedy, accurate, and impossibly thorough.
Back on present-day Earth, medical-device engineers strive for these same qualities when creating diagnosti
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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