Reliable Design of Medical Devices, Third Edition (Paperback)Richard C. Fries (author)
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As medical devices become even more intricate, concerns about efficacy, safety, and reliability continue to be raised. Users and patients both want the device to operate as specified, perform in a safe manner, and continue to perform over a long period of time without failure. Following in the footsteps of the bestselling second edition, Reliable Design of Medical Devices, Third Edition shows you how to improve reliability in the design of advanced medical devices.
Reliability engineering is an integral part of the product development process and of problem-solving activities related to manufacturing and field failures. Mirroring the typical product development process, the book is organized into seven parts. After an introduction to the basics of reliability engineering and failures, it takes you through the concept, feasibility, design, verification and validation, design transfer and manufacturing, and field activity phases. Topics covered include Six Sigma for design, human factors, safety and risk analysis, and new techniques such as accelerated life testing (ALT) and highly accelerated life testing (HALT).
What's New in This EditionUpdates throughout, reflecting changes in the fieldAn updated software development processUpdated hardware test proceduresA new layout that follows the product development processA list of deliverables needed at the end of each development phase
Incorporating reliability engineering as a fundamental design philosophy, this book shares valuable insight from the author's more than 35 years of experience. A practical guide, it helps you develop a more effective reliability engineering program-contributing to increased profitability, more satisfied customers, and less risk of liability.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 501
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition
"This book focuses on an important topic ... that engineers need to understand in all of its aspects-philosophy, design, and testing and evaluation. They also need to know how they fit in to the larger picture (manufacturing, packaging, etc...). This book provides both an overview of those facets, along with details to implement them. It is thus a valuable resource for students, researchers, and industry [professionals] who wish to develop a product."
-Jon Sensinger, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
"... my interest is piqued. I think it can be a very interesting and useful resource for engineers and other stakeholders involved in the medical device design and production process."
-Carl Nelson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
"Don't let the name fool you- this book is about much more than reliability engineering. While this book opens with a discussion of reliability and failure, it quickly transitions to discussing the entire product development process, from concept through verification, and even includes design transfer and post-market field actions. ...There is a lot of wisdom in this book. You can tell that the author has seen a lot of projects and wants the reader to avoid the mistakes that he has encountered."
--Reading Room, Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology, September/October 2013