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Editor: Lyndon Buck, Geert Frateur, William Ion, Chris McMahon, Chris Baelus, Guido De Grande, Stijn Verwulgen
Author: Alfons Cornelis, Christiaan Baelus, Frank Goethijn, Johan Neyrinck, Jan Van Goey, Mia Cornelis, Joost Goris
Institution: Artesis University college Antwerp, Belgium
Healthcare is an important focus in our product development institute from the early seventies on. Last decennium every year about 25% of the students graduated on a thesis subject in the medical field.
In 2011 eighteen of the fifty new masters in product development obtained their degree on a “Medic” subject. We highlight four of them: one product in preventive medicine, one in diagnostics and one in the therapeutic domain. The fourth example regards an instrument to support endoscopic assisted hip surgery. For each master thesis a patent search is required and a business model must be delivered.
The 14th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE2012) will take place at the Department of Design Sciences, Product Development, Artesis University College Antwerp, 6-7 September 2012 with the theme "Design Education for Future Wellbeing". The conference is a unique opportunity for educators, practitioners, researchers and student in design-related areas to meet and exchange experiences in design education and future wellbeing. Artesis University College is...