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Why Jony Ive Is Apple’s Design Genius

When Jony Ive was a boy, his father, a college professor of design and technology and a silversmith, presented him with an unusual Christmas …

Eli Lilly Bets Big on Insulin-Delivery Devices

Drugmaker is developing wearable pump and smart pen as insulin business faces competitive pressures<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Eli Lilly & Co., one of the biggest makers of insulin, has been planning a risky new business venture: making the high-tech devices that deliver insulin to diabetes patients.<p>In a …

Eli Lilly

Cast21 Offers a Lightweight, Waterproof Cast: Interview with CEO Ashley Moy

Anyone who has been in an orthopedic cast knows their inconveniences. They are cumbersome, must be kept dry, which makes bathing difficult, and can …

CVS Taps A Design Legend To Reinvent The Prescription Label. Next Stop: The Pharmacy

Inspired by service-design overhauls at companies such as Disney and Carnival, CVS is hoping to rethink the entire pharmacy experience.<p>Deborah Adler has had a story book career in design. In 2004, she was a grad student at SVA in New York, looking around for a thesis project when she saw her …

Disney World

The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design

Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.<p>There’s a hot new design software being used today by major tech companies like Airbnb and Google to build new apps. But the tool, called Lottie, wasn’t born from your typical designer. Instead, it has its …

Open Source Software

Bad Hospital Design Is Making Us Sicker

As a medical resident working 30-hour shifts, I quickly came to cherish those rare moments when I could duck out of the bustling and brightly lit hospital corridors and lay my head on a pillow.<p>Granted, it was often in a barren call room with a stiff mattress and a rumbling heater. There I’d lie, …

Apple is quietly working on turning your iPhone into the one-stop shop for all your medical info

With this move, Apple is trying to tackle a huge problem that the medical community has been grappling with for years.<p>Even in the digital age, …

Digital Health

ART MEDICAL’s Technology to Prevent Pneumonia in ICU: Interview with CEO Liron Elia

Pneumonia arising from the use of ventilators and feeding tubes in the ICU are disturbingly common and often life threatening. <b>ART MEDICAL</b>, a company …

Smart Hanging Robot Keeps People Walking During Rehab

At the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, a new robotic rehabilitation system has been developed that’s smart enough to …

Zaha Hadid’s Wild, Unbuilt Visions

After Zaha Hadid died suddenly on March 31 of last year, the famed architect’s firm had to figure out how best to move forward, with Patrick Schumacher, Hadid’s second-in-command, taking the lead. Last year, speaking to the <i>New York Times</i> less than a month after Hadid’s death, Schumacher said the …

Cohort Eight Tours Bay Area Factories

An up-close look at manufacturing in Silicon Valley<p>As a hardware startup, your goal is to put a physical product into the hands of your customers, …

How to brand a tattoo studio

Graphic design, illustration and a meticulous attention to detail make Lucy Frost a formidable artist and business owner. We met her to find...

4. Financials

February 6, 2018, to February 8, 2018<p>Autoinjector technologies have come a long way over the years, and recent...<p>What’s your biggest fear? Spiders? …

Challenges in Designing Medical Device Materials

<b>As the medical device industry advances, plastics used for medical devices must be chemical resistant, able to withstand daily wear and tear, and be</b> …

10 Criteria for Choosing the Right Materials for Your Medical Device Design

PMA Quality System

Design Controls (§ 820.30)<p>All manufacturers (including specification developers) of Class II and III devices and select Class I devices are required …

The Design Controls Risk Management Connection — Verification Validation And Risk Controls

By Jon Speer, founder & VP of QA/RA, greenlight.guru<p>The previous article in this series addressed design control and risk management connections …

Edward Eyth (Marvel, S.Spielberg, Disney, Back to the future II…) | How he kept going to become a designer despite of the obstacles.

Edward Eyth and the Oculus Rift’s VR<p>If you are in love with sketching and creativity, today is your lucky day! I would like to introduce you an …

Medical Devices & FDA Device Classification

by Zach Gostout, co-founder of Blueprint Health Inc<p>This post is going to get dense quickly, but, if you believe your product falls under the …

CONTOUR NEXT ONE Bluetooth Connected Glucose Meter Cleared by FDA

<b> <br>Ascensia Diabetes Care</b>, a company based in Basel, Switzerland, won FDA clearance to bring to the U.S. market its CONTOUR NEXT ONE blood glucometer. …

Highly Flexible and Adhesive Electronic Body Monitoring Patch

Researchers from Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Oklahoma State University have developed an electronic patch that …

Withings Thermo

There is consolation in the fact that technology is moving forward and there are companies out there that are ready to take on established players …

Cambridge Medical Robotics Shows Off Its New Versius System

<b>Cambridge Medical Robotics</b>, a UK firm, is revealing its Versius robotic surgery system. The system consists of modular robotic arms, any number of …

Robotics

Free Brush Set: Hudson Rio's Industrial Design Brushes

Our office is jam packed with people who studied industrial design in college, so it makes sense that one of our favorite artists, Hudson Rio, is an …

The best wearables of 2016

Google Daydream View<p>Google's smartphone-based virtual reality can do big things down the road, after compatibility widens and developers make more …

Virtual Reality

Communicating Through Touch

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Rose is the CEO at Ditto Labs, an MIT Media Lab researcher and the author of Enchanted Objects.</i><p>Three squeezes means “I love you”; two squeezes means “I’m scared.” These are examples of the special language my 11 year-old daughter and I share. We developed patterns to relay …

Doorhandle

New Surgical Robot Offers Millimeter-Scale Precision

<b>The robot, known as Axsis, is one of the world's smallest known robots designed for surgical use and could offer a glimpse into the future of</b> …

MOCACARE Reveals MOCACuff: a New Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Hypertension affects more than 70 million adults in the United States, and even more individuals remain undiagnosed. Hypertension increases the risk …

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Converted to Private Jet

Fly the hedge-funded skies<p>In addition to the Marc Newson plane, I found another opposite-of-coach flying experience, and this one's a doozy: A …

Aviation

Adidas x Parley Recycled Ocean Plastic Shoes To Actually Hit Stores?

The super sustainable concept kicks just got real..er<p>As we reported back in June, adidas and Parley for the Oceans did a neat job turning difficult …

Shoes