Posts categorized as“Industrial Design”

Hannah Rusak-Gillrie

The Effect of Formative Test Fidelity

Why it’s important to simulate realistic use for medical devices The degree to which users, environment, and test articles are realistically simulated for a medical device formative test has a significant impact on the integrity and quality of the usability study data. Spending the time and effort to meet the recommended level of fidelity helps […]

Kevin Meric

Algorithm Aided Design – Personal Data Driven Medical Device Design

Personal data driven design is here. With Algorithm Aided Design (AAD) and the ability to adjust your design with rules, mathematics equations and parameters, a custom design is fast to produce and send to a 3D printer. The medical market presents lots of opportunities in that direction. For example, a start-up has developed 3D printed […]

Nathan Muller

3D Printed Parts Streamline Development Process

This blog provides a context for designers to streamline their development process using 3D printed parts as a part of their market-ready medical devices. 3D printing is disruptive. It challenges the way that designers consider product development. Contrasted with traditional fabrication methods, 3D printing offers several benefits along with certain limitations. Regulatory agencies are providing […]

Astero StarFish

Our Top 10 medical device development videos in 2020

Our top 2020 medical device development videos include 6 new videos. They join favorites from previous years and cover subjects including 2020 updates, COVID implications for research and POC devices, optimizing founder value, manufacturing for NPI, IVD insights, and working at StarFish.

Mike Loveless

Why qualitative research for medical device design?

The value of qualitative research in a highly regulated industry When designing medical devices, it is important to remember that, just like consumer products, the devices we are creating interact with humans. They will be used by humans, on humans. Aspects of design like comfort, perception, behavior, information communication, all play a role in creating […]

Hannah Rusak-Gillrie

Formative Evaluations and Tests, and When to Use Them

A critical component of Human Factors input during product design is evidence – based, user-centered feedback, gathered from conducting formative usability activities. We use two main approaches to gathering such feedback: Formative Evaluations and Formative Testing.  This blog details the differences between these methods, and the appropriate circumstances for their application.

Astero StarFish

Where do you find inspiration for work?

Many have paused work for a COVID-19 required break. As an essential business, our work did not pause.  We asked our content team of engineers, regulatory, quality, design, and program management creative professionals where they find inspiration for their contributions to medical device development. This blog is about finding inspiration for your work as summer […]

Mike Loveless

Science Fiction Medical Devices

Real medical devices from the imagination of science fiction Many shows, movies, books and videogames feature science fiction medical devices and technologies that seem otherworldly and far beyond our capabilities. We often can’t believe a lot of them are real because their impact on the characters is so dramatic. However, the imagination and creativity of […]

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