Medical Device Industrial Design

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In the general perspective, product design necessitates that your product can fundamentally work for its purpose, be aesthetically well received by its users, and be economically manufactured with cost-effective materials. However, the high-quality demands of industry markets can become a challenge when approached independently. Sterling’s medical device industrial design consultations offer an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the industry. We provide our clients with the opportunity to express their vision through their products.

Making Your Brand’s Message Heard

Effective branding conveys your values to the user through the representation of your product. Creating a unique and customized brand identity allows our clients’ products to stand out from other competitors. Our designers facilitate the Visual Brand Language conversation that clients need to extract their precise brand personality so that their products are recognizable beyond just their logo. In order to create a meaningful medical device industrial design, Sterling reviews all aesthetics, from color to shape to material to size, to ensure purposeful decisions that convey the brand in the best way.

Consumers should feel that the device shows that they understand their audience and can adapt to their needs. A cohesive presence of stylistic choices enhances customer experience and improves customer retention and brand awareness. Sterling’s medical device industrial design and development process is created to encourage our clients to bring their best to the table within the industry.

Looking at Your Product from Every Angle

Medical industrial design pushes us to consider the factors such as level of emotions, stress the user may be experiencing or the actions taken both before, during, and after usage.

Sterling has a history developing modern medical devices with a wide range of complexities. Once the creative aspects of Visual Brand Language (VBL) has been determined, our designers collaborate with our engineers during conceptualization to avoid possible costly and ergonomic flaws early on. Sterling’s knowledge of competition patents prepares them in aiding our client in exploring new patent opportunities along with our innovative ideas and solutions. We also follow medical device design standards and handle all necessary regulatory compliances and documentation needed for FDA approval. This “common sense” method of creating an intuitive experience allows us to design an effective product.

Taking Your Medical Device Product Design from Start to Finish

Sterling works diligently side by side with their clients in brainstorming their medical device product design from the ground up including:

  • Drafting a variety conceptual sketch
  • Forming structural models through systems architecture
  • 3D computer renders of simulations and visualizations
  • Prototypes made with the most suitable approved materials for manufacturing

Beyond these initial steps of the medical industrial design and development, Sterling helps test products so clients can be approved with FDA verification and validation and seek out further resources for manufacturing.


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