Stuart Karten, IDSA

Stuart Karten, IDSA
President
Karten Design

Stuart Karten, IDSA, is president of the award-winning product design and innovation consultancy, Karten Design. For 30 years, he has partnered with medical and consumer product companies to build their business through design. Driven by strategic market understanding and deep user empathy, Karten and his team have helped partners such as CareFusion, Boston Scientific and Medtronic address some of the medical industry’s biggest challenges, such as enhancing usability, improving patient compliance and commercializing new technology. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and worked for Gould Medical Products, Mattel and Baxter Medical Products before founding Karten Design.


Reimagining Aging: A Fireside Chat with a Geriatrician

Every day, 10,000 baby boomers in the United States turn 65 years old. There is a growing sense of apprehension about how this aging population will impact our already-strained healthcare system. As product developers, we are faced with an extraordinary opportunity to redefine what it means to age. In this casual “fireside chat,” we’ll hear from Scott Kaiser, MD, a Harvard-trained geriatrician and chief innovation officer who is committed to developing innovative care delivery models that improve the health and quality of life of older adults. Hosted by Stuart Karten, IDSA, principal of Karten Design, this discussion will give us unparalleled insight into the “Silver Tsunami," explaining trends, sharing strategies and identifying opportunities for medical designers to help seniors age the way they want to—with style and control.