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Basic Principles of Risk Management for Medical Device Design

Understanding how to treat a medical condition is a difficult process, and when it comes to needing to use technology in treatments, it’s important that any medical device created by humans is also safe for humans. While, in the past, safety wasn’t as important, these days, it’s the number one priority when creating medical devices. Medical devices designed by companies have to be used safely by patients. Sometimes they are just one time use, but very often, a medical device needs to be used everyday, and it must continue to function the same way every day for as long as
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How to Design Medical Devices that People Actually Want

Designing medical products in a landscape that seems to be full of innovative ideas can be difficult. There is still plenty of room for better functioning, innovative medical design, and you might be the next designer to enhance the lives of countless people. There are a few things that you should remember when working on your next design. Keep in mind these 5 key characteristics of useful and successful medical device designs: 1)  User-First Approach Always put the patient first in your medical device. Their safety and health are your number one priority. It also means that you should put
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Five Considerations for Designing a Medical Device

Are you developing a new medical product or device? There are a lot of things to think about. Here are five of the top considerations when it comes to developing a new medical product, and how a medical device designer can take your idea to the next level. 1. Patient Safety At the end of the day, a product needs to be safe above everything else. If it is somehow not, then it is a liability and therefore not worthwhile. Many of the great medical products that are being developed right now are made without this important consideration, resulting in
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Four Tips for Designing Medical Devices with Safety in Mind

Creating medical devices can be a complex challenge with all the regulations and safety standards from federal agencies that need to be followed, as well as with the additional requirement for the product to be truly safe to use for any potential users. The FDA has a very strict process for the certification of medical devices to ensure the safety of the products, and the entire design and making process must be to their strict specifications. If companies do not adhere to the FDA’s specifications, they could find that the entire design and making process of medical devices could be
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Four Aspects to Consider Before Investing in a Medical Devices Designer

Medical device design is a complex process with many steps and a lot of risks along the way. If your company designs medical devices, or if you are adjacent in the industry, you may consider investing in a medical devices designer to design medical devices that you want to use or sell. Of course, if you already design yourself, you may just want to invest in another medical devices designer for the fact that, sometimes, it pays to have small components designed by a firm whose core competency is that type of component. Before you consider investing in a medical
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Matching Your Product Design Requirements with the Ideal Industrial Design Company

How do you identify the ideal industrial design company as a partner for your next new product design? This decision could have a long-lasting significant impact on your company’s future sales and profits, placing you at the number one spot in your market or plummeting you into financial ruin. The answer to this question is not simple and requires you to consider several factors specific to your product development needs. A list of the top ten considerations is provided below: Qualifications versus project requirements Before you begin searching for an industrial design (ID) company you should have compiled and prioritized
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Big Picture Benefits of Holistic Product Design

Product design is a challenging and creative profession especially for the select few who enjoy the variety of projects presented to them as design consultants. Designers employed within an OEM based corporation experience completely different challenges versus those working within an independent design firm. In-house corporate designers become highly experienced in one particular product group and may even specialize in a sub-assembly within a much larger system. Independent consultants however are faced with a wide range of products in multiple markets with a shallower understanding of the product. In either case, it’s extremely beneficial for a designer or engineer to
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Brainstorming: The Root of All Great Product Designs

The best product designs often represent the outpouring of ideas from many individual contributors with different perspectives and objectives. A great analogy to describe this process is to compare it to eight people standing around a statue and describing what they see from their perspective. Each person will view the same object from a different position and thus describe it from their point of view. The culmination of all these interpretations will provide a much truer description of the statue, versus a single viewer’s point of view. This process of collaboration is often referred to as brainstorming. Effectively managing a
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Product Design: Perception, Imagination and Design

The boundaries of the product design profession are often blurry. These can range from simple ideas to those specifying a resin grade or surface gloss. Product designers interact with diverse people including inventors, presidents of companies, product managers, marketing specialists, manufacturing experts, engineers and scientists. They also include countless others who dream up better ways to solve problems in our daily lives. Within this relatively small profession are a select group of designers who can transform the obvious into the extraordinary. This requires a magical mix of talent, intelligence, knowledge, imagination, and the ability to perceive things not as they
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Design Analysis: A Critical Part of the Design Process

Industrial design and product design are often thought of as creative professions that are exclusively motivated by a free and open spirit, focused on developing a revolutionary new product. Although there is some truth in this ideal, there is another essential aspect to design that is often ignored: design analysis. The reason design analysis is ignored is because it isn’t exciting or emotionally charged. Really good design analysis requires patience, logic, objectivity, extensive technical knowledge, keen observational skills, and methodical procedures. Great designs are never developed from start to finish without numerous revisions and checkpoints throughout the process. The need
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.