Nowhere are the benefits of electronic sensor and wearable technology developments felt more directly and beneficially for human welfare as in the burgeoning fields of smart healthcare and wellbeing. So-called e-health initiatives have long held the promise of significant improvements to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness and disease.
Electronic technology can also supplement the benefits flowing from pharmaceutical innovations by helping build improved devices, systems and infrastructures to support delivery of more efficient and cost-effective healthcare services, benefitting patients and service providers alike.
Electronic devices can enable improved schemes for patient monitoring (including remote diagnosis and treatment plans); better drug delivery systems that minimise dosage and reduce side effects; and provide precision control and sensor mechanisms in nanotechnology developments such as miniaturised surgical tools and treatment aids. Wearable technology products in the smart health domain are allowing ordinary users to monitor and track their own fitness and physical and mental wellbeing. With further development and tight integration into healthcare systems, such technologies can offload routine care activities, allowing nursing and medical services to be concentrated on those areas where direct specialist care is essential.
TDI provides know-how, skills and experience across a range of technologies driving smart health device innovations, including embedded systems, precision sensors, wired and wireless connectivity and human-machine interfaces. Our industrial design partners have extensive knowledge in helping clients successfully deliver novel products into the tightly regulated medical and healthcare markets.