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Join a panel of experts for an in-depth look at thought leadership in the design of new technologies being deployed by leading manufacturers of minimally invasive products and the smooth transition of those minimally invasive products into standard medical practices. Explore the latest in surgical technology, tools and systems; design challenges for minimally invasive devices; and buying criteria.
Bruce Carlson, Publisher, Kalorama Information, discusses the $20+ billion opportunity in the POC-IVD market (medical devices that test near the patient in the point in time and the place where the test results can be useful during care). Discover high-growth segments of the point-of-care (POC) market, the expected opportunity through 2024, how robotics and patient (DTC) testing will impact the market, the role of biosensors and the market for biosensors in POC-IVD, regulatory and competitive challenges in the marketplace, and what the POC-IVD industry needs from manufacturers and engineers.
Examine the role of virtual reality (VR) in surgeon training through surgical simulation that is accessible, effective and affordable. Portability and ease of use open the door for practicing skills and techniques anytime, anywhere. Richard Vincent, CEO of FundamentalVR, explores the use of haptic feedback (haptics), a technology that enables users to feel the virtual environment via the sense of touch in addition to visual and aural perception in combination with a VR device; the benefits of VR-assisted surgical training; and the future of VR's adoption in the mainstream medical community.
From diagnostic and imaging technologies to therapeutic applications and robotics to data acquisition and mining, AI technologies have begun to transform almost every corner of the medtech industry. Join a panel of experts in a discussion of what AI and other emerging technologies mean for the development and application of next-gen medical devices, the ways in which AI stands to change the healthcare landscape, and what medtech companies will need to do to adapt. Explore specific AI applications in radiology, surgical robotics, chronic disease, drug discovery and neurological disorders; challenges AI presents for patients, doctors, payers and other stakeholders; and the various ways in which AI can impact the patient experience.
Powered by increasing consumer demand for self-monitoring of health issues, the use of wearable technologies designed to collect the data of users' personal health, from homecare and wearables for surgical procedures, is growing exponentially. Girish Sripathi, Wireless Engineer – Philips North America, Patient Monitoring, explores the ways in which the rapid stream of new technologies, including 5G, plays a significant role in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of some chronic diseases and how miniaturization of electronics is enabling design of more reliable and adaptable wearables.
3D printing is opening new doors of possibility in the design medical devices and the modification of existing devices. Leveraging the body's ability to heal and combining it with biocompatible materials, shapes and designs will make the next generation of medical devices a reality. Explore the ways in which 3D printing in the aerospace and automotive industries are now revolutionizing the design and manufacture of medical devices. Also included in this video is a showcase of sample devices.