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This is an ambitious post, sharing two great 10x Conference presentations.
Doug Fankell, Ph.D. (on left) is an engineer with Structural Integrity Associates. He talked about predictive computational modelling.
Arlen Ward Ph.D. (on right) is co-founder and partner of System Insight Engineering. He answers the question, “What can we do besides standard-issue testing an animal labs to get answers in a more cost effective manner?”
I combined their talks in this one message for a reason (read on).
How to be Innovative (on a Budget) using Simulation
Arlen spoke first. It’s an extremely worthwhile video.
Top Takeaways from Arlen
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A New Take on Prototyping that Could Save You Millions
Doug spoke the following day, thus the many Arlen references. I’m sure you see the common theme here: How you can use computing power to save time and money when designing and developing medical devices.
Top Takeaways from Doug
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Comparing how Arlen and Doug attack the problem
At 15:26 on the video, we began an illustrative 10-minute discussion with questions like,
I asked, “Is hiring your firms like an insurance policy against higher expenses and longer times?” They said yes, which made me think about the way I consider expensive earthquake insurance (I live near Seattle). Should I pay the certain insurance costs versus the uncertain catastrophic loss?
Did you even know you needed them?
After listening to both presentations, I thought, I didn’t know any of this stuff before. I just thought, “I’ll call Tor at HS Design (my fellow Medical Devices Advisory Group member) and he’ll “just do” the engineering work and come up with a testing plan.
I wonder how many “Tors” out there don’t know this stuff either. That neither of us knew to ask about computational modeling and simulations. Or worse, that I assumed “Tor would take care of everything” but my design firm lacked Doug and Arlen’s expertise – and didn’t know to ask for it!
So, that’s why I invested so much time in this post today.
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