Overcoming product-development barriers — the topic of a recent Device Talks Tuesdays webinar sponsored by Celestica — requires the elimination of design silos and the embracement of partnering opportunities. So how does this happen? Kevin Walsh, VP of Celestica’s HealthTech Division, and Kevin McFarlin, engineering director, had some answers.
“It’s all about protecting and nurturing a company’s intellectual property in order to get to market as soon as possible,” Walsh said.
As a service provider for OEMs and startups, “we’re looking to mistake-proof the manufacturing and assembly processes,” added McFarlin, who outlined five common product design challenges and strategies for overcoming them.1. Usability engineering: Establish priorities
Stressing the criticality of a medical device’s ease of use, Walsh emphasized that it is fundamental to widespread adop…