The fourth industrial revolution is fast approaching and it is influencing the very framework of society. In this article, we look at a few ways this evolution is informing consumer and healthcare industries, and the connected devices that drive these advances.
The greatest challenges in healthcare are at the human level. Take a look at the video highlights of our third DeviceConnect event where you’ll hear from experts from Microsoft, the University of Washington, a medical device startup, and WSGR.
In this article, we highlight the trend of adding smart technology to drug delivery devices and how to make this shift within a pharmaceutical company. This is a quick summary of the main discussion points and key takeaways from a panel we attended at Drug Delivery West.
Understanding the technical capabilities and business priorities of contract manufacturers is essential to selecting the best manufacturing partner. Here are five key areas you should focus on as you evaluate your options.
Continuing our theme of creating better products through user-centered design, Scott Thielman interviewed Chrissy Glaister for a webinar hosted by Medical Design & Outsourcing on the very subject. The webinar, titled Here’s How to Create Better Healthcare Experiences through Human-centered Design, is now available for playback on demand.
A quick summary of the key takeaways and best practices that we shared in our session at the 13th Annual Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation and Development, led by Scott Thielman with guest Gary Manning of Gaido Health.
The global wearable medical device market is set to boom in the next seven years. In this article, we explore companies who are pushing the boundaries and transforming the industry.
On March 6, we hosted our second DeviceConnect event titled Reality Check: Augmented Intelligence is the Future of Healthcare. If you missed the event, check out our highlight video from the panel.
Medical device regulations require information to be recorded as you develop; this includes how the design was created, why design decisions were made, and what risks were considered in the process. Here is a basic outline to get you started.
In this recent podcast interview with Chris Newmarker of Medical Design & Outsourcing, CTO Scott Thielman provides solutions to common challenges medtech companies face when moving their devices into the home.
While robotic technology is not new in the healthcare industry, the emerging trend of “collaborative robotics” — or cobots — is starting to gain ground.
Meeting consumer demands for home healthcare technology requires a keen knowledge of user behavior. Here are four ways companies are approaching the market.
Usability studies are created to understand how real users interact with your product. When constructed with a design mindset, feedback from these tests can lead to improved product design and ultimately, better products, faster.
Reflecting on his last two decades of business and entrepreneurial experience, CEO Cameron Smith shares the core principles, philosophies, and actions that have contributed to his success.
The growing diagnostic market is seeing a shift toward home care. This article examines the transition of IVD’s into the home and discusses current trends to help you ensure your product keeps up with the next generation of diagnostics.
Greg Martin recently wrote an article for MD+DI Online covering the misconceptions, mistakes, and even excuses companies might encounter when it comes to usability studies.
Phase zero is the place to work out product functionality, business strategy and customer value. Here are the evaluation tools to get it right.
Last year, substantial changes to Medical Device Regulations (MDR) were approved by the European Council to take full effect in mid 2020. If you are planning to market a medical device there, it’s important to understand the new changes.
Smart phones keep getting more and more sensitive. The time to harness that power for medical patient monitoring is now.
Companies looking to break into the drug delivery market in the next few years should consider both their technology and market entry strategies. Here are the trends we’ve spotted over the last few months.
Decision by indecision - everyone is susceptible to it. In this article, Charles breaks down the most common factors leading to indecisiveness, the varied impacts it can have on your project, and tips for how leaders can sharpen their decision making skills.
Following these 6 steps could help medtech designers deliver a well-executed design review.
Reflecting on his experience at the 2018 AACC event, Rich Roberge explores the major factors driving the growth of the IVD industry, as well as its challenges from the product development perspective.
We were promised a digital health revolution at the start of this decade; one that would completely disrupt healthcare delivery as we knew it. Did it happen? Or are we still waiting for that watershed moment?
How do we suppress our survival instincts (and our brain’s fear of “new”) to tap into our creative tendencies? Five techniques you can use to create the best environment for innovation.
User input and feedback are critical if you are trying to develop and sustain a business. This article takes a look at how three student-run businesses were putting this into action at the UW’s 2018 Business Plan Competition.
“Shortcuts” often unintentionally result in extending the project schedule. Check out this article for three common temptations, how you can avoid them, and tips for identifying the right strategy to move your project forward.
Although we aren’t in a total virtual world yet, VR has shown, and continues to show that it has a place in medical technology.
Marketing requirements are actually a critical part of the medical device creation process. They establish a solid foundation for product development.
Local companies like 2Morrow and WellPepper are developing apps to help people do things like quit smoking and improve health care management. Read on for more from Chrissy Glaister in this article for Seattle Business Magazine.