Medical Product Design

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A New, Comprehensive Medical Device Design Process Flowchart
Having trouble deciphering the FDA waterfall diagram process for medical device design and development? You’re not the only one.
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Design for Sterilization of Medical Electronics
Learn design techniques to maximize device reliability for common sterilization processes — autoclave, ethylene oxide, and ionizing radiation.
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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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Five Megatrends Driving the Future of Medical Devices
Our free, on-demand webinar explains why innovation is so critical in healthcare, and introduces our Framework for Strategic Innovation: Health + Wellness.
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Countdown to MDR: Are You Ready for the New EU Medical Device Regulation?
How does the new EU Medical Device Regulation relate to human factors and usability? It depends if your medical product is existing or new.
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Six market forces changing the medical device world
As a high school junior, I was shown the guts of an implantable defibrillator. That day, I quit my pursuit of a career in medicine to pursue one in medical device design.
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The Sociocultural Megatrends Transforming Healthcare
We've examined key sociocultural megatrends through a lens of medical and wellness consumer experience to single out four profound shifts in the field.
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Reducing Medical Device Risk with Usability Testing: The Why, the How, and the Who
Medical devices are commonly recalled due to usability issues that can be prevented with proper usability testing during the development lifecycle.
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Design That Clicks: The Art and Science of Tactile Feedback
A click is a universally recognized cue that an action is complete. Seeing is believing, but feeling is knowing. Here's how to get the right sound and feel.
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Five Global Megatrends Reshaping Product Design
Doing user research now won't help you design for 2028. Trend analysis will. Design strategists turn to it to predict consumers' future behavior.
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Using the PCA Method To Assess Use Errors in Medical Usability Testing
The PCA (perception, cognition, action) method recommended by the FDA helps researchers assess and understand why a use error has occurred.
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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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Using the 5Ds of IoT for medical devices
I’m a fan of frameworks or techniques that help people understand our complex environment and reduce risk.
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What Will Healthcare Look Like in 2065?
We did a thought experiment and traveled 50 years into the future to glimpse the future of healthcare and of the patient's user experience.
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Six things to consider as the Internet of Things intersects medical devices
We’re on the verge of a fascinating intersection—perhaps collision—as the world of Internet of Things (IoT) technology begins to deeply encroach into the world of medical device development.
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Working Toward Sustainable Medical Device Design
'Our healthcare system is unsustainable.' People who say this are usually speaking in terms of cost. But it’s also true in terms of medical device design.