Medical Wearables: Designing for Daily Life
Consumers have grown accustomed to personal and wearable electronics, including personal wellness monitors like step trackers. Building on this trend, the medical market is innovating wearables that monitor vitals and health conditions. Continued advances in the technology have made it possible for such devices to effectively diagnose conditions and apply therapies, which can produce more positive outcomes and improve millions of lives.
Left to Our Own Devices: Making Medical Technology Work is the Real Design Challenge
Remote digital healthcare for patient monitoring and digital drug delivery has been a reality for some time, but it hasn’t gained much attention outside the medical field. That is, until the COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the critical challenges of our changing world.
The Future of Pharma is Here
Digital drug delivery has reached a tipping point and it is not surprising, especially considering how much information is so readily accessible about other aspects of our lives. After all, I have a lot more real-time digital information about what’s happening with my car and home than I do about my healthcare.
Connectors on Substrates: Showcasing Design & Manufacturing Innovation
The ever-quickening pace of communications coupled with an insatiable appetite for data create a connectivity conundrum. How can you best support rising data rates and decrease loss budgets while reducing channel variability?
The Power of Automation: Bringing New Products to Market with Speed and Quality
In engineering and operational contexts, efficiency is often represented as a percentage. But efficiency is also an imperative for progress and innovation. Being more efficient really has no limits because what may be 100% efficient today can only ever be measured against what the current solutions can provide to drive that efficiency. When new technology is introduced, efficiency has to be reassessed because technology is constantly evolving. Thus, what may have been viewed as 100% efficient a year ago may be considered considerably less efficient by today’s standards.
Simulation: A Revolution in Design and Manufacturing – Part 1
The abstract concept of simulation has a long history. Artisans use models of their work in order to share a vision or explore new ideas, architects construct intricate scale models of buildings to better conceive the way light and space might work together. In engineering, simulation has assumed new importance, as it provides a stepping-stone between two-dimensional drawings and a three-dimensional product. More importantly, it allows engineering teams to develop multiple scenarios in a virtual world where the cost is much lower.