|The medical electronics industry continues to change rapidly to meet customer needs and continuing technology advancements. The Medical Product Emulator Group (PEG) chapter assesses the projected trends for this product sector and identifies key influencers. For example:
• As the number of people accessing health care grows, requirements for medical diagnostics and devices is increasing.
• Medical electronics in the form of personalized and wearable healthcare devices and more home health care systems in the developed countries are expected to drive growth.
• Healthcare systems and labs around the globe will need to increase lab productivity, operational capacity and flexibility.
• Worldwide demographic changes will continue to increase the demand for medical electronic technologies.
The technology gaps and accelerated rate of change reflect several technological challenges and trends facing the medical electronics industry — cost-effective miniaturization, secure patient data management, more flexible component and sub-assembly test methods, stretchable and printed electronics, and connected medical device security. The types of advanced packaging technologies that can be leveraged to meet the future performance and form factor requirements are discussed. A key attributes spreadsheet covering topics such as cost, and manufacturability is included.