Insights

The Top 4 Medical Device Trends to Watch for in 2022

As we start fresh on a new calendar once again, it’s only natural to want to look ahead to see what the new year has in store. Particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to keep your finger on the pulse, as it could be the…


Best Practices for Designing Surgical Robotics

In the world of surgical device development, identifying needs first and testing concepts second is the key to user adoption and gaining a competitive advantage. This approach serves as the foundation to innovating smartly, along with quick, efficient, and robust methods of concepting. At Kablooe Design, we include Design thinking early on…


Mark Your Calendars—November Is Jam-Packed With Kablooe Events

Over the next couple of weeks, Kablooe team members will be recording webinars, speaking at large industry events, and hosting another highly anticipated open house. Needless to say, November is going to be a busy, busy month for us. We hope your calendars aren’t quite as full as ours, though, because we…


You Don’t Get Harmony When Everyone Sings the Same Note

We live in a world of specialists. Nobody sings the same note, right? Our corporations are filled with the special engineer of this or that. In the world of product development we might have human factors specialists, user experience specialists, manufacturing engineering specialists, and so on. We apparently have everyone singing a…


Should Form Follow Function? How Aesthetics Impact Medical Device Design

Should form follow function, or should function follow form? You can think of this hotly debated question as the design world's chicken or the egg scenario. If you ask 100 architects, engineers, and product designers, you're likely to get a pretty split room, and therein lies the problem.


Why You Need to Design with Misuse in Mind

If to err is human, then to assume everyone will use a product exactly as it was intended is one of the most human things you can do. It doesn't matter how smart we think we are. Eventually, we're going to make a mistake. Whether that's due to human error, a poorly…


Kablooe Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation!

What do Google, Tesla, and Amazon all have in common? No, besides the fact that they all basically print money these days. The answer is that none of these companies have been in business as long as Kablooe Design. That’s right, this year we’re celebrating our 30th year of existence, and truth…


What Goes Around Comes Around

I have always loved working on devices that are going to have a positive impact on people’s lives, and out of our 30 years of medtech development work, this was one of those golden opportunities. At the time I was developing the technology, it never crossed my mind that someday I would…


Shorten Your Medical Device Development Timeline Using These 3 Design Research Strategies

Design research can shorten the development process by making your FDA submission quicker and easier. Plus, you are making it more robust by doing the work now as opposed to later. Too many people wait until later in the process for this work and end up guessing on things or adding “filler”…


Designing Your Device So it Gets Reimbursed

With this complete medical device engineering and design offering, IPS/Kablooe services ensure speed to market for medical devices, successful user adoption and assurance of market advantage.