Contact Lenses: Differentiation via Technology
The previous wave of innovation in the contact lens market focused on wearer comfort. Will the next wave of innovation focus on usability? Charlie Constable discusses possible avenues for innovation in the contact lens market.
Lidar: Edging towards efficient sensing
We’ve long left “chicken-bucket” lidars in the rear-view mirror – is the spray painting approach to point cloud capture the next to go? To achieve the $100 cost target for mass production lidar, providers need to embrace smart sensing, says Ollie Matthews.
How small can we go? Designing the next generation of implantable neurostimulators
The trend towards greater miniaturisation offers opportunities for innovation within the implantable pulse generator (IPG) design space. It has put renewed focus on the design of the electronics and mechanical packaging. Delivering a market-leading IPG with the smallest volume requires a multi-disciplinary approach that creatively considers functionality and manufacturability across multiple domains.
Lidar: How to build the “perfect” beam steering unit
Lidar companies are developing a range of laser beam steering technologies for autonomous vehicles – we at TTP have set ourselves the challenge of designing a “perfect” beam steering unit for next-generation lidar.
Quantum technology: addressing the packaging challenge to foster commercialisation
The UK and other countries are building a vibrant quantum technology ecosystem that soon needs to become self-sustaining. Will addressing the “quantum technology packaging challenge” more rapidly create a quantum economy that delivers the benefits of Quantum 2.0? A blog by William Hamlyn, Laura Wright and Ben Metcalf.
Is "sharing" space on wafers an effective solution for micro-fabrication prototyping?
MPWs can be a low-cost and accessible way of making your first MEMS chip, but what do you need to know before choosing this route? In this blog, we discuss the pros and cons, alongside examples of three TTP-internal MPW projects, ranging from more conventional bulk microfabrication to lesser-known polymer and plastic-related processes.
Designing for experience: how branded healthcare devices can compete against generics
In a landscape of growing competition and new distribution channels, how can branded pharmaceutical devices compete against their generic counterparts? It turns out the answer is quite simple: by leveraging the one asset a generic product doesn’t have - brand.
Ethical challenges in AI-driven diagnosis and healthcare
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to aid medical diagnosis or rationalise healthcare raises similar ethical challenges as applications of AI in other industries, bias and discrimination among them. A prescription of selective forgetfulness for the AI may be a remedy, argue Roderick van den Bergh and Desmond Cheung.
Reading the signs of migraines with ML: from algorithm to successful product development
Some very common medical conditions like migraine have evaded diagnosis and treatment until now. We explore why Machine Learning might finally be the tool to tame migraines but why it is still not an easy path to a successful product.
The antimicrobial susceptibility testing conundrum
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing at the point of care could slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance, but only creative technology development and regulatory equivalence data will unlock this prize.