DeviceLab has nearly completed a surgical device prototype based on LabVIEW. The entire control system and user interface were developed in LabVIEW.
Orange County, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010
DeviceLab is developing a surgical device prototype utilizing LabVIEW for both the user interface and the control system. This first-of-its-kind prototype will be used in a test environment only. The prototype incorporates an array of sensors and servos in automatic feedback mode. The LabVIEW development team has completed an intuitive, touch-screen, graphical user interface that displays a large amount of data in an easily understood format. Because the device is designed for life-saving, critical procedures, multiple safety features and alarms are incorporated and controlled by the software. Upon completion, the final product will be used for monitoring a surgical procedure.
LabVIEW-based, medical software development has become a core competency at DeviceLab. LabVIEW’s flexibility expedites product development cycles and lowers engineering costs. LabVIEW is ideal for data acquisition, instrument control and automation. All of these functions are involved in DeviceLab’s medical device projects.
DeviceLab is typically involved in early stage development of complex medical equipment. Development projects include lab instruments, point-of-care medical carts and surgical equipment utilizing a wide array of software-controlled robotics, or electromechanical instrumentation such as sensors, valves and actuators. LabVIEW has the power and flexibility necessary for testing these engineering-intensive prototypes. The software controls various functions and displays system performance data in real-time. The intuitive user interface appeals to doctors and hospital staff, the primary users of the device.
“LabVIEW reduces engineering costs and expedites development for complex medical prototypes,” says Dac Vu, President of DeviceLab. “Measurement and control functions can be easily modified on the test bench. This is critical during the testing phase, as engineers and medical staff test and adjust the product to narrow in on its final form.”
DeviceLab is a full-service, consumer and medical product development company in Orange County, Southern California. Established in 1998, the company has completed over 100 projects including 19 medical carts, 22 table-top instruments, 20 hand-held devices and 9 single-use, disposable medical devices. Disciplines include mechanical engineering, electronics, software, industrial design, ergonomics/human factors, prototyping, testing, regulatory affairs, patent/intellectual property and production ramp-up (including limited run and contract manufacturing). Clients include fast growing startups as well as Fortune 500 corporations.
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