Description

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.

Key Features

  • Contains articles on a diverse range of subjects within the field, with internationally renowned specialists discussing each medical device
  • Offers a practical approach to recent developments in the design and manufacture of medical devices
  • Presents a topic that is the focus of research in many important universities and centres of research worldwide

Readership

Academics, biomechanical researchers, medical doctors, other professionals in related engineering, medical and biomedical industries

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Preface

About the contributors

Chapter 1: Characteristics and applications of titanium oxide as a biomaterial for medical implants

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Classification of biomaterials

1.3 Biomedical implantable devices

1.4 Applications

1.5 Proteins

1.6 Titanium oxide

Chapter 2: Precision machining of medical devices

Abstract:

2.1 Metallurgical aspects

2.2 Principal requirements of medical implants

2.3 Shape memory alloys

2.4 Conclusions

2.5 Acknowledgment

Chapter 3: Polyurethane for biomedical applications: A review of recent developments

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Biocompatibility evaluation

3.3 Biostability evaluation

3.4 Polyurethane for drug-controlled delivery

3.5 Polyurethane for cardiovascular applications

3.6 Polyurethane for medical supplies

3.7 Future outlook

Chapter 4: Application of the finite element method in spinal implant design and manufacture

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction to finite element method

4.2 General aspects of FEM

4.3 Parts of the finite element model of the spine

4.4 Verification

4.5 Validation

4.6 Application of the FEM in implant design

4.7 Conclusions

Chapter 5: Design and manufacture of a novel dynamic spinal implant

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Materials and methods

5.3 Results

5.4 Discussion

5.5 Conclusion

5.6 Acknowledgment

Chapter 6: Customized craniofacial implants: Design and manufacture

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 The anatomic biomodels and craniofacial reconstruction

6.3 Biomodels and the design of customized prostheses

Chapter 7: Technological advances for polymers in active implanta

Details

No. of pages:
386
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781908818188
Print ISBN:
9781907568725

About the editor

J Paulo Davim

J. Paulo Davim received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Porto in 1997, the Aggregate title from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and a DSc from London Metropolitan University in 2013. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering with special emphasis in Machining & Tribology. Recently, he has also interest in Management/Industrial Engineering and Higher Education for Sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal