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Coming late.

I'm currently going into this bussines.

Iron

Good overview. Thanks Charles, Rich, Digi-Key and Design News!

Iron

Comms: Serial, USB, Ethernet, Wireless

Iron

Yes, interested in developing devices for tele-health market.

Iron

Currently involved in vitals monitoring...

Iron

I'm interested in developing medical electronics/devices.

Iron

Dowloading slides...

Iron

Catching up on some of the archived courses.

Iron

Hello from Beaverton, Oregon.

Iron

hello all from Edmonton, Alberta.

Iron

what a nice presentation, now, i have learned about medical electronics, which is out of my sight or don't have any ideas all about. but because of this lecture, another learning i have comprehend in medical industries.

excellent, much appreciated for the lesson today...

it's almost finishing now, moving slide 18...

GREAT presentation sir chales, appreciated very well..

i am movin to slide 11

i am now about to begin the lesson from sir charles...

this will be another great lecture concerning Medical Electronics...once again, thanks sir charles

CONTINUING EDUCATION

good evening once again and to our lecturer, sir charles...

i am here to complete the lesson and to earned as well the credit as part of continuing education.

thanks once again to digi-key and design news...

Thank you, very good overview

i2c, usb, RS232, ethernet

embedded platform development

Past: HW development / medical platforms. Current: MES /development  

Hi all. Here from Reeves County Hospital in Pecos, TX.

 

Iron

Great intro to medical electronics, thanks Charles. To answer some of your questions I currently work with ARM A core devices communicating to sensors via Zigbee (Continua) and Bluetooth interfaces. Looking forward to the rest of the week.

Iron

Better late than never

Iron

interesting session, thanks

Iron

@bbdchris: You can listen to the archived version by clicking on the play button in the audio player above

 

C.J., would you advise where I could hear the audio content of this class, is there a link or something, as I missed it, sorry and thank you?

Iron

Nice show Thanks Charles. I;ll see you guys tomorrow :)

Iron

Simon: Given the progress in chemical sensors being developed for everything from environmental monitoring to bio-terrism, I believe a basic sensor platform could be a marketable device. The sensor suite would be taylored to the needs of the patient. For example, creatine in urine. I saw the same discovery program, BTW. Also came across this concept in a science fiction novel by Greg Bear.

sorry to be late attending the lecture, as I made a mistake calculating the time zone:I thought it might be 3:00 early in the morning locally in China, however is there a 13 hour time difference between US EST time and Beijing time.

Iron

Have a great rest of day!

Iron

I'd like to thank Design News and Digi-Key for the chance to do these, and Rich Nass for being our host today.  See you tomorrow!

Iron

Well, neither will DSL or cable... if the monitoring is time-critical, I would consider an alternative or backup. That could get dicey...

Iron

The problem with cellular service is that AT&T (for example) will not guarantee that IP service will be available at all, 100% of the time.  The device can verify but can do nothing if cellular service is completely unavailable.

 

Iron

AH - missed the cellular service question! The way to assure it is to wrap a layer around the packets that get sent via the service - much like UDP gets used for some critical TCP/IP functions, but with a handshake OUTSIDE of the protocol (as opposed to TCP which is guaranteed).  These are actually in the 11073 and Continua protocols and could be applied to something that uses cell service as the level 1-3 of the OSI model

Iron

Simon, the digital toilet may have definite applications.  For diabetics and congestive heart failure and others, urine output monitoring is critical.

Iron

Did you see my question about cellular service.

 

Iron

Did I miss any pressing questions?

 

Iron

THANKS everyone for all the great feedback!!! I will work on tweaking the rest of the week to address as many of the areas etc that you have asked or commented on.  This is YOUR class and we love to make the class meet YOUR needs!

Iron

in a Discovery Channel programme last week, i saw a Japanese toilet with built-in urine monitor, blood pressure gauge, etc.  do you think that such toilet devices will take off in North America?  i have seen no sign at all so far...

Iron

The post from jcline about the need for fall monitoring is a huge case of deva vu.  I invented one ca 1986 - no eldercare center would do the clinical trials!!! Their lawyers would not allow them to have documented proof (including the g-force vectors etc) that a patient ever FELL!!! I kid you not.  Product never made it past prototype...

Iron

WORTH THE TIME. THANKS

Iron

Thanks Charles!

Iron

Thanks Charles.  Nice presentation.

 

Iron

Fitbit is in the class of telehealth but it is not part of any formal telehealth protocol.  But it may...

