FUTEK’s submersible load cells for performance testing of medical devices

FUTEK has introduced a new submersible load cell for interventional
device test systems, designed to measure the performance of various medical devices
used in critical care procedures.

Interventional device test systems are designed to accurately record the
performance of medical devices such as catheters, guide wires, stent delivery
systems, endoscopes and scope tools. An interventional device test aims to
reduce risk to the patient during medical procedures while informing medical
researchers about the device’s performance features such as trackability.

Trackability or track force refers to the force required to advance
through a tortuous object with precise measurement modules needed to accurately
record findings of force vs. position.

For instance, FUTEK’s submersible Jr. S-Beam load cell (LSB210) would be
fixed to a testing system to measure the trackability of a catheter through a
tortuous anatomy, as per the conceptual diagram above.

The LSB210 load cell is fixed on the test system to quantify the force
exerted to advance the catheter through a tortuous anatomy. The overload
protection feature in the load cell provides assurance to researchers in case
of accidental overload. The measurement readings of the force can be streamed
to a computer utilising FUTEK’s USB solutions and the data monitored by FUTEK’s
SENSIT Test and Measurement software, providing the medical researcher with
accurate track force data, thereby reducing the risk to patients.

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is represented in Australia and
New Zealand by Metromatics.

Please visit the Metromatics website at www.metromatics.com.au or call (07)
3868-4255 for more information.

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