Interlink Electronics Releases Medical White Paper, "Enhancing Medical Devices and Personal Healthcare Products with Force Sensing Technology"
CAMARILLO, CA (USA), February 11, 2014 - With the Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Tradeshow kicking off, Interlink Electronics, Inc. (OTC: LINK), a global leader in sensor and human-machine interface technologies, today released an appropriate and relevant White Paper, "Enhancing Medical Devices and Personal Healthcare Products with Force Sensing Technology". The medical field presents special challenges to equipment manufacturers. High reliability is an essential characteristic of equipment and instrumentation that may be used in life-or-death situations. This, in turn, places similar reliability requirements on every component used in the manufacture of such equipment, particularly the electro-mechanical components that constitute the Human-Machine Interface (HMI). One category of HMI components is the force sensor – a component that is also used widely in the related and rapidly expanding market for personal healthcare monitoring devices. Sensor devices collectively provide the technology that underlies the recently coined term 'Quantified Self'. The paper examines current applications of force sensors in medical and healthcare products, and shows that evolving sensor technologies may be the key to controlling the ever-increasing cost of the healthcare system. Finally, it takes a brief look at what lies ahead for the industry. The full White Paper can be accessed on the company's website (http://www.interlinkelectronics.com)
About Interlink Electronics, Inc.
Interlink Electronics is a world-leading trusted advisor and technology partner in the advancing world of touch-sensor and human-machine interface technologies. Interlink Electronics has led the printed electronics industry in its commercialization of the patented Force-Sensing Resistor (FSR®) technology, which has enabled rugged and reliable human-machine interface ("HMI") solutions. For over 29 years, Interlink Electronics' solutions have focused on handheld user input, menu navigation, cursor control, and other intuitive interface technologies for the world's top electronics manufacturers. Interlink Electronics has a proven track record of supplying human-machine interface solutions for mission-critical applications in a wide range of markets, including, but not limited to, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical devices. Interlink Electronics serves a world-class customer-base from its corporate headquarters in Camarillo, California and offices in Japan, Hong Kong and China. For more information, please see http://www.interlinkelectronics.com.
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