Innovation and creativity have been instrumental in evolving the healthcare for centuries, but the modern technology has completely transformed the medical field. The medical technology revolution in healthcare has led overall efficient medical solutions making diagnosing and treatment easier, faster and more accurate.
In the world of technology, digital machines and devices are as paramount to a clinician’s duty as a stethoscope. From monitoring vitals to ventilators, electronic devices are fundamental to the life of a patient. These devices perform the critical tasks by using highly advanced and accurate sensors installed within them.
For example, ventilators sent high standards for components and the sensors must be highly stable durable and reliable. A variety of sensors are employed in the ventilator – these include airflow sensors that regulate airflow, oxygen sensors that control the percentage of oxygen in the air to be delivered to the patient, pressure sensors that are responsible for the critical inhaling and exhaling process and temperature sensors that modulate the temperature of air.
As said before, all medical devices need a reliable environment to function which involves safety and protection against any electrical shortages and overcurrent. These irregularities can be harmful not only for the equipment, damaging it but can also endanger the safety of the staff and patients that are connected to the machines.
To protect against these damages and to establish secure working environment, electrical circuits breaker and inlet modules must be designed according to the best standards, guaranteeing a robust circuit for the longevity of electronic devices
The emergence of electronic devices in monitoring and treating patients has transformed the medical procedures but for error-free and reliable functioning of the devices, necessary precautions must be guaranteed.
A phenomenon that can greatly affect the functioning of medical equipment is the Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) which impacts the sensitivity of the devices and influence its readings. To overcome this, medical equipment needs to be protected with EMC Shielding. EMC Shielding solutions protects sensors, IC chips and other active components from outside electronic distortions.