Product Design

Medical and Drug Delivery Device HFES takeaways. A Key Tech Perspective. Last month’s HFES conference (Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare), was a three day deep dive into real-world examples and an exploration of solutions for issues and challenges in healthcare. Representing Key Tech’s product development and design...

In medtech today, the term can mean anything from a simple sensor-enabled activity tracker to a highly sensitive neural device communicating with a paired brain implant.  The rapid growth of the wearable market comes at a time when consumers demand technology advancements – device miniaturization,...

As an Industrial Designer at Key Tech since 2012, I know first-hand how critical a multidisciplinary team is for the success of a product development program.  To create truly beautiful and efficient use-experiences, an Industrial Designer within a team needs to function as a user...

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...

What do reading glasses, adjustable office chairs, touchscreens, your computer keyboard, email, and bendy straws all have in common? They all evolved from solutions meant to aid those with disabilities, and yet turned out to improve the lives of everyone. We call this Universal Design;...

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...

Last December, the FDA issued a Class I recall for the Alaris Pump module, which delivers medicine intravenously into a person's body. A Class I recall is issued in situations where a malfunctioning device could cause injury or death to a person. The problem with the...

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