Images are powerful communicators. Long before a medical device design becomes reality in the marketplace, the features of the device and its advantages over current competitive products can be communicated via images. Early in the medical device product development process, we’ll use rendering techniques to communicate design alternatives. A step up from simple line sketches, marker renderings add a bit more dimension and substance, and also allow color to be introduced. Marker renderings at this stage are still very loose and quick to do — which conserves project budget.
Computer-generated renderings will also be done, once a digital solid model of the design has been developed. Renderings from such models can be extremely photorealistic and can be used to effectively communicate the design to executives and stakeholders.