While safety and efficacy are prime drivers, a med-tech product’s form and its function have a much deeper and stronger relation than one might assume.
What are the questions you should ask yourself, your colleagues, your customers and your networks to be at the forefront of the Connected Health transformation?
Cellular phones and smartphones are enabling a quiet revolution in the medical profession and in the field of personal health.
Creating a simple-to-use product is vital to creating a great user experience in any industry, but in the medical industry, simplification can, quite simply, save lives.
This week we explore the collected knowledge of work by three research institutes (National Academy of Sciences, Seoul National University and UC Santa Barbara) to image possibles within our medical device design and development applications.
A key to understand the emotional relationship between a product or service and a user is to find the tacit knowledge and latent needs of the user. But what the user has a personality that does not like to participate?
The implementation of human factors engineering throughout the design process will be critical for emerging mobile health applications, not only because FDA is regulating these new mobile medical devices, but because it’s good practice and is an essential tool for decreasing patient safety risks while increasing usability and effectiveness.
If required in the product, the spring is probably the least expensive component of the assembly. However, if it does not function as intended or fails, it can become a warranty issue which can be quite expensive as far as repair, loss of sales and product reputation.
Why should we go back to using water as a solvent? Water-based chemistry has simple operations, high synthetic efficiency, safety benefits, low-cost reactions, and a high potential to generate new synthetic methodologies that can that can be patented to protect your product.
As a designer, it can be easy fall into the trap of focusing on and designing for the user. While this is all very good for the user, it’s not so great for the many other people who must interact with the product throughout its life. The intended user of a product is not the only user and there are a number of “stakeholders” in a product’s life.