Medical Sensors Design Conference 2018: TMR Sensors Suit Medical Apps

Tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) sensors, as you might’ve guessed, rely on tunnel magnetoresistance, a magnetoresistive effect that takes place in a magnetic tunnel junction. The junction consists of two magnets with a thin insulator between them. Electrons pass back and forth between the magnets.  


Sensors based on TMR have evolved past their initial usage in disk drives and other electromechanical devices. Proving quite versatile, TMR magnetic sensors are viable for use in a plethora of medical applications. According to Tanios BouRamia, Product Line Manager – Sensors & Switches at Coto Technology, three of the most critical factors for electronic sensors used in next-gen medical devices are low power, sensitivity, and size. Tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) is quickly becoming the preferred technology to address those requirements.

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Many advanced medical devices rely on limited battery power, yet may be left in inventory for months before being used with a patient. Design engineers must minimize battery drain during that waiting period, lest the device not function when it’s finally turned on. One might think the easy solution would be to utilize a larger battery;  however many of these devices are implanted, ingested, or carried on a patient, making  size another critical factor that has to be minimized for functional or ergonomic reasons (read more).


At Medical Sensors Design Conference 2018, hosted within Sensors Expo & Conference 2018 in San Jose, CA, you can learn more directly from an expert in TMR sensor technology. Tuesday June 26, 2018 from 12:50 pm to 1:35 pm, Coto Technology’s Tanios BouRamia will present a session titled, “Hands-on with TMR Sensors: Leveraging Advanced Sensing Technologies for Next Generation Medical Applications with Magnetic Proximity, Rotation & Level Sensing Functions” - Checkout a video demo from last year’s Sensors Expo & Conference.


The session will discuss trending medical applications where Tunnel Magnetoresistance (TMR) magnetic sensors are enabling new capabilities that provide enhanced benefits to end users and competitive advantage for device manufacturers. Conference attendees will experience TMR analog and digital sensors firsthand Multi-sensor demonstration boards will be available for all to experiment, investigate, and learn with. A highly-interactive session, attendees will gain valuable onsite aid and assistance from Tanios BouRamia and Coto engineers.


Tanios BouRamia, is the Product Line Manager for Sensors & Switches, at Coto Technology. Working with the company for over seven years, he earned his MBA in Strategic Design at Philadelphia University’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce and holds BS Degrees in Electrical Engineering and BioMedical Engineering, which he earned at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering. At Coto, Tanios is directly involved with product development and documentation, associated business development, marketing, and monitoring of supply chain and regulatory environments.


If you are involved with medical designs or other application, either way, you can only benefit by attending Tanios’ session. There’s a two-step routine you must follow. First, register for Medical Sensors Design Conference 2018 and, when you get there, attend the session title, “Hands-on with TMR Sensors: Leveraging Advanced Sensing Technologies for Next Generation Medical Applications with Magnetic Proximity, Rotation & Level Sensing Functions” on Tuesday June 26, 2018 from 12:50 pm to 1:35 pm. Simple, right?

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