Engineering expertise is taking on an ever-more important role in designing for manufacturability in the world of metal stamped parts and springs. Particularly in today’s new medical devices and firearms, engineering expertise is invaluable in driving down manufacturing costs.  

Expertise in prototyping parts to test and prove design concepts, suggesting ways to reduce secondary operations which reduces cost, and providing value engineering consulting expertise,  are key engineering skills that ensure the success of projects. Each is built on a foundation of communications and two-way dialogue that opens up the lines of communication.

One example is a large medical device company, for whom CSS produces a stamped flat spring located underneath the water tank of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) system used to treat sleep apnea. Working with the company, CSS developed an initial prototype, and worked through several design iterations before settling on a good design that could meet the requirements. A short run of 2500 proved the design, and more than 750,000 of the machines have since been manufactured.

5 Habits To Help You With Your Sleep Disorder

By Jane Thompson

There are few things in life which money cannot buy. Money can buy you the most comfortable mattresses but not a good night’s sleep. For many, sleep apnea, insomnia or sleeplessness is a serious problem. It leads to a wide range of side effects like lowered focus and concentration, over-anxiety, deterioration of the immune system etc. Here are five simple and effective ways to help you to come out of your sleeping disorders like sleep apnea disorder and insomnia.

Get Into A Routine

The first and foremost is to have a bedtime routine which helps your body to establish a good sleeping pattern. Avoid random bedtime as it puzzles your body to distinguish from your need for a refreshing daytime and relaxing nighttime. Choose a convenient time which is easy for you to follow every day. This way you are helping your body to fall into a routine. Similarly, if you want to have a nap in the daytime, again apply the same principle – give your body a fixed time for napping. Read the rest of this entry

Sleep apnea and veterans

How you sleep at night has a big impact on your quality of life, and veterans may be at higher risk for a certain sleep disorder. Here are the important facts;

Sleep Apnea:Facts and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is no small problem. Sleep apnea  is a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour.

Similarly, each abnormally low breathing event is called a hypopnea. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or “sleep study”. [Read The Complete Post…   ]

SleepApneaDisorder/[ Press Release ] Phoenix, AZ /December 17, 2010/ JC Goodwin from Sleep Effect Center for Apnea Management in Prescott, Arizona isn’t your typical Dentist.  Although familiar with bridges, cavities and crowns, this Dentist is redefining the Dental Industry, one snoring patient at a time.   With over 100 Million people diagnosed with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) it’s assumed more physicians would implement greater OSA treatments in their practices.  Interestingly enough, Dentists like Dr. Goodwin are among the small group of Doctors stepping up, to take on the sleepy killer, OSA.

With the help of technology and continuing education, more Doctors are beginning to treat and diagnose Sleep Apnea patients in house. Companies like Sleep Group Solutions offer advanced acoustic diagnostic imaging, home sleep tests, in office training and seminars to raise awareness of OSA and get Doctor involvement. “PCP’s and Dentists tend to see the most patients, they can boost awareness of the disorder, and successfully treat it.” Says Rani Ben-David, President of Sleep Group Solutions. “We have many Doctors (clients) who have saved lives and cured diseases, all by treating OSA.” Read the rest of this entry

UAE Philips conducted an online Sleep Apnea Awareness campaign titled Do You Snore, to help build public consciousness about Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in the UAE. Email invitations were sent out to fill out a short and straight forward survey to more than 200,000 recipients based in the country, targeting a sample group of the age 25 and above.

A high number of respondents showed positive results and are very likely to be suffering fromObstructive Sleep Apnea ( OSA). The potential patients were advised to print their report and seek further medical advice and diagnostic tests for sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders worldwide. It is a condition that causes a persons breathing to stop repeatedly during the night, causing disruption in their sleep as they struggle to breathe. As a result, they never get the deep, restorative sleep that is needed. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can not only negatively impact a persons overall quality of life and productivity, but it can also potentially lead to serious health issues like increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythm, strokes and other conditions. Read the rest of this entry

Free Check Up For Your Sleep Apnea Equipments

Elkhart General Hospital Home Medical Equipment, 225 E. Jackson Blvd., is offering a free CPAP/BiPAP Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Take the opportunity to ensure your sleep apnea equipment is working efficiently and effectively with one-on-one service from respiratory specialists.

Appointments take about 20 minutes and include pressure checks, mask and supply evaluations, filter changes and new equipment displays.

To make an appointment, call 574-523-3100 or toll-free at 888-517-3100. Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.

Sleep Apnea Treatment:Follow Up Friday,A New Way

SleepApneaDisorder/ [ Press Release ]/ Los Angeles, CA/ December 15, 2010/ Announcing follow up care Friday as a great new way for those seeking sleep apnea treatment to interact with medical professionals in a no pressure, highly beneficial way. Sleep apnea treatment experts from Nationwide Medical, Inc will begin offering their time this Friday at 10:00 am for 1 hour and every other week thereafter to engage and interact exclusively through Facebook.

Follow Up Friday is a purely on-line social media engagement project featuring a Question and Answer session to benefit anyone with concerns about sleep apnea and treatment. A hugely anticipated experience, this is a rare opportunity for those at risk for sleep apnea to ask the most pressing questions about sleep apnea, associated symptoms, and proper follow up care and treatment.

Commencing on Friday, December 17th and resuming in January after the holidays, this will be an engaging experience where people can connect with qualified professionals to receive information on top level care and ask any questions as they pertain to sleep apnea and related treatment in a no-pressure social environment. Read the rest of this entry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of GlobalData’s new report “North America Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Market Outlook to 2016″.

This new report provides key market data on the North America Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices market United States and Canada. The report provides value (USD million) data for all the market categories Airway Anesthesia Disposables, Anesthesia Machines, Respiratory Devices, Respiratory Disposables, Respiratory Measurement Devices, Sleep Apnea Diagnostic Systems, Regional Anesthesia Disposables, and Pain Management Devices. The report also provides company shares and distribution shares data for each of the aforementioned market categories. The report is supplemented with global corporate-level profiles of the key market participants.

This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by Our team of industry experts.

The Future of Healthcare:It’s Health,Then Care

CSC’s Leading Edge Forum has released a report recently that identifies a new wave of disruptive technologies that will reshape the delivery of healthcare. These new technologies will help control costs while improving health by ushering in an era of wellness, self-monitoring, increased and earlier detection of disease, and more effective treatments.

The report, “The Future of Healthcare: It’s Health, Then Care,” identifies a wide range of technologies in development, from intelligent pills that deliver targeted doses of medication to specific locations in the body, to brain implants that prevent seizures, to contact lenses with microchips to detect glaucoma, to bioprinting that creates new skin.

“Healthcare needs significant disruptive change to address its problems and there are many maturing technologies that can help,” said Fran Turisco, the study’s lead researcher, who is an Emerging Practices research principal in CSC’s Global Healthcare Services Group. “What we have seen to date is only the tip of the iceberg of a wide range of technologies coming out of commercial, government and university research labs that can make a significant difference for wellness and care delivery.” Read the rest of this entry

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