With new technologies come many innovative medical devices and tools to help treat patients and to improve their quality of life thru diagnosis, monitoring and therapy. New fields of study within Engineering are emerging throughout the academic community to better understand and improve these devices and tools. As a Systems Engineer what are we doing in this application that’s different from others? What are the challenges? What do we need to improve on? And Why?
This presentation provides an overview of the different types of Medical Devices and addresses the associated implications that affect the system under design. An example of a specific Medical Device will be presented along with a description of how the system integrates with Biological component. Systems Engineering Process comparison between Medical Device industry and Defense industry where Systems Engineering was conceived has been integrated throughout this presentation. You will learn more about some of the challenges that Medical Devices industry is facing and potential Systems Engineering solutions with specific approach and methodology.