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onixon_hw6 - Olivia Nixon Dr. Crockett ENGR 213 4 November...

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Olivia Nixon Dr. Crockett ENGR 213 4 November 2010 Homework Week 6: Benchmarking Medical Design In the article Benchmarking Medcial Design by Amy Allen, the engineering behind biomedical products in the current market is considered and analyzed in terms of user needs, design, and the outsourcing of design. Good design can be explained as something that finds a balance between innovation, conventionality, beauty, and practicality. This also includes an easy interface between the user and the design, which is created to go above and beyond mere functionality. In the medical device industry, a design has many more characteristics that it must meet in order to be considered “good”. The design of a medical device must be easy to operate for not only the end user (consumer), but also the doctor that may implant the device, a caregiver, etc. A good design also takes into consideration the ease of manufacture of the device, the cost to manufacture, and the materials it will be manufactured with. Biomedical Products may be different from consumer products in many ways, but
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGR 213 taught by Professor Clague during the Fall '08 term at Cal Poly.

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