Artificial intelligence is being used to boost an important technology that measures battery health and safety.
Battery choice can have a major impact on a hospital’s workflow, particularly when it comes to real-time location system (RTLS) technologies. Unexpected loss of battery power can occupy staff time and cause gaps in care, while long-lasting batteries can help hospitals reduce costs. Ultimately, however, hospitals should not be choosing between devices that use alkaline or lithium batteries, but between technologies that do not take battery life into account and those that do.Read More
In places like Oklahoma where weather can change suddenly, hospitals have to be prepared for everything from tornadoes to lightning. Sometimes, even an emergency generator isn’t enough. A backup-backup power system can buy crucial seconds when a patient’s life is at risk, writes Eric Aimerson in this month’s Soapbox.Read More
The Rigel 288 Plus safety analyzer from Rigel Medical, Tampa, Fla, operates on AA batteries and can be used to complete testing for insulation, earth/ground bond, and touch or point-to-point leakage current. Its small footprint also makes it easier for field engineers to transport from from site to site.Read More
An April 24, 2015 FDA Warning Letter to a replacement battery supplier has raised questions about replacement manufacturer responsibilities and possibly battery quality. The manufacturer that received the letter specifically labels its batteries for medical device use.Read More
The latest white paper from Accutronics addresses issues facing battery design, development, and use in the medical and healthcare field. The document, available for free download, is intended to help OEMs better understand the possibilities and limitations of rechargeable battery technology in designing products for the medical sector.Read More