Portable Medical Equipment

New Miniature Poppet Solenoid Valve Increases Battery Life

Some of the biggest challenges for designing battery operated, handheld medical devices are size, weight and battery life. All three can be significantly improved by using our new miniature solenoid...
On March 31, 2016

How to Integrate Motor Speed Control for Pump Motors in Medical Devices

Providing miniature size, light weight and low power coupled with integration capabilities for pump and motor units in medical devices provides an ideal solution for design engineers. They are now...
On February 22, 2016

Mini Subcomponents for Medical Devices Make a Big Design Difference

Miniaturization is big in all fields these days. This trend is a challenge for machine designers faced with packing the same capabilities into a smaller space. Take the life sciences, for example....
On February 18, 2016

Portable Oxygen Concentrators vs. Liquid Oxygen

Requiring oxygen can be a difficult change in a person’s life. Patients are being diagnosed with medical conditions like COPD at younger ages and are not ready to give up an active lifestyle. This is...
On October 27, 2015

Meeting the Biocompatibility Challenge in Respiratory Device Designs

Design engineers face the challenge of improving system performance and capability, while they remain under constant pressure to reduce system cost. Meeting these challenges—along with meeting the...
On November 15, 2013

Indego® is the Real 'Elysium' for Human Motion and Control

For people with parapalegia, the promise of companies developing powered exoskeletons that will afford them a new level of independence is not just with movie entertainment.  Parker Hannifin...
On August 26, 2013

Three Obstacles to Optimal Utility of Patient Care Products

What is the greatest obstacle to success in the design of a medical device that’s to be used directly by patients in their homes or in their bodies? In Parker-Hannifin’s view, the three...
On July 23, 2013