The 2020 Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare (HFES) conference took place online this summer. The event was postponed from earlier in the year and transformed from an in-person to an online event due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The effects of the pandemic were...

2020 has certainly had its share of firsts! This year instead of completely canceling our internship program we offered our student interns a virtual month of new learning experiences and mentorship via Zoom. Our interns participated in brainstorming sessions, research, programming, and real project design...

Motors are an essential and growing part of many medical instruments nowadays, especially as designers work to automate much of the workflow to reduce the manual work required by the operator.  Devices and instruments are expected to perform tasks such as pulling in and clamping...

If you have ever conducted use evaluations within a product development program, you know how many variables there can be. Sessions vary in scope based on required fidelity of props/stimulus, use environment, number of unique user groups, etc. All of which will influence how successful...

Will DeMore's article “Disposable Design: Consider All Interfaces” is featured in this month’s edition of Medical Product Outsourcing. Read about his take on the importance of designing disposable interfaces while carefully considering how they interact with durable parts and users here: https://bit.ly/2BIk2vr...

Key Tech collaborates with pharmaceutical companies around the world to develop innovative solutions for some of their toughest drug-delivery challenges. Our engineers especially enjoy solving design problems where creative and scientific thinking need to work together to uncover the optimal solution. The foundation of the Key...

The development of a new medical device has two essential phases: design and manufacturing.  Both must be done with exacting precision, and the skill sets for each are different, especially when developing a new in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) or drug delivery device.  The former includes an...

You’ve worked tirelessly on the benchtop and developed a cutting edge assay that you know will make a big difference in the medical field.  Now what? Taking an assay from what works on the bench to what will work in a high-throughput diagnostic product is tough...

When your fledgling product development company has six engineers, you’re hard-pressed to not think at a system level. You’re in every meeting. You know all the specs because you helped write them. And you have a deep, nuanced understanding of that one weird, fascinating bug...

The world needs better diagnostic testing right now more than ever.  With the appearance of Covid-19, we find ourselves needing a fast, easy, and accurate method of testing millions of people.  The nasopharyngeal swab currently used for Covid-19 is a crutch to help the world...

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