Thin-Film Piezoelectric Film Technology in Medical Device Applications
by Jon Dent, Product Manager, Digi-Key Corporation & Pete Smith, Senior Application Specialist, Measurement Specialties, Inc.
A growing need for sensors within the medical device market has illustrated renewed OEM focus on design efficiencies, patient comfort and enhanced quality of life. The application environment itself is uniquely stringent, with regulatory compliance standards, such as FDA approvals on Class III implantable medical devices, that can require up to four years of biocompatibility and performance testing before prototype implementation and approvals. http://www.ecnmag.com/article-thin-film-piezoelectric-film-technology-medical-111609.aspx