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Advice for Designing Home Healthcare Devices

Advice for Designing Home Healthcare Devices

In-home medical devices constitute a wide range of products, from prosthetic and orthotic appliances to home monitoring devices like blood glucose meters to medical wearables. But with all the progress and excitement that digital healthcare provides, medical device designers face a new challenge: how to infuse products redolent of disease and decline with intuitiveness, comfort, and even delight.

Canfield WB360 Wins another Gold!

Canfield WB360 Wins another Gold!

The IDA, International Design awards just presented HSD the 1st Place in the Industrial And Life Science Design / Medical/Scientific category. HSD is extremely proud that the Vectra WB360, the world's first 3D whole-body imaging solution recently won its 5th major...

Good Design…its the little things

Good Design…its the little things

By Matt Tramontana When the design direction of a product has been established and approved by the client, working through the detailed elements of a design begins.  As an industrial designer, the responsibility of applying the finishing touches to a design can be an...

The Top 10 “Musts” of Digital UX for Medical Devices

The Top 10 “Musts” of Digital UX for Medical Devices

By Maureen Mullins, UX/UI Design To the UX/UI Designers at HS Design, experience design is where people meet products. At HSD, we work to streamline experiences by reducing cognitive load, minimizing tasks, and promoting desired behaviors. For digital user interfaces...

The Model is Mightier than the CAD

The Model is Mightier than the CAD

By Stephen Simantiras As technology evolves and shapes our industry, many industrial designers and engineers find themselves jumping straight into CAD, hoping to have 3D prototypes built quickly for rapid user testing. CAD, along with 3D printing, allows for amazing...

HSD Technology Predictions for 2017

HSD Technology Predictions for 2017

From expanded indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems to bioresorbable stents, medical technology took some big leaps forward in 2016. So what might 2017 have in store? We asked industry experts for some predictions. Here, in their own words,...

Meeting Clinical Needs in Human Factors Engineering

Meeting Clinical Needs in Human Factors Engineering

Check out the recent article on the MDDI Device Talk Blog discussing the new challenges involved in demonstrating use and usability of medical devices as required by the FDA. The recent white paper, co-authored by Dr. Mary Beth Privitera, M.Des, PhD, FIDSA and Tor...

How to write a good PRD

How to write a good PRD

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...

Going for the Ironman!

Going for the Ironman!

Best of luck to Mike Quinn, our Director of Mechanical Engineering who is going for the Ironman this...

Software that does most of the work, so you don’t have to!

Software that does most of the work, so you don’t have to!

Check out the new PrimeraDx Software. HSD is proud to see the Modaplex software GUI integrated into the Qiagen Modaplex system designed to automatically run the instrument. Easy to use plate map creation using touch screen s sets up the PCR reactions for simple runs....