One of the most important trends we see in the healthcare industry is the increasing adoption of electronic design strategies and components that drive significant growth in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, and data communications industries.
A few years ago, did anyone think that the medical device industry would adopt membrane switches for the home appliance industry, or embed mobile phone interconnection products into portable home and hospital monitoring devices? Who would have thought that ultra-precise surgical equipment could combine fiber optic and interconnect design techniques? The convergence of electronic technology and healthcare has clearly become a trend.
As more and more self-monitoring and treatment devices enter the home from the hospital, it is important for equipment manufacturers to ensure that the user interface (such as buttons, switches) has good design, clear readability and easy to clean features, and It is very important that the electronic device itself has reliable functionality, ease of use, and can withstand the durability of repeated use by patients.