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2011 Design of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts

The Effect of Stakeholder Data on a Fuzzy Based Modular System for Medical Device Design and Development OPEN ACCESS

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Celestine Aguwa, Leslie Monplaisir, Prasanth Sylajakumari

Wayne State University

J. Med. Devices 5(2), 027515 (Jun 13, 2011) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.3589904 History: Published June 13, 2011; Online June 13, 2011
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The goal of this research is to determine how customer ratings affect the final outcome, which is to determine the optimal number of modules for medical device design. Medical devices have a 90% failure rate in their first prototype tests according to the international testing body, Intertek. To address this key issue of quality, we present an integrated, collaborative modular architecture method for medical device design and development. A typical glucometer is used as proof of concept to demonstrate the methodology and analyze the impact of changing the customer ratings on the optimal number of modules and minimum deviation. The implication of this research is to generate scholarly work and to reduce the number of potential failure points in medical devices by determining the optimal number of modules.

Copyright © 2011 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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