How virtual and mixed reality are changing drug delivery and device design


How virtual and mixed reality are changing drug delivery and device designKai Worrell believes that virtual and mixed reality may change the way companies design medical devices, and he’s putting that idea into practice.

“We think it’s going to transform the way we do feasibility testing and cognitive walk-through simulations,” he said. “We think it’s going to help us understand the cognition of our users, clinical and the families that we’re serving.”

When a pharmaceutical company approached his design firm, Worrell, about a product for patients with multiple sclerosis, the company used virtual reality to get a deeper understanding of what it’s like to live with the physically debilitating disease.

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DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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