Maxon: Active motorised implants in the human body
We are all used to hearing about implantable medical devices such as pace-makers etc, but what about medical implants containing small motors driving pumps or dosing drugs within the human body. It sounds like science fiction, but the truth is more and more companies are exploring the possibilities of what the humble DC motor can do within the body.
The webinar will cover the history of implantable motors and what the future might hold. Also from an engineering viewpoint what’s involved in making a motor that’s going to spend its life within the body. Put simply how is it done and why.
Tuesday August 25, 2020,
starting at 10:00 AM BST
Medical Sales Engineer - Maxon
Matthew Dean is the maxon Sales Engineer focused on the medical sector. He has worked for almost 20 years in the precision drives business. Matt gained a B-Eng (Hons) at Portsmouth University and has experience in both the high volume and high precision OEM environments.
Matt works with some of the leading medical companies across the world and has been involved in selecting DC motors and designing customised drives for a range of applications in the medical arena, including:
· surgical robots
· heart pumps
· drug delivery systems
· hand and leg prosthesis
· surgical hand tools