The world of medicine is continuing to change. More and more devices are being used to save lives and improve the health of many people. What we once considered science fiction is now standard operating procedure in operating rooms throughout the world as smaller and smaller devices are used in a wide array of procedures.
With this in mind, Planet Analog and Integration Nation have planned a special live chat for Thursday, Sept. 19. Our discussion will be based on a recent blog by Steve Taranovich on medical implants. We plan to expand on many of the themes he covered concerning the world of medical devices and electronics.
There are challenges to implanting electronic devices in the body. The devices must use little power — whether they scavenge it from the body, include an internal battery, or use an inductive power transfer technique. The devices must be packaged in a way that the body won't reject the foreign matter, as it is wont to do. There must be a bidirectional way to pass information. The devices must be extremely reliable, and they usually require very high amounts of integrated functionality.
Join us next week to discuss these and other issues related to medical electronics. The chat (similar to using an instant messaging system but browser based) will start at 11:00 a.m. ET (15:00GMT/UTC).
All you have to do is click here at the appropriate time to join the discussion. If you aren't already registered on Planet Analog, please register in advance to speed things up. It just takes a few minutes.
We look forward to seeing you Thursday, Sept. 19. Bring your questions and comments.