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device

1. a machine or tool used for a specific task; contrivance
2. any ornamental pattern or picture, as in embroidery
3. computer hardware that is designed for a specific function
4. a particular pattern of words, figures of speech, etc., used in literature to produce an effect on the reader

device

[di′vīs]
(computer science)
A general-purpose term used, often indiscriminately, to refer to a computer component or the computer itself.
(electronics)
An electronic element that cannot be divided without destroying its stated function; commonly applied to active elements such as transistors and transducers.
(engineering)
A mechanism, tool, or other piece of equipment designed for specific uses.

device

In an electric system, a component that is intended to carry, but not consume, electric energy, e.g., a switch.

device

device

(1) Hardware. The term refers to any electronic or electromechanical machine or component from a transistor to a disk drive to a smartphone. A device always refers to hardware, never to software. However, a "device driver" refers to software written to activate (to drive) a specific hardware device (see driver).

A User or Client Device
In general conversation, "the user's device" refers to the hardware operated by a person and may refer to a smartphone, tablet, iPod, laptop or desktop computer, but not to devices in a network (see network device).

(2) In semiconductor design, a device is an active component, such as a transistor or diode, in contrast to a passive component, such as a resistor or capacitor.
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China's medical device market is indispensable for overseas and multinational medical device manufacturers.
Now, the Medical Device Act 2012 will require all medical devices imported, exported, or sold in Malaysia to be registered with and approved by the Ministry of Health.
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The Safe Medical Device Act gives these federal investigators access to your facility and records, but you have specific rights to escort and guide their visit, and can and must document their retention of any of your records.
But if the machine sends the data directly to the computer, then the information system is considered by the FDA to be an "accessor" to a medical device and subject to the same level of regulation as the machine itself.
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Today, leading medical device manufacturers rely on HCL for advanced services, such as embedded software services, hardware and engineering services, as well as complex hardware design encompassing digital and analog electronics.
Other key growth drivers in the Chinese Medical Devices market include; growing customer base, in terms of population and health centers; expanding health insurance; a considerable geriatric population (200m people, 2013) and increased incidences of 'lifestyle' / non-communicable diseases.
Commenting on the product launches, Creganna Medical Devices CEO Helen Ryan said, "We are very excited about the potential of our new technologies for our customers.
The report titled Europe Medical Device Market Outlook to 2018 - Driven by the Presence of Advanced Healthcare Industry and Ageing Population presents a comprehensive analysis of the industry aspects including market size by production value of medical devices market in Europe.

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