Print  |  Send  |   

Q&A: The trends in the medical embedded market

July 16, 2012 // By Jens Unrath

Q&A: The trends in the medical embedded market

Q: What trends do you see in the medical market? A: There are many different trends in the medical market. Looking at the high-end systems we see continuous improvements in image processing for diagnostics and surgery.


The time savings due to faster image processing leads to broader use of image based diagnostics as well as reduced cost per patient. At the same time the image quality is improved from generation to generation. This constant improvement of the processing performance comes either from the higher processing power of the processors themselves or the implementation of graphic cards for ´general-purpose computing on graphics processing units´ (GPGPU) or the use of dedicated FPGA based designs in smaller systems. A second large trend is based on the ´iPad-Factor´. Users expect from future medical devices a similar easy usage model as from their consumer multi-touch devices.

Read the full article on page 35 of our July/August/August digital edition.

All news

Medical

Follow us

Fast, Accurate & Relevant for Design Engineers only!

Technical papers     

Linear video channel

READER OFFER

Read more

This month, DecaWave is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win two TREK1000 kits to evaluate its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) indoor location and communication DW1000 chip in different real-time location system topologies.

Worth €947, the kit allow designers to prove a concept within hours and have a prototype ready in days. Based on the two-way ranging scheme, the kit lets you test...

MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...

Design centers     

Automotive
Infotainment Making HDTV in the car reliable and secure

December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974

Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.

 

You must be logged in to view this page

Login here :