As the need for healthcare grows, technology continues to play a larger role in patient care, leading to unique challenges in the design and testing of the medical devices. Regulations around medical devices emphasize test method validation and automated test system validation, and it's crucial to document evidence that a test method is suitable for its intended purposes and can produce valid results.

The importance of battery life is one critical parameter to consider when designing portable battery powered medical devices. The convergence of wireless connectivity, high-speed digital processing, and real-time monitoring requires that you understand and accurately measure battery current drain. Interference of wireless communications and new technologies is another concern. New test methods for medical device coexistence test are on the horizon and need to be understood when developing new medical electronics. Interference and accurate measurements also impact installation and maintenance activities.

Join us for this on-going webcast series as we discuss these challenges and the Keysight solutions that provide the accuracy, reliability, and performance you need to design and test next-generation medical devices with greater confidence.
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Six Reasons Your New Medical IoT Device Will Fail

Watch It Now - Original Live Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
You have carefully completed the design, build and test phases of your new wireless IoT device. Your testing in the lab shows that it meets applicable FCC radio standards; it can connect to the wireless router at your test bench, and connect to the site wireless access point in the office area. But what if your device gets into customer hands and fails to live up to expectations? What did you forget to test? Why does it work so well in the lab, and so badly out in the “real world”?
There could be several reasons, all having to do with the difference between your lab test conditions and the environment in which the device finds itself after sale.
Join us as we discuss solutions to these problems using comprehensive testing with mixed traffic types, variable traffic loads, multiple APs, simulated handoffs, expected interference and other situations that go beyond compliance testing. Keysight has the tools and solutions to help you ensure that when your new device leaves the nest, it is prepared for the actual conditions it will find in the world. This is especially true of medical environments, but with billions of IoT devices in the world, and growing at over 30% per year, it’s a jungle out there!

Smart Testing to Limit Your Risk Exposure in Wireless Medical Devices

Watch It Now - Original Live Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The complexity of today's electromagnetic environment means that even well-designed wireless medical devices may encounter challenges that could lead to an FDA Form 483, a warning letter, or even patient harm. This seminar will cover the risks and requirements associated with today's wireless medical devices and test techniques to reduce the risk to patients and to medical device manufacturers. By using test equipment including FieldFox, you can test with more confidence. Learn more today!

Medical Wireless Technology Applications Offer Opportunities and Challenges

Watch It Now - Original Live Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Electronics usage in medical applications continues to grow and with that comes a number of unique challenges. Design engineers and service technicians have more complexity to contend with, and need modern powerful tools to make reliable repeatable measurements. What if you had portable equipment that makes measurements quickly while performing adjustments to a MRI RF coil system? What if you knew some tips and tricks for making better measurements ensuring accuracy and repeatability?
Keysight's FieldFox handheld RF and microwave analyzers have real time spectrum analysis (RTSA) and provide features and functions that simplify the complexity. Learn more today!

How will you Handle the Interference of Things Caused by Medical/IoT Devices?

Watch It Now - Original Live Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017  
The common wireless frequencies are just that, common. They can cause crowding in the ISM bands which are used by WiFi, Bluetooth and several other IoT protocols. Many of the existing standards for common devices in these bands do not always play well together, causing a variety of challenges. New test methods for medical device RF coexistence test are on the horizon (ANSI C63.27). Keysight and Circuit Check are here to help you understand these new test methods for DVT, and how those measurement methods can help you in production test.
Who should view this webcast:
Design validation, R&D and test engineers who develop portable, implantable, or other medical devices.

Designing a Healthy Device with Bench Tools you Already Have

Watch It Now - Original Live Date: April 12, 2017
A medical device designer must mitigate patient risk and prove that mitigation to the FDA. Does that mean you need to have a suite of specialized test equipment? In a few cases it might, but if you consider these seven important factors, you can probably perform most test method validation tasks with standard bench instruments. Attend Keysight’s webinar to learn how to make smart choices that minimize the risk of harm to the patient and the risk of warning letters for your company.
Who should view this webcast:
Design and test engineers who develop portable, implantable, or other medical devices where analyzing and understanding power consumption is critical.

High Sensitivity Current Measurements and Probing Solutions

Watch It Now - Original Live Date: January 11, 2017
Battery life is important in all portable electronic devices, but for medical devices, a properly functioning battery can be life-critical. Today's medical devices integrate combinations of device monitoring, sensing, digital processing, and wired or wireless communication features that generate highly dynamic power consumption profiles. Medical device designers face ever-increasing demands for longer battery life, especially for implantable and safety-critical external devices.
Understanding the issues faced when connecting to the device under test (DUT) is a critical aspect of the battery drain analysis. Tradeoffs based on the application need to include probe effects such as burden voltages and capacitance as well as dynamic range considerations, required bandwidth for various measurements, and resolution (number of digits or bits).
Register now for this complimentary webcast and learn how Keysight's test solutions can help you optimize the life of your battery operated medical device.

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