New guidance issued to assist medical battery design

New guidance which tackles the issues facing battery design, development and use in the medical and healthcare sector has been made available this week by battery manufacturer Accutronics.

It is intended to help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) better understand the possibilities and limitations of rechargeable battery technology in designing products for the sector.

The Accutronics guidance is free to download and aims to inform its readers on areas of recent battery design interest. These include a growing phenomenon dubbed the Apple expectation which explores the convergence of consumer and professional medical devices and how fitness and health monitoring apps designed by large consumer electronics companies, such as Apple and Samsung, are impacting on the professional medical industry.

“We have seen an increasing trend towards smaller, more portable battery solutions in all industries and especially in the medical field,” said Michele Windsor, marketing manager at Accutronics. “With this shift, there has been raised concern about reliable solutions for practitioners in hospitals and other areas where the need for reliable and long-lasting batteries is essential.

“We want to alleviate concerns about battery solutions and ensure that OEMs are informed about the choices they can make so they will not have to rely on inferior, consumer grade batteries.”

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