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Industrial Design & Human Factors

Here you'll find expert advice for industrial design engineers, including tips and strategies related to mass production, automation, and product features.

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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Features: Photonics/Optics
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
Features: Aerospace
The "Evolving To MedDev" 2021 digital event will provide automotive and aerospace companies with practical information about how they can enter into the medical device supply chain.
Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An appropriate aesthetic can be much more than consequential cosmetics; it can improve ease-of-use and safety.
Technology Leaders: Tubing & Extrusion
Learn the basics of heat shrink tubing and its use in medical device manufacturing.
Blog: Design

An ear, nose, and throat doctor has invented a simple mask design that significantly improves safety during aerosol-generating procedures of the head and neck. The novel coronavirus...

Briefs: Design
Infusion pump manufacturers must address challenges to support paramedics.
Blog: Design

In early Spring of 2020, the phone calls and emails started streaming in to the mechanical engineering department of the University of Wisconsin – Madison: “We...

Technology Leaders: Design
The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and delays in procedures, and the orthopedics industry must keep innovating.
Features: Design
Medical device developers are providing more options through intuitive user interfaces (UIs).
Technology Leaders: Design
Learn why stainless steel fixtures and equipment are the best choice for high-traffic and high use installations.
Technology Leaders: Packaging & Sterilization
For wearable devices to function as intended, they need to have a secure, reliable hold for the desired duration of use.
Features: Design
Here are five medical device specific strategies UEGroup recommends to make stronger products with stronger FDA submissions.
News: Design

Danish hearing aid maker Widex has developed a hearing aid that combines the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning with two ultra-fast signal pathways to...

Briefs: Design

“Seventy-five percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents globally involve brain injury, with rotational forces acting on the brain being the primary cause of death,” According to NHTSA....

Features: Medical

Nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease. This group of over 121 million people are often diagnosed with potential...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

While the regulatory and validation burden can be high, it's not surprising that the medical device industry is one of the earliest adopters of additive manufacturing (AM, aka...

News: Motion Control

Many medical devices — from robotic surgery to autonomous delivery robots in hospitals, to dialysis equipment — use motion control products to operate. Allied Motion’s long and successful experience as a...

R&D: Medical

Researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone. Signals are collected by a user wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a...

News: Medical
The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEAs) announced the 2019 winners across nine product categories at its annual awards ceremony that took place on June 11, in conjunction with Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) East.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

In this two-part series on robotics and wearable devices, part 1 highlighted the wearable device product category. Part 2 moves the discussion from wearable devices to how robotic surgery is changing the...

Features: Medical

The wearable device product category is exploding in healthcare design. Wearing these sensory devices that continuously collect, measure and report the user's physiology, exercise behavior,...

INSIDER: Medical

A U.S.-based training program has been launched for Versius, a next-generation surgical robotic system that uses biomimicry to perform like a human arm. CMR Surgical has...

Features: Medical

Long-term patient comfort is a key part in any implant surgeries. Accurate placements of implants, of knees, hips, and other medical devices, is crucial to reducing the risk of discomfort and the...

Features: Test & Measurement

Bring to mind your last straight-out-of-the-box experience with a disposable medical device of any kind. Without a doubt, everyone has experienced the same frustrations:...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Modern medicine has been able to drastically improve the quality of life of the global population. Diseases such as polio, syphilis, tuberculosis, or the plague have been almost eradicated and...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Because atrial fibrillation (AF) often does not present symptoms, stroke is too often its first manifestation. For effective stroke prevention, timely diagnosis of AF is crucial. Mobile devices...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Dexterity, precision, control and comfort — without them, no handheld or hand intensive medical device is a success, for either the medical professional using...

Briefs: Design

An at-home Pap smear test is designed to reduce anxiety associated with the procedure and give women more control over their health without interfering with their work or social life. The Domi Care,...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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