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Opinion

An innovator’s guide to personalization

17th April 2019

The beauty and personal care industry is undergoing a massive digital transformation as technology is rapidly changing the relationship between consumers and brands...

  • Digital services
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Opinion

Complex beauty tech: three simple strategies for meaningful impact

16th April 2019

Succeeding in beauty tech is hard. New technologies are exciting to look at and talk about. Products that succeed can always answer this one fundamental question: ‘So what?’

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

22nd February 2019

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Whitepaper

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
Opinion

Product development guidelines for consumer healthcare vs. regulated medical products

5th April 2019

Consumer healthcare device or regulated medical device? The distinction is becoming more complex, fortunately there is FDA guidance on how to navigate these pathways

 

  • Digital health
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Is coffee cups as a service the answer to eliminating the disposable cup?

4th April 2019

What if there was a simple way to resolve two of the key issues that drives consumers to continue to demand disposable coffee cups?

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • 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)
Opinion

One voice to rule them all?

12th February 2019

The consumer tech space changes fast. Alexa is doing well, especially in the US and UK. What does it mean for Amazon? And where to go from here?

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Strategic advice
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
Infographic

How to make a non-smart system smart

16th January 2019

Thanks to AI and smart algorithms combined with low cost sensors, giving legacy system 'smarts' is an effective way in delivering a multitude of benefits.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Dispense
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
  • Service design
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)