How Stryker includes users for product design in the digital age

“Focus on UI/UX (user interface and user experience) is paramount,” said Siddarth Satish, VP of Digital Innovation for the Surgical Technologies business at Stryker. [Photo courtesy of Stryker]

Medical device developers and manufacturers like Stryker (NYSE:SYK) are changing how they approach design as digital technology becomes more crucial.

Four Stryker executives shared how the Kalamazoo, Michigan–based orthopedic device giant is thinking differently about medical product development and how health care providers and patients will ultimately use them.

The DeviceTalks Boston panel of Stryker executives was moderated by Stryker Orthopaedics and Spine Group President Spencer Stiles this week. Read our earlier coverage on their discussion of medtech trends and more from leaders at Medtronic and Harvard University.

The following has been lightly edited for space and clarity.

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