MSI Principal Investigator Art Erdman (Director, Medical Devices Center; Mechanical Engineering) was quoted in a recent article about how a Western bias in the development of medical devices can affect their usability in other cultures. This challenge is especially great when developing devices for home use. Professor Erdman discusses the need for on-site study of the needs of other countries and cultures.
MSI works with the Medical Devices Center to incorporate high-level computer modeling and simulation into the medical device design process. Read the article on the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry website.