Medical Sensors for the Diagnosis and Management of Disease: The Physician Perspective


The objective of this paper is to assist developers of medical sensors to better formulate the clinically relevant design criteria and required performance characteristics of their novel sensor based on an understanding of how these devices will be used by physicians. Sensor technologies play a central role in medicine, and the most critical aspect of the sensor's clinical utility relates to these design decisions. Clinically, sensors are used by health care providers to make both diagnostic and management decisions, and the sensors that aid in these decisions are evaluated by certain clinical, as well as analytical, criteria. Failure to adequately address these end-user requirements can lead to the development of sensors without clinical utility.

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ACS Sensors