Posts categorized as“Engineering”

Diana-Holden

FAQs for Potential EE Co-ops

Co-op students answer FAQs and share their experiences Want to experience the Biomedical Device industry from a front row seat? Consider doing a co-op term with an Electrical Engineering (“EE”) team. Diana Cancelliere and Holden Jones answer FAQs that potential EE co-ops may have. “The hands-on industry experience gained during our co-op term at StarFish […]

Ryan Field

Medical Device Camera Image Sensor Considerations

Produce the most high-fidelity images and/or cleanest data possible Part 3: Types of Image Sensors Camera sensors are common components of medical devices. This blog covers various types of image sensors. Generally, image sensors consist of an array of photosensitive pixels. In typical camera applications, such sensors measure the spatial pattern of light focused by […]

Thor Tronrud

Tips to Avoid Medical Device AI Pitfalls

Roughly 80% of human brain volume is made up by the neocortex, a set of highly interconnected layers of neurons that controls our higher brain functions, such as perception, cognition, motor control, and language. This massively parallel architecture is the initial inspiration for Deep Learning – a neural network paradigm that excels at pattern recognition […]

Nigel Syrotuck

XYZs of Medical Device Vibration Testing

Medical devices, especially complex ones with electronics, almost always undergo shipping testing before they are considered safe enough for market. We use 3rd party testing services to run typical load profiles on devices in their packaging. These usually include impact, drop and vibration testing, amongst others. Vibration testing is a particularly interesting subject, which we’ll […]

Kenneth MacCallum

Dahlia Zoetrope Design Challenge

Every year StarFish designs a unique holiday gift as a fun way to celebrate the season. This year we developed a zoetrope that creates the illusion of an unfurling, dahlia-like flower sculpture in three dimensions while glowing softly from within. Although this design challenge was not a medical device, it provided a great chance to […]

Tess Carswell

Developing and Running an Industry-Integrated Human Factors Engineering Course

Although engineering students graduate from their program well-equipped with the theoretical concepts taught in class, they often lack practical knowledge regarding their particular industry [1]. Such gaps between technical teachings and industry requirements could potentially be filled by integrating an industry perspective into programs and course delivery. Further benefit can be derived when such industry-integrated […]

Nigel Syrotuck

What do Mil-Spec Anodizing Types and Classes Mean?

Let’s talk about what an anodized finish actually is.   A core finishing technique around the world, anodizing is highly valued in the medical industry to promote longevity of devices. It is a finishing process that can be applied to a few different materials, the most common being aluminum (in fact, this blog will only discuss […]

Astero StarFish

Our 10 most read medical device commercialization blogs of 2021

Two new medical device commercialization blogs, one returning champion, and two new authors join our 2021 “most read” list. Electrical engineering amd regulatory articles tie for the most popular blog topics. Many thanks to our employee authors past and present for sharing their insights and experience with medical device colleagues.

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