Category: Medical Applications

Fighting Viruses with UV-C LED: Will All the Research Soon Pay Off?

The world remains in a continuing state of uncertainty due to the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Face masks and disinfectants are selling very well. Disinfection with UV light could offer a way of disinfecting larger areas without the use of chemical disinfectants, especially in hospitals where patients are being treated.

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IPL Energy Measurement: How Ophir Maintains Accuracy of its Sensors

Ophir has two sensors specially made to handle IPL energy measurement. These sensors make it much easier to keep the IPL systems in check, but how can you be sure that the sensors themselves are accurate?

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Video: Medical Applications and Laser Beam Analysis

Over the past 50 years, laser technology has become an integral part of modern medicine. Since a laser beam provides a vehicle for delivering energy in such a precisely controlled way, and without physical contact, it’s not surprising that the laser has found so much use in medical applications. The following video describes recent Ophir laser measurement solutions for medical applications and laser beam analysis:

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Laser Munich 2019 Here We Come!

You wouldn’t want to miss Ophir at “Laser Munich 2019” Hall A2 Booth #209
We’ve prepared some amazing things for you to see!

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Thermal Sensors And Were Too Afraid To Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Thermal Sensors And Were Too Afraid To Ask

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The Importance of Verifying the Output of Your Aesthetic Light Treatment Sources

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a commonly used tool for a variety of esthetic, as well as medical, skin treatments. IPL devices are non-laser high intensity light sources that make use of a high-output flashlamp to produce a broad wavelength output of noncoherent light, usually in the 500 to 1200nm range. Monitoring the System As…

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How Should You Measure Your Medical Laser:Hulk-Style or Spiderman-Style?

You medical laser needs periodic measurement to ensure it continues to operate at the desired output settings.

There are two ways to measure the internal laser of your medical device:

Hulk: large, thermal sensor to absorb the full laser power.
Spiderman: small sensor to sample the beam in-process.

As you might expect, each method comes with advantages and disadvantages.

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The Top Mistake Medical Device Engineers Make When Designing Laser Integration

We’ve all been there before.

Struggling to reduce the cost of the BOM, we try to do everything ourselves.

After all, you’re an engineer, aren’t you? You have your own staff of hardware and software engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists, and anyone else you might need.

So, if there’s a complex part that adds a significant cost to your BOM, you’ll try to cut corners. “Let’s see how we can design that ourselves,” you say…

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How to Ensure Accuracy of Laser Measurement in Medical Devices

Medical devices have to be accurate.

Often, there are regulations about how accurate the medical laser system must be. Whether there are regulations or not, the main concern is the health of the patient.

We must be absolutely sure the laser and system are calibrated and accurate, so they will heal the patience, instead of causing an unfortunate accident.

As you design the laser aspect of your medical device, there are a few things you should think about to make sure the laser measurement sensor will be accurate and will continue to remain as accurate as it should be.

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Laser Medical Device Engineers:How to Integrate Laser Measurement Faster

You might not need something for months, but when you need it, you need it yesterday.

So the saying goes for start-ups, but I expect it holds true for all companies.

The problem is, you aren’t just buying off-the-shelf sensors and figuring out where to stick them into your medical device. You need a custom solution.

Custom solutions take time to design, by definition.

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