by Ramona Socher

November 6, 2017

Realize Your Vision of the Next Medical Applications

You have an idea for a wearable or medical device but you are lacking the right expertise at any stage of your product´s lifecycle? The companies introduced below might provide the perfect solution or service for your individual needs.

Alpha-Fit’s innovative technical textiles are made of sensory filaments. The filament itself is able to measure pressure on three-dimensional variable surfaces. These innovative textiles can be used as an instrument for measuring or diagnosing in a number of different areas such as medicine, orthopaedics, sports and technology.

Covestro is a world-leading manufacturer of high-tech polymer materials for key industries and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life, e.g. adhesives and wound bandages for medical applications.

Dow offers a comprehensive portfolio of proven, biocompatible technologies such as silicone rubbers, elastomers and adhesives to enable a connected future in the healthcare market and to facilitate the internet of medical things. Their solutions help provide electro, optical and thermal conductivity and facilitate data collection as well as drug delivery. Their materials combine industry-leading quality, safety, comfort, reliability, innovation and regulatory expertise.

EBV Elektronik is one of the leading specialists in European semiconductor distribution. The company supports its customers from idea to product with 105 continuously trained application specialists, know-how and experience since 1969.

HK Highpowertech specializes in clean energy storage and focuses on the development, manufacturing and marketing of Ni-MH and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries and related products for both consumer and industrial needs. Highpower’s Li-ion and Li-polymer rechargeable batteries offer an exceptional solution to your clean energy needs, and may be used in a wide variety of applications to enhance performance and extending runtime.

Cicor offers complete outsourcing services and a broad range of innovative technologies, electronic manufacturing services and production options from PCB assembly, system assembly, box-building, toolmaking and plastic injection molding.

Rowebots will realize your idea for a wearable or medical device by providing a full life cycle of smart device development including single stop products and services for IoT and M2M communications. They offer MedicalOS – a medical version of Unison RTOS, and WearableOS – a version of Union RTOS for wearable devices including wearable medical devices. These RTOS products are focused on providing reliable and secure RTOSs for microcontrollers (MCUs) and microprocessors (MPUs) for medical and wearable medical devices.

Shimmer provides advanced development of wearable sensing systems. Based on award winning clinical grade sensor technology, Shimmer brings ideas from concept to launch, delivering sensing innovations that matter. Their deep sensing experience and expertise allows for the understanding and insight that accelerates your innovation’s development, reduces your cost and time to market by up to 80%, and extends to regulatory submission and certification.

SMK Electronics Europe has long been a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of a wide range of components including remote controls, connectors, plugs/ jacks, switches, antennas, communication modules, camera modules and touch panels used in the consumer electronic, mobile phone, automotive, medical, home automation and industrial application markets. Specializing in miniaturization and with both local and global R&D and production facilities SMK is in a unique position to support the quick moving, ever changing and demanding mobile and IoT markets.

TTP Ventus offers the award-winning Disc Pump, a silent micropump platform that is enabling the next-generation of wearable products and technologies. The pump´s unique features derive from its operating principle. Rather than changing the volume of a chamber, Disc Pump excites a high-frequency acoustic standing wave in a fixed-volume cavity.

VARTA Microbattery GmbH is one of the innovation leaders in the microbattery sector, market leading in hearing aid batteries and strives market leadership for Lithium-Ion batteries. They provide rechargeable Li-Ion button cells „CoinPower“ that are setting new standards in energy capacity and performance and gas generating cells particularly suitable for dispensing solutions.

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) aims to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The non-profit organization believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare and mobilizes a coalition of stakeholders to realize the full potential of personal connected health. PCHAlliance members are a vibrant ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies along with governments, academic institutions, and associations from around the world.

Interested in learning more? Visit those companies at our WT | Wearable Technologies Show 2017 MEDICA in Hall 15 Booth A23.