By Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical and Healthcare at Plextek Ltd. Medical imaging is one of the most important technologies available to doctors and other medical workers, providing critical information for diagnosis and treatment. There is however no single technology for imaging of internal structures that is universally applicable to all tissues, has high resolution, is inexpensive, doesn’t use ionizing radiation, and creates images in real-time. An ideal system would also be portable and low-cost, with the potential for use in ambulances and other out-of-hospital environments. In recent years a substantial body of experimental work has been performed to apply microwave and radar technologies to the field of medical imaging and biosensing.
Plextek is a technology consultancy at the heart of the Cambridge. With a 30 year history of providing complex engineering solutions, we continuously innovate to push the boundaries of engineering and technology today.
We grow and develop ideas for our clients and have a history of turning our own innovation into successful spin-out technology companies.
We start by studying and understanding the key challenges that you wish to address. We then explore a range of ideas and potential solutions, bringing fresh thinking to the problem. After selecting the most appropriate approach we proceed through design, development and verification stages and, if required, into manufacture. Our experience in successful delivery guides us to select approaches that are inventive, work in practice, can be delivered on time and to the agreed budget.
Understanding your Market
We work within multiple markets, from Smart Cities & IOT, to Industrial Automation and Medical. Here are some quick links to the info you need:
We have recently launched our new innovation unit, Ignite Exponential (www.igniteexponential.com), giving more emphasis to our strong history in delivering innovative solutions for our partners.
To find out more about how we could add value to your project, please call: 01799 533200 or email: email@example.com
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Plextek-DTS has been named as one of the competition winners under the recent Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition: “Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/offshore-windfarm-development-boosted-by-2-million-research. The initiative is being supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).added by Emma Plumtree 1 min Read
By: Alan Cucknell, Head of Ignite Exponential - Plextek's innovation unit. Imagine how different our lives would be today if Michael Faraday had not built the first electrical generator – or if James Watt had not developed the steam engine.added by Emma Plumtree 3 min Read
By Alan Cucknell, Head of Ignite Exponential - Plextek's innovation unit 2020 has brought with it incredible levels of business disruption: COVID-19, Brexit, technology advances, climate change, and more. Companies that were performing well have overnight seen share prices tumble and customers leave.added by Emma Plumtree 3 min Read
By: Nick Koiza, Head of Security Business at Plextek Ltd As we all start moving around our transport systems again, I am reminded almost daily by the risks and safety concerns linked to our congested road systems. I have a vision that the public should be able to travel easily without worrying about safety on the roads. Aside from education, vehicle servicing, and standard infrastructure maintenance, I believe IoT technologies will significantly enhance the safety of our public whilst they use our road networks. The transportation industry is a huge investor in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), spending approximately $78 billion from 2016-2018. Safety is a part of ‘Transportation IOT’ that is vital for overall success. In this blog, I list what I consider to be the top 5 areas of transport safety that can be enhanced by IoT technologies:added by Emma Plumtree 4 min Read