Simms International delivers improved battery life for portable cardiac diagnostic manufacturer

A globally renowned manufacturer of cardiac diagnostic equipment developed a portable solution that enables users to record ECG waveforms reliably and accurately on a flash card. This information is vital for early detection of abnormalities that may lead to cardiac death. Data integrity in this environment is essential.

The solution

For Simms, having investigated the endurance issues finding a suitable replacement was a relatively easy task. It involved a simple switch from consumer to industrial-grade devices using higher grade NAND, which eradicated the data integrity issues. However this did not solve the battery life issue. Based on our in-depth knowledge of memory card technology, Simms suggested that the voltage of the memory card devices could be lowered, without compromise on endurance, to increase operational lifetime.

The challenge

The ability to record patient data of varying complexities reliably, quickly and on the move is essential. Portable devices continue to shape and change the way healthcare professionals enhance and save lives on a daily basis, but the emergence of these technologies has created a number of core challenges to device manufacturers. One of these is how to preserve battery life and improve operational time so that the devices can assist healthcare professionals for longer without needing charge.

Results & benefits

Working with the device manufacturer, their equipment and our vendor, ATP, Simms were able to deliver a customised solution. This reduced the charge drawn from the battery, increasing operational time before the need to charge by 15%.

Trusted partner

Simms delivered on this project due to it’s in-depth understanding of memory and storage technology coupled with an ability to deliver custom solutions that add value above and beyond the initial scope.

  • Configuration & needs analysis
  • Expert advice & consultation
  • Partnership with industry leaders
  • Customisation services
  • Outside-in thinking
  • Technical capability
Cardiac diagnostics equipment
Based on our in-depth knowledge of memory card technology, Simms suggested that the voltage of the memory card devices could be lowered, without compromise on endurance, to increase operational lifetime. This reduced the charge drawn from the battery, increasing operational time before the need to charge by 15%.