Renfrew Group, in partnership with the NHS unveiled the innovative modular children’s wheelchair ‘Chair 4 Life’ system designed to address the unmet needs of disabled children and young adults at NHS Expo in April 2013. The Chair4Life (C4L) initiative was developed by the NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) in response to clear statements of clinical need from users, carers and health experts.
At Artefact, we believe industrial design cannot exist in a vacuum. Each connected device – from your couch to your fitness bracelet, the hospital room to your wallet – demands we think about connected experiences. The shape and form of our design impacts the object’s meaning as much as the
Are you sad? Tired? Dry and blotchy... emotionally? If you don't live in a sauna-competent culture and do live in a dark place, winter can be grueling and depressing. Vitamin D and exercise only do so much, but the SAD lamps on offer aren't much to cheer about. The
What's the opposite of the singularity? How about the idea that multiple species on the planet are secretly capable of conversation, they just won't talk to us? Researchers at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute are creeping out anyone ready to listen with a Science Advances report showing that macaque monkeys
The conventional wisdom is that staring into screens will eventually worsen your eyesight. But a company called Innovision Labs reckons they can improve your vision with their smartphone/tablet app, called GlassesOff. Train your eyes for three 10-minute sessions per week, they claim, and in a matter of months you can
Winx is an innovative medical device for treating obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep-related breathing disorder. The system operates by applying a gentle negative pressure through a novel mouthpiece to urge airway-obstructing tissues (soft palate and tongue) forward, thereby keeping the airway open during sleep. Winx consists of a quiet bedside console connected to a fitted mouthpiece with small flexible tubing. The console generates the negative pressure, collects excess saliva, and provid
If you want to fix a busted femur the new fashioned way, it might start off a little squishy. 'Hyperelastic Bone' is a newly proposed method for healing bone, and it has some particularly modern elements. First off it's 3D printed, and second it's a lot softer than the bones
PGA TOUR season is approaching, and you know what that means—new golf swag. This year's line-up includes Nike's new Lunar Control Vapor shoes, which will be worn by Rory Mcllroy at the HSBC Champions event. Nike Lunar Control Vapors. Image via PGA TOURThe shoes feature a traction system that was
This is the best of what design has to offer: A simple, presumably inexpensive device that easily solves a problem millions of people have through brilliant mastery of materials and form. Injecting yourself with a needle, as millions of diabetics need to do often, sucks. You have to have
Goby is a NYC based startup looking to revolutionize the oral care industry. They came to Prime Studio because of our proven track record of successfully working with startups. They had no prior product development experience and realized that they needed our guidance not only on the product design, but with helping understand consumers needs, finding and vetting manufacturers, navigating the intellectual property landscape and how to launch successfully.
The medical device space is a slow-moving behemoth bogged down by regulation and in need of disruptive ideas and design innovation. In recent years, we've seen a number of interesting ideas emerge in the space from designing handwashing to the ways that rapid prototyping has transformed prosthetics. As the medical
Imagine the moment a baby is born. In a complications-free birth, the infant is delivered to the safety of its mother's arms where it feels the mother's heartbeat, rises and falls with the mother's breath, snuggles into and smells the mother's skin, and hears the mother's voice. Several medical studies
"It's an exciting time to be a designer in healthcare," says IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016 Co-Chair Bill Evans, IDSA, adding that industrial design "will play a pivotal role."
While Butler’s revolutionary in-home HIV test kits should have offered users some important answers, the kits’ confusing design and instructions led to fear and user error instead. Unwilling to let the kits’ reduced accuracy level go unchecked, Butler turned to THRIVE for a more user-friendly solution. While studying the product experience, we found that, at best, the process was uncomfortable; and at worst, the potential for error made it terrifying. More specifically, many potential users were
Modo designs and builds products that make healthcare more affordable, more effective, and more human. Our customers include Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Philips and GE Healthcare. We hold the same design awards as Apple, NIKE and BMW. Our designers work closely with senior managers around the world. There is no better place to learn about research, business, design and how to make a difference. Everything we do makes lives better around the world every day.
