Mobility and speed are significant trends in new medical devices and equipment. ABS, polycarbonate and other structural plastics play significant roles because of their light weight and portability.
One example is the Planmed Verity Extremity Scanner, a new, mobile CT scanner for orthopedic imaging of the extremities that was the best-in-show winner in this year's Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition. Winners were announced last month during MD&M East in Philadelphia.
The Planmed Verity is a low dose imaging system that provides fast 3D imaging of peripheral skeletal fractures and disorders at the point-of-care.