The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

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

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

Technology trends in food and beverage

19th December 2018

The application of technology in the food and beverage industry is growing in four areas – Automation, Sustainability, Personalisation and Experience design.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Service design
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
  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
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
Vlog

Designing the consumer experience

10th December 2018

Selling to consumers today is all about the whole consumer experience. AI systems are already at work behind the scenes creating personalised shopping experiences for us

  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
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...

  • Digital health
  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

2018 Giant Health Event - The Future is FemTech

22nd November 2018

Menopause is in the spotlight helped by coverage from the BBC and other websites. Nicola Millar presented how technology can provide drug-free alternatives to help women going through menopause.

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Webinar

How AI will transform telecoms

21st November 2018

AI and machine learning will impact every aspect of telecommunications - neither hype or concerns should be ignored. The fact the sector is highly digitalised and driven by strong competition...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Embedded software
  • Innovation management
  • AI & Analytics
  • Radio systems
  • Signal processing
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)