Journal article

The characteristics of innovative, medical devices

K Holtta-Otto, M Saunders, C Seepersad

Journal of Medical Devices | Published : 2010


It is not easy to design an innovative and successful product in any field of engineering. Medical device design is further complicated by strict regulations. Current engineering design methods provide help in designing a good product, but the designer lacks tools that help him or her create an innovative, commercially successful product. In this study, we analyzed 51 innovative, award-winning medical devices against their competition to identify what made those products stand out from the competition. The method was focused on finding engineering-level characteristics that made the products successful and whether the characteristics of success in the medical device industry are similar to t..

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