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Volume 2017, Issue 3 Newsletter



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Getting Data into the Cloud
Getting Data into the Cloud

Developers have several options for getting data into the cloud, the best method requires evaluating power needs, WiFi coverage, data transmission rates, and related costs.

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Hackathons – Kickoff for Innovation

Hackathons are useful for companies to generate promising product ideas and stimulate the creative and problem-solving juices of design teams. Discover a couple of resources for planning these events.

Let us know if you are interested in Voler’s help as a mentor or judge. Walt Maclay also acts as reviewer for the SBIR/STTR programs.

image source Human Factors and Medical Devices on FDA website
Self-Care Medical Devices and Health Wearables Require Increased Focus on Design for Human Factors

By Walt Maclay

Recently, I attended a fascinating panel discussion that explored the increasing importance of understanding human factors and user experience in the design and successful use of a medical device for home care or self-care. Medical devices like insulin pumps and home dialysis systems are now intended to be used not by trained medical personnel but by patients and caregivers. The FDA has also spotlighted the need for increased attention to human factors. In the Device Advice: Comprehensive Regulatory Assistance area of their website, they now devote a section to Human Factors and Medical Devices. If you are contemplating or actively designing a medical device intended for home use or self-care, I recommend reading the summary of the panel discussion  “Learnings from Medical Devices Development Panel: Human Factors Evolution” and “15 tips for medical product development“.

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