Synopses & Reviews
Medical devices are included in the fields of medical and health technology and encompass a wide range of health care products. Today, it is difficult to obtain an exact definition of "medical device." Directive 2007/47/EC, for example, 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."
This book provides information on the design and manufacture of medical devices with an emphasis on research and development. the contributors discuss cardiovascular devices, prosthetic devices, medical ultrasound equipment and surgical and dental cutting tools.
About the Author
J. Paulo Davim is Aggregate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal and Head of MACTRIB Machining and Tribology Research Group. He has more than 24 years of teaching and research experience in machining, tribology and manufacturing processes.
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