The July 7, 2017 online edition of MD+DI Device Talk: Medical Device Business features Social Medicine 2.0—Can You Use Crowdsourcing to Give Your Medical Device a Leg Up? by StarFIsh Medical Mechanical Engineer, Nigel Syrotuck.
The article discusses interesting crowdsourcing resources available to patients, health care practitioners, and medical device designers seeking to gather data and contribute to solving medical challenges.
Syrotuck notes: “Crowdsourcing platforms are a fantastic resource to gain access to large groups of people who may have unique knowledge, varied experiences, and time or motivation to contribute to building your input pyramid. Though it’s too early to tell if these platforms will have the consistency, accuracy, or horsepower to get things done more effectively than the status quo, they do seem to offer promising alternatives to patients, physicians, medical device designers, and medical product developers.”