Nowadays, emphasis in healthcare is put on the cycle of prevention, diagnosis, early treatment and recovery.
Medical devices range from medical lasers, incubators, EEG monitors, IV pumps, imaging systems such as X-ray and MRI, to wearable devices and include telemedicine, biometrics, big data, or artificial intelligence, to name but a few.
Advances in sensor technologies, improved network connections, broad adoption of smartphones and connected devices for the management of chronic diseases, a rising focus on patient-centric healthcare delivery and the increasing demand for home healthcare services are driving mobile health technologies.
All medical devices need to meet a rather complicated set of safety requirements. Therefore, regulation, standardization and verification are closely interlinked.