The reports of devices failing are scary and indicative of the need for new devices!!! I heard about the CBG meter recall - that BP monitor with the bad segment goes to prove that segment fail is a BIG issue!

Iron

Thanks Charles for the presentation.

Iron

Now I see my own posts again so I guess there is a race condition in your javascript, or server gets too busy, Hmmmm

 

 

Iron

3-d dentist - there are some very good tools for visualization for these protocols - I will include a slide on one on Thursday!

Iron

What Twitter hashtag?

 

Iron

amansano - Sub ghz UWB may have apps, but no one has addressed this for the bottom OSI layers.  It is a possibility

Digital Angel - I agree but the detail for that level may need to go to another week's series.  I cover these in my live classes where we have hours at a time.

 

Iron

@SIMON ... what is your background / experience in Patent Research ...

 

@ DESIGN NEWS ... it would be nice to have a separate area for pre and post class discussions that may get lengthy and detailed or that may be slightly off topic or only peripherally related to the class discussion ...

Question about Cellular service - how to guarantee it is reliable?  Cellular service providers do not guarantee this.

 

Iron

Strange, now I am not seeing my own posts, but I did previously.

 

Iron

Hi Charles, could you provide a list of the specific regulatory and safety issues that you will be covering tomorrow?  I think it would be beneficial to have our quality people sit in for your presentation tomorrow, but I'd like to give them some incentive to do so ;)

Iron

Am woeking on Low Frequency vibration sensin and effect on people/hearing etc. Using ARM platform now. Did start with ATMEL AVR. Have used TI ARM and now probably Atmel MCUs for senor apps.

Iron

If you will bear with me, I will be 'popping off the stack' rather than FIFO... last asked, first answered, so that I can work through the chat window...

Iron

Do you think sub-GHz UWB can be a tendency for medical communication?

Iron

Thanks Charles!!  

 

Iron

Thank you Charles and Rich.

Iron

OKay, please give me a moment as I scroll back - Thanks!

Iron

Thank you Charles.

Iron

Thank you for the lecture Charles

Iron

Thank you, Charles and Rich

Gold

Charles Thanks!

 

Iron

Thank you Rich & Charles

Iron

Thank you Charles, great presentation.

Iron
Thank you very much
Iron

Thanks ... good presentation ... again, would like to see more on MEDICAL application, approaches, algorithms, architecture and communications (less so) ... will be interested in particulars of communications, but you had a good class on Zigbee, there was a good class on USB and Industrial, Medical, Scientific band in general ...

Thank you.  The lecture was VERY informative.  I am looking forward to tomorrow.

Iron

Problem with USB, Bluetooth etc is the lack of visualization capabilities. This protocols are design to transmit all kind of data but they are not aware of the Data Visualization capabilities of your system and require software engineers to manipulated the data too hard.

Iron

Good afternoon from sunny Mazatlan, Sinaloa -- at least I caught half. :-)

 

Iron

Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT/ANT+

Iron

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules

 

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/

Iron

Ethernet, GPRS/SMS and WiFi

Iron

Charles

I am thinking about bluetooth for smart phone interface as a com medium.

Iron

looking at the Synapse SNAP protocol on top of an 802.15.4 radio for a future implementation.

Iron

A previous nurse call system communication device I developed for a competitive project used zig bee to communicate 

Iron

ZigBee/WiFi primary

Iron

communications is and has been a good topic for its own class ... I would like to see more on the medical process and processing issues as well as application approach examples ... will still look forward to any particulars of communications you have to share

 

I would like to continue using cable ethernet

 

Iron

Classic Bluetooth

Iron

QUESTION - What about Z-wave ?

Iron

GSM, Zigbee, WiFi

Iron

what is the best way to do inter board communications ? I2C/ SPI ?? 

Iron

I am currently using UART to interface with a BLE module, although I am thinking of changing the design over to SPI.

yes, WiFi, ZigBee, KNX

Iron

We will delve more deeply in communications protocols Wednesday and Thursday - what communications modes are you using or considering? Serial? USB? ZigBee? Wired Ethernet? Others?

Blogger

MC 8, 16, Atmel SAM5.

Iron

i have been in a hospital and observed a blood pressure machine with a segment defective, giving false readings. i told the nurse.

Most of my products were microprocessor-based.  Many were simple PIC devices, although some were complex SOC, FPGA, and ARM-based systems.  The sensor inputs spanned pressure, ultrasonic, strain, accelerometer, myoelectric, etc.

Iron

Audio Feedback is important

 

Iron

uP and uC 8 & 16 bits and  MSP 430.