The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices organization is is recruiting for a Senior Industrial Designer who is passionate about improving the quality of people's lives through compelling design experiences. This position will be located within our Medical Devices campus in Raynham, MA. With worldwide sales of over $27 billion, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is one of the world’s largest, most innovative surgical companies.
While you were busy doodling hover cars and sharpening your Wacom stylus, William Broadway developed a final year project that might save millions of lives. Annually. His project, the ISOBAR, aims to help temperature stabilize vaccines for safer delivery in regions with hot climates or barriers to delivery. The cold
Cardboard Helicopter developed a digital inhaler to include a digital readout to allow patients to know more about the inhaled dosage, the amount of pumps that remain, as well as insight about the optimal moments to use the device, all in real time. The intuitive application was also developed to detect impairment in medication usage, and boasts enhanced product stability and increased lung penetration of the medication.
Since acquiring the rights to EpiPen in 2007, pharmaceutical company Mylan has raised the wholesale price of a two-pack from around 100 bucks to over $600. This trend will only continue, because the drug companies know there's not a damn thing anyone can do about it. Or is there?
Are you a highly skilled Model Maker looking for a dynamic company to join? Designcraft is searching for passionate professional Model Makers who thrive on the challenges and rewards that come with building amazingly realistic appearance models and prototypes to help further product development. Many of our employees are Industrial Design versed Model Makers who want to do hands on custom artistic work by creating creating ultra-high quality solid visual models using traditional model making pra
Realize wanted to help patients reform their eating habits and adopt a food-conscious lifestyle. The first few months post-op are critical for bariatric patients. Realize also wanted a way for surgeons to easily monitor and see the progress of patients who had undergone the gastric band procedure. Surgeons keep regular contact with their post-op patients in order to offer advice and ensure the patient is adjusting to the new lifestyle. These meetings become more challenging as the surgeon-to-pat
My friend Ted recently broke an ankle and as part of the fix had pins installed in the bone. He wasn't awake to see it, but I'm sure the orthopedic surgeon used the kind of fancy pants surgical drill that costs upwards of $20,000 and must undergo a lengthy sterilization
MANTA is looking for a clever mid-level ID with excellent creative, usability, visualization and communication skills, that can bring beauty and sophistication to high tech, med tech, wearable tech, robotics and consumer product concepts.
Halo is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, leveraging iOS functionality and a sleek design language to meet the needs of today’s empowered, tech-savvy consumer. It syncs with the TruLink Hearing Control app to stream phone calls, music, movies, and even Siri® directly to a wearer’s hearing aids.
In America, asthma now affects 1 in 10 children between the ages of five and 14, according to the CDC. These children must spend their childhoods with an inhaler within reach at all times, to help them weather sudden, terrifying episodes of an inability to breathe. That is good for
Among the tools that won Red Dot Awards this year were a respirator and particle mask. They perform similar functions but are miles apart in terms of their technology. The AIR+ Smart Mask is a dust or surgical mask—with an unusual extra. The CleanSpace Respirator is an industrial-grade personal protective
Pillo empowers people of all ages to better manage their health. He can answer your health and wellness questions, connect you directly with healthcare professionals, and securely manage your vitamins and medication; storing, dispensing, and even ordering refills when you need them.
Senior Interaction Designer Your team At Philips Design we believe that good design is about creating solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them and make them happier, all of this without destroying the world in which we live. The Philips global creative force
The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices organization is seeking a multi-faceted, exceptionally talented, user-centered Senior Manager, Industrial Design & Human Factors (IDHF) who is passionate about improving the quality of people's lives through compelling design experiences. This position will be located
Design grants us the power to change the world - and, for many designers, their world is their children. Every parent wants their child to be safe, happy, and healthy, and this year saw a notable effort from designers to try to ensure just that. Many honored projects were centrally
Join designers, innovators and medical experts who are creating a sustainable future for healthcare and addressing what people really need to thrive in an ecosystem for health. Transform addresses tough questions, connects a broad spectrum of perspectives, and inspires change through action. Transform reaches beyond medicine to better understand health.
Of life's taboo topics, death has always been the most perplexing. Although we are all effected by death's slow creep or sudden onslaught, in the United States there is little formal consideration paid to how one can prepare for the end of life. In 2013, IDEO began exploring ways they
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