The MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) market returned to growth in 2010. The total MEMS market is worth about $6.5 billion, up more than 11 percent from last year and nearly as high as its historic peak in 2007. MEMS devices are used across sectors as diverse as automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial process control, instrumentation and telecommunications - forming the nerve center of products including airbag crash sensors, pressure sensors, biosensors and ink jet printer heads. Part of the MEMS cluster within the Micro & Nano Technologies Series, this book covers the fabrication techniques and applications of thick film piezoelectric micro electromechanical systems (MEMS). It includes examples of applications where the piezoelectric thick films have been used, illustrating how the fabrication process relates to the properties and performance of the resulting device. Other topics include: top-down and bottom-up fabrication of thick film MEMS, integration of thick films with other materials, effect of microstructure on properties, device performance, etc.
Polymers have emerged as one of the most innovative classes of materials in modern materials science, leading to new applications in medicine and pharmacy. This book offers a convincing and understandable approach to polymer biomaterial devices being used in various areas related to biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. The polymer materials finding application as biomaterials are discussed and described in detail pertaining to the areas of artificial implants, orthopedics, ocular devices, dental implants, drug delivery systems, burns and wounds.
The MedTech ecosystem in India is emerging and the Indian medical devices industry is on the growth curve, estimated to be a 14 Billion USD industry by 2020. However, the ecosystem is poorly understood with its diverse healthcare systems, complex stakeholders and limited available data. It is important to understand the MedTech ecosystem in India well before developing new medical technologies that suit this environment. In this book, the author shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last five years. The idea is to give entrepreneurs (clinicians, engineers, designers, business professionals) a realistic expectation of the time, money, co-ordination and teamwork required to develop a new medical device in India. This book is specially recommended for Indian healthcare professionals who are passionate about solving unmet clinical challenges by inventing new medical devices, but are not sure of how to go about taking their idea from a concept stage to an actual product. Entrepreneurs from engineering, design and business backgrounds, will also find this book useful, as it illustrates ways to engage with doctors, and gives a comprehensive perspective of the path from ideation to commercialization. This book attempts to address all common queries a budding entrepreneur in India can have such as "Where to find clinical challenges worth solving?" "How to find them?" " How do I form a cross-disciplinary team?" "Where do I find these people?" "If I have a great idea, when and how can I sell it?" "How long does it take to make a new medical device in India?" " How can I raise money for this development?" "How can full time practicing doctors work with engineers to develop a new device?" "How can engineers engage doctors for clinical inputs and validation?" " How can an invention that is developed at an academic institute be successfully translated to market through a start up company?" "How and when can I start making money?". The list is endless and understandably so because the MedTech ecosystem in India is still evolving and growing from infancy to adulthood. This book also provides in great detail, real life examples of financial expenditures necessary for various stages of the device development process and some financial terms for licensing and investment deals.
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A PROGRAMMED SYSTEMS APPROACH, 10E is your number one resource for learning medical terminology. Enhanced with innovative built-in tools to make learning easier, interactive exercises, and extensive improvements that reflect the most accurate, up-to-date industry terms today, makes this book an industry leading resource. MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A PROGRAMMED SYSTEMS APPROACH, 10E uses a unique word-building programmed approach that will teach you to break down key medical terms into their roots, prefixes, and suffixes. This programmed-learning format requires active participation through reading, writing, answering questions, labeling, repetition, and providing immediate feedback. With engaging review activities, back-of-the-book flash cards, and an accompanying CD-ROM with interactive learning activities, this book provides a complete package for building a comprehensive entry-level knowledge of medical language for readers with little or no previous experience. Now in its 10th edition, this book is a proven resource that is easy and fun to use. Teaching medical terminology has never been easier.
In this greatly reworked second edition of Engineering Haptic Devices the psychophysic content has been thoroughly revised and updated. Chapters on haptic interaction, system structures and design methodology were rewritten from scratch to include further basic principles and recent findings. New chapters on the evaluation of haptic systems and the design of three exemplary haptic systems from science and industry have been added.
This book was written for students and engineers that are faced with the development of a task-specific haptic system. It is a reference book for the basics of haptic interaction and existing haptic systems and methods as well as an excellent source of information for technical questions arising in the design process of systems and components.
Divided into two parts, part 1 contains typical application areas of haptic systems and a thorough analysis of haptics as an interaction modality. The role of the user in the design of haptic systems is discussed and relevant design and development stages are outlined. Part II presents all relevant problems in the design of haptic systems including general system and control structures, kinematic structures, actuator principles and sensors for force and kinematic measures. Further chapters examine interfaces and software development for virtual reality simulations.
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