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There were 274 companies listed under “Wearables” at the Consumer Electronics Show last month.
237 under “Health and Biotech.” 87 under “Biometrics.”
That’s at the CONSUMER Electronics Show.
See http://medgroup.biz/device-design for access to our free webinar, “Designing Health for Consumers,” if you’re working on the creation of connected solutions for patient monitoring, scheduling, tracking, or drug delivery.
Tom KraMer, Medical Devices Group Advisory Board member, and Mark Schwartz, CEO of Product Development Technologies (PDT) will discuss:
• The issues developing these devices and how they’ve been solved in past development programs
• The four types of connectivity solutions by level of complexity
• How to decide which device type and development route is best for your application
The slides, video replay, and transcript available for all who register, whether you can attend live or not: http://medgroup.biz/device-design
What questions do you have for our presenters?
Which device design issues keep you awake at night?
I’m attending the Asia-Pacific Summit for Medical Devices in San Diego on March 5 and 6.
It’s for teams who want additional regulatory training to support your business in the Asia Pacific.
They are flying in experts from Singapore, Jakarta, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and Beijing to make it easy for you to discuss current strategies for the whole Asia-Pacific region at one convenient meeting.
If you can’t make the whole event but are a drive away, stop by for the cocktail hour on March 5 so we can meet in person.
That link again: http://AsiaPacificDeviceSummit.com
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Make it a great week.
“Many are solutions in search of a problem”
“A lot of the wearbables are just badly designed”
“As a consequence of the FDA opting not to regulate Wellness devices…”
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Burrell (Bo) Clawson
1) Many are solutions in search of a problem. The premier example of this is The Belty [http://www.cnet.com/news/meet-belty-the-ridiculous-but-strangely-popular-show-stealer-of-ces-unveiled/|leo://plh/http%3A*3*3www%2Ecnet%2Ecom*3news*3meet-belty-the-ridiculous-but-strangely-popular-show-stealer-of-ces-unveiled*3/At9q?_t=tracking_disc]
So we shall see how this shakes out but I suspect you will see a bunch of lawsuits coming
In the SaaS/Web/Mobile Device world – not only is “continuous deployment”, Regular Patch Management, and “rolling updates” common – they are considered “best practices”. This is completely the inverse of how “embedded systems” are designed, developed, and tested.
So the mind set of most wearable developers is frankly the inverse of what is necessary to build a quality, reliable, medically sound device.
David Lee Scher
Burrell (Bo) Clawson
It is confusing for both consumers and healthcare providers as to what is real, will work a long time and what will survive over time.
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