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Whitepaper

PHA: plastic the way nature intended?

8th May 2018

Our whitepaper looks at the potential of PHA bioplastics in the food service industry. We've designed a range of sustainable, biodegradable plastic products, all served up on a bioplastic tray...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology
eBook

Our wet shave challenge: how fluid delivery innovation can enable a ‘device plus chemistry’ future

9th June 2020

The ‘device plus chemistry’ movement is making its presence felt in areas such as home care and beverages as well as oral care and beauty.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
eBook

Our baby bottle challenge: highlighting fluid expertise that delivers across industries

28th May 2020

Fluid delivery is harder than it looks. And if precise and robust control of delivery can dramatically enhance the convenience, performance and user experience of a product, the opposite can undermine its reputation at a stroke.

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • User Experience (UX)
Vlog

Creating hyper-personalized experiences

5th March 2020

Technology can be used as an enabler to bring personalization to a mass scale. An integrated approach throughout development, considering both the user journey and technical requirements, will deliver a successful product.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
Opinion

The ‘last foot’: five technologies set to drive the future of personalization

24th February 2020

Think of a product you really feel attached to – food, makeup, an electronic device, anything. What makes it feel so special? The chances are it will be the mixture of convenience, efficacy and history that creates an emotional reaction. Making you feel special. In my case...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Industrial design
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Opinion

My battery research findings – it’s time for ‘smart’ to prevail over ‘disposable’

14th February 2020

Despite working with the latest technologies, I am perfectly happy with tried and tested (for that read old!) computer hardware. In fact, I’m proud that...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
Opinion

My CES 2020 predictions: what happens in Vegas has implications for business the world over

6th January 2020

I've written blogs over the last couple of years on predictions for CES 2020, and sitting on the plane on the way to Las Vegas is the ideal place to carry on the tradition.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
Opinion

Survey: Your experiences of the menopause

7th March 2019

We need your help. We’re developing a new drug-free product concept to alleviate the discomfort of menopausal hot flushes. Please join our survey.

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • User Experience (UX)
Report

Surgical navigation: democratizing surgery by 2030?

17th January 2019

Cambridge Consultants recently brought together some of the brightest names and biggest companies in the medical device industry, to explore how surgical navigation can democratize surgery in the future and to envision the surgical navigation ecosystem of 2030.

  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
Opinion

What to expect at CES - tech for insights and trials, not just for products

4th January 2019

It’s that CES time of year again and alongside the latest technology and product launches, I think 2019 will be the year we see much greater use of tech for insights and trials.

  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Bringing desirability to medical devices

19th December 2018

The recent launch of the Apple Watch Series 4 is the latest example of a device developed by a traditional consumer product company making a well-publicized entry into the patient-facing medical device market. Patient-facing devices...

  • Digital health
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Generic inhalers: beyond reverse engineering

11th December 2018

Many of the dominant pharmaceutical companies operate partly, or wholly, in the generic drugs market. In 2016, the generics divisions of Teva, Mylan and Novartis all reported revenues in excess of $9bn with the top ten manufacturers...

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice