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Connector science: Connectors for surgical medical equipment

  1. Summary

In many cases, all other treatment options will be at a loss, leaving surgery as the only option. Surgery, which involves physical therapy to heal or even remove body organs or tissues, is the riskiest type of therapy. Therefore, surgical equipment plays an important role in assisting surgeons to provide the best care for patients.

Surgeons in the modern surgical environment rely on technology more than ever!

2. Modern operating room

To ensure the best possible care for patients, physicians continue to adapt and drive innovation in the field of surgery. The invasive treatments used in traditional surgery come with considerable risks, so surgeons have long relied on the latest technology to improve their skills and experience. The latest generation of equipment designed to operate in the operating room uses cutting-edge technology to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients undergoing surgery.

The operating room is a challenging environment full of sophisticated equipment. A healthy and safe environment for patients and medical professionals must be maintained, which means that surgical equipment must have a high level of reliability. Therefore, the connectors used in the operating room must also provide the same level of high performance.

3. Alternative methods

As an alternative to traditional surgery, many doctors are turning to new technologies to treat patients with minimal invasive techniques for the best clinical outcomes. These include a variety of innovative energy sources that sound like science fiction movies, such as microwave, cryoablation, and even lasers, allowing surgeons to administer targeted treatments with minimal impact on patients.

What’s more, various robots are beginning to be introduced into the operating room. Cutting-edge medical robots can perform a variety of tasks simultaneously, including diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance. But it’s important to remember that every patient is different and every person’s symptoms are different.

Although the robot is quite sophisticated, it cannot challenge the surgeons accumulated years of experience and expertise, they understand the delicate details of treating different patients. Therefore, the best way to use robots in the medical field is to use them as an aid to surgeons, taking advantage of the precision of robotic systems, rather than completely replacing surgeons.

Devices that provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and monitoring functions for patients must provide sophisticated functions in a smaller body. Not only do medical robots need to perform completely different tasks, they must also maintain low latency and high reliability. The robots that surgeons rely on must act immediately when they see an image, with no delay at all, so the robots need to provide excellent visual function and speed.

4. Speed and precision of surgical equipment

The latest surgical equipment will help doctors use high-speed data link technology to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients. Coupled with the need for new advanced energy sources, connectors for medical devices must provide high connector density and mixed type contacts to provide high performance in challenging surgical environments. There are also demands for power, signal, high voltage, and even fiber optic cables, so engineers need connector solutions that are adaptable and reliable.

The most important requirements for connectors are safety, reliability, form factor and speed.

Security:When treating patients, the last thing they need to do is increase the risk. Although uncommon, there have been reports of serious injuries and even deaths due to contact with the conductors of medical connectors that cannot be reached by human fingers.

Reliability: Although connectors may seem insignificant in such complex devices, they play a vital role in the reliability of medical devices.When the connector is used as the connection point between the probe and its medical device during surgery, high expectations are placed on the reliability of the connector.

Speed: To help ensure the success of this minimally invasive medical procedure, surgeons also rely on images transmitted in real time from laparoscopic cameras inside the patient to monitors they use to facilitate these types of procedures. The success of such operations is greatly facilitated by today’s connector technology, which allows high speed transmission of large amounts of data with high integrity.

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