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30 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2023 PCBs power all sorts of innovative devices, everything from virtual reality headsets to drones, but our industry isn't all about fun and games. Advances in practical technology have also changed the face of manufacturing and logistics. But none of these breakthroughs have been more life changing for the average person than in the areas of health, wellness, and medi- cal treatments. PCBs have become the backbone of all effective, efficient, and safe personal health medical devices. Electronics and computer technology are enabling medical break- throughs that help identify and treat illnesses more quickly and accurately, as well as pro- vide advanced monitoring for patients during recovery. Medical Technology: How PCBs Help Save Lives New obstacles to innovation pop up every day. To keep health services technology mov- ing into the future, PCB manufacturers need to operate transparently and focus on a commit- ment to quality. PCB Industry Adapts to Meet New Technology Challenges Even before the global challenges presented by COVID-19, there existed growing stress on medical services in almost every corner of the world 1 . When the pandemic disrupted supply chains and workflows, PCB manufacturers had to adapt quickly to help create advanced medical technology that would assist provid- ers in diagnosing and treating patients while resources were stretched thin. Connect the Dots by Matt Stevenson, SUNSTONE CIRCUITS

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