Three years ago I migrated from medical device design and development to the client side of Digital Health. I had the privilege of leading and managing components of transformational initiatives related to Electronic Health Record, also known (and preferred by users) as Clinical Information Systems. This experience changed my thinking about medical design excellence.
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A good User Interface (UI) improves usability for any medical device UX Design. Even if your device has all the needed functions and features and your workflow is proven based upon research and testing, the UI that users interact with is where they really gauge the experience of the device. For medical devices, documenting the […]
Understanding the Basics of Adhesives Selecting wearable medical device adhesives requires a solid understanding of the basics of adhesive. Sticking a medical device to skin is not as simple as it sounds. Numerous variables come into play such as the patient’s age, gender, race, diet, activity, skin condition, and climate. Other variables include the stretchability […]
Wearable medical devices are a fast growing market and many companies are rushing to get devices to this rapidly evolving space. Although market advantage is critical for technology based devices, it is more important is to review and address any high risk issues carefully during each step of development to ensure a successful design.
There is no denial that the wearable medical device market is growing extremely fast and companies are rushing to get their device to this fast evolving market. Although timing is critical for technology based devices, what is more important is to review and address any high risk issues carefully during each step of development to […]
Is Device Generated Data part of your medical device plans? We live in a digital era, and if you are in the medical device design and development business, it may be wise to think digital health. There is an undeniable shift from stand-alone technology to integrated systems even for devices with specialized functionality. Granted, devices with […]
This is where the fun stuff starts. Unlike part 1 of this 3 part series, The user experience (UX) design process for medical devices: research, where we have strict guidelines, part 2 covers areas that are not as restricted.
Medical device comfort on a cold winter’s day When you climb into bed at night and wrap yourself up in a nice warm blanket, you’re comfortable, right? What happens if it’s really hot and humid out and you’re trying to get some sleep… probably not so comfortable anymore! Comfort is subjective. There are thousands and […]
Think you’ve seen it all? Then check out our most viewed 2016 StarFish Medical videos. Five new entries join this year’s list. Perfect for viewing during breaks in your holiday schedule.
Our content reflects topics that interest and engage StarFish employees. We encourage everyone to write, participate in videos, make public presentations and help our clients (current and future) and colleagues (current and future) learn about us and our work. Every month we get together over a lunch to see what got read, clicked, liked and […]
The application of usability engineering to the design of medical devices is defined by IEC-62366-1. The FDA recognizes this standard but has also published a guidance document describing the process as they see it. Fortunately there are no fundamental conflicts between the two and the guidance is, for me, an easier read.
I once had an argument over a design given to me by an industrial designer. The design was difficult to manufacture, and I knew would cause some significant manufacturing challenges. There was one particular edge, one particular surface that would have been so much easier another way, but the designer was sticking to his guns. […]