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Forwarding-thinking telemedicine solutions

PDD Futures takes trends analysis that little bit further; where our multidisciplinary experts analyse markets, materials, technology and consumers to explore and inspire the development of new products and services.
 
Following a study on the issues and limitations surrounding the use of traditional stethoscopes, Radius- a wireless system was conceived. Comprising a portable unit that transmits sound output to earpieces or a hub, this solution offers many benefits:
 
  • the flexibility of use manages the personal space between doctor and patient by removing the joining tubes of traditional stethoscopes
  • the transmitter can be left on the patient for constant monitoring during a procedure
  • data can be recorded within the unit for transfer to a patient's electronic health record (EHR)
  • many people can listen to the same sound signature for medical training purposes
  • sound data can be represented visually to reduce the anxiety felt by younger patients
     
The transmitter and received were designed to be portable by doctors between listening instances since our research indicated they wanted to wear this product not only for convenience, but as a badge of status within the clinical environment.
 
With Radius conceived in over 10 years ago, PDD Futures has proven to be forward-thinking in its approach given current developments in telemedicine.

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News & Insights

27/07/2017

PDD completes its transition to the 2016 version of ISO13485 for Medical Devices.

PDD has completed its planned transition to the latest version of this rigorous international quality assurance standard for medical devices, building on the success of earlier transitions and successful audits to the FDA 21CFR Part 820 in 2015.

18/02/2016

The Role of Human-Centred Design in Healthcare Reform and Transformation

All too often our health care is taken for granted, and we assume it will always be available to serve our community’s needs. The question is “How Healthy are our Healthcare Facilities to handle the diversity of services and to produce healthy outcomes for an expansive and unprecedented market of six (6) living generations – All distinctively different with a diverse set of needs and priorities?” According to Pew Research Centre in 2015, 75.3 million Millennials (18-34) surpassed the number of 74.9 million Baby Boomers (51-69), and Gen X (35-50) is projected to outnumber the Boomers by 2028.