Walt Maclay, President of Voler Systems was featured as a thought leader on wearable and IoT devices in the latest issue of Medical Design Technology. He explains how wearable devices are now driving the definition of low-power and provides techniques for overcoming battery limitations.
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The biggest challenge in wireless medical device is battery life: how to maximize the length of time between charges given the anticipated level of use. One big factor is the power need to transmit the required data volume over the desired distance. To maximize battery life given a target form factor we conserve power by limiting transmission power, shortening transmission and receive time, using low power sensors, and shutting down unneeded electronics. This takes a combination of system design, circuit design, and software to achieve the optimum solution.
Medical Design Technology (MDT) Features by Walt Maclay
- 5/18/2015 Connected medical devices
- 2/10/2015 Future of low design
- 1/27/2015 “Finding some “Sense” in 2015
- 8/5/2009 Controversial Devices