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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)
Opinion

Digital design for clinical trials: the challenges of stress measurement

11th January 2019

Clinical trials are vital for informing pharmaceutical companies about drug action and efficacy, and for demonstrating the safety of new drugs. However, they can be notoriously expensive, time-consuming to conduct, and the commercial...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • User Experience (UX)
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)
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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
Opinion

Next generation Elpenhaler® development

20th November 2018

Elpenhaler® is ELPEN’s propriety classic DPI device, developed to administer various medications for the treatment of asthma and COPD (Figure 1). Each dose of medication is packed into the blister of an alu-alu strip..

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Alarms in critical care

15th October 2018

Anyone who has spent time in a critical care environment will be familiar with the sound – amongst the backdrop of clinical conversation, busy movement of people and the hum of machinery is a chorus of ‘pings’ and  ‘bleeps’ demanding...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
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Opinion

Cashier-less retail - system design considerations

13th March 2018

A growing trend in cashier-less retailing needs a careful balance of the user experience, malicious intent, operator considerations and sensor intelligence. Amazon’s “GO” cashier-less retail store is now open...

  • Human factors
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Latte Levy – the good, the bad and the indifferent

5th January 2018

Coffee cups have become a symbol of waste and recycling challenges, even though they actually represent a tiny fraction of takeaway beverage containers put on the market.

  • Dispense
  • Human factors
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Recommendations for the development of smart disease management ecosystems

14th December 2017

Recommendations for the development of smart disease management ecosystems

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Machine learning & AI
Opinion

Engineering a better meeting: a human factors perspective to meeting efficacy

12th October 2017

Most of us have been in a meeting that has not gone as planned - how can human factors help?

  • Human factors
Opinion

Personalised ablation platforms: the untapped potential

12th September 2017

If you care about precision medicine, then you care about medical devices. And, if you care about medical devices, then it is an exciting time to care about ablation platforms

  • Human factors
Opinion

I’m a very confused recycler and I’m not alone…

30th August 2017

Recycling is something we need to think about every day and yet I still feel like I know very little about how to do it

  • Human factors
  • Industrial design
  • Service design