Embedded technology is a crucial factor in the advancement of medical diagnosis and treatment. In fact, the medical device industry is becoming more focused on using embedded technology inside their medical products. Medical devices containing this technology are much more useful in the fight against ailments such as heart disease and neurological illnesses. Not only are these patients responding well to treatment based on the embedded devices, but they can also feel more at ease realizing that their condition may be monitored remotely by their doctor using the device (The Financial Express, 2). In this case, the device uses networking technology to transmit information about the patients’ vital signs to the physician.
In this paper, I will explore five different applications of embedded technology in medical devices: defibrillators, CRT-D devices for patients with heart failure, digital flow sensors, wireless technology in medical devices, and the integration of a graphical user interface in medical products. I will also examine the medical device market as a whole to find out where the current focus is in terms of technology. I will also discuss the benefits of embedded technology in medical devices. This discussion should also provide you with insights into the possible advancements to embedded technologies that are already inside medical devices in terms of medical diagnostics and medical treatment of patients.