Funding for the Department of Health has slowed by around 3% compared to historical trends. As a result, hospitals are likely to assess cost savings in their purchasing decisions, which will have a knock-on effect on the prices that medical device manufacturers (OEMs) are able to charge. Therefore, OEMs may consider reducing spending on parts such as the battery. Accutronics’ range of Entellion pre-engineered batteries are an excellent low-cost option, as they have no tooling or qualification costs and are certified to comply with medical legislation. The range includes VR series, CMX series and credit card batteries.
~ What will soldiers look like in 2028 and how will military tech have changed? ~
The rate of new product development is increasing, and nowhere is this more evident than the government and defense industry. With modernization programs and increased military spend, there’s a great deal of innovation emerging from the sector. Here, Jonathan DiGiacomandrea, applications engineering manager for global military battery specialist Ultralife Corporation, explains how technological advancement is reshaping what soldiers will look like in ten years’ time.
In an emergency, search and rescue devices need to be put swiftly to use and cannot shutdown until the mission is complete. Therefore, the source of power should be a vital consideration for OEMs early in the product development or design process. Taking emergency beacons, drones and back-up generators as examples; here we consider how the functionality of these devices can dictate the battery design.
Robots for military, medical, surveillance and logistics purposes are all assisting humans by undertaking dangerous or monotonous tasks but can still have very different power needs, based on the legislations they are subject to and their reliance on battery power. Here we examine the vital functionalities of bomb disposal robots, drones, surgical robotics and logistics robots that can influence the power solutions they require.
February 15th is Susan B. Anthony Day when Americans come together to pay tribute to the suffragette and promote gender equality, so what better day to celebrate the contribution that women have made to the battery and charger industries?
Are you seeking a medical battery solution to be incorporated in a ventilator, anaesthesia workstation, dialysis machine or other medtech equipment? Take a look at our six factors to help you make the right choice:
There are unexpected parallels between diamonds and batteries. Diamond is formed under extremely high pressure and is the world's most valuable gemstone. Likewise, battery technology is developing under increased pressure from end users and manufacturers, while remaining one of the most valuable components in electronic devices. Here, Michele Windsor, global marketing manager of professional battery manufacturer Accutronics, explores how this pressure is shaping the future of battery design.
When OEMs are undertaking new product development, asking the right questions and having a competitive advantage can mean the difference between success or failure. For instance, can improvements be made to ensure the products operate more effectively in their intended environments (particularly in industries such as medical and military)? Plus, with over 20 new laws and legislations being passed in the UK every year, there is the challenge to stay compliant in the process.
If you have been putting up with batteries that need replacing, what better time to upgrade than the new year? Upgrading means you could benefit from smaller, lighter products that comply with changes to legislation or military performance specifications. Ultralife utilises the latest in battery chemistries including Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) and Lithium Ion (Li-ion) to deliver state-of-the-art solutions perfect for your needs.
Developments such as portable devices have restructured how many healthcare professionals operate and, crucially, driven a necessity for device manufacturers to deeply consider the lifespan and effectiveness of their products.