A Novel Approach to Designing Medical Devices for Outpatients

In a world where hospital care is the largest single category of health care spend­ing in the US, a trend toward home- and technology-based outpatient care is emerging. This spending goes towards creating products that are robust, functional, and fall within medical industry standards. Yet, one of the essential aspects of creating a successful outpatient device is designing something that appeals to the users. Creating a product with the user in mind could mean the difference between whether the user will actually wear the device, which in most cases is a life-saving device.