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Designing a new Technology-Infused Medical-Grade Scale

It’s a tool we’ve been using since the moment we were born yet overlooked as we continue to streamline and infuse technology in every other aspect of the medical industry. As product designers, we are constantly asking ourselves: how can we make

Why You Need to Conduct an Intellectual Property Audit

Intellectual property (IP) is a critical asset class of any business.  An IP strategy is a coordinated plan that accounts for patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, in view of your commercial plans.  An IP audit is an objective

The Importance of Human Factors Validation and Usability Testing in Medtech Product Development

As medical devices become more complex, the FDA and other international compliance standards including ISO 13485 continue to place greater emphasis on ways to improve the safety and effectiveness of products prior to commercialization. Human Factors

Designing For Disability: How Augmented Perception and Adapting to Extremes Drives Innovation

When designing for disability, it is important to consider our preconceived ideas and our perceptions. Not only do we need to consider the ‘normalcy’ we place on having all our senses, our limbs, and an average height; we also have to consider how

Preparing to Partner with a Product Development Firm

Product development firms are in the business of helping to conceptualize, build, and develop new products that have the potential to fundamentally change markets.  Finding a solid partnership with the right development team is critical, as the

What the New FDA 510(K) Guidelines Mean for Medtech Product Development

For centuries scientists, engineers, and visionaries have been iterating and expanding on each other’s designs, even on products seemingly as simple as the light bulb Their efforts are focused on making them safer, more reliable, and more compatible

8 Ways to Secure Funding for Your Project

People do not enjoy talking about money with others, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that there's a handful of people who don't know how to secure financing for their big project. The idea you've come up with is a good one, and you’ve done your

Essentials of Prototyping Your Product

It’s exciting to develop a new product or discover ways to improve upon an inefficient design. Perhaps you’ve already found a unique solution, or you’re eager to be the one that finds it and invents something valuable and rare. However, no matter

What is Data-Driven Product Design?

The Product Design Process and Data Product design is a constant process of iteration. No product is developed off the first design, making collaboration and teamwork crucial to successfully navigating the design process. What turns a design team

Eric Ell: The Sherpa Through Uncertainty

As the saying goes, “If you’re going through Hell, keep going”. The quote, sometimes attributed to Winston Churchill, may as well have been written for Eric Ell, who does business development for Nectar Product Development (NectarPD). Eric is