Mass Device and Medical Design & Outsourcing podcasts:
These are podcasts with Kablooe President, Tom KraMer as a guest speaker on various innovation topics.
Kablooe U™ Training Webinars
Learn here. Visuals and audio for design and development training on all things innovative.
Clinical grade and consumer level devices for health and fitness: design and development considerations.
What does the surge of home healthcare and the and the accountable care act have to do with designing medical devices? Plenty. Tune into this to hear a developers point of view on what is changing, and best practices to approach medical device innovation in this arena.
Design and Development Educational Topics
Creativity, innovation, development process, engineering and design. All discussed here
All too often however, medical device developers become so enthralled with their technology that they forget to think about the most important thing that leads to device adoption.
There are a lot of ways to develop things, and lots of processes to use. However, 90% of all product development efforts fail. Why?
Innovative technology without this main ingredient will fail every time. And failure is not cheap.
Problem solving is at the heart of innovation. As product developers, inventors, and engineers our human tendency is to chase what appear to be exciting ideas. However, business dictates that we minimize idea-chasing and maximize real-world problem solving.
I have had the privilege of working with literally thousands of entrepreneurs and startup companies over the 26 years that I have been doing product design and development. One of things I have seen as a consistent indicator of a successful finish is the quality of the start.
The wearable market is booming. It’s not new. Maybe it just seems more cool now than it used to be.
If you have a technology that you integrate into a wearable device design, please do yourself a favor. Before running pell-mell down the road of development that will make your cool new technology a product, consider the following suggestions first.
We all know our devices need to be purchased, used and reimbursed. As R&D professionals, issues such as insurance coverage, codes, reimbursement, purchasing and payment are not always top of mind.
Are you confident your device will be reimbursed? It's a tough question. There are hundreds of factors that play into whether or not you will receive medical device reimbursement.
Coming up with a novel idea for a medical device is easy. In fact, coming up with an idea for anything is easy. Everyone does it. The last time you stuck your mouth under a faucet to get a drink, because there was no cup available, you did it.