[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whether you’re a medical product startup working to break into a new market or an industry giant trying to defend your space, finding actionable insight based on your market's needs is a key component to new product development (NPD). Insightful, considerate d [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When designers and developers are building a software application, they commonly use a wireframe — a schematic that shows how elements are arranged on a page or screen — to guide the process. These wireframes are typically basic page elements that incorpora [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There are three popular methods to hold a medical device or treatment onto the human body: tie it on, stick it on or suction it on. The first method was developed by our prehistoric grandparents to hold remedies of flora and what-have-you by tying it in place wi [...]
If your medical device is reusable, a method for cleaning and disinfection must be specified by the medical device manufacturer as well as instruction for users on how to clean it. These elements are mandatory whether the product is used in a hospital, laboratory, doctor's office, or at ho [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The last thing a medical device manufacturer wants to receive in response to their FDA filing is a “request for additional information.” It’s usually not a deal killer, but at the very least it’s going to delay the approval process and ultimately your pr [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Within medical device companies, a dedicated team — either quality assurance (QA) or verification and validation (V&V) groups — is often tasked with ensuring that products in development meet a range of standards. Verification involves lab-based prototyp [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The way a surgeon handles a technologically advanced instrument in the operating room. The way a respiratory therapist interacts with the display on a mobile ventilator. The way a patient uses a handheld monitor at home to measure her blood glucose.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Companies that choose to bypass (or simply overlook) the iterative design, prototyping, and user testing part of the product development process are at great risk of not meeting ke [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How can you ensure a successful medical software product launch? At MPE (Formerly Mindflow) we do so by utilizing UX design prototypes in combination with in-depth user testing in our one-of-a-kind usability lab.
When designing a user experience for a sof [...]
People at medical device companies ask us all the time, “How do I find out what my customer really wants?” It’s usually out of frustration because what they’re doing isn’t meeting their customers' expectations. We’ve seen it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Years of designi [...]
The models and expectations you have built may fail to capture all the interactions of the system that you need in order to ensure a successful product enters your users' hands. Real-world testing saves us from ourselves. Testing reduces long-term costs, prevents late-stage schedule failures and, [...]
Have you ever said to yourself of a product, “WOW, it feels like they designed this just for me!” or “I didn’t even know I needed one of these?” It’s a great feeling. Some company out there cared enough to solve your problem and put a smile on your face. In the healthcare world, that [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The approximate 20 square feet that we call our skin is astonishing at allowing us to move, to control our body temperature, and to survive life's tumbles. Thankfully this exterior organ is very good at repairing itself, but it has limits. These limitations are [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When a company decides to create a software based product, generally the intent is to capitalize on a known business opportunity and take it to market quickly so as to maximize profitability. Many times, these companies prioritize assembling software development [...]