Medical Design

Contextual Inquiry for Medical Device Design


Contextual Inquiry for Medical Device Design helps users understand the everyday use of medical devices and the way their usage supports the development of better products and increased market acceptance.

The text explains the concept of contextual inquiry using real-life examples to illustrate its application. Case studies provide a frame of reference on how contextual inquiry is successfully used during product design, ultimately producing safer, improved medical devices.

Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies

Recognize market opportunities, master the design process, and develop business acumen with this 'how-to' guide to medical technology innovation. A three-step, proven approach to the biodesign innovation process - identify, invent, implement - provides a practical formula for innovation. The experiences of hundreds of innovators and companies, in the form of case studies, quotes and practical advice, offer a realistic, action-orientated roadmap for successful biodesign innovation.

Designing Usability Into Medical Products

Advocating a user-centered approach to medical technology design, Designing Usability into Medical Products covers the essential processes and specific techniques necessary to produce safe, effective, usable, and appealing medical systems and products. Written by experts on user-centered research, design, and evaluation, the book provides a range of alternative approaches to the subject. Wiklund and Wilcox explore how to make medical devices safe and effective by involving users in the design process.

The Design and Analysis of Clinical Experiments

This unique reference fills a void in the literature on clinical experimentation by focusing on principles that are especially useful in the design and analysis of studies on human subjects. It shows how to choose between modern and classical competing designs for a clinical study—such as crossover designs, multicenter studies, and repeated measure experiments—how to carry out each design and analyze the resulting data. Provides many practical examples, end-of-chapter problems and references, and solutions to each problem.

Biomaterials in Design and Reliability of Medical Devices (Tissue Engineering Intelligence Unit)

This book highlights the responsibility of medical device designers and engineers to eliminate sites of failure and to test devices to demonstrate their ultimate safety and efficacy. It also evaluates biomaterials and their properties as related to the design and reliability of medical devices. The principles that are described are readily applicable to the biomaterial scaffolds used for generating tissue-engineered constructs.