Testing White Papers, Application Notes, & Case Studies

  1. Thermal Imaging Helps To Study Non-Contact Electromagnetic Induction Heating For Eradicating Bacteria And Yeasts From Metal Implants
    4/23/2018

    Infections in joint replacement surgery are a major factor in the failure of the used metal implants, especially when more strains of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Heating up the joints would eliminate bacteria and yeast, but the concern is whether or not this can be done in a non-invasive fashion.

  2. LIST Researchers Use FLIR Cameras To Study The Electrocaloric Effect
    4/23/2018

    Refrigerant devices typically use fluid coolants turned into gases to cool things down. These gases, however, may become harmful to the environment, so research is being done on the use of solid materials as a substitute to cool down food, beverages, medicine, and even electronic devices. Researchers at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) are making use of FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras to study the subject.

  3. Toxicological Risk Assessment Of Medical Devices: An Overview
    4/19/2018

    The FDA requires toxicological risk assessments performed for most medical device submissions founded on the notion that if all of the constituents of a medical device are known, then the safety of the device can be assessed based on the toxicology of those constituents.

  4. FLIR Thermal Cameras Help To Reduce The Invasiveness Of Cochlear Implant Surgery
    8/10/2016

    The surgical placement of Cochlear hearing implants behind the human ear requires a highly trained surgeon, and can result in facial nerve damage, meningitis, tinnitus, infections, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, and potentially more.

  5. From “Guess” To “Best”: How Infrared Cameras Are Increasing Accuracy And Insight In Product Testing
    5/25/2016

    This article explores how infrared (IR) cameras deliver a major data-gathering advantage over legacy approaches to temperature measurement, an advantage that can prevent costly product failures and safety hazards, providing an immediate and ongoing return on investment.

  6. Thermal Imaging Cameras Allow Machines To Read Human Emotions
    12/3/2015

    Scientists are researching how machines can understand human emotions through thermal imaging. In order for Artificial Agents (AAs) to set up contingent emotional and psychophysiological interaction with humans, the automatic nervous system (ANS) must be monitored and translated efficiently. 

  7. Documentation In Device Studies – Proving Patient Protection
    8/12/2015

    I can still recall the voice of my thesis advisor in graduate school saying in regards to our laboratory research, “If it’s not documented, it’s not done!”. Since those grad school days, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with documentation. By Brandy Chittester, IMARC Research, Inc. 

  8. Tribology And Testing Of Orthopedic Implants
    8/11/2015

    The orthopedic implant industry is in a continual state of development, witnessing an explosion of novel materials, designs, and applications. This process is, however, often laced with challenges and articulating joints can present the greatest number of these. By Aia Malik, Lucideon, and Chris Pickles, Ph.D.

  9. Force Testing In Medical Tubing
    7/21/2015

    Plastic medical tubing is central to the provision of effective health care in the 21st century. It is essential for the delivery of blood, nutrients and gases to the patient, and for the execution of minimally invasive surgical procedures such as cardiac angioplasty, which have proliferated widely over recent years.

  10. Using Thermal Imaging To Detect Small Nerve Fiber Dysfunction
    1/21/2015

    While the dysfunction of large nerve fibers can be assessed using standard neurological examination and electromyography (EMG), currently no noninvasive techniques exist to detect and quantify small fiber dysfunction.