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Whitepaper

The future of patient monitoring

1st July 2019

Patient monitoring is an inherent part of patient management. Intermittent and continuous measurements have a range of uses, from defining disease states and characterising progression to informing therapeutic approaches and...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • User Experience (UX)
Vlog

AI in clinical trials - How continuous patient monitoring can maximise the likelihood of clinical and commercial success

16th October 2019

In this talk, we explore some of the challenges and opportunities inherent to the adoption of remote monitoring, AI and wearables. We draw on our experience to demonstrate how the digital transformation of trials is possible with a collaborative approach between engineering, healthcare bodies and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Remote patient monitoring: know the pitfalls to realize the potential

9th September 2019

An aging population suffering from ever-more complex chronic conditions and concerns about health funding catching up, let alone keeping pace. If that’s the gloomy global state of healthcare in short-form, then many are pinning their hopes on home care – buoyed by the promise of remote patient monitoring – to provide the remedy.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

The secrets of behaviour change in medication adherence

6th June 2019

Behaviour change. It may be one of the most common buzzwords in digital health right now, but how do we actually change behaviour through digital interventions? This is a question we’re often asked by clients looking to improve medication adherence rates...

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

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • AI & Analytics
  • 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)