Proceedings of the Joint International Congress and Exhibition - Electronics Goes Green 2004, 6-8 September 2004, Berlin., Germany, pp. 945-951, 2004

Application of Health Monitoring to Product Take-back Decisions

Vichare, N., Rodgers, P., Azarian, M., and Pecht, M.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Health monitoring is emerging as one of the most promising developments for product in-service reliability assessment and maintenance. This paper presents an overview of the concepts used in current health monitoring approaches, with a focus on Life Consumption Monitoring (LCM). Its application to electronic systems is dis-cussed. In addition to in-service reliability assessment and maintenance, health monitoring could also be effectively used for supporting product take-back and end-of-life decisions.

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