Iron

Microchip 8- and 16-bit, but looking at ARM for future.

Iron

How ironic.... I just got a letter that my blood glucose meter has been recalled. It shuts down if the reading is too high.

Iron

Dialysis Machines has been used for home application for long time.

Iron

Toilet monitor. Various chemical tests could be done to determine health issues.An intelligent toilet reporting directly to your primary care giver could track numerous issues.

ARM Cortex-M3

 

Iron

in the pass I used Microchip

adamjkuhlman: no one has ever asked that before. Yes, I see your posts

Blogger

TI MSP430 (16 bit)

Iron

I see your posts!

 

Iron

Freescale IMX

 

Iron

What architectures are you looking at or using? 8/16/32bit, ARM, others such as PowerPC, IP Core?

Blogger

I don't see my posts, could someone confirm that they are being posted?

One of the products that can be made home based is peritoreal cavity dialysis devices

 

Insulin,glucose,etc..any internal monitoring systems. blood pressure

 

Iron

As a biomedical engineering student, I am looking to develop a real time monitoring device for athletes so they know how their body is reacting when they are performing at peak performance.

Iron

"Fall Detector" is needed now.  Currently marketed devices do not work well.

 

 

Iron

You could do a simplifed stress test with the user on their home treadmill.

Iron

iPad & iPhone apps as devices?

 

Iron

does fitbit fall into telehealth category?

Iron

Infusion pumps, particularly insulin

Iron

I deal with mainly Class 3

 

Programmer for implanted devices

 

Iron

Will you be reviewing what encompasses each class?

Iron

Can you think of any other devices for the home health market (including fitness)?

Blogger

I worked at Lohmeier Medizin Elektronik which now belongs to B.Braun Medical in the Hardware Development...

Iron

telehealth - not yet personally, colleague is

Iron

I am working with Chome last version and i don't have audio interuptions

 

Iron

I am primarily interested in the development process so that I can improve safety and reliability of the products I develop.

Iron

pacemaker monitor reading and transmission as tele-health

Yes, some of our products are envisioned for telemedicine applications

 

We have customers working in that area.

Iron

@richnass - not currently

Iron

I am developing a telehealth device now.  It is in production.

 

Iron

I worked on a telehealth product to monitor physical therapy using biomechatronic interfaces

 

Iron

Are any of you developing (or looking to develop) devices for the telehealth market?

Blogger

Raj from Orlando, FL

medical electronics for low power handheld devices

Iron

@dhuang218 - your internet connection?

Iron

As always with these Design News webinars, the audio doesn't work.  This problem doesn't occur with other sources of webinars.  When will they get a clue?

Iron

What kind of wireless protocol used on these portable devices?

Iron

could be working with glucose monitoring devices in the future

Iron

interruptions on the sound or not sound maybe is bad browser plugin or older plugin, please download upgrade plugin for  audio player and read posted notes 

 

Iron

why audio is so un-stable, interrupted many times?

Iron

In 3D Dental Devices Im building better radiology devices and image processing algorithms to build 3d models of a tooth.

Iron

I will keep on reading comments and try to go along with the slides, I have no sound..

Iron

Hi all. Here at Reeves County Hospital in Pecos, tx.

Iron

I am getting too many interruptions on the sound....

 

Iron

Interested in developing medical electronics in the distant future.  Intested in immediately buying/developing simple medical electronic monitoring for 92 year old father, as well as myself, my wife, and my children.

Iron

SBP, The audio bar should appear under the class title, above the picture. Press Play button.  If you don't see the audio bar, refresh your browser.

Gold

disease monitoring and management

Iron

Why is UK not listed in Slide 7

 

 

Iron

Wellness first, chronic second ... glad you mentioned the preventative aspects early on ...

wireless communication in med devices, specifically 802.15.4 and Zigbee

Iron

For those of you developing or preparing to develop products, are you looking at a device for monitoring or treating of disease or illness - or are you developing a device for the wellness market - or BOTH?

Blogger

SBP: restart your browser if you're not getting sound

Blogger

SOC Design and Implementation

 

Iron

right under May 6 - DAY 1: Executive Overview: Introduction to Medical Electronics there should be a flash audio player

 

Engineer in Electronics with 15 years of experience in software development interested in developing Medical Devices.

Iron

How do we get sound?

