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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 device designs, 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 medical device designs. 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 designs. Their safety and health are your number one priority. It also means
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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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Industrial Design Today – Part 3

In this third article, we will look at the elements which are considered in defining a final product design. There are no magical rules which dictate how to create a perfect design, but this has not stopped people from trying to find them. One of the most intriguing began its evolution two thousand years ago and took hold in medieval and renaissance Europe, and it gave us the Golden Rectangle, which can still be used as a touchstone today. The Golden Rectangle The Golden Rectangle (or Fibonacci Rectangle) is mathematical tool used to design forms which are deemed most pleasing
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

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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Industrial Design Today

This second article of the series will focus on the design considerations that industrial designers are faced with, and on the design development process. Today’s industrial designers are involved in diverse disciplines that include: Product design (Aesthetics) Product branding (Identity) Engineering Product strategy Human factors Traditional skills in product design include a strong background in aesthetics, visual balance, proportion and color. These are tools to be applied to express the functionality of the product and unify the elements that go into its appearance, construction and operation. Skills in sketching and modelmaking allow for an examination of the concepts and are
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, Rotational Molding, and Uncategorized.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN – The Creative Bridge Between Art, Engineering and End User

This first article in this series provides a description of what an industrial designer does, a brief history of how industrial design emerged, and how it evolved through the typical education for industrial designers. Industrial Design is a multidisciplinary profession, bridging the requirements of a demanding market and the need to effectively provide products which meet its demands. It requires an understanding of the end user, of current technology and of the goals of the companies who are developing the products. Industrial designers must be able to listen to the requirements of the users, marketers, manufacturers, engineers and distributers. With
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, Rotational Molding, and Uncategorized.

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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Industrial design & plastic product design – virtual seminar

Michael Paloian’s extremely popular industrial and plastics design course, conducted at the University of Massachusetts for the past 10 years, is now available to a limited group of attendees as an eight-part series. Read below for a more detailed description and register ASAP! Seats are filling fast. Blend innovation and creativity with technical and practical skills UMass Lowell—a leader in Plastics Engineering training—presents this eight-part interactive seminar for designers and engineers. The weekly Zoom sessions will be facilitated by Michael Paloian, president of Integrated Design Systems, Inc.  Mr. Paloian is an experienced inventor, lecturer and educator, a faculty member at
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Categories: Blog, Ergonomics, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.

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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Categories: Blog, Industrial Design, Medical Product Design, Plastic Design, Product Design, and Rotational Molding.