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Prototype and test

Concept prototyping

How we achieve this:

 In this stage, rough prototypes are created to test and validate the concept and design of the medical device. The prototypes may be created using low-fidelity materials, such as cardboard or foam, and are used to gather feedback from stakeholders and potential users.

Prototype testing

How we achieve this:

In this stage, more refined prototypes are created and tested with users to gather feedback and refine the design of the medical device. Formative testing may involve usability testing, task analysis, and other types of user research to identify issues and areas for improvement.

Validation testing

How we achieve this:

In this stage, the medical device is tested to ensure that it meets regulatory requirements and performs as intended. Validation testing may involve testing the device under simulated and real-world conditions to identify potential safety or performance issues.

Final verification

How we achieve this

In this stage, the medical device is tested to ensure that it meets all regulatory requirements and is ready for commercialization. Final verification may involve testing the device under a range of conditions, including extreme temperatures, humidity, and vibration, to ensure that it performs reliably under all conditions.

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Design for manufacture

Design for manufacture and assembly involves aligning the design of the product with its production method, ensuring that both the design specifications and the manufacturing/assembly process are optimised.