Challenge: How do you take an idea — a novel approach to a common problem — and make it usable, marketable, manufacturable, and profitable?
Development: DCM regularly collaborates with inventors and organizations who have a novel idea for a device to bring to the medical market. Our deep understanding of how users think and how they use medical devices gives the inventor the advantage by addressing ergonomics, usability, and the needs of the user during the entire design process. For this product, we had to carefully balance function and cost, ultimately creating protectable intellectual property for a complex ergonomic user interface. Careful engineering allowed single-piece manufacturing to keep unit costs at a minimum.
Results: A device that’s comfortable to hold, easy to use, and inexpensive to manufacture.