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The future of medtech wearables
Four Ways to Win the Future of MedTech Wearables
Soaring demand for wearables has created a market saturated with the things—prompting an 18.1 percent year-over-year growth worldwide, according to Gartner.
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Design for Manufacturing: 7 Things Every Designer Should Know
Designers and engineers share responsibility for design for manufacturing (DFM), or designing products for optimized manufacturing ease and cost.
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Universal PAPR hood design
Download the hood design and supporting documentation The Badger Shield team has not rested since Lennon Rodgers, Director of the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, requested help to make face shields for the UW Health System in mid-March. You can read about our effort here.
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PAPR hood for healthcare heroes
Days after receiving their first shipment of Badger Shields from Midwest Prototyping, the University of Wisconsin Hospital sent Lennon Rodgers of the UW-Madison Makerspace a list of their top 10 most critical needs to build up a supply of protective equipment ahead of the anticipated mid-April peak of COVID-19 cases in Dane County. Near the top of this list were Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) blowers and hoods.
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Affordable PPE for the developing world
The Badger Shield has shown that a distributed supply chain can create massive quantities of effective and cost-effective personal protective equipment (PPE) in a short time. Can this model translate to the developing world if COVID-19 cases start to rise in African, SE Asian and Latin American urban centers?
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Our Favorite Remote Research Methods for Product Design
When in-person research needs to shift, try these remote research methods. All have yielded great insights for us at various stages of product design.
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Designing Military-Grade Products: The What, Why, and How
With the growing demand for rugged design across sectors, product developers need help figuring out when to accommodate military specifications.
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Healthcare service design: Five failure modes to avoid
When it comes to designing patient services for health care, we have the best intentions.
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Designing for healthcare part 4: Empathy is the diagnosis
You can probably point to a medical device or healthcare service that left you feeling dissatisfied or, even worse, disrespected.
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Designing for healthcare part 3: The complexity of simplicity
You can probably point to a medical device or healthcare service that left you feeling dissatisfied or, even worse, disrespected.
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Designing for healthcare part 2: Mapping the way to seamless integration
You can probably point to a medical device or healthcare service that left you feeling dissatisfied or, even worse, disrespected.
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Designing for healthcare part 1: Finding your vision
The design of products and services for the most human of needs, healthcare, has a history of being less than humane.
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Service Experience Jam: Designing cool service sh*$!
Last weekend, we gathered as a multidisciplinary team and headed to Chicago to attend the second annual Service Experience Jam.
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Designing Handheld Devices That Don’t Hurt
What's behind the lack of useful thumb-reach and hand-grip data for designers of handheld devices, and how can designers gather their own?
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Experience design and healthcare: Wicked problem and inspiring challenge
Medical diagnostics is where the often unwieldy, slow-moving beast of healthcare collides with mind-blowing, quickly changing advances in technology. It is the behind-the-scenes intersection where healthcare workers interact with equipment, day in and day out, in hospitals, clinics, laboratories and universities. This is where fast and accurate results may mean the difference between someone getting the correct diagnosis and treatment in time and, well, not.