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...

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...

Wiping surfaces down and promoting proper sanitation is not novel to the current environment we find ourselves in, but rather a fundamental requirement in the medical and life science fields.  Proper aseptic technique is a part of all health-related devices and systems, and as product...

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...

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,...

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;...

A recent BBC article showcases a prototype GE MRI scanner specifically designed for neonatal infants. The MRI is in trials at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in the UK. The video in the article features an infant sling & cart designed and prototyped by Key Tech for...

Developing products that incorporate new technology requires designers to work in two worlds simultaneously. The first world is that of the technology inside the device itself. What motors, pumps, sensors, custom actuators, or electronics are best to use, given the requirements of the product? The other world...

As certain as I am of death and taxes, I am certain that no matter what I believe to be true, somewhere, someone believes the opposite. ...

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