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The new FDA: navigating the moving line between consumer & medical

17th October 2018

Technology is advancing at a remarkable pace. Can regulatory agencies keep up? They are working hard at that and in that process come many changes. The line between what is a consumer device and what is a...

  • Digital health
  • Embedded software
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

The drug-free approach for managing menopausal hot flushes

27th June 2018

This new whitepaper provides insights gained from a series of workshops into women's experiences of menopausal hot flushes, and how these insights can inform the design of (drug-free)...

  • Digital health
  • Innovation management
Opinion

CES predictions - did I get it right?

22nd January 2019

Now all the hype is over I’ve had the chance to reflect on the technology trends at CES 2019. Then my colleague Martin reminded me that I wrote a blog last year predicting what would be hot at CES 2019. So, how did I do?

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Machine learning & AI
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)
Opinion

My first home ECG measurement - thanks, Apple!

12th December 2018

Apple just released the software to enable taking a home ECG on the Watch 4. I tried it out! Will this impact our health?

  • Digital health
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
Vlog

An analytical model for skin/light interaction

4th December 2018

From cosmetics to melanin detection, an analytical model of how light interacts with skin opens a pathway to simplifying the design of low cost sensors.

  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Revolutionising clinical trials: creating a reliable and non-invasive stress monitoring system

28th November 2018

The rising cost of clinical trials (CTs), coupled with the commercial risks of failure, mean it’s increasingly important to harness the power of real-world data to inform effective trial designs, better understand outcomes and maximise the likelihood of clinical success...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Connected drug delivery devices: the reality of design and development

14th November 2018

Connected drug delivery products (Drug delivery devices with attached/incorporated capability that includes connectivity to wider digital services) continue to be a driving force in medical devices. In this whitepaper...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Whitepaper

Imagine what your skin would say if it could talk...

13th November 2018

How you look is a complex interaction between the light that falls on your skin and how in interacts with different skin constituents. Our new whitepaper outlines an analytical model for light-tissue interaction that allows...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
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
Opinion

Apple's Watch Series 4 - a demonstration of their new relationship with the FDA?

12th October 2018

The Apple Watch 4 moves into new territory – that of a medical device. Recognised by the FDA under the pilot of the FDA’s pre-certification program.

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Embedded software
  • Strategic advice