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Systems thinking and designerly tools for medical device design in engineering curricula

Max Schoepen (UGent) , Ewout Vansteenkiste (UGent) , Werner De Gersem (UGent) and Jan Detand (UGent)
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Background: In this paper we focus on medical device development (MDD) in Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) academia. We want to find which methods our MDD-students currently use, where our guidance has shortcomings and where it brings added value. Methods: We have analysed 19 master and 3 doctoral MDD-theses in our IDE curriculum. The evaluation focusses around four main themes: 1) regulatory 2) testing 3) patient-centricity and 4) systemic design. Results: Regulatory aspects and medical testing procedures seem to be disregarded frequently. Weassume this is because of a lack of MDD experience and the small thesistimeframe. Furthermore, many students applied medical-oriented systemic tools, whichenhances multi-perspectivism. However, we found an important lack in the translationto the List of Specifications and to business models of these medical devices. Finally,students introduced various participatory techniques, but seem to struggle withimplementing this in the setting of evidence-based medicine.
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Medical device design, new product development, human factors engineering, co-design, systems thinking, participatory techniques

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Schoepen, Max, et al. “Systems Thinking and Designerly Tools for Medical Device Design in Engineering Curricula.” HEALTH SYSTEMS, 2022, doi:10.1080/20476965.2022.2072778.
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Schoepen, M., Vansteenkiste, E., De Gersem, W., & Detand, J. (2022). Systems thinking and designerly tools for medical device design in engineering curricula. HEALTH SYSTEMS. https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2022.2072778
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Schoepen, Max, Ewout Vansteenkiste, Werner De Gersem, and Jan Detand. 2022. “Systems Thinking and Designerly Tools for Medical Device Design in Engineering Curricula.” HEALTH SYSTEMS. https://doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2022.2072778.
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Schoepen, Max, Ewout Vansteenkiste, Werner De Gersem, and Jan Detand. 2022. “Systems Thinking and Designerly Tools for Medical Device Design in Engineering Curricula.” HEALTH SYSTEMS. doi:10.1080/20476965.2022.2072778.
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Schoepen M, Vansteenkiste E, De Gersem W, Detand J. Systems thinking and designerly tools for medical device design in engineering curricula. HEALTH SYSTEMS. 2022;
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M. Schoepen, E. Vansteenkiste, W. De Gersem, and J. Detand, “Systems thinking and designerly tools for medical device design in engineering curricula,” HEALTH SYSTEMS, 2022.
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  abstract     = {{Background: In this paper we focus on medical device development (MDD) in Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) academia. We want to find which methods our MDD-students currently use, where our guidance has shortcomings and where it brings added value.

Methods: We have analysed 19 master and 3 doctoral MDD-theses in our IDE curriculum. The evaluation focusses around four main themes: 1) regulatory 2) testing 3) patient-centricity and 4) systemic design.

Results: Regulatory aspects and medical testing procedures seem to be disregarded frequently. Weassume this is because of a lack of MDD experience and the small thesistimeframe. Furthermore, many students applied medical-oriented systemic tools, whichenhances multi-perspectivism. However, we found an important lack in the translationto the List of Specifications and to business models of these medical devices. Finally,students introduced various participatory techniques, but seem to struggle withimplementing this in the setting of evidence-based medicine.}},
  author       = {{Schoepen, Max and Vansteenkiste, Ewout and De Gersem, Werner and Detand, Jan}},
  issn         = {{2047-6965}},
  journal      = {{HEALTH SYSTEMS}},
  keywords     = {{Medical device design,new product development,human factors engineering,co-design,systems thinking,participatory techniques}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{12}},
  title        = {{Systems thinking and designerly tools for medical device design in engineering curricula}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20476965.2022.2072778}},
  year         = {{2022}},
}

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