Medical products need to be failure-proof and have deterministic performance. Odic delivers both by combining a structured project management approach with proven design practices, for proof-of-concept and R&D engineering. We also recognize that there are budgetary limits to medical R&D, so we undertake medical product design with the same efficiency as any other product for any other industry.

  • Physiological status monitor
  • Drug-compliance monitoring system for home use
  • Nitrous oxide generator
  • Wireless EEG monitor, with no need for wires to instrument

Featured Work

  Medical centrifuges    Client: Iris Sample Processing   Odic replaced nine different analog designs with a single microcontroller-based circuit.  A personality switch, read by the processor at power-up, lets the factory determine which version of centrifuge is being manufactured and shipped.  The firmware manages motor speed and spin cycle timing, interfacing with different configurations of switches.  Odic has provided engineering updates since our original design effort in 1992.

Medical centrifuges

Client: Iris Sample Processing

Odic replaced nine different analog designs with a single microcontroller-based circuit.  A personality switch, read by the processor at power-up, lets the factory determine which version of centrifuge is being manufactured and shipped.  The firmware manages motor speed and spin cycle timing, interfacing with different configurations of switches.  Odic has provided engineering updates since our original design effort in 1992.

  Air cleaning system for COPD    Client: American Innovative Research   AIR came to Odic with a great idea for killing airborne contaminants, but needed to have the electronic hardware and firmware designed and built.  After several rounds of prototypes and proof-of-concept circuits that helped guide the system specification, Odic developed a circuit board and firmware, and helped to usher the design into and through manufacturing.  Various incarnations of the design read air pressure from a sensitive sensor and control fan speed, read temperature and run a heater in a control loop, and turn lamp ballasts on and off.

Air cleaning system for COPD

Client: American Innovative Research

AIR came to Odic with a great idea for killing airborne contaminants, but needed to have the electronic hardware and firmware designed and built.  After several rounds of prototypes and proof-of-concept circuits that helped guide the system specification, Odic developed a circuit board and firmware, and helped to usher the design into and through manufacturing.  Various incarnations of the design read air pressure from a sensitive sensor and control fan speed, read temperature and run a heater in a control loop, and turn lamp ballasts on and off.

  GlowCap pill compliance monitor for home use    Client: Vitality   Always enjoying working with a start-up company, Odic designed an electronic pill cap for Vitality that uses low-power RF to communicate with an Odic-designed reminder light that contains a cellular modem.  Events from the pill cap are sent to the Internet via the reminder light, and dose schedules are received from Vitality’s servers and passed along to individual pill caps, where reminders are flashed and then beeped when appropriate.  One version of the pill cap integrates a flexible E-Ink display that shows daily dosage schedules as well as recent compliance history.  No more forgetting to take pills.

GlowCap pill compliance monitor for home use

Client: Vitality

Always enjoying working with a start-up company, Odic designed an electronic pill cap for Vitality that uses low-power RF to communicate with an Odic-designed reminder light that contains a cellular modem.  Events from the pill cap are sent to the Internet via the reminder light, and dose schedules are received from Vitality’s servers and passed along to individual pill caps, where reminders are flashed and then beeped when appropriate.  One version of the pill cap integrates a flexible E-Ink display that shows daily dosage schedules as well as recent compliance history.  No more forgetting to take pills.