Iron

Charles, I am a CTO in a medical device company that is bringing Substitotional Sensory Device to assist blind people to navigate and to identify objects around them. It uses IR detection, patern recognition and translation to provide the patient with the information that they need to generate a mental image of their environment

we are developing  diebetic systems low cost

Iron

Hybrid Scientist Working on MD development. Doing new development on a new device now

 

Iron

Getting over FDA hurdles ... experimental medical electronics vs. commercial products. 

Iron

Mainly the Safety, Reliability, Reg Issues.  We specialize in developing Human-Machine interfaces for medical devices, but are being called on to produce more of the system, requiring more knowledge of these areas.
We are always working on new projects.

Iron

Main interest in Medical Devices industries as I am in job transition from the printing industry. Over 15 years experience in product development and design as a Mechanical Engineer

Iron

Product Development - implantable generators

 

30 year real time embedded process control with 3 years in medical devices.

 

 

Iron

Lots of work on Medical equipment, Nuclear emaging systems and Lab Instruments.

Iron

Just interested.  Provided windows only to medical device supplier only to date.

Billque

Iron

@Tim: No the audio is still playing

Iron

Neuroscientist making brain training software, but interested in hardware and devices

Iron

worked with medical device OEM for more than 10 years.

Iron

R&D enginneer in many sector including medical industrie

Somebody knows if the audio lecture has started?
Iron

Product Developmet - surgical intstruments -

 

Iron

Mechanical Engineer interested in Medical Electronics

Iron

Have developed medical devices.  Just interested now.

Iron

communications and storage are sort of back end processing aspects of medical electronics ... as opposed to, what we have already covered in sensors .. but less so in medical device design ...

Hello, we're involved in active orthoses and robotic surgical equipment

Iron

I've designed cardiovascular dopplers and medical strain gauge devices.  currently not designing any medical product.

Iron

audio gone off?

 

Iron

EE with focus on connected devices.  currently developing devices

Electrical engineering PhD student, focusing on low power medical instrumentation and portable device design. Currently, I am working on cardiac devices, but am interested in startup companies in the future.

Elec engr with 20 yrs in Medical

 

Iron

independent systems and software consulting engineer. Currently developing embedded sw for medical device.

Iron

Lots of software experience, 10+ years in Medical (insulin pump), currently unemployed

Please tell Charles if you are currently develoing medical devices, will do so in the near future, or are just trying to get an education.

Blogger

Absorbably Medical Devices here, but possibly getting into medical electronics as well

Iron

where do I get the slides?? I have audio...

Electrical Engineer who wouldlike to work on medical electroncs

Worked on CellSeach cancer cell enumeration at Johnson & Johnson OCD.

 

Iron

patent review of medical devices

Iron

Hello from Milton Keynes, UK

Iron

Hi There from Toronto

Iron

Hello from Seattle!

 

Iron

Hello from Calgary

 

My audio is good and clear.

Iron

Jack Ganssle once told a story about .. A DOCTOR, LAWYER and ENGINEER, all sentenced to the guillotine.  If any malfunction were to occur however, it resulted in an automatic pardon.

 

The Doctor is called first to the platform, head positioned in place ... the guilotine is set, and then released, the blade comes flying down ... and just an inch or so short of the doctors throat it stops - stuck ... the doctor is pardoned ....

 

next up the Lawyer is called to the platform, head positioned in place ... the guilotine is set, and then released, the blade comes flying down ... and just an inch or so short of the doctors throat it stops - stuck ... the lawyer is pardoned ....

 

lastly the engineer is led to the platform, and as they are about to set him in position .. he looks up and ponders .. then yells out .. WAIT ... I THINK I SEE THE PROBLEM ....

Those that cant see the media player at the top of the page try refreshing your browser

Iron

Hello from India

 

Iron

The audio is playing well here. I am using firefox

Iron

Hello from Toronto!!

Iron

Hello from Altanta

Iron

Audio is loud and clear

Iron

Hello from Rohnert Park

Iron

Hello from Miami, FL

Iron

Hi all - Audio is live!

Hello from Wilmington, DE

No audio

Iron

Hello from New York.

 

Iron

Has the audio lecture begun?

Iron

@harrish = The sound will start at 11:00 Pacific/2:00 Eastern. You will probbaly need to refresh your browser and then the audio bar will appear

 

Hello from Rochelle Park, NJ

Does anyone have audio?

 

Iron

Hello from Sacramento, CA.

Iron

Hello from Longmont, CO

Iron

Hello from rainy Atlanta.

 

Iron

Hello from Greensboro, NC

Iron

Good Morning from cloudy Valdez

When does the sound start?

 

Iron

Hello from very wet Huntsville, Al.

