We are having a wonderful time getting together with many of you in different cities across the country, during our “Voler Networking Tour 2023.” And if you live in the Washington DC/Vienna VA area, you are cordially invited to the next stop on our Tour, on August 16th.
This particular event will be held at the offices of our partners NowSecure, experts in mobile security and privacy. NowSecure and Voler Systems are looking forward to co-hosting a fun, engaging evening, with lots of food and drinks! No PowerPoint allowed. 😉
Please send Miguel Adao a note; he will be sure to send you a calendar invite for August 16th.
Revolutionizing Heart Care: The Development of an Impedance-Measuring Cardiac Catheter
This medical device start-up company wanted to implement an innovative method to reliably detect the minute differences between healthy and infarcted heart tissue.
Measuring impedance in the heart chamber is complicated by the probe being immersed in blood which has its own impedance.
The design needed to incorporate an appropriate range to differentiate between the impedance of blood, healthy tissue, and infarcted tissue, while adjusting for the impedance of the probe itself.
Budget and space constraints
There will be a stable quality source of AC signal that fits within the budget and within a small space. The detector and its multiple output wires will fit into a very thin catheter.
Operating on battery power limits the voltage available for impedance measurement.
The device needs to work from battery power.
"Options Widen For Optimizing IoT Designs"
by John Koon, Technology Editor at 'Semiconductor Engineering'
Creating a successful IoT design requires a deep understanding of the use cases, and a long list of tradeoffs among various components and technologies to provide the best solution at the right price point...
Walt Maclay, president of IoT design consultancy Voler Systems, pointed to three important areas in optimizing IoT devices — battery life, cost, and size. “This is particularly important for wearable devices, but most IoT devices have these issues,” he said. “You never can have everything you want. It’s a matter of picking tradeoffs, and engineering design is all about tradeoffs.”
In the interest of moving their IoT projects forward, many IoT innovators tend to overlook the areas they are unsure of and focus on what they know. They think they are doing it right when they see that the first 90% of the project is completed in just 10% of the time. But as they move forward, various risks, become more visible and harder to mitigate.
If you fail to proactively mitigate these risks, the last 10% of your IoT project will take 90% of the time. But with careful management, these risks can be avoided.
Voler has helped many premier clients turn device ideas into reality. Whether you are looking for Medical Device or Wearable Technologies, Industrial IoT Device Designs, Electronic Support, Hardware/Firmware/Software, Wireless, Sensors, Motion Control, Microprocessors or FPGA Development, Voler can help you along the journey – always with a focus on keeping risks low, and keeping projects on-time, on-budget, and easy to manufacture.