Diagnostic & Therapy
As before, we remain far from the fully automated diagnostic bed, as used by Dr. McCoy (‘Bones’) the doctor of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, but already electronics enable physicians to obtain detailed information about the state of certain organs. In the same vein (no pun intended), intensive care devices increase the survival chances for critically ill patients, while emergency medical equipment ensures that the vital functions are maintained or quickly restored.
Includes important terms associated with the Healthcare segment taking a special focus on standardisation of norms and terms.
Medical imaging refers to several different technologies such as X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, PET and NMR as well as camera solutions that are used to view the human body in order to diagnose, monitor, or treat medical conditions.
Medical Instruments & Tools
Modern tools required for the surgery/operation contain a lot of High end electronics. From laser scalpels, high-frequency surgery and bone cutters to navigation devices and surgical robots for high-precision cutting.
Personal Healthcare & Fitness
Electronics permits the implementation of many new small appliances in the area of personal healthcare. Heart rate monitors, pedometers, activity monitors, body composition scales, measurement devices for blood-pressure and blood-glucose as well as digital hearing aids are typical examples of entirely new product categories.