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25 Sep 2018
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Designing Medical Devices for Real World Use

Designing Medical Devices for Real World Use – A Case Study in Diabetes by Jen Block, VP Clinical and Medical Affairs September 25, 2018 A shortage of specialists, especially in endocrinology, means new technologies must become far simpler to learn and use I’ve been fortunate to work in many different healthcare settings in my career, and during my training as a family nurse practitioner, I spent considerable time working in primary care with patients across the age spectrum. For me, […]

20 Sep 2018

How do you keep track of when you took your insulin injection?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic!   #BigfootWonders

13 Sep 2018

Do you use a new pen needle or syringe every time?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic! #BigfootWonders

07 Sep 2018

Pen, Syringe, or Pump? Why?

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29 Aug 2018

Which diabetes tech has had the biggest impact on your life?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic! #BigfootWonders

22 Aug 2018

What’s the hardest diabetes management task to remember to do?

We polled our community of followers and summarized your responses in this infographic! #BigfootWonders

16 Aug 2018

What’s the hardest thing about living with insulin-requiring diabetes?

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19 Jul 2018
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Jaclyn Baron, Senior Human Factors Engineer

Jaclyn Baron, Senior Human Factors Engineer “The work of a human factors engineer is to improve the interface between humans and systems – reducing errors by making that interaction more intuitive in how information is presented. From an aviation cockpit to Microsoft Word to medical devices, you can probably find many examples in your daily life of interaction models that work well and those that don’t. While pursuing my PhD, I took an internship at the Mayo Clinic and then, […]

02 Jul 2018

Medical Innovations Must Benefit All, Not Some

Medical Innovations Must Benefit All, Not Some by John Sjölund, VP Connected Injection July 2, 2018 I’ve been living with Type 1 diabetes for more than 30 years, and I have worked hard to never let my condition slow me down or limit me. I am a regular at my local Crossfit box, I have completed the largest bike and cross-country ski races in the world and numerous triathlons and half-marathons. I have lived in Africa, Europe and the United […]

10 May 2018
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Securing Medical Devices Requires New Thinking, Active Collaboration

Securing Medical Devices Requires New Thinking, Active Collaboration by Bryan Mazlish, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer May 10, 2018 Many medical devices in use today were developed before the time of smartphones and IoT-connected devices. Medical device security, historically, has been built around an understanding that physical security is what you’re trying to achieve – focusing on gating the physical access to the device, removing the user controls, relying on a medical professional to reprogram device settings. Previously, if you were holding […]