HFES Health Care Symposium 2019: A Recap

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending, exhibiting, and presenting at the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care in Chicago, Illinois. As a multi-disciplinary team, it’s always fun to check in after a conference to find out what different team members found valuable or inspiring. Here are our takeaways: Read more

Juvenile Arthritis Patients Can Make a Difference

According to the Arthritis Foundation, nearly 300,000 children across the United States are diagnosed with some form of arthritis. For most, this can cause chronic pain and fatigue and often requires frequent treatment. Read more

NARCAN® Nasal Spray makes opioid overdose reversal more accessible to non-medical first responders

Recently, we conducted a technical evaluation for ADAPT Pharma, Inc. In the evaluation we compared two delivery methods for the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone—NARCAN® Nasal Spray and a naloxone prefilled syringe with a nasal atomizer (PFS-NA). We found that the level of task complexity and number of steps within those tasks were substantially greater for PFS-NA than for the nasal. Read more

The Great Paper Plane Contest

What is this about? All attendees at the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care will be given the chance to turn a flyer into a flier! Design Science is facilitating a paper airplane throwing competition during the 10:30 am sessions on Tuesday, March 26th. Read more

Rare Disease Day 2019

Unusual. Uncommon. Infrequent. What else comes to mind when you hear the word, “rare?” It’s used so often that we can easily forget the significance of something that is scarce or atypical. Today, February 28, 2019, is Rare Disease Day. Although the day itself is infrequent, more people manage rare diseases than you might think. From Hemophilia A and B, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and Acute. Read more

Design (Science) Thinking

We put our heads together last week in a workshop aimed at expanding the role of Design Thinking in our organization’s culture. Every day, our engineers, researchers, designers, and strategic partnership associates use the methods of design thinking to tackle, analyze, and solve problems. The workshop was an excellent reminder that humans remain the focal point of our work. We spent the afternoon. Read more

A Year in Review: 2018

What a year! This year, we... Read more

DS Attends the Drug/Device Combination Products Summit 2018

From December 3rd to 4th, our German employee, David Grosse-Wentrup, joined the Drug/Device Combination Products Summit in Berlin, Germany. Read more

World Usability Day: Exploring “Good and Evil” in Design

On November 8, we celebrated World Usability Day by engaging with some excellent design professionals and talking about the apparent discord between user-driven product development and financial influences in the medical world. Read more

World Diabetes Day 2018 (video)

Did you know that diabetes is on the rise? The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the disease now affects 422 million adults around the globe. In the United States, more than 100 million adults live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more

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