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【MD&M West 2021】Ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors and amorphous wires for next-generation medical care such as biomagnetic measurement

We exhibited at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West 2021 held in Anaheim, U.S.A. from August 10 to 12, 2021. This exhibition is the nation's largest exhibition related to medical equipment, and it attracted a number of healthcare professionals.


Anaheim Convention Center where MD&M was held

Our exhibition focused on the MI sensor, an ultra-sensitive magnetic sensor, and the amorphous wire, a fine metal fiber. The MI sensor features high sensitivity, compactness, high-speed response, and low power consumption, and the amorphous wire has high strength, high corrosion resistance, high bending resistance, and ideal soft magnetic properties. In recent years, these products have also attracted attention in the medical field, and are expected to contribute to next-generation healthcare.


Aichi Steel Booth at MD&M West 2021

Ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors and amorphous wires, which are expected to be applied in the medical field

Our high-sensitivity magnetic sensor "MI Sensor" has the advantage of ultra-high sensitivity, which can detect weak magnetism, even though it is ultra-compact. Leveraging its characteristics, it is used in information terminals for medical diagnostic equipment and medical diagnostic information equipment, which are currently becoming increasingly personalized. In addition, you can identify the exact position of the device in the body by equipping a medical device that is inserted into the body with a thinner "amorphous wire" to detect the weaker magnetic field generated by the MI sensor.


Theoretically, it is possible to measure weak magnetic fields in the field of picotesla, so in the future it is expected to measure biomagnetic information such as cardiography and encephalograms. Please expect our high sensitivity magnetic sensor MI sensor in the future.