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Q & A on Medical Equipment and Supplies

We asked our users for their input on Medical Equipment and Supplies. Here are the results of 62 users familiar with Medical Equipment and Supplies.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing medical equipment and supplies design?
10 answers
Answers:
New laser systems such as Ti,Sapphire. Nano-tubes. Nuclear biomedical devices such as Gamma scan cameras.
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Signal conditioning, input from body (emg, eeg), microprocessor control (eg. arduino)
~General Corporate Mgmt, Bandung - Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Nonlinear analysis system and Non-Invasive Diagnostic technologies
~Marketing/Sales, Taipei, Taiwan
Digital advances, telecom, space age materials and composites
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA
Digitizing in x ray machines, flux cytometry in laboratory
~Christian Valdivieso, Engineer, Quito, Ecuador
Electronics, micro technologies, single use applications
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Ergonomic design, ease-of-use, affordability
~Project Manager, Edmundston, Canada
The introduction of computer related device
~Manufacturing, Aba, Nigeria
Touch panels , cad cam etc
~Durga A, Technical Support, New Delhi, India
Automation & robotics
~Chansa B, Engineer, Mufulira, Zambia

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative medical equipment and supplies?
11 answers
Answers:
1- Amman Girrbach, Austria 2- Vita-Zahnfabrik, Germany 3- Bego-Germany
~Durga A, Technical Support, New Delhi, India
Smith and nephew, boots, sunda medical, tesena inovindo, bioteknik design
~General Corporate Mgmt, Bandung - Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Chinese companies are next to reach the top of the charts, they are developing great machines with very competitive prices.
~Christian Valdivieso, Engineer, Quito, Ecuador
PHILLIPS, SIEMENS, GE, CARL_ZEISS, OMRON.
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Most companies are innovative in today's market.
~Project Manager, Edmundston, Canada
G.E, Siemens, Metavital Service GmbH
~Marketing/Sales, Taipei, Taiwan
Stryker, depuy, 3M, GE, J&J, SIEMENS
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA
Medical device manufacturers
~Tracy F, Quality Control, N. Miami Beach, FL
3M, DuPont, Zimmer
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Chinese companies
~Manufacturing, Aba, Nigeria
Terumo
~Marketing/Sales, Shimonoseki-City, Japan

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What medical equipment and supplies you have used?
19 answers
Answers:
Patient lifters, stair lifts, hospital beds and furniture, physical therapy and occupational therapy products, diagnostic products, (stethos, diagnostic ultrasounds, otoscopes and opthalmos etc.) scooters, all home health care products and services, thousands more.
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA
Defibrillators, Signs Vitals Monitoring, Infant Incubators, Ventilators of volumen and pressure, Sterilizer, Pulse Oximeters, Servocune
~Engineering, Other, Netzahualcoyotl, Mexico
Medical diagnostic devices such as OCT, ultrasound, CT, PET and MRI.
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Cyberjaya, Malaysia
I deal with many different medical devices, lately more and more in the orthopedics field, pain and incontinence.
~Other, Pinner, United Kingdom
I have worked on KX21,Coulter Actidiff, smart lab, Biochemistry semianalyzer, BD FACS Calibur, RIA counter,
~General Corporate Mgmt, Mumbai Central, Mumbai, India
Casting and immobilizing, physical therapy equipment, examination and treatment tables, surgical equipment
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Stryker, Watrous Systems, Frost, Bobrick, GSS, C/S Group, Global, Philips, General Electric, etc...
~Project Manager, Edmundston, Canada
All dental medical lab equipments, some dental clinic equipments, too.
~Durga A, Technical Support, New Delhi, India
Mammography units, x ray units, ultrasounds, laboratory equipments
~Christian Valdivieso, Engineer, Quito, Ecuador
Vital Sign Monitors, Anesthesia Machine and Cardiology products.
~Technical Support/Services, Singapore, Singapore
Printed Circuit boards, cable assemblies, plastics.
~Tracy F, Quality Control, N. Miami Beach, FL
Mobility and postural positioning support.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Bandung - Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Blood pressure checking equipment.
~Manufacturing, Aba, Nigeria
OBERON-Health Diagnostic Device
~Marketing/Sales, Taipei, Taiwan
MRI, ultra sound, CT scan.
~Technical Support/Services, Hidd, Bahrain
Insulin Syringe.
~Marketing/Sales, Shimonoseki-City, Japan
Ultrasonograf
~Jonny Setiadi, Faculty/Staff, Tangerang, Indonesia
INCINERATORS
~Chansa B, Engineer, Mufulira, Zambia
MRI
~Engineering, Process/Production, Moscow, Russia

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that medical equipment and supplies have been used for.
4 answers
Answers:
? Effective assay for pharmaceutical R & D centers ? Suggestion for dietary supplements promotion ? Scientific research facilities in organic foods industries ? Health promotion in various healthcare industries such as sub-health, anti-aging, alternative medicines ? Scientific Research: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Pharmacology, Organopreparation, Nutraceuticals ? Academic research and demonstration especially in the Natural Medicine area ? Spa, Medical Spa, Beauty Parlor, Wellness centers
~Marketing/Sales, Taipei, Taiwan
I have personally used cast saws in cabinet and casing circumstances, now many manufactures are marketing oscillating tools for wood working.
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Every situation is unique and there are no standards as it comes to design and specifications.
~Project Manager, Edmundston, Canada
Adaptations into better ergonomic home products.
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of medical equipment and supplies?
2 answers
Answers:
Accidental injury to personnel from equipment they thought they knew how to use, but was different enough to result in the need for surgical repair.
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Short circuiting of many electrically operated products.
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for these products?
8 answers
Answers:
A device that could assist integration in Health care System and practice in Physicians, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Dietitians, Licensed Nutritionists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, Integrative Medicine/CAM Program Directors, Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Complementary Medicine, Homeopaths, Massage Therapists, Medical Spas and Wellness Centers, Pharmacists, Medical Students and Faculty, Licensed Herbalists and other Alternative Medicine Practitioners.
~Marketing/Sales, Taipei, Taiwan
Ergonometry systems (medical treadmills).
~Christian Valdivieso, Engineer, Quito, Ecuador
Easy accessibility to information.
~Project Manager, Edmundston, Canada
Recycling of single use products.
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Lightweight, easy to use, durable.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Bandung - Jawa Barat, Indonesia
INTER-CONNECTIVITY
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA
Affordability.
~Durga A, Technical Support, New Delhi, India
User friendly.
~Chansa B, Engineer, Mufulira, Zambia

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of medical equipment and supplies?
4 answers
Answers:
Newer is not always better, usability is more important than looks, fully understand all aspects of equipment uses and emergency repairs before using it, whatever can go wrong will go wrong, be able to handle it!!!!!!!!!!!
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Always take a look / read all the instructions in user manual.
~Durga A, Technical Support, New Delhi, India
Proper training for maintenance.
~Chansa B, Engineer, Mufulira, Zambia
DON'T TRY TO DO IT YOURSELF.
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using medical equipment and supplies?
4 answers
Answers:
Always have persons that will be using the equipment personally try it and handle it before purchase.
~Other, Birmingham, AL
Verify all options available.
~Project Manager, Edmundston, Canada
They have to be sure of the suppliers
~Chansa B, Engineer, Mufulira, Zambia
Consult a pro.
~ALEX VLASSE ROSS, Purchaser, MONTREAL, CANADA

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