One of the most import medical devices created in the last
century is the ventilator. The ventilator is critical for patients
who cannot breathe on their own due to medical procedures or
On August 1, 2019
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of
the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an
increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment
that can be...
On July 8, 2019
A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has long been standard
equipment for firefighters, rescue personnel and divers. SCBA has
even found its way into the health care industry for use by...
On May 31, 2019
Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy or of performing
consistently well. Here at Parker, we’ve made reliability the focus
of our products since the company was established; this has...
On March 7, 2019
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
On March 31, 2016
Providing miniature size, light weight and low power coupled with
integration capabilities for pump and motor units in medical
devices provide an ideal solution for design
engineers. They are now able...
On February 22, 2016
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
On February 18, 2016
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
On October 27, 2015
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
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
On August 26, 2013
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