Medical Motion Solutions
Allied Motion manufacturers precision medical motors, drives and position feedback products for a wide range of medical applications from surgical robotics to prosthetics to consumer CPAP machines.
For medical handling and mobility applications Allied Motion provides brush and brushless traction wheel drives, gear motors, drives and actuator components.
Robot surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and robotically-assisted surgery are some of the terms used to refer to today’s advanced robotic surgical tools that allow surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with higher precision, flexibility, control and less invasively than is possible with conventional surgical techniques.
The Trackchair™ is a unique zero-turn-radius, all-terrain wheelchair developed to enable wheelchair-bound people, including veterans, to enjoy the freedom of getting off-road.
Angiographic contrast injectors are essential accessories for modern CT scanners. They inject X-ray contrast fluid intravenously, which provides dramatic improvement in the overall quality of CT images of the circulatory system and many soft organs.
As part of a DARPA program, an Allied Motion customer developed a new anthropomorphic prosthetic limb that gives patients improved, dexterous control of a prosthetic arm and hand, including a sense of touch.
Allied Motion designed a magnetically-coupled brushless pump motor to drive a disposable integrated oxygenator module, the “heart” of this innovative heart bypass system.
CT scanners have become virtually indispensable as a medical analysis tool. Modern CT scanners, especially newer multi-slice models, allow much faster, higher resolution scanning.
Ventilators provide temporary respiratory support to medical patients, often in critical care situations. Reliability and low audible noise are very important criteria to ventilator manufacturers.
Left ventricular heart assist devices (LVAD) were developed to help heart transplant candidates while they await the availability of a heart, and also for permanent support for end stage heart failure patients.
Some nuclear imaging systems use Anger cameras (photoscintillation imagers) to image radiopharmaceuticals in a patient. In positron emission computer tomography (ECT) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) the cameras are revolved around the patient.
Patient comfort is enhanced, especially for children and the elderly, when they are better accommodated by powered patient handling equipment such as the exam table shown here, where patients can sit as in a chair and then are gently oriented for examination.
Developers of a new-concept patient transfer bed – a motorized gurney with a built-in transfer belt that enables a single caregiver to transfer a patient within a medical facility without having to physically lift the patient – sought Allied Motion’s assistance to motorize the 1400 lb. bed.
Medical mobility equipment such as power wheelchairs, scooters, stair lifts, and elevators require dependable, quiet DC or brushless DC motors and gear motors for reliable, long life operation.