rgb spectrum light of projector-GettyImages-610969406 Co-Designing Interactive Technology For Patients With Dementia

Using interactive light animation, this author, an industrial design engineer, was able to help create experiences of engagement and joy for patients with dementia. She shares her experiences and tips in co-designing the technology with patients and users.

  • There is an almost unlimited profit potential for medtech manufacturers to use advanced computing technologies such as AI, faster and smaller computing hardware, computing-driven robotics, AR/VR, and IoT to build devices that disrupt markets and improve people’s lives. This article delves into using data analytics (including AI), making more effective implantable devices, and collecting better patient data.

  • Initial visceral impressions and intuitiveness of use impacts a user's choice of medical device. Addressing the affordance theory means understanding what a user will likely perceive and expect of a proposed design interaction. This article delves into more detail and includes discussion on user interfaces and the user experience process in designing medical devices.

  • Nearly a decade ago, this author came up with the concept for a new medical device. In bringing that concept to fruition, he looked into 3D printing and prototyping. This article describes his process and lessons learned from the experience. Fortunately, 3D printing is now more accessible and easier to accomplish for medical device developers, so hopefully your challenges will be less of an obstacle.


Considerations When Choosing A Biomaterial For Your Orthopedic Device: Part 1

In this two-part series from DSM Biomedical, Albert Llenas, the Global Marketing Director Orthopedics, discusses how to select appropriate materials when developing devices for rotator cuff repairs. Defining needs upfront while working with a diversified biomaterials supplier, such as DSM Biomedical, enables companies to find a material that satisfies device performance requirements.

The Benefits Of Flexible, Modular Manufacturing When One Size Doesn't Fit All

Because personalized medicine and self-administration trends are gaining momentum, current drug delivery devices need to be more mobile, less intrusive, and cost-competitive. Learn how flexible, modular manufacturing aims to solve these challenges.

Selecting An Alternative Coating Technology To Silicone Oil For Prefillable Syringes

The challenges of silicone-oil lubrication and the growing trend for more viscous, protein-based drugs are now leading pharma and biotech companies to investigate alternative solutions.

Having A Single Source Partner: A Seamless Approach To Delivering World-Class Treatment

Growing demand for high-value, complex therapies means drug developers are thinking about the right containment and delivery systems; seeking solutions that offer superior levels of quality and patient comfort while meeting stringent regulatory requirements. 


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Nordson MEDICAL can shape your nitinol ideas into reality. Whether you're looking for a handful of prototype devices or a partner that can scale to production volumes, Nordson MEDICAL can handle your nitinol component needs. We are experts in complex manual nitinol wire braiding and forming with over 1 million nitinol components deployed into the field today.


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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are taking the life sciences world by storm. Do you know how to harness its power for your medical device? Check out our latest e-book which examines the opportunities AI and ML offer to both complement and supplement human intelligence in the medical device industry.

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