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Choosing the Right Sensor for Your Next Project

Wayne Champa (President, Champa Associates Inc.)

Location: Center Stage

Date: Thursday, February 13

Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm

Track: Center Stage

Vault Recording: TBD

Selecting the right sensors for use in your medical device is key to optimizing your design for manufacturing, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and testing. Depending on the application and classification of a medical device and its accessories, sensor selection is based on the types of sensors available, tolerances for the project, and what can be measured. In this session, we'll look at a number of important factors to consider, so you can make the right choice for your medical device.

Topics covered include:
  • Seven of the most popular sensors used in medical device applications and the pros/cons of each
  • How to customize sensor for specific applications
  • Design factors to consider, including whether the sensor is invasive, needs to be disposable, or integrated with a larger system
  • Use case examples demonstrating applications, customization, and better practices