Design of biomedical products

G.J. Verkerke*, E.B. van der Houwen

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Biomedical product design involves a complex series of activities that has to be performed by a team which, in order to have sufficient expertise, must be composed of people of various disciplines. Design of biomedical products is quite different from designing consumer products. The main question is how to create high-quality biomedical products that can solve a medical problem. A new design method has been developed for designing biomedical products, based on an iterative approach and characterized by five phases: an analysis phase, three synthesis phases and the use phase. To enable medical, technical and industrial experts to work together, the fundamental differences between the three groups must be known and accepted. A second condition for a properly functioning design team is that are the required roles are filled. Finally, a character analysis of the team members can prevent or solve conflicts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomaterials in Modern Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationThe Groningen Perspective
EditorsGerhard Rakhorst, Rutger Ploeg
Place of PublicationSignapore
PublisherWorld Scientific
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-270-957-8
ISBN (Print)978-981-270-956-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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