Improving the Design of Laboratory Instrumentation

There exists an opportunity for companies to differentiate their laboratory instrumentation products by employing carefully thought-out design. Design is important not simply because it influences the emotional response that is core to decision making. Design can also enhance usability, make service and maintenance easier, and provide the visual elements that communicate a trusted brand.

Reducing the Cost of Health Care by Changing the Behaviors of Populations

Forma Medical Device Design is engaged in developing products. Why are we offering this treatise on behavior change? One of the foundations of our product development process involves defining where the true problem lies – in uncovering root causes. Without an understanding of the true problem, any designed solution will be ineffective. One root cause of the high cost of health care in the U.S. is that care isn’t given until a health problem has arisen. Many are beginning to recognize that taking measures to prevent disease is much less expensive than treating it once it has occurred. To a great extent, preventing disease is aided by living a healthy lifestyle. Breaking unhealthy habits requires behavior change.

Color in Medical Products

The delivery of health care is evolving to take into account the entire patient experience. Medical products and devices have a significant impact on that experience. Their colors can be calming and restorative, or they can be active and energizing. Further, many medical products that were once used exclusively in controlled care settings are now being used in the home. In the home environment, medical products require aesthetics more in line with consumer products. In appealing to consumers, color has great importance.

Technological and Societal Trends and Their Implications for Medical Device Design, Part 5

The final part in a series that discusses more than two dozen areas that will have the most significance for medicine and for the requirements of medical devices and products. Part 1 discussed factors that will influence the future of care delivery. Part 2 focused on new developments in technology. Part 3 was about the impact of Big Data. Part 4 discussed how medical research will focus on the brain. The subject of part 5 is Personalized Medicine.

Technological and Societal Trends and Their Implications for Medical Device Design, Part 4

Part 4 in a series that discusses more than two dozen areas that will have the most significance for medicine and for the requirements of medical devices and products. Part 1 discussed factors that will influence the future of care delivery. Part 2 focused on new developments in technology. Part 3 was about the impact of Big Data. Part 4 will discuss how medical research will focus on the brain.

Technological and Societal Trends and Their Implications for Medical Device Design, Part 3

Part 3 in a series that discusses more than two dozen areas that will have the most significance for medicine and for the requirements of medical devices and products. Part 1 discussed factors that will influence the future of care delivery. Part 2 focused on new developments in technology. Part 3 is about the impact of Big Data.

Technological and Societal Trends and Their Implications for Medical Device Design, Part 2

Part 2 in a series that discusses more than two dozen areas that will have the most significance for medicine and for the requirements of medical devices and products. Part 1 discussed factors that will influence the future of care delivery. Part 2 will focus on new developments in technology.

Technological and Societal Trends and Their Implications for Medical Device Design, Part 1

We are experiencing rapid technological change in many areas that will have an effect on the practice of medicine. Societal changes are also taking place that will impact how health care is delivered in the future. As our knowledge grows, technological advances are speeding up geometrically. This whitepaper series will discuss more than two dozen areas that will have the most significance for medicine and for the requirements of medical devices and products. Part 1 will focus on changes that will affect the future of care delivery.