CONCEPTUALISATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOU
Industrial Design, Initial Prototyping and Advanced Prototyping
Three key areas of engineering prototyping
- Industrial Design (form factor)
- Initial prototyping (Proof of Concept)
- Advanced prototyping (samples for performance and user testing
To have a wider coverage of medical devices to prototype – from implants to in-vitro diagnostic kits, to active medical devices, to sensor-based monitoring devices – we are using our geographical footprint to work with some of the top talents in the medical device engineering industry.
Integrate our in-depth understanding of healthcare processes into the design idea and form.
Our Industrial Design professionals evaluate the product’s qualities based on their applicability for the target market. In a world-class start-up environment, our professionals originating from the EU, have years of hands-on expertise in developing complicated, unique medical devices, and they are familiar with the difficulties and limits of a high-tech start-up.
In addition to ergonomics, our specialists may appraise product design based on its overall look and other physical aspects depending on market compatibility. We properly suggest superior prototype designs, saving time and resources on unnecessary design cycles.
We are able to “get it right” more quickly, thus saving both time and money by reducing the number of design revisions.
The end result is a design that works
The Engineering companies we are working with have the necessary experience to manage and iterate for you. Not just 3D printing, in many cases we will be hand-crafting the prototype as required, supported by local manufacturing for components; tight tolerances and quality control.
The key advantage we have is that we have a formidable equipment list that can manage various active medical devices (one of the most challenging to prototype because of the involvement of mechanical, electronics and software components). We have established prototyping outfits in Thailand and China that can turn around any proof of concept for a reasonable price.
After an acceptable form factor is found, and proof of concept is attained, there may be several pathways:
- Adjust or change the form factor (including its size and use case)
- Change of materials to work towards commonly used materials.
- Optimization of Assembly or Production Methods
This is the stage where the design iteration matures and design for manufacturing is considered. Discover our manufacturing services – its set up to scale up!
There are two critical considerations
We offer consulting services to help examine your product’s compliance to IEC62366 and human factors engineering
We can perform gap analysis for you to identify the right resources and facilities to perform product usability testing, particularly to identify and mitigate any associated risks.
We help you identify the relevant standards and regulatory requirements based on these factors in this prototyping phase to streamline the design and development processes – from the technology used, to the assembly of its various parts
The final objective is to develop the medical device that would meet medical device usability and clinical design considerations for:
– Usability Tests (HFE and IEC62366)
– Animal Studies
– First-in-Human Trials
What sets us apart: Our experts
We work together with highly qualified and experienced industrial design experts. This allows us to efficiently tackle the challenges and constraints encountered by start-up companies, especially in design validation, which is a key stage in a commercialization process.