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Opinion

Digital security: your safest bet for a competitive edge?

19th June 2020

Security is a problem, right? Well there's a radically different way to view it – as a positive force capable of putting clear water between you and your competitors. 

  • Digital security
  • Digital services
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)
Opinion

Is your AI responsible? Five questions to ask yourself

6th July 2020

As the debate moves on – and as we continue to learn from real-world deployments rather than abstract research – it seems like a good time to revisit our core principles for responsible AI. What should we be considering when we develop and deploy AI?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

It might be viable, but will regulators accept remote human factors testing?

23rd June 2020

Remote Human Factors testing of medical devices is a concept already being explored, and given the restrictions placed on us by the pandemic, has become a hot topic. The question is, even if it's viable, will the regulators accept it? 

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

Is your digital twin about to become your closest friend?

19th June 2020

Digital twins are everywhere, whether you realize it or not. They’ve been around for a long time in the industrial arena where digital representations of a plane or car in aerospace and automotive help engineers model and test systems without having to build a real prototype.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Looking beyond the headlines to the unmet needs in mechanical ventilation

28th May 2020

Recent months have seen an extraordinary global focus on intensive care and mechanical ventilators, as governments respond to the COVID-19 emergency. Understandably, much of the media attention has concentrated on urgent efforts to create the capacity to cover worst case pandemic scenarios. But beyond the headlines, what role will innovation now play in improving ventilators and ventilation? 

  • Human factors
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

The AI opportunity - overcoming a lack of quality training data

11th May 2020

Tim Ensor shared his insights from working with a global medical device company to invent deep learning algorithms to amplify clinical trials data by 30x. 

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Healthy competition within digital services – my lockdown perspective

1st May 2020

Lockdown is changing everything. Not least the digital revolution rippling through GP surgeries in the UK, where start-ups are disrupting the disruptors to accelerate mass adoption of new patient services. The BBC’s...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Service design
Opinion

Reward beyond the award: our acclaimed smart device could improve quality of life for IVF patients

4th March 2020

It was fantastic to win one of the coveted iF DESIGN AWARDS for Alma, our smart cooling case for injectable fertility drugs. International recognition was a nice boost to the team responsible for a concept with potential to improve quality of life for women facing the challenges of IVF treatment...

  • Dispense
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Service design
Opinion

What if the future of wearables is not wearable at all? Implications for consumer healthcare

17th February 2020

The future of non-contact monitoring: some novel devices which were presented at  CES 2020 for improving health and detecting disease conditions. Many of these were wearables; some are portable. A non-contact monitoring system developed at Cambridge Consultants is described, including a discussion of a range of areas where these technologies could be applied.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
Opinion

Q&A – how smart implant developers can prepare for a patient-centred future yet highly regulated healthcare system

13th January 2020

Our webinar reveals how device developers will need to maneuver through conservative, highly regulated, monopolistic yet fragmented healthcare systems that often provide contradictory incentives. Following the presentation, our audience had the opportunity to ask a variety of questions. Here’s what our experts had to say in reply.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital security
  • Embedded software
  • Human factors
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Webinar

The what, why and how of connected medical implant development for personalized delivery of medicine

12th November 2019

The medical implant industry is set to grow from $5bn in 2017 to $16.3bn by 2022. But there are tensions to understand and hurdles to overcome for innovators intent on taking advantage.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Product realisation