Posts Tagged ‘design research’

Join HSD at the Design for Manufacturing Summit October 6th in NYC

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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Join HSD and other at the October 6th DMS in NYC. The summit brings together product developers, industrial designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem. Tor Alden will be on the capstone product development panel discussing the challenges faced by high technology startups entering the medical and healthcare space. We look forward in networking with you! Doors open at 3pm and registration is located here.

Art and Engineering

Saturday, July 30th, 2016


HSD is proud to have worked with the Canfield team in developing the next generation Visia!  Amazing group with talented software, marketing, engineering with the drive and focus for design excellence.  The VISIA is a multi-point positioning system and live image overlay that makes it easy to capture perfectly registered images to document progress over time. The rotating capture module easily captures left, right and frontal facial views.

Ambio Health featured in study to evaluate whether patients can help monitor themselves for Heart failure

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

ambio healthGreat article about our Heart Failure study with LifeBridge Health/Sinai Hospital and the American Heart Association.  Check out the article in the Baltimore Sun about how the Ambio Health system is empowering patients to monitor themselves. They report zero hospital readmissions after 90 days. Normally about 1/3 of patients would be readmitted within 90 days. HSD is proud to have been part of design and development for this patient centric product.

Janet Bettger, a health services researcher at the Duke Clinical Research Institute who helped craft Sinai’s program, said “A lot of self-management is related to behavior change. It needs to become routine and stick. In so many cases the patients don’t get to that point. We need to be involved and track them and empower them.”

Making product personal to a patients needs is the future of healthcare management.

VISIA Complexion Analysis System Gen7 wins Core77 2016 Design award!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

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HSD is excited and proud to announce the Canfield Visia System Gen7 was selected as a Notable Award winner in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. Special thanks to Canfield and the highly collaborative effort in reaching a beautiful solution to a highly complex problem. VISIA Gen7 is the next generation of complexion analyzing technology from Canfield Scientific. Canfield’s precision subject imaging system, clinical quality lighting and MatchPose live image overlay continue to change the way skin care professionals work with their patients. The new VISIA Gen7 system captures perfectly registered images of left, right and frontal facial views, and automatically analyzes the images for surface and subsurface skin conditions. The high-quality images captured by the VISIA Gen7 help dermatologists and aestheticians document treatment progress and communicate results and recommendations with patients.

To learn more about this system and what HSD can do for you, please drop us a line or visit us at MDM East at Booth #1468

Vectra WB360 – 3D Whole Body Imaging System

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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HSD is excited to have been a participant in the development of the Vectra Whole Body 360, the world’s first 3D whole body imaging solution designed specifically for dermatology. This fully integrated system includes imaging of nearly the entire skin surface in macro quality resolution in a single capture. Currently used at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Princess Alexandra Hospitals, the Vectra WB360 allows clinicians to map, measure, and track pigmented lesions, and record and monitor distributed diseases of the skin. Truly an amazing feat of engineering and design!

HSD To Be Exhibiting at BIOMEDevice Event

Thursday, February 18th, 2016


Please visit HSD at BIOMEDevice, New England’s premier Design & Manufacturing event.

Booth 315

April 13-14 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Click here for free registration.


How to write a good PRD

Friday, December 11th, 2015


HSD recently shared an article posted on MDDI discussing the “Chicken and Egg” Problem in developing product requirement documents for fist of kind products. The article goes into detail on the importance of understanding the value proposition of new products by utilizing the lean start up methodology and the FDA waterfall.

HSD to speak at 2015 IDSA Medical Conference

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015


Join HSD at the 2015 IDSA Medical Conference where Tor Alden of HSD will discuss his experiences and discovery challenges regarding the front end development of first of a kind medical products and how there is a need for increased collaboration in the design of complex systems in the medical and lifescience device development. The ability to capture user needs and balance them with technical requirements runs concurrently with the development of the requirement documents. For more information on the conference go to the IDSA Medical conference.

HSD teams up with Innovative Startup BioTrak Health

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


HS Design has teamed up with BioTrak Health to develop the Halo™ body worn device that helps eliminate chronic tension headaches, migraines and TMJ without the use of drugs. It integrates with smartphones to personalize biofeedback therapy in the comfort of your own home. The haptic feedback allows users to realize when they have excessive tension, provides monitoring and coaches users through relaxation training exercises. Check out for more information and pre-ordernig.

Blood Warming System for battlefield use

Friday, June 26th, 2015

hypothermxEMIT HypothermX™ HX100 intravenous Blood & Fluid Warmer is a patent protected portable fluid warming device designed to warm intravenous fluids, blood or blood products infused into a patient to prevent or treat trauma, environmental, procedure related and/or induced hypothermia. Heating is accomplished via a flameless hydrocarbon combustion process fueled with a isobutane/propane mixture.

HypothermX™ HX100 is the first truly light weight (< 3.0 lbs), portable, long-term (>4 hours continuous use) solution to offer actual therapeutic warming in the field for injured patients. HypothermX™ HX100 is capable of warming up to 5 liters of saline introduced at 15° C and 15 units of packed red blood cells introduced at 5° C to 38° C ± 3° C with an infusion rate between 50 ml/min and 200 ml/min and ambient conditions between 0° C and 40° C. The system has numerous safety features and provides the user with the ability to temporarily silence alarms based on operational needs.

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