Medical product design will be faced with many challenges as the U.S. population ages. There are trends that suggest that remote monitoring via sensor systems, care at home, and virtual coaching will all be areas in which there will be significant opportunity for innovative medical product design to have an impact.
The trend toward care at home is particularly important. Designers will need to pay more attention to the needs of an older population and design products and devices that appeal to both them and to their potential care givers. Designing for simplicity, ease-of-use and intuitiveness will be absolute necessities for success.
Painting by Donna MacDonald