Iron

hello from Ottawa, ON

Iron

Greetings from The Hague, NL

Iron

Greetings from Edmonton, AB

Iron

Greetings from Burlington MA.

 

Iron

Hello from sunny Montana

Gold

We are getting close to count down :)

Iron

We will start in about 20 minutes

Iron

Hello all from sunny Asheville, NC! I look forward to speaking to you all today!

 

Iron

Hello from Corona, California

Iron

Hi

Has the webinar starteed

 

Iron

A new medical device that can be demonstrated to be "substantially equivalent" to a previously legally marketed device can be "cleared" by the FDA for marketing as long as the general and special controls, are met. The vast majority of new medical devices (99%) enter the marketplace via this process. The 510(k) pathway rarely requires clinical trials.

 

Class I: General controls - General controls include provisions that relate to adulteration; misbranding; device registration and listing; premarket notification; banned devices; notification, including repair, replacement, or refund; records and reports; restricted devices; and good manufacturing practices.  Class I devices are not intended to help support or sustain life or be substantially important in preventing impairment to human health, and may not present an unreasonable risk of illness or injury

Hi peers, from Peru
Iron

What are the goals ... e.g. close ten percent of the hospitals, cut 40 percent of Federal Research funding ... etc ... for example ...

 

Take the top ten chronic and infectious diseases and look at their etiology/epidemiology and what some might call the behavioral and/or 'social determinants of health' ... what apps can assist, plan, warn, notify, monitor such behaviors ... to take the power of the Big Pharms and transfer it to the people ...

Also in from Cook County, IL

Iron

April snow showers bring May Flowers. What a great weekend in the Greater Toronto region.

Iron

Hello from Maryland

Iron

reporting for a good seminar!

Iron

Good afternoon from Egypt

Iron

I work for 3d dental devices and I would like to develop a Digital Glass Dentists can use to create a 3d model of a Tooth by just blinking. Any ideas.

Iron

Hello from Vietnam

Iron

Hello Everyone from Calgary...

It's 73F already. It's supposed to go to 78. I still had snow in the backyard 4 - 5 days ago !

Iron

Good morning from rainy CA

Iron

Greeting form Wheaton IL

Good afternoon from Ecuador

Iron

Hello from Chicago

 

Iron

@Dimitar Iron -- RE: but for my surprize most solutions for e-health was either doctor to doctor (hospital to hospital, hospital to insurance companies, etc.) or quite specific (like Iphone glucose measurement). Not much about general or personal e-health hardware and software, nor any interest when I was asking the exhibitors.

 

Perhaps a lot of opportunity for a multitude of preventive and monitoring and scheduling health apps still available out there -- do you have a take on it?


 

Good afternoon from Brick, NJ

Iron

Good afternoon, everyone

Iron

Good afternoon from Toronto.

Iron

Hi, thank you for the slides

Iron

Hello from El Paso TX

 

Iron

Sunny and almost warm in NJ

Blogger

Hello from Fargo, North Dakota

 

Iron

Good Day from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iron

Download the slide before the class begins from the link above.

Blogger

It's great to be back in the moderator seat. I'm really looking forward to this class. I spent two years covering medical electronics, so I'm excited.

Blogger

damenelwahidi: I didn't see a response to your question, and you may have already figured it out, but there is no charge for the course. Thanks to Design News and Digi-Key, all of the on-training is available for free.

Blogger

Good morning from Boise, ID

Iron

Hi from Chihuahua, Mexico

Iron

Good morning everyone and for Charles from Israel

 

Good morning every one and for Chales from Israel

Good morning everyone from Vancouver.

Iron

Good Morning From Amityville, NY

Iron

Good morning from Anderson, SC.

Iron

Good morning from rainy SoCal.

Iron

Good Day from Boston!

Iron

Good morning from Mobile, AL

Good afternoon from West Coast, Sweden. Thanks for the slides - seems it will be interesting. E-health is exactly what I am currently interested in. And with 1.5 year boy in my hands, I can tell, e-health is important not only for older, but for infants, too.

Before two weeks, I visit a local exhibition for advanced medical technologies - but for my surprize most solutions for e-health was either doctor to doctor (hospital to hospital, hospital to insurance companies, etc.) or quite specific (like Iphone glucose measurement). Not much about general or personal e-health hardware and software, nor any interest when I was asking the exhibitors.

 

Iron

Good morning from portland oregon

Iron

Nice to see you again with us ser, but should i pay for this course? can i get a certification to this course?

best regards

Good to see you are here with us again sir.

Iron


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