Posts by Nigel Syrotuck

Build an Input Pyramid to support your medical device development As a medical device designer, I see clients balancing cost and feedback in a daily struggle to decide when to get clinical feedback, from whom, and how much weight to give that input. KOLs (Key Opinion Leaders) and individual designer experience can take a product well […]

Note: RoHS 3 is a colloquial term referring to Delegated Directive (EU) 2015/863, which is actually an amendment to RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU) rather than a standalone Directive. Though this terminology has become somewhat common (common enough to keep using the term here), it’s technically inaccurate. RoHS 3 – The Trilogy is Complete The Restriction […]

How your medical device can do either On Feb 11th of this year, gravitational waves were detected for the first time at the LIGO facility in the USA. Theorized in 1916 (by Einstein), they were finally proven, answering one of science’s most fundamental questions in our understanding of physics and the universe.  Did anyone else notice […]

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) are tiny computer chips with moving parts. Typically used as sensors, but also reversible to make actuators (usually), MEMS technology includes accelerometers, gyroscopes, piezoelectric devices, and microphones, to name just a few. They are the reason our phones know which way is up, our airbags deploy quickly, and technology has become so […]

You spend weeks designing a medical device just the way you want it. After the design is finally approved, you pour your heart and soul into building it just the way you envisioned. Then you hit it really hard with a 1lb steel ball a bunch of times. Wait. What?