Learn 9 Steps to Medical Device Innovation
  3: Concept & Feasibility 4: Detailed Design 5: Engineering Analysis
Generate multiple ideas first, evaluate them later. Overcome any mental blocks using diverging-converging approach.

1. Create new ideas with ease, using techniques like Bionics and TRIZ.

2. Select the best concept by comparing against functional requirements.

3. Sketch, 3D model, visualize and animate the concept for a preliminary check.

4. Fabricate a rapid prototype to check its form, function and feasibility.

5. This is a good stage to file a patent (you will have a full year to modify).

God (or devil) is in details. Work out the mechanism, enclosure, power source, user interface and other key elements of design.

1. Create a 3D CAD model of core mechanism of the device.

2. Decide the specs of any electronics or software components.

3. Visualize how different parts of the device will work together.

4. Select the materials or specifications of different parts.

5. Get an early feedback from clinicians about the working mechanism.

Simulate the device under normal as well as extreme operating loads and conditions, to check its performance and safety.

1. Create a realistic Finite Element Model of the device.

2. Apply the necessary boundary conditions (constraints and loads).

3. Take special care of meshes, interfaces, and friction coefficients.

4. Verify the model under simple loads first, compare with manual calculations.

5. Validate the results with physical experiments (say, using UTM).