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Delivering Optical Devices to the Medical Market

Photonics Spectra
Apr 2016
Optics and photonics technologies are particularly well-suited for clinical use given their capacity for noninvasive diagnosis, therapy and treatment. Medical applications continue to expand from optical coherence tomography and imaging to optical fibers and lasers for surgery, and now the explosion in wearable devices.

MARIE FREEBODY, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, marie.freebody@photonics.com

Medical optics is big business. The global market for medical device technologies is expected to reach $538.7 billion in 2018, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5 percent over five years, according to market analysts at BCC Research. It’s not just patients and health-care professionals who are creating the demand — an emerging trend in wearable medical devices is set to flood the market in the coming years. Such devices are being created to track and analyze

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GLOSSARY
adaptive optics
Optical components or assemblies whose performance is monitored and controlled so as to compensate for aberrations, static or dynamic perturbations such as thermal, mechanical and acoustical disturbances, or to adapt to changing conditions, needs or missions. The most familiar example is the "rubber mirror,'' whose surface shape, and thus reflective qualities, can be controlled by electromechanical means. See also active optics; phase conjugation.
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