Of all the applications for electronic test & measurement, none have anything close to the direct impact on the health and well-being of consumers as in medical test. The stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to the protocols that go into testing electronic medical devices, as the consumer-applications for this field couldn’t be more literal.
Unfortunately for the medical device market, the biggest news that comes from it is often bad: devices causing injury, malfunctions resulting in wrongful death lawsuits, or simply devices not functioning as intended. What’s often lost through the reporting of all the bad that can result from oversights in medical testing is that millions of lives have been saved or made better thanks to medical devices. Nonetheless, it seems device manufacturers are constantly challenged to make sure they stay out of negative headlines. They do so, in large part, thanks to the products and solutions from test & measurement vendors.