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Medical Applications of Nano-electrotechnologies: Challenges and Concerns for Technology Roadmaps, International Standards and Measurements

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Author(s)

Herbert S. Bennett

Abstract

This paper presents reasons why standards are important for medical applications of nano-electrotechnologies and summarizes ongoing consensus-based international technology roadmapping and standards activities. It gives key results from a recent international survey on priorities for nano-electrotechnologies. Pair-wise correlations of the survey data for the cross-cutting technology area of environmental health and safety (EHS) highlight a bimodal distribution between medical and energy products enabled by nano-electrotechnolgoies. These correlations show that those who assigned medical products the highest priority also assigned EHS the highest priority. Whereas, those who assigned energy products the highest priority assigned EHS a low priority. An example from bioelectronics is then used to illustrate the opportunities and challenges of international standards and associated measurements to advance medical applications of nano-electrotechnologies.

Citation

Bennett, H. (2010), Medical Applications of Nano-electrotechnologies: Challenges and Concerns for Technology Roadmaps, International Standards and Measurements, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907031 (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created September 23, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017