Problem Solving

To say the world moves faster every day seems like the ultimate cliché.  Haven’t generations upon generations made this same observation?  We stand in the present, looking back upon times when the technology felt slower, progress more relatable, and looking forward, we feel an acceleration,...

At Key Tech it is our nature to be creative and think differently. This is how we find the solutions to the toughest technical challenges. Innovation is at the heart of the product development work we do. We just understand that this must be done...

After many years of product development and the numbers and accolades to prove it - we’ve put together a concise list of a few best practices for developing a solid product requirements set.  A product requirements set is the backbone of a successful product development...

Here's a truism about medical devices: It's impossible to design an application that handles fluids and expect not to have to address the trouble with bubbles. They're a bit like taxes: They're unavoidable, but with advance planning you can minimize the impact. This is the second...

My colleagues at Key Tech take great pleasure in the fact that I’ve spent years of my career designing blood testing devices, when I tend to faint at the sight of blood coming out of someone.  Yet I persist.  And I have learned, often the...

Patients are increasingly using mobile healthcare devices in the home, and everyone, including patients, caregivers and insurance payers, is interested in access to the wide range of data associated with patient healthcare.  This is driving increased demand for wireless communication of healthcare data.  While the...

Medical devices often contain built-in heating and cooling elements; diagnostic devices must comply with assay thermal protocols and therapy devices must maintain biologics at optimum temperatures.   Performing quick thermal finite element analyses (FEA) on device components early in the design process can help to optimize...

Energy harvesting is a technology that gathers tiny wattages of power from hidden sources such as motion, temperature or vibration. It can generate enough kinetic energy to run your wristwatch and sufficient piezoelectric energy to sparkle your child’s light-up shoes. Modern energy harvesting technology took off...

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