The Design and Manufacture of Medical Devices

Edited by

  • J Paulo Davim, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Medical devices play an important role in the field of medical and health technology, and encompass a wide range of health care products. Directive 2007/47/EC defines a medical device as any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software intended by its manufacturer to be used specifically for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes and necessary for its proper application, intended by the manufacturer to be used for human beings. The design and manufacture of medical devices brings together a range of articles and case studies dealing with medical device R&D. Chapters in the book cover materials used in medical implants, such as Titanium Oxide, polyurethane, and advanced polymers; devices for specific applications such as spinal and craniofacial implants, and other issues related to medical devices, such as precision machining and integrated telemedicine systems.
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Academics, biomechanical researchers, medical doctors, other professionals in related engineering, medical and biomedical industries


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-907568-72-5

Table of Contents

Characteristics and applications of titanium oxide as a biomaterial for medical implants; Precision machining of medical devices; Polyurethane for biomedical applications: A review of recent developments; Application of the finite element method in spinal implant design and manufacture; Design and manufacture of a novel dynamic spinal implant; Customized craniofacial implants: Design and manufacture; Technological advances for polymers in active implantable medical devices; Integrated telemedicine systems: Patient monitoring, in-time prognostics, and diagnostics at domicile.