Over the past several years, there has been a drastic increase in the deployment of “interconnected” medical devices (e.g., wireless glucose monitors, infusion pumps, pacemakers, etc.). As our medical devices become more interconnected, they become increasingly critical to clinical decision-making and patient care. Access to information increases, decision making evolves, and, hopefully, patient care improves. Read more
Include 2015, this year’s 8th International Conference on Inclusive Design, will involve a familiar face. Stephen Wilcox, founder and principal of Design Science, is serving as Chair of the Include Conference Committee. The biennial conference will be hosted by the Helen Hamyln Center for Design at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Read more
On July 15, Design Science will welcome Bay Area tech professionals to its office for the “UX Speed Dating” monthly meetup. This event provides web and mobile app designers a chance to gather in-person feedback from actual users. Read more
While Design Science is most well known for its experience in conducting ethnographic research at medical facilities, a growing number of our projects provide opportunities for us to venture outside of the hospital and apply our methodologies to the study of non-medical products. As a field researcher I have had the chance to participate in a number of “unconventional” projects that took me to unexpected places to answer unusual questions. Read more
Understanding the ramifications of less-than-perfect validation testing results can be complex. In his recent article for Med Device Online, Peter Sneeringer presents 6 questions to help companies decide if errors seen during testing indicate a likelihood that the FDA will reject their submission.
On April 15th, the Food and Drug Administration will begin accepting applicants through its new Expedited Access Premarket Approval Application for Unmet Medical Needs for Life Threatening or Irreversibly Debilitating Diseases or Conditions (“Expedited Access PMA” or “EAP”). Read more
What 4 things should app developers, traditional medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and regulators do to accelerate the growth of mHealth? Read more
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