Class III Medical Device Engineering

FC Engineering Services helped in the design and development of the medical implant communication system (MICS), a Class III medical device by Spinal Modulation.

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Medical Implant Design

Project Background

Spinal Modulation designed and developed a Class III medical device in which an external controller caused an implanted device to stimulate the dorsal root ganglion of the spine to provide chronic pain mitigation. However, the journey toward optimal functionality faced hurdles, notably in the realm of device communication.

FC Engineering Services Consulted

Our team at FC Engineering Services was tasked with scrutinizing the Class III medical device’s external controller. We uncovered a series of minor yet impacting functional deficiencies. During our analysis, we pinpointed the root cause: erroneous impedance-matching networks within both the controller and implanted device.

We were able to identify the oversight by the previous RF engineer and illuminated the severe limitations plaguing the medical implant communication system signal exchange between the devices. Undeterred by the complexity of the challenge, we embarked on rectifying the shortcomings of this Class III medical device.

Our Solution and Results

We, at FC Engineering Services, embarked on a comprehensive redesign of the impedance matching networks. This transformed the device significantly.

The Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) and Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) saw a remarkable surge, soaring to levels that were ideal for seamless device communication.

By doing this, we not only resolved the existing issues but also increased the device’s performance significantly.

A doctor holding a small medical device
Two engineers looking at a circular machine.

Work With FC Engineering Services

Our work with Spinal Modulation exemplifies the power of collaboration in driving progress. Together, we overcame obstacles, uncovered insights, and forged a path toward unparalleled efficacy in chronic pain management with this Class III medical device

But our work does not stop there. We continue to work with several engineering teams and organizations on various projects just like this one. 

Therefore, if you have engineering projects with tight deadlines for design and prototyping and are desperate to find experienced and reliable engineers to help you, we are here.

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If you are ready to enhance your defense capabilities with cutting-edge engineering solutions, our team is also ready to collaborate with you to deliver innovative solutions that meet your specific requirements and ensure the success of your defense projects. Don’t hesitate to reach out and request a quote.

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