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Wearables vs. Implantables: The Battle for User Adoption

Ben Zwillinger  (Sr. Human Factors Engineer, Product Creation Studio)

Scott Thielman  (Chief Technology Officer, Product Creation Studio)

Location: 210B

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Track: MD&M Conference: User-Centered Design Strategies & Tactics for Faster Product Development

Vault Recording: TBD

As the point of care continues to shift toward the home, OEM’s and caregivers are carefully considering how to put more care in a patient’s hands. Wearables and implantables are both logical options to help manage care outside of a clinical setting. Both have advantages — and drawbacks. Implantables typically require surgical placement which can make them less attractive. But, while wearables may offer a less invasive option, proper use by the patient is critical and can be hard to ensure. Join us to discuss the user-centered design considerations that might drive a product solution to be implanted or worn. Topics covered included:

  • Case studies of implantable and wearable solutions
  • Pros and cons of deploying each type of device
  • How to approach these forward-looking design applications