About the ElectroForce Systems Group
The ElectroForce Systems Group of Bose Corporation provides materials testing equipment to research institutions, universities, medical device companies and engineering companies worldwide.
It is also a new venture for Bose that builds upon and transcends its 40 year history of audio innovation.
Well before this venture, Bose engineers had developed a specialized moving-magnet linear motor for an experimental loudspeaker. Bose patented that linear motor, recognizing its potential in non-audio settings.
In 1999, Bose began supplying the linear motor and related components to EnduraTEC Systems Corporation, who saw how these elements could enhance their materials testing business. Five years later, Bose acquired company assets related to the development, manufacture and sales of materials testing equipment. EnduraTEC became the ElectroForce Systems Group.
The ElectroForce Group is making its mark in test instruments. The Bose linear motor is helping them take their business to an entirely new level.
The ElectroForce linear motor enables a revolutionary alternative to traditional testing systems because of its simple, durable, moving-magnet design. It uses a friction-free, flexure suspension for exceptional fidelity and precision. As a result, ElectroForce test instruments set a new standard for performance and elegant simplicity in a single test system.
Biomedical and engineering companies are growing rapidly with increasingly demanding requirements. The Bose ElectroForce Systems Group is poised to be a key player in this important community—a logical extension of the enduring Bose commitment to research and innovation.
Materials research and product development
Advanced materials such as engineered plastics and nanocomposites are being more rapidly applied in the automotive, consumer products and microelectronics industries. ElectroForce test instruments provide a revolutionary alternative for materials research due to their simple and durable friction-free, moving-magnet design. It's a new standard in performance, simplicity and elegance for materials research and development.
Cardiovascular device research and development
The ElectroForce Systems Group provides testing tools for several cardiovascular product development applications, including heart valves, stents and pacing technologies. For example, the ElectroForce stent-graft test instrument is used by leading medical device companies for the durability evaluation of stents. The instrument provides accelerated 10-year equivalent life performance data for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certification, and as a result, it has become the preferred choice for medical device companies.
Biomaterials and tissue characterization
New materials are ushering in the next generation of medical device designs to improve the quality of life for patients. ElectroForce test instruments enable researchers to characterize material properties under many different conditions. Thanks to their advanced performance and clean packaging for biomedical laboratories, these novel instruments have been well received by biomaterials researchers worldwide.
Spinal device engineering and biomechanics
The Bose SmartTest™ kinematic spine simulator provides six degree-of-freedom motion to reproduce typical spinal kinematics and representative load bearing activities. Medical companies are developing an increasing number of sophisticated spinal devices, and the kinematic simulator is an important research tool to characterize medical device efficacy and spinal biomechanics.
Tissue engineering is a rapidly evolving field that solves medical problems by using living cells to engineer replacement tissues. ElectroForce BioDynamic™ test instruments characterize tissue properties while providing mechanical conditioning that mimics the physiologic conditions of the human body, allowing researchers to more quickly identify the critical factors required to develop a particular tissue.
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