Development of an Industrial Test Platform for Foot Health Device and Footwear Testing

Author

Zain Shahid

Institution

University of Salford, CDT in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Document Type

Poster

Medical devices for the foot encompass therapeutic inserts available over-the-counter such as insoles and protective pads, as well as devices prescribed by professionals, such as orthotics. The development of these devices involves new products being conceived, designed, samples being tested and validated against well-defined regulatory requirements, before moving into production and consumer/patient use. With a large number of product development processes involving marketing, design, innovation and product delivery professionals, there exists a risk of inefficiencies. The specific risk that this project relates to is how product design decisions are made and informed by the testing of prototypes and how results of this testing relate to regulatory and marketing requirements.

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