Medical science has come a long way, especially in the last decade. New developments, worked upon every day to save and enhance the life of the living being. Amidst many discoveries and innovations, biomedical sensors deem of utmost significance in the medical field.
These sensors are microscopic but play an integral role in providing life-saving data. Biomedical sensors have found varied applications in the medical field. Assisting with accurate measurements in aspects like temperature, pressure, and speed, the sensor has found its use in devices including spirometers, digital thermometers, blood pressure devices, oximeters, and more.
To categorize its application in the varied streams of medical sciences, the biomedical sensors more comprehensively used in fields including:
- Fitness and wellness
Let’s gain a deeper understanding of a biomedical sensor’s processing with an example.
The primary element of a biomedical sensor is the intricate function of microscopic coils. These coils are significantly responsible for how well a medical device equipped with a biomedical sensor works. If you consider this coil’s work in an implant, it will assist in the expulsion of energy towards the battery to prompt the operator of the system. It will also assist in monitoring and logging data as instructed in the same device. In other words, the device’s functioning becomes more automated and accurate with the help of a sensor.
Another example of the sensor is therapeutic medicine to transfer energy to a concentrated area in heat treatments.
Several other examples can answer the question – why biomedical sensors are so important in the medical field. However, when colluding such an intricate device, the challenges one faces can be daunting.
Some of the most prominent challenges that persist and form a hindrance include:
- The manufacturing of these sensors needs to be in large quantities to successfully reduce the making cost and ultimately the cost of a medical device available to the general public. If that’s not achieved, high scale acceptance of the technology looks dim.
- The coils are many times smaller than a human hair. Hence, skilled professionals and complex mechanics go into constructing each coil.
- Its successful application inside medical machines is also not very widely known. Being a micromachine, the installation process is also very delicate and requires greater compliance with the device’s structural integrity.
- Corruption and stain in the coil are also issues that not many biomedical sensor building companies have been able to answer.
These many such small and large issues have made it difficult for these sensors to be successfully applied in the medical field. However, there is still hope at the end of the tunnel. The new generation of devices built today is made in coherence with the structural requirement of the coils.
Companies are coming forward with innovative corrosion and stain-free technology that promises a longer life of the coil and reduces the manufacturing cost. Biomedical sensors are the future, and their medical field applications are the answer to many medical questions.