Medical Electronics - Special Design Considerations

By IEEE San Diego Section and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society present

Speaker: Jerry Twomey


Medical electronics devices sit within a complicated regulatory maze that is entirely different from other devices. Many engineers doing their first medical device hit a wall when trying to clear the compliance hurdle. Due to safety driven regulatory issues medical devices require special efforts in mechanics, electronics, and software. This presentation will go over many of the issues that need to be designed in from the start of a new product.

To be discussed:
· IEC[masked] and IEC-61010 Target Devices
· Patient Isolation Requirements
· Risk Matrix Compliance
· EMC Stress Testing and System Functionality
· Programmable Devices and Software Regulatory Issues

In addition to regulatory requirements, circuits and systems techniques used to meet those requirements will be discussed.

Speaker Bio:
Jerry Twomey has designed multiple medical, consumer, and commercial products. Medical devices include blood glucose monitors, wireless-wearable EEG systems, cranial hypothermia systems, and others. His experience in semiconductors, mixed signal systems, signal processing, and analog front end devices is now being used on medical devices. Jerry holds an MSEE from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is a contributing editor for Electronic Design Magazine. He can be reached at [masked], and his web site can be found at:


Date and Time:
Thursday, September 12, 2013
6:00 - 6:30 PM: Networking and food
6:30 - 8:00 PM: Presentation and Q & A

Cost: Free to IEEE members, $5 for others.

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Questions: Steve Smiley at [masked]

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