I have recently begun working with Alan McLeod, at Health Innovation Support, whose aim is to help innovators within the NHS to develop their ideas. There are some outstanding individuals working within the NHS and I hope to play some part in realising the potential of their innovations.
Medical Product Design. Here are a few reasons why I love this type of design:
Designing medical products is a worthwhile activity. I can’t get too excited when asked to design an add-on gizmo for the latest iphone. With good medical products you are potentially making a real difference to people’s lives, or even keeping them alive.
Most Medical Product Design involves some degree of advanced technology or ways of combining technologies to make a new product.
Because Devon 3D CAD is a small business, I get to work with small innovative companies. Focus on the outcome without layers of management or design by committee. This gets the brain working and collaboration with people eager to make a difference is the driving force.
Health Innovation Support has a long history of guiding innovative ideas along the Development Pathway to success as Medical Products. I hope to add my skill and experience to this important venture of NHS Innovation.
Lasers in Medical Products have a wide variety of uses. Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD played a major role in the design of the ‘PulseMaster’ Dental Laser for Incisive Technologies in California.
Incisive Technologies near Redwood City in the San Francisco Bay Area selected Neil Taylor to provide Industrial Design for their new Dental Laser that was making its way out of the lab and into dentists’ surgeries.
As a Medical Product Designer I work with development teams enabling them to bring together their medical skills into a new product or piece of equipment. I am looking to collaborate with similar teams in the UK that are developing new tools and products. You may need help in arranging the diagnostic elements for ease of use and displaying the outcome. The look and feel of the resulting product is essential to gain market acceptance.
Neil is looking to help UK development teams working on lasers for medical uses. Please contact through firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01803 363 171.
Posted by Neil Taylor. See website at www.devon3dcad.co.uk.
Medical Diagnostics are powerful tools in quickly understanding what exactly is wrong with patients.
As a Medical Product Designer I work with development teams enabling them to bring together their medical skills into a new product or piece of equipment.
I worked with the Abaxis teams in California who were developing their ground breaking Portable Blood Analyser, the Piccolo. The work of the chemists, medical. electronics, control and mechanics teams was nearing completion but there was no plan of how to design the final product. I utilized human factors techniques to arrange the hardware to make a product that was easy to use and manufacture and embodied the essence of a significant new medical product that had not been available before.
I am looking to collaborate with similar teams in the UK that are developing new diagnostic tools. You may need help in arranging the diagnostic elements for ease of use and displaying the outcome. The look and feel of the resulting product is essential to gain market acceptance.
Devon 3D CAD has in-depth experience of helping start up businesses bring their product to market.
Incisive Technologies, in the San Francisco Bay Area, was developing a new dental laser machine for soft and hard tissue work and needed to get away from the “experimental laboratory” look and feel of similar equipment. I replaced the “gear on a 19 inch racking system” with a sleek, functional and user-friendly housing on castors that put the dentist in charge. We went from concept to market in a year.