NEW White Paper: Designing Geriatric Medical Devices with Force Sensing Technology

According to the United States Census Bureau, between now and 2050 the United States will experience exponential growth amongst its older population. By 2050, the population aged 65 and older is projected to be 83.7 million, almost double the estimate from 2012. This increase in population will revolutionize the market for medicine and medical devices catered to the geriatric population. This white paper explores the design challenges engineers face when selecting the ideal components for a medical device, the importance of force feedback, different force feedback technologies, and various geriatric medical devices enhanced by force feedback.