Scientific and engineering teams are collaborating worldwide to develop the molecular testing tools essential for detecting the presence of the COVID-19 virus and the associated antibodies after the immune system has fought off the disease.
A dental intraoral camera is a multi-purpose imaging device first introduced in the 1990’s. Originally the technology was used for taking pictures of teeth and gums for documentation. Now the application space includes diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, 3D optical measurement systems for tooth repair and corrective braces, and for patient education.
Metal additive manufacturing continues to gain traction in the aerospace and automotive markets. Read on to discover how optical systems and machine learning help achieve the level of quality required for 3D-printed components.
Rapid prototyping technologies have drastically accelerated the product development process. However, in the optics world, these techniques are lagging by at least 5 to 10 years.
The use of point of care (POC) devices is growing as healthcare markets address the need for more real time analysis in applications such as pharmaceutical interventions and diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Selecting the correct optical material for designing precision medical optics is a critical decision for optical engineers and designers.
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JD: What are some of the product development challenges companies face when designing medical imaging products?
Product design is fraught with uncertainties. The design team must challenge assumptions and resist making decisions based on fear, bias, or lack of information – from the initial concept design and feasibility through final approval and release to manufacturing.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has become the standard of care and its application continues to expand beyond laparoscopic, gynecological, urological, digestive tract, colorectal and thoracic surgeries.