Micro-Measurements Supports Innovation in the Medical Industry
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Medical devices, like any other engineering product or process, require design evaluation, force measurement or feedback. Pressure measurement in infusion pumps has been used for decades for patient safety. Strain gauges can be used for both internal and external fixators to optimize flex and assist the bone’s natural repair response. Prosthetics for joint replacement can be optimized, and the tools used to fit them can be instrumented for force and flexure evaluation for optimum accuracy and patient outcome. Forces have even been measured in vivo for suture force evaluation of mitral valve repairs in human hearts. Force feedback enables artificial limbs to be controlled in real-time to optimize the reactions to everyday changes in use – from standing still, negotiating stairs, to running. “Our expertise, your solution.”
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